A Pensacola dentist who is accused of inappropriately touching a few gals also has many reprimands and a revoked Georgia license to apply dentistry.
Charles Stamitoles has operated the Stamitoles Dental Middle of Creighton Highway considering that 2001 and has legally practiced dentistry in Florida and Ga given that 1984, in accordance to the Florida and Georgia boards of dentistry.
ECSO deputies arrested Stamitoles on May perhaps 27 and June 2 for allegedly inappropriately touching an employee and multiple patients between 2020 and 2022.
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Just one demand consists of a individual who was inappropriately patted multiple moments although lying down for a treatment. Stamitoles is at present out on bond.
These accusations and arrests are not the initially time Stamitoles has encountered the legislation or the disciplinary action of a governing entire body.
Dentistry board documents display that he has at least three reprimands on his license to exercise dentistry, used a complete of six years on probation, used a total of three years and 30 times on suspension and has compensated above $80,000 in fines and reimbursement of board investigations.
Attempts to get to Stamitoles’ by his attorney Friday had been not promptly productive.
In 2019, Stamitoles paid civil penalties for failure to supply evidence of insurance plan, and afterwards that 12 months he was arrested for driving below the impact, even so individuals prices have been in the end dropped.
While training dentistry in Ga, Stamitoles was accused of improperly setting up the dental crowns of some people — and refusing to put in the crowns of others — during a time period between 1984 and 1987.
He pled no contest through a 1989 investigation into all those accusations and acknowledged all disciplinary penalties, which involved a 30-day suspension adopted by two yrs probation, a $2,000 wonderful and refunding any money the complainants expended on dental get the job done.
In 1995, the Georgia Board of Dentistry revoked Stamitoles’ license after they considered he falsified and knowingly submitted insurance coverage claims for products and services never ever rendered to patients, failed to document restorative solutions prior to even more therapies, falsified billing paperwork to people for solutions under no circumstances rendered and engaged in actions considered “dangerous to the general public” that “materially impacts the exercise of the licensee … to observe business.”
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The Florida Board of Dentistry took motion versus his license in 1999 beneath a Florida Statutes, which states a dentist can be denied a license or be matter to disciplinary action for “getting a license to observe dentistry or dental hygiene revoked, suspended, or if not acted versus,” and failing to report motion taken from a license.
The board observed that Stamitoles did not report the action taken by the Ga Board in 1989 or 1995, but his sanctions from Florida’s Board were simply a retroactive suspension to May well 6, 1997, and a $396 great.
In 2005, Stamitoles was investigated again by the Florida Dentistry Board for breaking Florida Statute 456.072(1)(c) which “topics a licensee to discipline by the Board of Dentistry for staying convicted or located responsible of, or entering a plea of nolo contendere to … a crime in any jurisdiction which relates to the follow of, or ability to observe, a licensee’s profession.”
This investigation by the Dentistry Board came immediately after Stamitoles pleaded no contest — or approved the penalties of a guilty plea with no pleading guilt — to petit theft in 2003.
“By way of his criminal offense, the Respondent (Stamitoles) has demonstrated a absence of judgment and regard for the laws of the state and federal governing administration,” his Office of Health and fitness administrative criticism notes, “and has engaged in a crime of dishonesty and ethical turpitude by trying to steal from a further person.
“The Respondent has revealed deficiency of moral character, a sense of dishonesty and a disregard for the regulation,” the criticism also pointed out,” attributes that are in immediate conflict with excellent moral character and which casts severe question on the Respondent’s ability to follow dentistry.”
For this, the board fined Stamitoles $10,000, gave him two yrs of probation and furnished his license with a different reprimand.
And still, in accordance to another DOH administrative criticism, Stamitoles allegedly unsuccessful to maintain professional medical information of assessment effects, diagnoses and restoration components among 2005 and 2007.
He also allegedly falsified patients’ billing documents and solutions performed, falsely indicated individuals required replacements of crowns and falsified remedy notes.
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The Florida Board of Dentistry gave Stamitoles’ license another reprimand and suspended him for one calendar year beginning in January 2013 adopted by a two-calendar year probation. He was also fined $30,000.
Stamitoles was reprimanded and fined yet again in 2019 for allegedly breaking a patient’s tooth in the course of a tooth extraction and failing to take care of or doc the difficulty.
“The bare minimum standards of diagnosis and remedy in practice of dentistry demands that dentists do not harm adjacent enamel when carrying out extractions,” the administrative grievance mentioned. “Respondent weakened Patient W.S.’s tooth 20 while extracting tooth 19 this sort of as to render the tooth non-restorable.”
The patient’s harmed tooth later on needed removal, according to the grievance files, and Stamitoles was fined $10,000.
At present, the Florida Section of Overall health lists Stamitoles’ license as “obligations/energetic,” which according to the DOH indicates “the licensing board or office has disciplined the accredited practitioner and a penalty, which may perhaps contain limitations and/or additional needs, was put on the licensed practitioner. The licensed practitioner may perhaps practice his/her occupation in the state of Florida underneath the ailments specified by the licensing board or office.”
The News Journal built numerous attempts to contact the Florida Board of Dentistry pertaining to the standards to keep a dental license in Florida, but has not obtained responses to inquiries as of deadline.
Courtroom documents indicate Stamitoles’ following court docket celebration in the battery scenario is June 16.
Benjamin Johnson can be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8578