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About Frank R. Recker & Associates

Our firm has represented dentists, dental practices and other health care professionals throughout the United States for over 25 years. State board licensing matters are the focus of the firm, and we have made appearances in the majority of states in such matters. As a licensed dentist, attorney, and former state dental board member, Dr. Recker also lectures throughout the country on dentistry and risk management issues.

We have represented hundreds of dentists in a multitude of legal matters, and have also represented various dental organizations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Academy of Oral Facial Pain, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

Professional Profiles

Dr. Frank R. Recker

Dr. Frank Recker graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry after obtaining his BS from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before entering the practice of law, he practiced as a general dentist for 15 years and served on the Ohio State Dental Board. As a Life Member of the American Association of Dental Boards, he maintains an up to date awareness of board activity and trends throughout the U.S. Similarly, as a Life Member of the American Dental Association and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, he tracks the most recent developments in clinical dentistry and related legal issues.

Having held various public offices in Ohio and Florida, Dr. Recker is very familiar with the functioning of local and state governments, and the corresponding legal duties and liabilities of state officials and entities, such as dental boards, when acting within the scope of their lawful duties.

He regularly writes a 'Legal Bites' section for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has lectured throughout the country on a multitude of risk management issues, including high-risk patients, staffing and employment issues, clinical missteps and the standard of care, as well as avoiding malpractice claims. Perhaps more importantly, he gives sound advice on dealing with state board investigations, disciplinary actions and a dentist's civil rights. He has represented dentists, physicians in many states across the US.

Dr. Recker is admitted to practice law in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida, but is able to represent a dentist in any state by 'linking' with a local attorney in a respective state capital, where state boards are typically located. Such appearances are termed 'pro hac vice' and are commonplace in the practice of law. He is also licensed to practice dentistry in Ohio and Florida.

Although Dr. Recker does not practice 'on behalf of' malpractice insurance carriers, he frequently acts as personal counsel in malpractice cases, both assisting the insurance carrier assigned counsel, and safe guarding the rights of the dental professional in such situations.

Dr. Perrino

Dr. Perrino has been a practicing dentist for over 30 years. He is actively involved in organized dentistry, having served on numerous committees and councils at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Perrino was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2014 and will be assisting in the representation of dentists and other professionals in all practice related matters.

Saundra Ertel, Paralegal

Saundra Ertel has been assisting Dr. Recker for over 7 years. In doing so, she frequently interacts with clients and witnesses in many legal matters.

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