A Minnesota woman is suing her dentist, claiming he left her disfigured and in distress after he performed too many procedures in just one visit and falsified how much anesthesia he gave her.
Kathleen Wilson alleges in her civil suit filed Thursday in Hennepin County District Court that Dr. Kevin Molldrem conducted eight dental crowns, four root canals and 20 fillings in a five-and-a-half-hour span in July 2020.
As a result, Wilson was left in pain, embarrassed, disfigured and distressed and had to have multiple other appointments with other dentists to fix Molldrem’s alleged mess, according to an affidavit obtained by the Star Tribune.
She further claims that Molldrem overused anesthesia and faked her medical records to avoid liability.
Her suit — which is seeking at least $50,000 in damages — has already received the backing of an expert Florida dentist.
Dr. Avrum Goldstein acknowledged that Mollgrem was correct in his diagnosis on July 7, 2020, that “virtually every tooth” in Wilson’s mouth had decay, but his treatment the following week was poor.
“Katie required a slow, thoughtful, careful and measured response to her disease,” Goldstein wrote in a Nov. 14 report.
“Trying to fill every hole in every tooth in her mouth in one visit is not only the antithesis of what was indicated, it is not humanely possible to achieve in an effective or constructive manner.”
He said Molldrem’s attempt to restore all of Wilson’s teeth in one visit did nothing to address her susceptibility to disease or the potential of losing her teeth.
Goldstein also argued that Molldrem — who has had a practice in Eden Prairie since 2004 — gave Wilson too much anesthesia as he performed the operation.
The maximum recommended dosage for a long appointment is 490 milligrams, but Molldrem allegedly nearly doubled that while seeing Wilson in July 2020 — providing her with 960 milligrams.
Wilson eventually received proper treatment for the repair and replacement of many of her restorations in an “attempt to stabilize her mouth” from the University of Minnesota Dental School over the course of several months in 2022, the lawsuit states.
But if all of Wilson’s teeth eventually need to be removed or replaced with implants, Goldstein said “all of the work that was done and all of the expense associated with it will have been for nothing.”
The Post has reached out to Molldrem for comment.