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How much should the public be allowed to know about investigations?

A board may be investigating serious complaints about a licensee for years while the public is kept in the dark because the complaint file is "invisible," an investigation by the Bakersfield Californian has found. In a July 2014 article on "Dental Dangers," the newspaper reported that dentist Robert Tupac has had over 18 lawsuits filed against him citing problems with his work. Patients of Tupac's have claimed bone loss, teeth that don't fit properly, among other issues. The California Attorney General's office, at the behest of the California Dental Board, has alleged Tupac's dental . . .

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