Dentist Derrick Broadaway’s license suspended

A dentist who has been the subject of a NewsChannel 3 investigation since 2012 has been suspended by the Virginia Board of Dentistry.

Records show the Board of Dentistry suspended Derrick Broadaway’s license to practice dentistry on April 8, 2014.  The move came a few weeks after a Chesapeake judge sentenced Broadaway to suspended jail time for writing bad checks to his former employees.  However, those criminal charges are one of dozens of reasons the board outlined for the suspension, calling Broadaway’s work “substantial danger to public health and safety”.

In the 13-page document, the Board of Dentistry outlines examples of Broadaway’s shoddy dental work, including causing “gingival inflammation and the possibility of recurrent decay,”  telling a patient that a tooth was cracked and required fixing while x-rays showed there was nothing wrong, and failing to refer a patient to an oral surgeon for damage he caused which resulted in an ongoing infection.

Broadaway must appear before the board for a hearing next month.

NewsChannel 3 started investigating questionable work by the dentist in 2012, not long after he got off a 60 day suspension for bad dental work.  The Board also ordered him to pay $20,000 in fines, but current documents reveal he has not done so.