Dentist faces 2 felony charges over allegedly fake credentials — 4 insights

The Arizona Attorney General's Office arrested a dentist accused of using fake and fraudulent credentials to obtain his anesthesia permit, ABC15 reports.

Here are four insights:

1. Pankaj Goyal, DDS, faces felony charges for fraudulent schemes and artifices, and forged written instruments. He was jailed July 12.

2. Dr. Goyal is accused of using fake degrees, forged signatures and false documents to get a 1301 General Anesthesia Permit.

3. On July 9, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, sent a letter to the Arizona Dental Board's Executive Director Elaine Hugunin, who reportedly received multiple warnings about Dr. Goyal's credentials beginning in 2014. He requested information on how the board addressed the potential issues.

4. In response to the letter, the board held an emergency meeting July 16 to discuss Dr. Goyal's credentials.

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