Royal Palm Beach Dentist Facing New Charges

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

The dentist which state investigators allege filed insurance claims for patients who say they never had any face time with him, was bonded out of jail Friday around 1 p.m.

Francisco Fonte is a dentist at Advanced Dental Innovations, on State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach.

The arrest report says Fonte's name was on insurance forms, but patients told investigators they never saw the guy.

The dental office is now closed.

43-year-old Martha or "Maggie" Somohano, the dental technician, already faced charges of practicing medicine without a license and trafficking in oxycodone and another drug.

Somohano was being charged with 10 counts of insurance fraud and 10 counts of grand theft, as well as scheme to defraud and aggravated white collar crime.

She was bonded out of jail, but was rearrested Friday morning for more charges filed against her.

She is still in jail.