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Parents Sue Dentist Over Abuse Allegations

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A Jacksonville dentist is being sued after several parents claimed he abused child patients, the Florida Times-Union reports. Four people filed the class-action lawsuit against Howard Schneider, who is under an active investigation by the Florida Attorney General’s Office.

Allegations include a child being grabbed and slapped, patients being choked into unconsciousness and several children having multiple teeth removed unnecessarily, the Times-Union reports. There have also been protests in recent weeks outside of his office.

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