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 safeguarding the rights of the dental professional in such situations.
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