Disciplinary Actions Taken

Adverse actions taken by the Board within the past 5 years are listed in these pages. Adverse actions are listed here within two weeks of the Board's final decision regarding an action. An adverse licensing action may be either modifications or conditions attached to a license at the time it is issued, discipline of an already existing license, or denial of an application for licensure. The adverse licensing actions are listed below by year.

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Adverse Actions 2021 +

    Adverse Actions 2021

      RONALD C. DAVIS, D.D.S. (DEN2574)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on October 22, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-34, Dr. Ronald C. Davis, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to failing to comply with infection control requirements. Dr. Davis agrees to accept the following discipline: a.) a warning; b.) complete six (6) hours of continuing education on the subject of infection control within 60 days; c.) submit comprehensive policies that he is using to come into full compliance with infection control guidelines within 60 days; and d.) submit evidence showing he is conforming to the Board-approved infection control policies within 90 days after the Board approves the new policies.

      TAMMY LEE COOK, D.M.D. (DEN3775)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on October 12, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-31, Dr. Tammy Lee Cook, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to engaging in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with services within the scope of her dental license for the following: 1) making written misrepresentations in letters to the Board in the course of an investigation (three instances); and 2) submitting patient appointment calendars to the Board that contained at least 172 omissions and/or misrepresentations; and 3) failing to provide the Board with records of treatment when requested by the Board by failing to turn over accurate and complete patient appointment calendars upon request (two instances).

      Dr. Cook agrees to accept the following discipline: a). a reprimand; b). a license suspension of ninety (90) days; c). a civil penalty of $2,500; d). expenses in the amount of $2,500; e) submit a completed behavioral health assessment with Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) within ninety (90) days; and f) complete forty (40) hours of continuing education.

      JEONG HO YANG, D.M.D. (DEN4528)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on October 12, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-47, Dr. Jeong Ho Yang, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the following facts: 1) prescribing sedation medications in excess of the recommended dosage; 2) failing to monitor adequately a patient's level of sedation; 3) failing to check prescription monitoring information as required by statute; 4) failing to obtain and document informed consent for the sedation, and failing to obtain such informed consent before the patient was under the influence of sedation medication; and 5) failing to inform the Board of a significant health incident requiring medical care as a sequala of care in a dental office.

      Dr. Yang agrees to accept the following discipline: a). a censure; b). a license suspension of fifteen (15) days; c). a civil penalty of $1,500; d) complete twenty (20) hours of continuing education on the subject of analgesia, sedation, and pain management within 180 days; e) complete six (6) hours of continuing education on the subjects of recordkeeping and ethics within 90 days; f) may not prescribe or administer controlled substances unless and until he successfully completes retraining in accordance with the consent agreement; g) successfully complete five clinical patient experiences of minimal sedation under the supervision of a dentist and pursuant to the Boards registration application process; and h) may not and will not, by virtue of his dental license, dispense controlled substances, for so long as he holds a license with the Board.

      ANTHONY N. ALTIERI, D.M.D. (DEN3409)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 17, 2021, and to resolve case number 19-48, Anthony Altieri, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding for failing to keep adequate detailed progress notes (including photographs) in a complex patient case. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, payment of a $250 civil penalty, and six hours of continuing education on the subject of recordkeeping and retention.

      SAPAN M. BHATT, D.M.D.

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 5, 2021, and to resolve case numbers 20-76, 20-77 and 21-33, and to consolidate the terms of probation imposed by the September 17, 2020 consent agreement in Case No. 19-84, Dr. Sapan Bhatt, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to misrepresentation and failure to comply with the 2020 consent agreement, improper restorative dentistry, improper endodontic care, and improper recordkeeping. Dr. Bhatt also admits that his conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline for violations of unprofessional conduct.

      Dr. Bhatt agrees to accept the following discipline: a). a reprimand in Case No. 20-76; b). a warning in Case No. 20-77; c.) a reprimand in Case No. 21-33; d). a license suspension of thirty (30) days; e). a civil penalty of $3,000; f). complete twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education; g). a restriction on scope of licensure that prohibits Dr. Bhatt from performing any crown and bridge treatment between the effective date of the agreement and the termination of the suspension, a restriction on scope of licensure that prohibits Dr. Bhatt from performing endodontic treatment from the effective date of the agreement until all of the following has occurred: period of suspension has terminated, he completes all of the continuing education, and he receives written confirmation from the Board that this license restriction has terminated; h). license probation for a period of five (5) years which includes the following terms: i. a practice monitor approved by the complaint officer; ii. notification of change in practice location; iii. patient chart reviews for two years; iv. abstinence, v. enrollment and compliance with Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) Monitoring Agreement until at least August 2024.

      MICHELLE L. MORROW, D.M.D. (DEN3296)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on July 23, 2021, and to resolve case number 21-16, Michelle Morrow, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding for keeping or allowing domesticated pets in a practice setting. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, and payment of a $200 civil penalty.

      RACHAEL MOODY (RAD3030)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Ms. Rachael Moody's application for reinstatement of her Maine dental radiography license, which became final on July 16, 2021. The Boards denial was based upon Ms. Moodys failure to complete the application within a 90-day period as outlined in Board Statutes, and for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license on November 30, 2014.

      RUSSELL COLLETT, D.D.S. (DEN3009)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated July 16, 2021, and to resolve Case Nos. 18-83 and 21-13, Dr. Russell Collett, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, surrendered his deep sedation/general anesthesia permit effective immediately and will surrender his dental license effective August 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. During the period of licensure probation beginning July 16, 2021 and ending August 30, 2021, Dr. Collett may only perform the following dental acts: i. transfer patients to other providers including consultation with such providers; ii. supervise dental hygiene appointments; iii. supervise individuals authorized to perform dental radiography; iv. perform nonclinical consultations when transferring patient care; v. place healing abutments on existing implants previously placed by Dr. Collett; and Dr. Collett may not apply for any license or registration issued by the Board, nor work or volunteer in any occupation related to the delivery of dental services.

      MEGAN J. LUCIER, D.M.D. (DEN3827)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated July 14, 2021, Dr. Megan Lucier, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, accepts the permanent and irreversible surrender of her ability to practice dentistry in the State of Maine. This agreement further amends the existing consent agreement signed by the parties effective May 28, 2019, in Case Nos. 18-79 and 19-1.

      RUSSELL COLLETT, D.D.S (DEN3009; DSA85)

      On June 11, 2021, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order to immediately suspend Dr. Russell Collett's license to practice dentistry (DEN3009), and his permit for deep sedation and general anesthesia (DSA85) pursuant to 5 M.R.S. subsection 10004 (3) as a result of the following: 1) unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of behavior that has been established in the practice of dentistry; 2) incompetence in the practice of dentistry by engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of ability or fitness to perform the duties owed by him to his patients and the general public; and 3) incompetence in the practice of dentistry by engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of knowledge or inability to apply principles or skills to carry out the practice of dentistry. The Board found for the purposes of the immediate suspension that the health or physical safety of members of the public are in immediate jeopardy as a result of his actions and that as a result, his license to practice dentistry must be suspended to adequately respond to that risk. Dr. Colletts license will be suspended for a thirty (30) day period ending on July 11, 2021, pending further Board action at an adjudicatory hearing which is to be scheduled.

      BICHNGOC T. DOAN (RAD2871)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated June 8, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-71, Ms. Bichngoc Doan, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Doan agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $100.00.

      TRAVIS R. BUXTON, D.D.S. (DEN4146)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on June 2, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-38, Travis R. Buxton, D.D.S., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's finding that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by failing to meet the standard of care as follows: (i) failing to record an adequate treatment plan; (ii) failing to communicate and document an adequate informed consent from a patient; and (iii) failing to record patient vital signs in the patient record. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, payment of a $450 civil penalty within 180 days, and documented proof of completing 12 hours of continuing education on the subjects of recordkeeping, care of the medically compromised patient, and treatment planning within 90 days.

      NATHAN T. OAKES, D.M.D. (DEN4325)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 26, 2021, and to resolve case number 19-78, Nathan Oakes, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the facts outlined in the agreement as it relates to his failure to produce requested documents in his possession relevant to a Board investigation. The terms of the consent agreement include: a) a warning; b) a civil penalty of $250; and c) successful completion of three (3) hours of continuing education on the subject of patient recordkeeping within 90 days of the executed agreement.

      WANDA J. STAPLES (RAD3117)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 26, 2021, and to resolve case number 21-18, Ms. Wanda Staples, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Staples agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $250.00.

      TIMOTHY N. KILGO (RAD2995)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 26, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-27, Mr. Timothy Kilgo, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that his conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for working beyond the scope of his dental radiographer license by diagnosing and attempting to treat a tooth disorder without direct supervision or permitted delegation by his supervising dentist. Mr. Kilgo agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00; and 3) completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subject of jurisprudence and ethics within 90 days.

      DEBRA L. POW (RAD2925)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 24, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-90, Ms. Debra Pow, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Pow agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $100.00.

      KAYLA L. ROUBO (RAD3516)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 24, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-75, Ms. Kayla Roubo, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Roubo agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      LISA M. GAGNE (RAD3529)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 24, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-73, Ms. Lisa Gagne, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Gagne agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      CRYSTAL L. BRACKETT (RAD2353)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 24, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-72, Ms. Crystal Brackett, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Brackett agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      SARAH L. ARSENAULT (RAD2950)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 24, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-74, Ms. Sarah Arsenault, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Arsenault agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      MATTHEW P. GREEN, D.M.D. (DEN4683)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 24, 2021, and to resolve case number 19-91, Matthew P. Green, DMD, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the facts outlined in the agreement as it relates to his failure to check the prescription monitoring information as required by statute. The terms of the consent agreement include: a) a warning; and b) successful completion of two (2) hours of continuing education on the subject of patient recordkeeping, and one (1) hour of continuing education on the subject of opioid medication within 90 days of the executed agreement.

      LAWRENCE S. SINGER, D.D.S. (DEN3739)

      By an interim consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 10, 2021, Lawrence Singer, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice ("the Board"), agrees with the facts as stated in the interim consent agreement, without admitting any of the underlying allegations against him and reserving all defenses, and agrees to immediate conditions of probation on his dental license which include that Dr. Singer will not directly or indirectly provide dental services to: a.) Any minor child under the age of 18; or b.) Any person who is the beneficiary of an adult guardianship order, conservatorship, or similar protective order, unless the appointed guardian, conservator, or other legally responsible party accompanies the protected person in Dr. Singer's practice at all times.

      LESLIE A. ELSTON, D.M.D. (DEN3517)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 7, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-18, Leslie A. Elston, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and admits that such conduct constitutes grounds for imposing discipline against her license based upon the inadequate supervision and improper delegation, by failing to adequately supervise a dental radiographer who diagnosed and attempted to treat a dental patient without direct supervision or permitted delegation. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, payment of a $250 civil penalty, and completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subjects of jurisprudence and ethics.

      ANTHONY N. ALTIERI, D.M.D. (DEN3409)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on April 9, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-12, Anthony N. Altieri, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's findings: a) by failing to conduct a thorough patient evaluation to determine suitability prior to the start of moderate sedation; by failing to record an adequate patient evaluation and/or treatment plan; by failing to consult with the patients primary care physician when the patients medical history indicates complicated medical history and potentially heightened risk; by directing the patient to cease taking a medically necessary anticoagulant, without having consulted with the patients primary care physician, and without disclosing the risk of such discontinuance to the patient; b) by dispensing sedation medications; c) for failing to check the prescription monitoring information as required by statute; and d) by proceeding with parenteral moderate sedation without an intravenous route to administer reversal agents in case of emergency. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, a 30-day license suspension which is deemed to have already been served due to the voluntary suspension of his sedation permit; continued suspension of his sedation permit until lifted pursuant to a recertification procedure, payment of a $2,500 civil penalty, completion of 32 hours of continuing education on the subjects of patient safety relating to anesthesia, ethics, and record-keeping and retention, successful completion of a recertification course to perform moderate parenteral sedation, successful completion clinical experiences with at least ten patient cases, and will not dispense controlled substances.

      BENJAMIN A. LAWLOR, D.D.S. (DEN4435)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on April 9, 2021, and to resolve case numbers 19-81 and 21-15, Benjamin A. Lawlor, D.D.S., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's findings: a) for noncompliance with a Consent Agreement entered into by the licensee and executed by the Board, for failure to submit timely policies and procedures as agreed and required; and b) for engaging in false, misleading or deceptive advertising with respect to the provision and description of Botox services. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal censure, voluntary surrender of his sedation permit, immediate and voluntary surrender of any and all DEA certificates of registration, payment of a $1,000 civil penalty, payment of $1,000 in actual Board expenses incurred, completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subject of ethics and jurisprudence, and agree to not apply for a sedation permit or DEA certificate of registration for a period of three (3) years, except upon notification to the Board in advance, and compliance with the Prior Consent Agreement as it relates to policies and procedures.

      BENJAMIN A. LAWLOR, D.D.S. (MSE93)

      By an interim consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated March 12, 2021, Benjamin Lawlor, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice ("the Board"), agrees with the facts as stated in the interim consent agreement, without admitting any of the underlying allegations against him and reserving all defenses, and agrees the current suspension of his moderate enteral sedation permit (MSE93) may remain in effect until such time as the Board takes final action regarding Case No. 19-2.

      MEGAN LUCIER, D.M.D. (DEN3827)

      On February 12, 2021, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order to immediately suspend Dr. Megan Lucier's dental license (DEN3827) pursuant to 10 M.R.S. subsection 8003 (5)(B), as a result of the following: 1) for the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; and 2) for noncompliance with a consent agreement dated May 28, 2019 (Case Nos. 18-79 and 19-1). Commencing at 12:01 a.m. on February 15, 2021, Dr. Lucier's license will be suspended indefinitely until the Board holds a hearing on the matter.

      BENJAMIN A. LAWLOR, D.D.S. (MSE93)

      On February 12, 2021, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order to immediately suspend Dr. Benjamin Lawlor's permit to administer moderate enteral sedation (MSE93) pursuant to 5 M.R.S. subsection 10004 (3) as a result of non-compliance with a consent agreement specific to the timeline of compliance required to be reported to the Board and/or non-compliance with the safe handling of controlled substances. The Board found for the purposes of the immediate suspension that the health or physical safety of members of the public are in immediate jeopardy as a result of his actions and that as a result, his permit for moderate enteral sedation must be suspended to adequately respond to that risk. Dr. Lawlor's permit will be suspended for a thirty (30) day period ending on March 14, 2021, pending further Board action at an adjudicatory hearing which is to be scheduled.

      WILLIAM C. CADDOO, D.M.D. (DEN2179)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 25, 2021, and to resolve case number 20-40, William C. Caddoo, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating standards of professional behavior by conducting non-emergency care without adequate patient consultation and screening to prevent unnecessary risk of exposure to a pandemic virus. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, a 30-day license suspension, payment of a $1,500 civil penalty, completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subjects of jurisprudence and ethics, and demonstrated compliance with COVID-19 practice requirements.

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Adverse Actions 2020 +

    Adverse Actions 2020

      KRISTINA SPAULDING (TRN1269)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on November 30, 2020, and to resolve case number 20-78, Kristina Spaulding, a denturist trainee registered with the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline for the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Ms. Spaulding agrees to accept the following discipline: a. a warning b. license probation for a period of one (1) year which includes the following terms: i. abstinence, ii. enrollment and compliance with Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) Monitoring Agreement, iii. submit to MPHP testing and monitoring of prohibited substances, iv. counseling and self-help meetings (per MPHP), v. notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, conviction, relapse, or change in contact information, vi. costs of compliance, and vii. monthly reporting to the Board.

      ANTHONY N. ALTIERI, D.M.D. (MSP72)

      By an interim consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated November 9, 2020, Anthony Altieri, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice ("the Board"), agrees with the facts as stated in the interim consent agreement, without admitting any of the underlying allegations against him and reserving all defenses, and agrees the current suspension of his moderate parenteral sedation permit (MSP72) may remain in effect until such time as the Board takes final action regarding Case No. 20-12.

      CHRISTINE MCNAMARA (RDH3721)

      In Case No. 19-76, the Maine Board of Dental Practice ("Board") held an adjudicatory hearing on October 9, 2020, to consider whether grounds existed to impose discipline against Ms. Christine McNamara, a dental hygienist licensed by the Board. The Board found by a preponderance of the evidence that Ms. McNamara engaged in unprofessional conduct in violation of 32 M.R.S. Subsection 18325(1)(E) and imposed the following sanctions: i.) A Warning; ii.) Three hours of continuing education addressing the proper identification of patients to be completed within ninety (90) days; and iii.) The cost of hearing in the amount of $1,905 to be paid within 180 days of the Decision and Order.

      JAMIE MOCKLER (RAD4124)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Jamie Mockler's application for licensure as a dental radiographer in the State of Maine, which became final on October 19, 2020. The Board's denial was based upon unprofessional conduct for the misuse of alcohol, drugs, or other substances that may result in performance of services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients.

      ANTHONY N. ALTIERI, D.M.D. (MSP72)

      On October 9, 2020, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order to immediately suspend Anthony Altieri's permit to administer moderate sedation (MSP72) pursuant to 5 M.R.S. subsection 10004 (3). The Board found for the purposes of the immediate suspension that the health or physical safety of members of the public are in immediate jeopardy as a result of his actions and that as a result, his permit for moderate sedation must be suspended to adequately respond to that risk. Dr. Altieris permit will be suspended for a thirty (30) day period ending on November 8, 2020, pending further Board action at an adjudicatory hearing which is to be scheduled.

      ROBERT E. ERICKSON, D.M.D. (DEN3214)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 17, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-93, Robert E. Erickson, DMD, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that he violated a standard of professional behavior by failing to maintain a complete record of patient care for this patient. The terms of the consent agreement include: a) a censure; and b) successful completion of six (6) hours of continuing education on the subject of patient recordkeeping and informed consent within 90 days of the executed agreement.

      SAPAN M. BHATT, D.M.D. (DEN4598)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 17, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-84, Dr. Sapan Bhatt, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and admits that his conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline for the following: 1) failing to report a criminal conviction to the Board within ten (10) days; 2) making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board by failing to report a criminal summons on his online renewal application; and 3) for the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Dr. Bhatt agrees to accept the following discipline: a. a warning b. license probation for a period of three (3) years which includes the following terms: i. abstinence, ii. enrollment and compliance with Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) Monitoring Agreement, iii. submit to MPHP testing and monitoring of prohibited substances, iv. work monitor reporting (per MPHP), v. counseling and self-help meetings (per MPHP), vi. notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, conviction, relapse, or change in contact information, vii. costs of compliance, and viii. monthly reporting to the Board.

      CHELSIE THIBAULT (RDH3634)

      On September 14, 2020, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order to immediately suspend Chelsie Thibault's dental hygiene license (RDH3634) pursuant to 10 M.R.S. subsection 8003 (5)(B), as a result of the following: 1) for the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; and 2) for noncompliance with a consent agreement dated March 18, 2019 (Case No. 18-78). Commencing at 12:01 a.m. on September 15, 2020, Ms. Thibault's license will be suspended indefinitely until the Board holds a hearing on the matter.

      BURT A. JORDAN, D.D.S. (DEN4283)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 15, 2020, and to resolve complaint numbers 15-6 and 16-112, Dr. Burt Jordan, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, accepted discipline for unprofessional conduct arising from his alleged failure to surrender a copy of records for the patient identified in complaint number 15-6 upon appropriate request. The terms of his consent agreement include: a) a formal warning; and b) Prohibition against the following: (i) Applying for any license or registration issued by the Board; and (ii) Working or volunteering in any occupation related to the delivery of dental services in the State of Maine. With respect to complaint number 16-112, the Board dismissed the complaint without prejudice and may reopen the complaint in the event that Dr. Burt Jordan violates the consent agreement or if new allegations of misconduct against Dr. Burt Jordan are received by the Board.

      BENJAMIN A. LAWLOR, D.D.S. (DEN4435)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 15, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-2, Benjamin A. Lawlor, D.D.S., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's findings: a) for improperly dispensing medications when not authorized, and/or for improperly dispensing medications with improper labeling and packaging; and b) for fifty-three (53) separate instances of failing to check prescription monitoring information as required by statute. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, payment of a $3,000 civil penalty, completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subject of drug safety and/or prescribing practices, and demonstrate proof of the implementation of policies and procedures that show how Dr. Lawlor will properly comply with the handling of controlled substances including, without limitation, federal and state statutes, Board Rule, Chapter 12, and the requirements for PMP prescriber checks.

      JEFFREY S. FISTER, D.M.D. (DEN2739)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 9, 2020, and to resolve case number 20-6, Jeffrey S. Fister, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's finding that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating standards of professional behavior by extracting the wrong tooth during a surgical procedure. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, payment of a $50 civil penalty, and within ninety (90) days, provide proof to the Board that the patient records accurately reflect the tooth that was actually extracted.

      KAYLA L. BOUCHARD (RAD3708)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 25, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-27, Kayla Bouchard, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that she engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of professional behavior by failing to follow protocols and procedures of a supervising dentist to safeguard patients from erroneous administration of medication. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal censure, and completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subjects of safety and medical management.

      KYRIACOS ANDRONIKOU, D.D.S. (DEN4768)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated August 21, 2020, Dr. Kyriacos Andronikou, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that his conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline as a result of making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board by failing to disclose a remedial agreement dated June 3, 2019 with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Canada . Dr. Andronikou agreed to accept a formal warning from the Board.

      DEBBIE A. GENDRON TIBBETTS (RAD2718)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated August 7, 2020, and to resolve case number 20-9, Ms. Debbie Gendron Tibbetts, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Gendron Tibbetts agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $150.00.

      CHELSIE THIBAULT (RDH3634)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 3, 2020, Ms. Chelsie Thibault, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice entered into an Amendment to Consent Agreement. The amendment requires Ms. Thibault to perform Soberlink testing as part of her Medical Professionals Health Program enrollment, and regular and satisfactory use of Soberlink no later than September 19, 2020. All terms and conditions of the March 18, 2019 Consent Agreement remain in effect.

      MARK LUCIER, D.M.D. (DEN3822)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on July 23, 2020, and to resolve case number 18-98, Mark S. Lucier, DMD., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's finding that he violated a standard of care, specifically, by failing to diagnose or treat an overbite, overjet, and asymmetry, causing the patient to have to undergo another course of orthodontic treatment. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, and completion of 3 hours of continuing education on the subject of orthodontic risk management.

      KATHLEEN M. CANTARA (RDH3086)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated July 23, 2020, and to resolve case number 20-2, Ms. Kathleen Cantara, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline for continuing to act in the capacity of a dental hygienist after the expiration of her license. Ms. Cantara agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      CHELSIE THIBAULT (RDH3634)

      On July 20, 2020, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order to immediately suspend Chelsie Thibault's dental hygiene license (RDH3634) pursuant to 10 M.R.S. subsection 8003 (5)(B), as a result of her non-compliance with a consent agreement dated March 18, 2019 (Case No. 18-78). Ms. Thibaults license will be suspended for a sixty (60) day period commencing at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2020.

      MARCUS A. WILKERSON, D.D.S. (DEN4256)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on July 10, 2020, and to resolve case number 20-5, Marcus A. Wilkerson, D.D.S., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the following Board's findings: a) that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating standards of professional behavior by failing to maintain and follow procedures to safeguard patients from erroneous administration of medication; b) for violating Board Rules Chapter 14, subsection IV(B)(1) by failing to comply with the ADA Sedation Guidelines when administering moderation sedation; c) for violating Board Rules Chapter 14, subsection V(F)(1)(g) by failing at discharge to chart the condition of Patient E with objective data or scale; d) for violating Board Rules Chapter 14, subsection V(F)(2)(b) by failing to maintain a time-oriented anesthesia record for Patient E; e) for violating Board Rules Chapter 14, subsection V(G)(2)(b) by failing to take and record the intermittent blood pressure of Patient E at least every 5 minutes; f) for violating Board Rules Chapter 14, subsection V(H)(3)(a) by failing to provide direct supervision of Ms. Bouchard while she was monitoring Patient E during the administration of moderate sedation; and g) for violating Board Rules Chapter 14, subsection V(H)(3)(b) by failing to provide direct, continuous, and visual supervision when medication was being administered to Patient E. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal censure, a 30-day sedation permit suspension, payment of a $500 civil penalty, completion of 6 hours of continuing education on the subjects of safety in the administration of medication, and demonstrate proof of the implementation of polices and procedures that will prevent future similar harm including, without limitation, failures in patient identification and maladministration of sedation medication.

      TAMMY L. COOK, D.M.D. (DEN3775)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on June 23, 2020, and to resolve case number 20-23, Tammy Lee Cook, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that she engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating standards of professional behavior by failing to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, failing to maintain and follow CDC infection control guidelines, and conducting non-emergency care despite the legal and regulatory restrictions. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, a 30-day license suspension, payment of a $1,500 civil penalty, completion of 15 hours of continuing education on the subjects of infection control, jurisprudence and ethics, and demonstrated compliance with COVID-19 practice requirements.

      ERIK A. JOHNSON, D.M.D. (DEN4076)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on June 22, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-30, Erik Johnson, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that he engaged in conduct that evidences a lack of ability or fitness to perform the duties he owed to a patient by neglecting to remove a rubber dam retainer from a tooth following his treatment of the patient. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, and completion of three (3) hours of continuing education on the subject of patient safety within 180 days of the executed agreement.

      PHILIP R. SANGUEDOLCE (DTR5023)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on June 3, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-31, Mr. Philip Sanguedolce, a denturist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he is subject to discipline for violation of Board Rule, Chapter 4 by failing to include in the patients record the following: patients health history, an adequate description of the patients current medical and dental treatment, including medications, and patients length of edentulousness. The terms of his consent agreement include: a) a formal warning; b) successful completion of three hours of pre-approved continuing education on the subject of record keeping within 90 days after the date of the last signature to the agreement; and c) within thirty days, provide proof of reimbursement to MaineCare in the amount of $730.00 for payments received for services provided to the patient.

      CHRISTOPHER A. EVOLA, DDS (DEN3258)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Dr. Christopher Evola's application for renewal of his Maine dentist license, which became final on May 27, 2020. The Board's denial was based upon an allegation of unprofessional conduct resulting from Dr. Evolas disclosure of a criminal conviction of insurance fraud in the 4th degree under New York Penal Law, which is considered a crime of dishonesty and is subject to adverse action by the Board.

      HAROLD J. THIBODEAU, JR., DMD (DEN3015)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on April 9, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-55, Dr. Harold J. Thibodeau, Jr., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he is subject to discipline for violation of a standard of care, for failing to make a timely referral for specialty care. The terms of his consent agreement include: a) a formal censure; and b) successful completion of twelve hours of pre-approved continuing education on the subject of orthodontic treatment planning and diagnosis within 90 days after the date of the last signature to the agreement.

      SKYE KIM, DDS (DEN4510)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 31, 2020, and to resolve case number 18-44, Dr. Skye Kim, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that she is subject to discipline for incompetence for engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of knowledge or an inability to apply principles or skills to carry out the practice of dentistry, and for violation of a Board statute. The terms of her consent agreement include: a) a formal warning; and b) successful completion of 20 hours of didactic and clinical continuing education regarding the delivery of local anesthesia, anesthetic technique, and maximum recommended dosing. The continuing education courses must be pre-approved by the Board and completed within 90 days after the date of the last signature to the agreement.

      JOHN MURRAY WILLIS, D.D.S. (DEN2312)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 19, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-71, John Murray Willis, DDS, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that he violated a standard of professional behavior when communicating to a pediatric patient. The terms of the consent agreement include: a) a censure; and b) successful completion of six (6) hours of continuing education on the subject of appropriate communication with pediatric patients within 180 days of the executed agreement.

      JAN B. KIPPAX, D.M.D. (DEN3108)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice (the "Board") held an adjudicatory hearing on October 11, 2019, to consider whether grounds existed for the Board to impose discipline against the license of Jan B. Kippax, D.M.D. based on case no. 17-21. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board reached the following conclusions: (1) engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of care that has been established in the practice of dentistry; (2) was professionally incompetent for engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of ability or fitness to perform the duties owed by a dentist to a patient; and (3) was professionally incompetent for engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of knowledge or inability to apply principles or skills to carry out the practice of dentistry. Based on the above findings, the Board imposed the following sanctions: i.) a reprimand; ii.) probation for a period of five (5) years with the following conditions: a.) three (3) hours of continuing education in patient communication and six (6) hours in oral pathology which is to be completed within twelve (12) months of the signed decision and order, and biennially thereafter; iii.) costs of hearing not to exceed $6,000 to be paid within twelve (12) months of the signed decision and order; and iv.) undergo a behavioral assessment by the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) to be completed within ninety (90) days of the signed decision and order.

      EUGENE GLAD, D.M.D. (DEN2870)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 11, 2020, and to resolve case numbers 19-13 and 19-18, Eugene Glad, DMD, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he violated a standard of care with regards to obtaining written signed consent for treatment. The terms of the consent agreement include: a) a censure; and b) successful completion of six (6) hours of continuing education on the subject of risk management within 90 days of the executed agreement.

      MARK LUCIER, D.M.D. (DEN3822)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 3, 2020, and to resolve case number 16-119, Dr. Mark Lucier, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he is subject to discipline for engaging in sexual banter which makes sexual misconduct unprofessional conduct, and for aiding and abetting unlicensed practice by a formerly employed dental hygienist. The terms of his consent agreement include: a) a formal reprimand; b) a civil penalty of $1,500.00 to be paid no later than 90 days after the date of the last signature to the agreement; and c) successful completion of six hours of pre-approved continuing education on the subject of sexual harassment within 90 days after the date of the last signature to the agreement.

      MARC L. HOROWITZ, D.D.S. (DEN3679)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on February 14, 2020, and to resolve case number 19-49, Marc L. Horowitz D.D.S., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that he violated an established standard of care regarding obtaining written signed consent for a change in treatment plan; and for violation of Board rule. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning.

      JUNE E. SAY (RAD3073)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated February 14, 2020, Ms. June Say, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline as a result of making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board; and continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Say agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $250.00.

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    Adverse Actions 2019

      CATHERINE BUNIN-STEVENSON, DMD (DEN3783)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice ("the Board") held an adjudicatory hearing on September 13, 2019, to consider whether grounds existed to deny the application for license renewal or impose discipline against the license of Catherine Bunin-Stevenson, D.M.D. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board concluded that Dr. Bunin-Stevenson failed to comply with a consent agreement executed by the Board; and was found that she has received a professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Based on the above findings, the Board imposed the following disciplinary sanctions: i.) A Censure and ii.) The cost of hearing not to exceed $1,500 to be paid no later than 90 days after the effective date of the order. The Board also placed the following conditions to renew Dr. Bunin-Stevenson's license to practice: 1.) the licensees practice shall be geographically limited to areas where communication is constantly available; 2.) the license shall not engage in direct patient care and shall not prescribe; 3.) the licensees work in dentistry shall not exceed eight (8) hours per day and twenty (20) hours per week; 4.) the licensees hourly work in dentistry shall be monitored by a third party to be pre-approved by the Board, and the third-party shall report to the Board the hours worked on a quarterly basis; 5.) the licensee shall maintain continued treatment with Dr. David Nagler as he may determine, and shall notify the Board if and when treatment is discontinued; and 6.) the licensee shall enroll with the MPHP within thirty (30) days from the date of the decision and order and shall submit to and comply with the MPHP monitoring plan that shall be pre-approved by the Board.

      RICHARD W. CRAWFORD, DMD (DEN3428)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on October 11, 2019, and to resolve case number 19-60, Dr. Richard Crawford, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and admits that his conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline for the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Dr. Crawford agrees to accept the following discipline: a. a warning b. license probation for a period of two (2) years which includes the following terms: i. abstinence, ii. enrollment and compliance with Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) Monitoring Agreement, iii. submit to MPHP testing and monitoring of prohibited substances, iv. work monitor reporting (per MPHP), v. counseling and self-help meetings (per MPHP), vi. notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, conviction, relapse, or change in contact information, vii. costs of compliance, and viii. monthly reporting to the Board.

      KATRINA A. COUTO (RAD4055)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 27, 2019, and to resolve case number 19-51, Ms. Katrina Couto, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and admitted that making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board constitutes grounds for disciplinary action. Ms. Couto agreed to the following discipline: a. a formal warning; b. a civil penalty of $50.00 to be paid within ninety (90) days; and c. a five-year period of probation during which her license is subject to the following conditions: notification to the Board within ten days of any arrest; criminal summons; charge or indictment for any crime; or conviction for any crime.

      TIFFANY R. BENNETT (RAD3972)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 27, 2019, and to resolve case number 19-42, Ms. Tiffany Bennett, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and admitted that misusing alcohol, drugs or other substances may result in performance of services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action. Ms. Bennett agreed to the following discipline: a. a formal warning; and b. a license probation of twelve (12) months with the following conditions: (i) notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, or conviction; (ii) abide by the terms and conditions of the Monitoring Agreement executed with the Medical Professionals Health Program ("MPHP"); and (iii) ensure that the Board receives a written report from the MPHP at the end of the required six months.

      JENNIFER SMART(RDH2869)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on July 19, 2019, to determine whether grounds existed for the Board to impose discipline against the license of Jennifer L. Smart as a registered dental hygienist. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board found that the licensee had failed to report a criminal conviction to the Board within 10 days of the conviction, and that the licensee had misused alcohol that may result in performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Based on this information, the Board imposed the following sanctions: 1) a warning; 2) a civil penalty of $50 to be paid within ninety (90) days from the date of the Decision and Order; 3) costs of the hearing in the amount of $1,000 to be paid within twelve (12) months from the date of the Decision and Order; 4) a conditioned renewal of the license upon her enrollment within thirty (30) days of the Decision and Order with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) for a period of one (1) year with a monitoring agreement that the licensee must submit to the Board for pre-approval; and, 5) a license probation of one (1) year beginning thirty (30) days from the date of the Decision and Order, with the condition that the licensee comply with the pre-approved MPHP monitoring agreement, and report any arrest to the Board within ten (10) days of its occurrence.

      MARINA NAROWETZ, DDS (DEN4174)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on June 14, 2019, to determine whether grounds existed for the Board to impose discipline against the license of Marina Narowetz, DDS based on case no. 18-87. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board concluded that Dr. Narowetz engaged in unprofessional conduct by failing to surrender a copy of a patients' records upon appropriate request. Based on the above finding, the Board imposed the following penalties: i.) A Reprimand; ii.) A civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 to be paid no later than 90 days after the effective date of the order; iii.) The cost of hearing not to exceed $3,000 to be paid no later than 90 days after the effective date of the order; iv.) Three hours of continuing education in ethics, and three hours of continuing education in record keeping which is to be completed no later than 90 days after the effective date of the order; and v.) A period of probation of five years with the condition that Dr. Narowetz refrain from violation of the Dental Practice Act.

      DENISE M. SHEA (RAD2232)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated June 12, 2019, Ms. Denise Shea, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline as a result of making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board; and continuing to act in the capacity of a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Shea agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $150.00.

      JANIE L. GERRISH (RAD4034)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated June 12, 2019, Ms. Janie Gerrish, an applicant for dental radiography licensure, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for discipline as a result of practicing dental radiography without a license to do so. Ms. Gerrish agrees to accept the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      MEGAN J. LUCIER, DMD (DEN3827)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 28, 2019, and to resolve case numbers 18-79 and 19-1, Dr. Megan Lucier, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and admits that her conduct constitutes grounds for the Board to impose discipline for the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Dr. Lucier agrees to accept the following discipline: a. a reprimand b. license probation for a period of five (5) years which includes the following terms: i. abstinence, ii. enrollment and compliance with Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) Monitoring Agreement, iii. submit to MPHP testing and monitoring of prohibited substances, iv. work monitor reporting (per MPHP), v. counseling and self-help meetings, vi. notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, conviction, relapse, or change in contact information, vii. costs of compliance, and viii. monthly reporting to the Board.

      STEPHANIE L. MAINS (RDH2644)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 17, 2019, Stephanie L. Mains, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that she violated Paragraph 19(c) and 19(e) of her 2015 Consent Agreement which is subject to discipline for unprofessional conduct. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, a $250.00 civil penalty to be paid within 60 days of the executed agreement, and completion of three and a half (3.5) hours of continuing education to be applied to the 2015 - 2016 licensure renewal reporting period.

      ANNE MATTSSON (RDH2608)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 2, 2019, Ms. Anne Mattsson, a dental hygienist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for continuing to act in the capacity of administering local anesthesia after the expiration of her permit. Ms. Mattsson agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) a warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      GEOFFREY W. WAGNER, D.D.S. (DEN2877)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 1, 2019, Dr. Geoffrey Wagner, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: 1) violating a rule adopted by the Board by prescribing a preoperative sedative to a child age 12 and under without first obtaining a moderate sedation permit from the Board. Dr. Wagner agreed to the following disciplinary action: A) a Warning; and B) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      LORI-LYNNE WILCOX-ROBSON (RAD2023)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 1, 2019, and to resolve case number 18-102, Ms. Lori-Lynne Wilcox-Robson admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and admits that grounds exist for the Maine Board of Dental Practice to deny her application or impose conditions on her dental radiography license application Ms. Wilcox-Robson agrees to accept the following conditions on her license: a. a Warning; b. two-years' probation with the following terms: (i) continue with clinical treatment and vocational rehabilitation as recommended by her physician, Dr. N.; (ii) notify the Board within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, conviction, relapse, or change of personal address, employment, or practice location; and (iii) provide the Board with quarterly reports listing the days on which she attended therapy sessions.

      BRUCE I. MILZMAN, D.D.S. (DEN4673)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on March 15, 2019, to consider the application of Bruce I. Milzman, D.D.S. to become licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Maine. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board concluded that Dr. Milzman engaged in misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board. Based on this finding, the Board imposed the following penalties: i.) A Reprimand; ii.) A license probation of two (2) years following issuance of license during which time Dr. Milzman shall obey all Board statutes and rules; and iii.) An assessment of costs of investigation and hearing in an amount not to exceed $3,000 to be paid no later than 360 days after the effective date of the order.

      ANITA M. ROBBINS (RAD2855)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on April 3, 2019, and to resolve case number 19-16, Ms. Anita Robbins, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and admitted that making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board constitutes grounds for disciplinary action. Ms. Robbins agreed to the following discipline: a. a formal warning; b. a civil penalty of $50.00 to be paid within ninety (90) days; and c. a five-year period of probation during which her license is subject to the following conditions: notification to the Board within ten days of any arrest; criminal summons; charge or indictment for any crime; or conviction for any crime.

      CHELSIE THIBAULT (RDH3634)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 18, 2019, and to resolve case number 18-78, Ms. Chelsie Thibault, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings. Ms. Thibault accepts a formal Warning as discipline for the misconduct; and her license to practice dental hygiene shall be subject to the following conditions: (i) abstinence from use or possession of prohibited substances; (ii) continued enrollment in and compliance with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program ("MPHP") monitoring agreement; (iii) notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, conviction, relapse, or change of personal address, employment, or practice location; and (iv) provide the Board with monthly reports regarding MPHP compliance.

      KATHERINE M. LANDRY (RDH4110)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 15, 2019, and to resolve case number 19-15, Ms. Katherine Landry, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and admitted that failing to report a conviction to the Board within 10 days constitutes grounds for disciplinary action. Ms. Landry agreed to the following discipline: a. a formal warning; and b. a license probation of twelve (12) months with the following conditions: (i) notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, or conviction; (ii) abide by the terms and conditions of the Monitoring Agreement executed with the Medical Professionals Health Program ("MPHP"); and (iii) ensure that the Board receives a written report from the MPHP at the end of the required six months.

      ANGELA C. DORSETT, (RDH3663)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on March 15, 2019, and to resolve case number 19-14, Ms. Angela Dorsett, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in the agreement and agreed that a conviction of a crime involving dishonesty and failing to report such conviction to the Board subjects her to disciplinary action. The disciplinary action taken against her license includes: a. a formal warning; and b. a license probation of twelve (12) months with the following conditions: (i) notification within ten days of any arrest, criminal summons, charge, indictment, or conviction; (ii) continue with monthly counseling for a period of six months; and (iii) ensure that the Board receives a written report from her counselor at the end of the required six months.

      DANIELLE ROBERTSON (RAD2354)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated March 5, 2019, Ms. Danielle Robertson, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: 1) violating a provision of the Dental Practice Act; and 2) practicing as a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Robertson agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) a Warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      FRANCES P. PENDLETON (RAD2082)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated March 5, 2019, Ms. Frances P. Pendleton, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: 1) violating a provision of the Dental Practice Act; and 2) practicing as a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Pendleton agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) a Reprimand; 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $100.00; and 3) completion of three (3) hours of continuing education pertaining to ethics in the dental profession.

      VAHID EBRAHIMI

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Mr. Vahid Ebrahimi's application for a Maine dentist license, which became final on February 18, 2019. The Board's denial was based upon an allegation that the applicant, Mr. Ebrahimi, engaged in the practice of fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board. The documents submitted to the Board by Mr. Ebrahimi verifying his credentials for dentist licensure were not issued by the respective entities. Those entities included the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and the Western Regional Examining Board.

      RUSSELL J. COLLETT, DDS (DEN3009)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 28, 2019, and to resolve complaint number 18-94, Russell Collett, DDS, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings of a violation that on seven (7) separate occasions he failed to produce requested documents that were in his possession or under his control that were relevant to a pending complaint, proceeding, or matter under investigation by the Board. The terms of the consent agreement include: a. a formal censure; b. imposition of a $10,500 civil penalty to be paid within 90 days of the executed agreement; c. a condition of licensure that he provide all records previously requested relating to complaint number 16-82 within thirty (30) days of the executed agreement.

      ERIK JOHNSON, DMD (DEN4076)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 25, 2019, and to resolve case number 18-93, Dr. Erik Johnson, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he is subject to discipline for unprofessional conduct by possessing controlled substances in a way other than for dental therapeutic purposes. The terms of his consent agreement include: a. a formal warning; b. a condition of licensure which includes the following: Board approval of a written protocol for the storage, prescribing, dispensing, and disposal of controlled substances, and maintain a written controlled substances log which shall be reported quarterly to the Board.

      MEGAN J. LUCIER, DMD (DEN3827)

      By an interim consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated January 25, 2019, Dr. Megan Lucier, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, agreed to an immediate, interim license suspension which will stay in effect until the Board takes final agency action regarding the allegations identified in the complaint. The Board agreed to postpone further adjudication until the sooner of the following events: (a) the date Dr. Lucier's criminal proceedings are resolved; or (b) the Board sets the matter for an adjudicatory hearing.

      BRIANNA L. STEINBACK (RAD3417)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 11, 2019, and to resolve complaint number 18-57, Brianna Steinback, a dental radiographer who held a license issued by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings as follows: 1) misuse of drugs that could result in the performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; 2) for engaging in unprofessional conduct as established by Board Rule by possessing or using controlled substances or prescription drugs in a way other than for dental therapeutic purposes; and 3) for having been convicted of a crime that involves dishonesty. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, and a license revocation effective retroactively to June 15, 2018.

      JEFFREY JORDAN, DMD (DEN3818)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 11, 2019, and to resolve complaint number 18-73, and his applications for license renewal, Dr. Jeffrey Jordan, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he is subject to a conditional license and discipline for unprofessional conduct for not securing a deferment or repayment plan in order to avoid default on his student loans. The terms of his consent agreement include: a. a formal warning; and b. compliance with the Medical Professionals Health Program Behavioral Health Monitoring Agreement, including monthly reporting to the Board.

      JAMES C. WATERHOUSE, III, DMD (DEN2718)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 11, 2019, and to resolve complaint number 16-32, James Waterhouse, III, DMD, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he violated a standard of care with regards to the treatment of his patient. The terms of the consent agreement include: a. a formal warning; b. license probation for one (1) year which includes successful completion of six (6) hours of continuing education on the subject of recordkeeping and risk management within 90 days of the executed agreement; and c. submit to the Board five (5) patient records for review on a timetable during the period of probation.

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    Adverse Actions 2018

      DANIEL P. SCHECTER, DMD (DEN3631)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on November 9, 2018, to determine whether to reinstate Daniel P. Schecter's license to practice dentistry in Maine. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board concluded that Dr. Schecter: 1) is in sustained recovery from the misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances, but finds that proof of his prior misuse is cause to reinstate his license with conditions in order to protect the public; 2) is in remission regarding his diagnoses of cannabis and alcohol use disorders, but finds that the diagnoses are cause to reinstate his license with conditions in order to protect the public; 3) is in noncompliance with a consent agreement executed by the Board, but finds that reinstatement with conditions is sufficient to protect the public; and 4) failed to comply with conditions of probation, but finds that reinstatement of his license with conditions is sufficient to protect the public.

      As a condition to reinstate Dr. Schecter's license he must submit the following to the Board: a) the name and address of a Maine licensed dentist in good standing who will provide supervision; b) a contract confirming participation with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program; c) the name and address of a licensed Maine mental health professional who will provide treatment of his misuse of alcohol, drugs, or other substances; and d) Proof of a student loan deferment status, or provide a written repayment plan agreement with the lender.

      As a condition to practice, Dr. Schecter shall for a period of five years upon his return to practice dentistry: a) practice under the direct supervision of a licensed Maine dentist in good standing; b) not prescribe controlled substances or medications, including all opiates, and shall not practice in any office that dispenses such substances or medications; c) subject his practice to unannounced Board inspections and shall be responsible for all costs; d) shall not apply for a sedation permit; and e) remain in treatment for the misuse of alcohol and other substances.

      DAVID R. STEUER, DMD (DEN3810)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on November 9, 2018, to determine whether grounds existed for the Board to impose discipline against the license of David R. Steuer, DMD based on complaint number 18-46. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board concluded that Dr. Steuer: 1) Engaged in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with services within the scope of his license by fabricating a letter and submitting it to the Board as evidence in defense of a complaint; 2) Engaged in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with services within the scope of his license by knowingly making written and false statements to the Board that he had sent a particular letter to another dentist; 3) Engaged in unprofessional conduct by fabricating a letter and submitting it to the Board as evidence in defense of a complaint; 4) Engaged in unprofessional conduct by knowingly making written and false statements to the Board that he had sent a particular letter to another dentist; and, 5) Failed to produce a requested document in his possession or under his control relevant to a pending complaint. Based on the above findings, the Board imposed the following penalties: i.) A Reprimand; ii.) A civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 to be paid no later than 180 days after the effective date of the order; and iii.) An assessment of costs of investigation and hearing in an amount not to exceed $3,000 to be paid no later than 180 days after the effective date of the order.

      PAUL LALICATA, LD (DTR5009)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on December 7, 2018, and to resolve complaint number 16-18, Paul Lalicata, a denturist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's findings that he: 1) violated an established standard of professional behavior for which he is licensed, 2) failed to complete his patient's treatment, 3) failed to record, update, and maintain his patient's health history, 4) failed to conduct and record a clinical inspection of his patient, 5) failed to make and keep a complete written records of each clinical treatment event, 6) failed to retain each health history, clinical examination record, prescription record, and record of clinical treatment for a period of seven years, 7) failed to make timely responses to the Board requests, and 8) that the treatment of his patient violated an established standard of professional behavior by engaging in aberrant conduct that interfered with the delivery of care. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, a $3,000 monetary penalty to be paid within 180 days of the executed agreement, completion of three (3) hours of continuing education on the subject of recordkeeping within 180 days of the executed agreement, restitution of $500 to the complainant within 30 days of the executed consent agreement, and to submit to the Board patient records for review for a period of one year.

      AUDREY E. BALZER (RAD3854)

      By an interim consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated December 7, 2018, Ms. Audrey Balzer, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, agreed to an immediate, interim license suspension which will stay in effect until the Board takes final agency action regarding the allegations identified in the complaint . The Board agreed to postpone further adjudication until the sooner of the following events: (a) the date Ms. Balzer's criminal proceedings are resolved; or (b) the Board sets the matter for an adjudicatory hearing.

      PAUL F. REMMES, DMD (DEN3326)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on November 29, 2018, and to resolve three complaint matters, Paul Remmes, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admits to the accuracy of the facts outlined in the agreement and accepts the Board's finding that he violated an established standard of care regarding case notes and treatment plan records. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal warning, a $1,500 monetary penalty to be paid within 90 days of the executed agreement, completion of six (6) hours of continuing education on the subject of recordkeeping within 90 days of the executed agreement, and Board review of patient records for compliance with standards of care for documenting pre-, intra-, and post-treatment of patients.

      THAYI LIM (RAD2134)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated October 12, 2018, Ms. Thayi Lim, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: 1) violating a provision of the Dental Practice Act; and 2) practicing as a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. Lim agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) a Warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      DARCIE McCORMICK (RAD3207)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated October 12, 2018, Ms. Darcie McCormick, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: 1) violating a provision of the Dental Practice Act; and 2) practicing as a dental radiographer after the expiration of her license. Ms. McCormick agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) a Warning; and 2) payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      SHANNON MARRINER, RDH (RDH3834)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 21, 2018, Ms. Shannon Marriner, a dental hygienist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: 1) violating a provision of the Dental Practice Act; and 2) administering local anesthesia after the expiration of her permit. Ms. Marriner agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) a Warning; and 2) payment of a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      GINA L. WILT (RAD2098)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on September 21, 2018, Ms. Gina Wilt, a dental radiographer licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to the Board’s statute for the following: 1) making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board; 2) engaging in unprofessional conduct for violating a standard of professional behavior by making a misrepresentation on a license application Ms. Wilt agreed to the following disciplinary action: 1) A Warning; 2) Payment of a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00; and 3) Notify the Board within ten days any arrest, criminal summons, charge/indictment for any crime, and conviction of any crime.

      RUSSELL J. COLLETT, DDS (DEN3009)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 9, 2018, Russell Collett, DDS, a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for the following: (1) administering sedation/general anesthesia at a location which activity required a permit under Board rules that was beyond the scope of acts authorized by the licenses and permits held by Dr. Collett; (2) administering sedation/general anesthesia without first obtaining a permit from the board; and (3) failing to document multiple components of the patient information required to be in anesthetic records as well as the level of sedation administered to patients. The licensee accepted the following: (a.) a warning; (b.) a civil penalty of $2,900.00 to be paid within 180 days following the execution of the agreement; and (c) probation for a period of 180 days commencing on the effective date of the agreement, during which Dr. Collett shall permit the Board to review records of patients to whom he has administered sedation or general anesthesia.

      KAREN L. CANNING (RAD693)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated August 1, 2018, Ms. Karen Canning, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline for the conduct of practicing dental radiography after the expiration of her license. The licensee agreed to the following disciplinary action: a warning, and payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      HEATHER J. DAKIN (RAD3281)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Ms. Heather Dakin's application for reinstatement of a Maine dental radiography license, which became final on July 19, 2018. The Board's denial was based upon the following allegations: A) Ms. Dakin's unlicensed practice of dental radiography; B) Her misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; C) Ms. Dakin's professional diagnosis of a medical or physical condition that may result in performance of professional services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; D) engaging in unprofessional conduct by failing to provide accurate information on her application for license reinstatement; and E) her violation of a Board statute or rule.

      JAMES S. DIXON (RAD3841)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on June 15, 2018, to consider Applicant James S. Dixon's appeal from the preliminary denial of his application for licensure as a dental radiographer. The Board upheld the preliminary denial of licensure and refused to grant licensure as a dental radiographer because: 1.) Mr. Dixon had been convicted of a Class C crime that carried a sentence of a year or more in prison, and 2.) Mr. Dixon had not demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that he had been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. The Decision and Order was finalized on July 13, 2018.

      DAVID R. STEUER, DMD (DEN3810)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on July 13, 2018, David Steuer, D.M.D., a dentist licensed by the Maine Board of Dental Practice, admitted that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of professional behavior that has been established in the practice of dentistry by: 1) failing to refer Patient L for further testing, order a biopsy, or seek expert interpretation of the radiographs upon initially detecting the unusually large radiolucent lesion; and 2) pursuing a course of treatment with Patient L without first documenting differential diagnoses and considering whether root canal therapy might have adverse effects if the lesion was caused by something other than an infection. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, an agreement that Dr. Steuer voluntarily surrender his license effective August 13, 2018; and that he not apply for any license with the Board for a period of five (5) years after the effective date of the consent agreement.

      BRIANNA L. STEINBACK (RAD3417)

      By agreement fully executed by the parties dated June 15, 2018, Ms. Brianna (Brown) Steinback, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, agreed to an immediate, interim license suspension which will stay in effect until the Board takes final agency action. The Board agreed to postpone further adjudication until the sooner of the following events: (a) the date Ms. Steinback's criminal proceedings are resolved; or (b) the Board sets the matter for an adjudicatory hearing.

      PAMELA J. STODDARD (RAD1388)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated June 11, 2018, Ms. Pamela Stoddard, a dental radiographer licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline for the conduct of practicing dental radiography after the expiration of her license. The licensee agreed to the following disciplinary action: a warning, and payment a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00.

      PANKAJ THAKKER, DMD (DEN4299)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on May 4, 2018, Pankaj Thakker, DMD, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to board statute for failing to report in writing to the Board, the disciplinary action taken by the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners within 10 days of the imposition of discipline. The licensee accepted the following: (1) a warning; and (2) a condition of licensure such that Dr. Thakker must submit to the Board for review and approval no later than July 3, 2018, completed and signed Certification Forms as applicable for the administration and use of deep sedation and general anesthesia for each and every location he holds a permit.

      TENEITRA M. GRENIER (RAD3610)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on April 6, 2018, Teneitra Grenier admits to the facts, and admits that such conduct constitutes grounds for imposing restrictions on her license. Ms. Grenier will be issued a dental radiography license and agrees to accept a license probation for a period of five (5) years with the following conditions: 1.) Ms. Grenier shall fully comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act and all rules promulgated by the Board; 2.) She shall notify the Board, within 48 hours, of the occurrence of reportable events as outlined in the consent agreement; 3.) Ms. Grenier shall provide a copy of the Consent Agreement to any licensed dental practitioner who employs her as a dental professional; 4.) Ms. Grenier shall ensure that any licensed dental practitioner who employs her files a written acknowledgement with the board within thirty (30) days of the commencement of her employment, that the employer has received and read a copy of this Consent Agreement; and 5.) Abstain from the use of alcohol and illicit drugs, and continue her counseling sessions with quarterly reports filed with the Board.

      BEATRICE R. TOKAYER (DTR5519)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on April 6, 2018, Beatrice Tokayer, a denturist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted to the facts outlined in three separate complaint cases. Ms. Tokayer also admitted that such conduct constitutes grounds for disciplining her license for unprofessional conduct by failing to adhere to practice closure procedures. The terms of the consent agreement include an admission, a formal warning, and for Ms. Tokayer not to apply for licensure with the Board or work in the field of denturism or at a dental lab in the State of Maine in the future.

      MARK G. TURNER, DDS (DEN4464)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated February 28, 2018, Dr. Mark Turner admitted that he failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act for making a misrepresentation in obtaining a license from the Board; and for engaging in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of professional behavior by making a misrepresentation on his initial application for licensure dated January 5, 2016. Dr. Turner agreed to accept a Reprimand and pay a monetary penalty of $1,500.00. Dr. Turner's dental license was renewed upon receipt of the fully executed consent agreement.

      MARK D. DICKINSON, DDS (DEN3304)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on January 5, 2018, Mark Dickinson, D.D.S, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted that if the eight, separate complaint cases were to go to hearing, the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that the allegations are true and that he would be subject to discipline by the Board. The terms of the consent agreement include a formal reprimand, an agreement that Dr. Dickinson shall never apply for any license or registration issued by the Board, and that he will never work or volunteer in Maine in any occupation related to the delivery of dental services regardless of compensation.

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    Adverse Actions 2017

      MEGAN M. SMALL (RAD3840)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated December 8, 2017, Ms. Megan Small admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by failing to disclose being summonsed, charged, and convicted of any criminal offense on her August 4, 2017 application for licensure and agreed to accept a Warning and pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Small's dental radiography license was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      ANNA FINKELSTEIN (RAD3848)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated November 17, 2017, Ms. Anna Finkelstein admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by failing to disclose being summonsed, charged, and convicted of any criminal offense on her August 24, 2017 application for licensure and agreed to accept a Warning and pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Finkelstein's dental radiography license will be issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement, contingent upon her meeting all other eligibility requirements.

      CRYSTAL M. DACOSTA (RAD3837)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated October 31, 2017, Ms. Crystal DaCosta, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00.

      DANIEL M. FIGUEIREDO, DMD (DEN4264)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on October 27, 2017, Daniel Figueiredo, DMD, a dentist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice admitted to the facts set forth in the consent agreement and agreed to discipline pursuant to 32 M.R.S. Subsection 1077 (2) (F) (unprofessional conduct), and Board Rule, Chapter 9 Subsection II (R) (violation of the standard of care). The licensee accepted the following: (1) a Warning; and (2) agrees to successfully complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education. Nine (9) hours must be in diagnosis and treatment planning; and three (3) hours must be in ethics. These credits cannot be used to meet the continuing education requirements for renewal of his dental license and must be completed by October 27, 2018.

      BRUCE A. VERRILL, DMD (DEN2814)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to dismiss two complaints, and to accept Dr. Bruce Verrill's offer to voluntarily surrender his Maine dental license effective August 11, 2017.

      DIANE M. GRANT (RDH2494)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on October 13, 2017, Ms. Diane Grant, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements of renewal for the 2013-2014 licensing cycle. Ms. Grant agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) agreed to never apply to the Board for licensure or registration as a dental professional.

      COURTNEY L. GEMELLI (RAD3180)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated October 13, 2017, Ms. Courtney Gemelli, admitted that she unknowingly and unintentionally failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00.

      BRUCE A. VERRILL, DMD (DEN2814)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to dismiss two complaints, and to accept Dr. Bruce Verrill's offer to voluntarily surrender his Maine dental license effective August 11, 2017.

      SUSAN E. DELLARIPA, DMD (DEN4434)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on May 12, 2017, and June 16, 2017, to determine whether grounds existed for the Board to issue any action against the dental license of Susan DellaRipa, DMD based on complaint number 16-117: 1) failure to remove all tooth decay before doing restorative work, thus requiring that work be redone; 2) failure to prepare a crown properly and failed to document care adequately; 3) after one restorative treatment, failed to treat other incipient lesions and failed to account for discrepancies between treatment plan and actual treatment; 4) filled a restoration with G-aenial flowable only; 5) failed to document treatment adequately; and 6) caused a chemical burn. By the preponderance of the evidence, the Board concluded that Dr. DellaRipa: A) failed to document care adequately for patient DJ; B) failed to document treatment adequately for patients SP, AC, JM, CRS, and BW. The Board imposed the following sanctions based on the conclusion that the licensee violating a standard of care as outlined in Board Rule Chapter 9, Section II (R): i.) A Censure; and, ii.) A period of probation during which Dr. DellaRipa must complete six (6) continuing education credits on the topics of record keeping and ethics which must be preapproved by the Complaint Officer. The period of probation will conclude upon the licensee's completion of the credits, although such completion must occur within one year of the effective date of this Decision and Order, and the credits shall not be used towards the renewal of her dental license.

      LAURA C. MACKIN-SHARAPAN (RDH3530)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated May 8, 2017, Ms. Laura Mackin, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by administering local anesthesia without a permit, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Mackin's local anesthesia permit was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      VAHID EBRAHIMI, DDS (DEN4519)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Dr. Vahid Ebrahimi's application for a Maine dental license, which became final on April 24, 2017. The Board's denial was based upon Dr. Ebrahimi's failure to meet the licensing requirements, more specifically by failing to pass the required jurisprudence examination as outlined in Board Statutes and Board Rule.

      JENNIFER L. MULHOLLAND (RDH2833)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on April 20, 2017, Ms. Jennifer Mulholland, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Mulholland agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 30 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within sixty (60) days after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Mulholland also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      SAYDI M. VOISINE (RAD3693)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated April 6, 2017, Ms. Saydi Voisine admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by failing to disclose being summonsed, charged, and convicted of any criminal offense on her February 29, 2016 application for licensure and agreed to accept a Warning and pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Voisine's dental radiography license was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      CATHRYN ST. LAURENT WRIGHT (RDH2304)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on March 7, 2017, Ms. Cathryn St. Laurent-Wright, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. St. Laurent-Wright agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) She will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      SUSAN E. DELLARIPA, DMD (DEN4434)

      At its January 20, 2017 meeting, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order of immediate licensure suspension pursuant to 5 M.R.S. subsection 10004 to Susan DellaRipa, DMD (DEN4434), which suspends her Maine license to practice dentistry immediately for a thirty (30) day period ending February 19, 2017 at midnight. Based on the facts discovered in the course of its initial investigation, the Board has preliminarily found that Dr. DellaRipa: (A) Failed to remove tooth decay on three patients prior to tooth restorations; (B) Failed to detect and treat tooth decay; (C) Failed to treat an acute infection; (D) Substandard crown preparation; (E) Failed to inform a patient of intragenic damage and to restore the area; and (F) Multiple instances of using only a flowable composite on a posterior restoration. The matter will be set for an adjudicatory hearing within 30 days.

      DAVID R. STEUER, DMD (DEN3810)

      Effective February 24, 2017, David R. Steuer, DMD entered into a Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice and the Office of the Attorney General. This consent agreement is to resolve Dr. Steuer's failure to comply with conditions of probation as outlined in his consent agreement dated November 18, 2016. As discipline, Dr. Steuer accepted: (A) a reprimand; (B) a $3,000.00 civil penalty to be paid in full on or before February 9, 2018; and (C) enlist the services of a dentist to serve as his board approved practice monitor for a period of two years. This agreement does not alter the terms and conditions of the November 18, 2016, or the December 9, 2016 agreements, except that conditions imposed in Paragraph 28 are now terminated. The conditions imposed under Paragraph 28 are incorporated into the February 24, 2017 agreement.

      ASHLEY D. COLE (RAD3147)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties dated March 6, 2017, Ms. Ashley Cole, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00.

      DAVID R. STEUER, DMD (DEN3810)

      At its January 20, 2017 meeting, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order of immediate licensure suspension pursuant to 5 M.R.S. subsection 10004 to David Steuer, DMD (DEN3810), which suspends his Maine license to practice dentistry immediately for a thirty (30) day period ending February 19, 2017 at midnight. Based on the facts discovered in the course of its investigation of his compliance with his November 18, 2016 consent agreement, the Board has preliminarily found that Dr. Steuer: (A) Failed to comply with provisions of the consent agreement and provisions of agreements with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program designed, in light of his personal circumstances, to ensure his safety and the safety of his patients; (B) Failed to enlist the services of a practice monitor according to paragraph 28 of the consent agreement; (C) Failed to comply with paragraph 30(D) which requires that he maintain a weekly schedule of sessions with his substance abuse counselor and meetings of Caduceus or another self-help group, and reporting any desired change to that schedule to the board for approval; and (D) Failed to comply with paragraph 30(G) which requires that he provide specific dates of attendance of the above. The matter will be set for an adjudicatory hearing within 30 days.

      Effective February 10, 2017, David R. Steuer, DMD entered into an Interim Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice. In order to give the parties an opportunity to try to resolve the license suspension matter without a hearing, the parties agreed to postpone the hearing, and continue the suspension of his license until either the date the allegations of noncompliance with the 2016 Agreement are resolved; or 12:00 a.m. on March 11, 2017.

      LOUISE G. LAPOINTE (RAD178)

      By consent agreement dated January 6, 2017, Ms. Louise Lapointe, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Lapointe's dental radiography license was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      KAYLA A. RIOUX (RAD3150)

      By consent agreement dated January 5, 2017, Ms. Kayla Rioux, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Rioux's dental radiography license was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

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    Adverse Actions 2016

      ALLEN I. JACOBS, DMD (DEN2446)

      Effective December 13, 2016, Allen I. Jacobs, DMD entered into a Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice. Dr. Jacobs agreed to accept a reprimand and revocation of his license to practice dentistry in the State of Maine based on the following allegations: (1) patient abandonment; (2) violation of a standard of care; (3) failure to provide appropriate supervision of auxiliaries; (4) unprofessional conduct; and (5) violating a board rule or statute. Dr. Jacobs also agreed never to apply for licensure or registration by the Board and never to engage in employment in Maine as a dental professional, regardless of whether such employment would require licensure or registration. Dr. Jacobs is required to provide notification of practice closure and report to the Board weekly regarding closure progress. Please refer to the agreement dated December 13, 2016, for further details.

      TINA M. RUSSELL (RAD3178)

      By consent agreement dated December 9, 2016, Ms. Tina Russell, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Russell's dental radiography license was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      ALLEN I. JACOBS, DMD (DEN2446)

      At its November 18, 2016 meeting, the Maine Board of Dental Practice issued an order of immediate licensure suspension pursuant to 5 M.R.S. Subsection 10004 to Allen I. Jacobs, DMD (DEN2446), which suspends his Maine license to practice dentistry immediately for a thirty (30) day period ending December 18, 2016 at midnight. Based on the facts discovered in the course of its investigation, the Board has preliminarily found that Dr. Jacobs:

      1.) Has abandoned patients; 2.) Failed to give appropriate consideration to how his own medical condition affects his ability to practice safely; 3.) Failed to provide adequate supervision of dental auxiliaries; 4.) Aided and abetted unlicensed practice of dentistry; 5.) Failed to safeguard prescription pads from unauthorized use; 6.) Engaged in improper prescribing; and 7.) Made patient referrals with inadequate specificity as to assessments, diagnoses, and treatment planning.

      The matter will be set for an adjudicatory hearing within 30 days.

      KELLY A. DUQUETTE (RDH2686)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on November 18, 2016, Ms. Kelly Duquette, a dental hygienist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by administering nitrous oxide without first obtaining a permit from the Board. The terms of the consent agreement include a Warning, and require that Ms. Duquette disclose the unlicensed practice pursuant to the consent agreement in any future application for licensure. Ms. Duquette's nitrous oxide permit was issued upon receipt of the fully executed consent agreement.

      FLORENCE S. EDWARDS, DDS (DEN4275)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on November 18, 2016, Florence S. Edwards, DDS admitted that she failed to disclose on applications to the Maine Board of Dental Practice her drug abuse, her treatment for drug dependency, and discipline resulting in restriction of practice privileges, and failing to disclose an arrest. Dr. Edward's license to practice dentistry is subject to the following conditions: 1.) Abstinence from prohibited substances; 2.) Enrollment in and compliance with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP); 3.) Dr. Edwards shall notify the Board within ten days of any of the following: (a) her arrest, (b) her receipt of a criminal summons; (c) her being charged or indicted for any crime; (d) her conviction for any crime; (e) her relapse to use of any prohibited substance; or (f) any change of address or change in employment or practice location; 4.) Payment of a monetary fine of $3,000.00 (to be paid in two installments) within 180 days of her receipt of fully executed agreement; 5.) She shall submit her dental practice to inspections by the Board or its agent(s); 6.) Monthly reporting to the Board listing days on which she attended therapy sessions and self-help sessions, and her report shall also include MPHP reports; and 7.) She shall pay all costs associated with her compliance with the terms and conditions of this consent agreement. The Board granted renewal of her license upon signing the Consent Agreement.

      DAVID R. STEUER, DMD (DEN3810)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on Nov. 18, 2016, David R. Steuer, DMD admits to the facts set out in the agreement resulting in the following finding by the Board: the licensee failed to disclose on his renewal application to the Maine Board of Dental Practice his residential treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues, and his false statement regarding relapse involving self-administration of nitrous oxide. Additional findings included his abuse of Valium and Vicodin foreseeably likely to result in danger to patients' safety or health; his self-administration of nitrous oxide and drugs prescribed for office use; abuse of medications prescribed for office use; failure to file a timely response to a board complaint; violating a standard of care by continuing to treat a patient when he was uncertain of the etiology of the a patient's complaint; violating a standard of care by engaging in a personal relationship with a patient as manifested by unwavering deference to her requests for additional treatment when he was uncertain of the etiology of the patient's complaint; and a finding that he was not licensed during part of his treatment of a patient. Dr. Steuer's license to practice dentistry is subject to the following conditions: 1.) He accepts a Reprimand from the Board; 2.) He shall obtain three hours of Board-approved continuing education in prescription writing for pain management within 60 days; 3.) Abstinence from prohibited substances and he shall not keep or allow to be kept any narcotics or sedatives on the premises of his dental practice; 4.) Enrollment in and compliance with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP); 5.) Dr. Steuer shall notify the Board within ten days of any of the following: (a) his arrest, (b) his receipt of a criminal summons; (c) his being charged or indicted for any crime; (d) his conviction for any crime; (e) his relapse to use of any prohibited substance; or (f) any change of address or change in employment or practice location; 6.) Payment of monetary fines of $4,000.00 within 90 days of his receipt of fully executed agreement;7.) He shall submit his dental practice to inspections by the Board or its agent(s); 8.) Monthly reporting to the Board listing days on which he attended therapy sessions and self-help sessions, and his report shall also include MPHP reports; 9.) He shall enlist the services of a Board-approved Maine licensed, monitoring dentist for two years who will agree to maintain communication with Dr. Steuer, and inform the Board if his practice deviates from a standard of care or manifests inappropriate decision-making, substance abuse, incompetence, unprofessionalism, or other matter of concern; and 10.) He shall pay all costs associated with his compliance with the terms and conditions of this consent agreement. The Board granted renewal of his license upon signing the Consent Agreement.

      On Dec 9, 2016, a First Amendment to the original Consent Agreement was fully executed by the parties. The amendment eliminates nitrous oxide from the list of Prohibited Substances for which the MMPHP must test for. It does not eliminate the requirement that he abstain from using nitrous oxide; it does not impair the Board's ability to order testing for nitrous oxide in the future. As a condition of licensure, Dr. Steuer shall not practice at any office or location using, or storing nitrous oxide, and shall take all necessary steps to ensure that he cannot access an office which utilizes nitrous oxide outside of regular business hours, and he shall not visit any of his office locations which includes nitrous oxide equipment, unless at least one of his partners is present. All other terms and conditions of the agreement dated November 18, 2016 shall remain in full force and effect.

      Effective April 14, 2017, David R. Steuer, DMD entered into a Second Amendment to Consent Agreement.

      JULIE A. VALENTE (RDH2027)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on October 30, 2016, Ms. Julie Valente, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Valente agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 18 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within sixty (60) days after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Valente also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      LYNDA S. KALLOCH (IPH36)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on October 19, 2016, Ms. Lynda Kalloch, IPDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Kalloch agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 5 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within thirty (30) days after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Kalloch also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      LOUISE J. EISELEN (RDH3823)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on October 19, 2016, Ms. Louise Eiselen, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Eiselen agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 2 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within thirty (30) days after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Eiselen also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      CHAD M. ERICKSON (EXD1076)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice voted to deny Chad Erickson's application for a Maine denturist extern permit, which became final on October 14, 2016. The Board's denial was based upon Mr. Erickson's convictions in June 2014 of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs; his unprofessional conduct underlying his criminal convictions; and his misrepresentation on his application that he had never been charged summonsed, indicted, arrested, or convicted of any criminal offense.

      KAREN D. WALKER (RDH985)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on September 14, 2016, Ms. Karen Walker, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Walker agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 6 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within thirty (30) days after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Walker also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      CHRISTINA L. BROCHU (RDH3549)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on September 14, 2016, Ms. Christina Brochu, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Brochu agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 1 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within thirty (30) days after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Brochu also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      ROBYN L. BICHREST (RDH3678)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on August 12, 2016, Ms. Robyn Bichrest, a dental hygienist licensed by the Board of Dental Examiners, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by administering local anesthesia without first obtaining a permit from the Board. The terms of the consent agreement require that Ms. Bichrest disclose the unlicensed practice pursuant to the consent agreement in any future application for licensure. Ms. Bichrest's local anesthesia permit was reinstated upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      JOLENE M. COX (RDH3020)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on August 2, 2016, Ms. Jolene Cox, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Cox agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 5.5 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within thirty (30) day after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Cox also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      BELINDA J. POOR (RDH704)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on July 20, 2016, Ms. Belinda Poor, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Poor agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 4.5 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within thirty (30) day after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Poor also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      SANDRA L. COCHRAN (RAD3680)

      By consent agreement dated June 27, 2016, Ms. Sandra Cochran, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without first obtaining a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Cochran's dental radiography license was issued upon receipt of the signed consent agreement.

      ROBERT W. BEEBE, DDS (DEN2486)

      By consent agreement dated June 27, 2016, Dr. Robert Beebe admitted that he unknowingly and unintentionally failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dentistry without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary fine of $500.

      JANET L. HOLT (RAD2426)

      By consent agreement dated June 24, 2016, dental radiographer, Ms. Janet Holt, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Holt's dental radiography license was reinstated upon receipt of the signed agreement.

      CAROL L. ANDERSON (RDH649)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on May 17, 2016, Ms. Carol Anderson, RDH admitted that she failed to comply with the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Ms. Anderson agreed to the following conditions 1.) Accept a Warning; and 2) Obtain 19 credit hours and provide documentation to the Board within sixty (60) day after her receipt of the fully executed consent agreement. Ms. Anderson also agrees that she will be automatically selected for the 2015-2016 biennium continuing education audit cycle.

      SUSAN E. DELLARIPA, DMD (DEN4434)

      By consent agreement executed on April 13, 2016, the Maine Board of Dental Examiners renewed the dental license of Dr. Susan DellaRipa. Dr. DellaRipa admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by not disclosing on her initial application for licensure, the fact that her military hospital clinical privileges had been revoked, such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct. As discipline, Dr. DellaRipa agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $1,500, and to disclose the conduct to which she admitted to on any future application for licensure.

      KATIE N. BRIDGES (RAD3662)

      On April 13, 2016, Ms. Katie Bridges entered into a Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Examiners. On her initial application for a dental radiography license, Ms. Bridges reported that she had been charged with and/or convicted of multiple offenses. Based on her history of substance abuse and criminal conduct, Ms. Bridges agreed to a five year license probation with the following licensure conditions: 1.) Notification to the Board, within ten days of (a.) her arrest by any law enforcement agency; (b.) her receipt of a criminal summons from any law enforcement agency; (c.) her being charged or indicted for any crime; (d.) her conviction for any crime; and (e.) her relapse to drug or alcohol abuse. The Board took into consideration positive references from counselors and law enforcement and the work which Ms. Bridges has done to recover from addiction and to rehabilitate herself.

      DANIEL P. SCHECTER, DMD (DEN3631)

      The Maine Board of Dental Examiners held an adjudicatory hearing on February 12, 2016, to determine whether grounds existed to impose discipline on the Maine dental license of Daniel P. Schecter, DMD, based on non-compliance of a consent agreement and qualifications to renew his dental license. After considering the evidence presented, the Board found the following violations: 1) Non-compliance with the requirement in the October 12, 2012 consent agreement, that he reimburse the Board $4,084.68 for the actual costs of investigating Board complaint numbers 12-8 and 12-20; 2.) Failure to comply with the conditions of probation in the October 12, 2012 consent agreement, by not providing the Board complaint officer with a list of scheduled patients and the dental records of selected patients; 3) Failed to provide proof of current CPR certification and failure to complete 40 hours of continuing education for his 2014-2015 biennial renewal of licensure; 4) Failure to provide the board his new address within 30 days of the change and failure to notify the Board of practice closure as required by statute/rule; 5) Licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of professional behavior when he violated his October 12, 2012 Consent Agreement. As a result of the findings, the Board imposed the following sanctions: 1) Payment of $4,084.68 costs as required in the October 12, 2012 Consent Agreement within 90 days from the date of the Decision and Order; 2) 90 day licensure suspension per violation with a total of four violations, to run consecutively for the final 360 days of the licensure period; and 3) Payment of $1,000.00 for hearing costs to be paid within 90 days from the date of the Decision and Order. The Board also voted to grant the renewal of Dr. Schecter's license for the 2014-2015 biennium.

      WESLEY D. MILLS, DDS (DEN3156)

      By consent agreement executed on March 11, 2016, Dr. Wesley Mills admitted that he unknowingly and unintentionally failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dentistry without a license. As discipline, Dr. Mills agreed to pay a monetary fine of $500.

      SAMANTHA D. KING, DMD (DEN4282)

      By consent agreement executed on March 11, 2016, Dr. Samantha King admitted that she unknowingly and unintentionally failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dentistry without a license. As discipline, Dr. King agreed to pay a monetary fine of $500.

      MOHAMMED M. IMAM, DDS (DEN4231)

      By consent agreement executed on March 11, 2016, Dr. Mohammed Imam admitted that he unknowingly and unintentionally failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dentistry without a license. As discipline, Dr. Imam agreed to pay a monetary fine of $500.

      MARICE A. RASMUSSEN (RAD3675)

      The Maine Board of Dental Examiners voted to deny Ms. Marice Rasmussen's application for licensure to practice dental radiography, which became final on March 11, 2016. The Board's denial was based upon the admission to engaging in the practice of dental radiography without first obtaining a license.

      JOHN E. ROYAL, DDS (DEN2639)

      On March 11, 2016 the Maine Board of Dental Examiners entered into a consent agreement with licensed dentist, Dr. John Royal. On December 28, 2015, the Board issued a notice of hearing for the purposes to determine whether Dr. Royal was subject to discipline due to his failure to comply with a July 15, 2015 consent agreement. Following receipt of the notice, Dr. Royal informed the Board that he would be retiring from the practice of dentistry in March 2016. In lieu of holding an adjudicatory hearing, a consent agreement was negotiated which requires Dr. Royal to cease practicing dentistry on March 31, 2016. The agreement also requires Dr. Royal to surrender his license to the Board by April 15, 2016 and to provide proof that he has complied with the procedures for closing a dental practice.

      DAVID R. STEUER, DMD (DEN3810)

      The Maine Board of Dental Examiners voted to deny David Steuer's application for renewal of his moderate enteral sedation permit, which became final on February 16, 2016. The Board's denial was based upon deficiencies found as a result of an on-site inspection such as: failure to document proof of current ACLS certification; CPR Board not available; Yankauer with proper connections not available; outdated forms for record keeping purposes; and did not have Flumazenil and Benadryl IV.

      SHAELEEN W. SARGENT (RAD1608)

      By consent agreement dated February 10, 2016, dental radiographer, Ms. Shaeleen Charest, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Charest's dental radiography license was reinstated upon receipt of the signed agreement and payment of the monetary penalty.

      LYNSIE R. DUBE (RAD3090)

      By Consent Agreement fully executed by the parties on January 11, 2016, Ms. Lynsie Dube, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without first obtaining a license from the Board, and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Dube's dental radiography license was reinstated upon receipt of the signed agreement and payment the monetary penalty.

      MELISSA A. DOUGLASS (IPH45)

      License Revoked

      JENNIFER E. WATSON (RAD3248)

      License Revoked

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    Adverse Actions 2015

      KAREN M. BOURGOIN, RDH (LAN320)

      By consent agreement fully executed by the parties on December 16, 2015, Ms. Karen Bourgoin, a dental hygienist licensed by the Board of Dental Practice, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by administering local anesthesia without first obtaining a permit from the Board. The terms of the consent agreement require that Ms. Bourgoin disclose the unlicensed practice pursuant to the consent agreement in any future application for licensure. Ms. Bourgoin's local anesthesia permit was reinstated upon receipt of the fully executed consent agreement.

      DIANNA LYNN NELSON (RAD3297)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on November 13, 2015, to determine whether grounds existed to impose discipline on the licensure of Dianna Nelson as a dental radiographer in the State of Maine based on her failure to comply with conditions of probation as outlined in a consent agreement entered into with the Board dated March 4, 2013. The Board issued a decision and order concluding that Ms. Nelson violated her consent agreement by not submitting to the Board for approval the name of her proposed qualified substance abuse counselor or treatment provider; that she failed to enroll in and successfully participate in the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program; and that she failed to respond to the Board regarding a matter for which a time frame was statutorily prescribed. The Board voted to revoke Ms. Nelson’s license as a dental radiographer. This Decision and Order became effective on December 11, 2015.

      DIANE J. BLOOD (RAD101)

      By consent agreement dated November 13, 2015, dental radiographer, Ms. Diane Blood, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Blood’s dental radiography license was reinstated upon receipt of the signed agreement and payment the monetary penalty.

      KELLI ANN MCNALLY, RDH (RDH2161)

      By consent agreement dated November 13, 2015, dental hygienist, Ms. Kelli McNally, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental hygiene without a license and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $250.00. Ms. McNally also agreed to submit to the Board within 30 days of the fully executed agreement, courses in ethics and jurisprudence for a total of six credit hours for pre‑approval by the Chair of the Subcommittee on Dental Hygienists. Ms. McNally will be required to provide proof of completion of the coursework within 60 days of the approval. Ms. McNally’s dental hygiene license was reinstated upon receipt of the signed agreement and payment of the monetary penalty.

      LAURA DAVIS GREENWOOD, RAD (RAD350)

      By consent agreement dated October 29, 2015, dental radiographer, Ms. Laura Greenwood, admitted that she failed to comply with the Maine Dental Practice Act by practicing dental radiography without a license and agreed to pay a monetary penalty of $50.00. Ms. Greenwood’s dental radiography license was reinstated upon receipt of the signed agreement.

      STEPHANIE LEE MAINS, RDH (RDH2644)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on September 18, 2015, to determine whether grounds existed to deny the dental hygiene license renewal of Ms. Stephanie Mains based on her failure to comply with conditions of probation as outlined in a consent agreement entered into with the Board dated June 15, 2015. The Board issued a decision and order concluding that Ms. Mains failed to complete outstanding continuing education requirements for the 2013‑2014 licensing biennium within the terms outlined; engaged in unprofessional conduct by repeatedly failing to obtain continuing education credits in a timely manner; and repeatedly requesting extensions to complete the requirements. As part of the decision and order, the Board issued the following sanctions: (a) suspend Ms. Mains’ dental hygiene license for 180 days; (b) order Ms. Mains to pay the actual costs of hearing, a total of $1,918 within 180 days; (c) receive license probation for a period of 180 days, during which she must retake and pass the jurisprudence examination. Additionally, all other conditions outlined in the consent agreement dated September 18, 2015 remain in effect. This Decision and Order became effective on October 16, 2015.

      CATRINA M. GREEN (RAD1875)

      The Maine Board of Dental Practice held an adjudicatory hearing on September 18, 2015, to determine whether grounds existed to deny the dental radiography renewal application of Ms. Catrina Green based on her failure to comply with the conditions of probation imposed as part of a consent agreement entered into with the Board dated September 21, 2010; and her failure to provide proof of completion of a CPR recertification course prior to the renewal of her license. The Board issued a decision and order that granted the renewal of Ms. Green’s license as a dental radiographer contingent upon her submission of proof of completion of CPR recertification within 30 days. As part of the decision and order, Ms. Green will receive the following sanctions: a) a censure for violating two conditions of probation; b) receive license probation for a five‑year period with the condition that she must notify the Board within ten days of any of the following: (1) her arrest by any law enforcement agency; (2) her receipt of a criminal summons from any law enforcement agency; (3) her being charged or indicted for any crime; or (4) her conviction for any crime in any state or federal court. This Decision and Order became effective on October 16, 2015.

      JOHN E. ROYAL, DDS (DEN2639)

      On July 15, 2015, Dr. John Royal entered into a consent agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice in order to resolve complaint 14‑29. Dr. Royal admitted to violating 32 M.R.S. § 1077 (2) (F); and Board rule chapter 9 § II (F), (P), & (R), and chapter 21 § III (R) by engaging in unprofessional conduct by: A) inappropriately prescribing drugs to a patient; B) failing to retain/maintain complete patient records for a patient; C) failing to obtain informed consent and record treatment plans with respect to six patients whose records were reviewed by the Board; and D) failing to follow the principles of proper pain management. As discipline, Dr. Royal agreed to accept a five (5) year license probation with the following conditions: A) within three (3) months, successfully complete a pre‑approved three‑hour course on prescribing narcotics; B) within thirty (30) days of the execution of the agreement, Dr. Royal must develop a patient sign‑in system to accurately reflect and record all patients seen in the practice; C) Dr. Royal must submit his dental practice to two announced site visits by the Board Complaint Officer and Board Investigator; D) Dr. Royal must submit ten records per quarter to the Board for review and approval; and E) Dr. Royal shall register with the prescription monitoring program.

      STEPHANIE LEE MAINS, RDH (RDH2644)

      On June 19, 2015, Ms. Stephanie Mains entered into a Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice. Ms. Mains agreed to a license probation until December 31, 2018 with the following licensure conditions: 1.)Full compliance with the Maine Dental Practice Act and all rules promulgated by the Board; 2.)Completion within 30 days after the last signature to this Agreement of all outstanding continuing education requirements applicable to the 2013‑2014 licensing biennium; 3.)Completion, without any extension of time, of all continuing education requirements for the 2015‑2016 and 2017‑2018 licensing biennia; 4.)Submission to an audit of compliance with requirements for continuing education for the 2015‑2016 and 2017‑2018 licensing biennia; and 5.) within ten business days, provision of a complete and truthful response to any Board request for information relating to this Agreement or her practice generally. This agreement was based on her failure to complete the continuing education requirements for the renewal of her dental hygiene license.

      SAMANTHA N. AUGELLO (RAD3576)

      On May 19, 2015, Ms. Samantha N. Augello entered into a Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice. Ms. Augello agreed to a two year license probation with the following licensure conditions: 1.) Full compliance with all requirements set forth in her Agreement of Defendant and Order Deferring Disposition in State of Maine v. Samantha Augello, Androscoggin County Superior Docket No. CR‑14‑1134; 2.); 2.) Full compliance with the Maine Dental Practice Act and all rules promulgated by the Board; 3.) Notification to the Board, within ten days, of (i.) termination of her Agreement of Defendant and Order, whether by fulfillment of its requirements or otherwise (ii.) receipt of a criminal summons from any law enforcement agency; (iii.) arrest by any law enforcement agency; or (iv.) being charged or indicted for any crime; and 4.) Provision of a copy of this consent agreement to persons who employ her as a dental professional. This agreement was based on a criminal case which resulted in a deferred disposition scheduled to end on December 3, 2015 which was reported to the Board on Ms. Augello’s initial application for a dental radiography license.

      NELSON DAVID HENRY, DMD (DEN3474)

      Effective March 27, 2015, Nelson Henry, DMD entered into a Consent Agreement with the Maine Board of Dental Practice. Dr. Henry agreed to accept a reprimand for the following violations: (1) failing to provide sanitary and safe office conditions; (2) violation of multiple covenants of a consent agreement dated September 14, 2012; (3) incompetence; and (4) unprofessional conduct. Dr. Henry also agreed never to apply for licensure or registration by the Board and never to engage in employment in Maine as a dental professional, regardless of whether such employment would require licensure or registration. The consent agreement releases Dr. Henry from financial and reporting obligations imposed pursuant to his September 14, 2012 Consent Agreement with the Board but does not otherwise affect that 2012 or earlier consent agreements Dr. Henry made with the Board. Please refer to the agreement dated March 27, 2015, for further details.

      ROBERT BRUCE HAAS, DDS (DEN2216)

      While investigating complaint 14‑24, the Board learned that Dr. Robert Haas had retired from the active practice of dentistry and had sold his dental practices. Following the Board’s review of the complaint and over concern for patient safety, the Board offered Dr. Haas the opportunity to surrender his Maine dental license. On March 3, 2015, the Maine Board of Dental Practice agreed to accept the permanent surrender of Dr. Robert Haas’s Maine dental license.

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