Dentist Tries to Muzzle Patients: Lawsuit

Patient says dentist forced him to sign an agreement not to criticize her online before she worked on his tooth.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011  |  Updated 10:27 AM EDT
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A New York City dentist who moonlights as a singer is trying to prevent patients from posting online reviews of her dental work, a lawsuit claims.      

The federal lawsuit was filed this week by former patient Robert Lee. It says Dr. Stacy Makhnevich forced him to sign an agreement not to criticize her online before she worked on his tooth.      

But a post by Lee on the website Yelp alleged the dentist overbilled him by $4,000.      

He said Makhnevich accused him of breaching the privacy agreement and billed him $100 a day for every day his negative posting remained online.      

The Daily News said Makhnevich did not return calls Wednesday.     

Lee's lawyer, Paul Levy, said the privacy agreement violates patients' constitutional right to free speech.

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