A Pensacola dentist who is accused of inappropriately touching 3 women also has multiple reprimands and a revoked Georgia license to apply dentistry.
Charles Stamitoles has operated the Stamitoles Dental Centre of Creighton Street because 2001 and has lawfully practiced dentistry in Florida and Georgia due to the fact 1984, in accordance to the Florida and Georgia boards of dentistry.
ECSO deputies arrested Stamitoles on Could 27 and June 2 for allegedly inappropriately touching an employee and multiple patients between 2020 and 2022.
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A person cost contains a patient who was inappropriately patted multiple periods even though lying down for a course of action. Stamitoles is at present out on bond.
These accusations and arrests are not the first time Stamitoles has encountered the legislation or the disciplinary motion of a governing body.
Dentistry board files exhibit that he has at the very least three reprimands on his license to observe dentistry, put in a whole of six years on probation, used a full of three years and 30 days on suspension and has compensated around $80,000 in fines and reimbursement of board investigations.
Tries to access Stamitoles’ via his lawyer Friday have been not right away effective.
In 2019, Stamitoles paid civil penalties for failure to supply proof of insurance, and later on that 12 months he was arrested for driving less than the influence, having said that individuals fees ended up in the end dropped.
Though working towards dentistry in Ga, Stamitoles was accused of improperly installing the dental crowns of some people — and refusing to put in the crowns of some others — during a interval between 1984 and 1987.
He pled no contest in the course of a 1989 investigation into individuals accusations and approved all disciplinary penalties, which incorporated a 30-working day suspension followed by two years probation, a $2,000 great and refunding any funds the complainants put in on dental operate.
In 1995, the Georgia Board of Dentistry revoked Stamitoles’ license immediately after they considered he falsified and knowingly submitted insurance policy statements for providers never rendered to sufferers, unsuccessful to document restorative treatment options prior to even further therapies, falsified billing documents to sufferers for solutions hardly ever rendered and engaged in habits deemed “destructive to the community” that “materially affects the conditioning of the licensee … to apply organization.”
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The Florida Board of Dentistry took motion in opposition to his license in 1999 beneath a Florida Statutes, which states a dentist can be denied a license or be subject to disciplinary action for “possessing a license to follow dentistry or dental cleanliness revoked, suspended, or in any other case acted from,” and failing to report action taken against 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 6, 1997, and a $396 fine.
In 2005, Stamitoles was investigated yet again by the Florida Dentistry Board for breaking Florida Statute 456.072(1)(c) which “topics a licensee to willpower by the Board of Dentistry for currently being convicted or located guilty of, or moving into a plea of nolo contendere to … a criminal offense in any jurisdiction which relates to the exercise of, or potential to exercise, a licensee’s career.”
This investigation by the Dentistry Board arrived just after Stamitoles pleaded no contest — or accepted the penalties of a guilty plea with out pleading guilt — to petit theft in 2003.
“By means of his crime, the Respondent (Stamitoles) has demonstrated a deficiency of judgment and respect for the laws of the point out and federal govt,” his Division of Wellness administrative grievance notes, “and has engaged in a criminal offense of dishonesty and moral turpitude by making an attempt to steal from another man or woman.
“The Respondent has exposed lack of ethical character, a perception of dishonesty and a disregard for the legislation,” the criticism also mentioned,” features that are in immediate conflict with very good moral character and which casts major doubt on the Respondent’s ability to follow dentistry.”
For this, the board fined Stamitoles $10,000, gave him two many years of probation and furnished his license with a further reprimand.
And however, according to another DOH administrative grievance, Stamitoles allegedly unsuccessful to hold clinical information of examination final results, diagnoses and restoration resources amongst 2005 and 2007.
He also allegedly falsified patients’ billing paperwork and solutions executed, falsely indicated patients desired replacements of crowns and falsified therapy notes.
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The Florida Board of Dentistry gave Stamitoles’ license a further reprimand and suspended him for just one 12 months beginning in January 2013 adopted by a two-12 months probation. He was also fined $30,000.
Stamitoles was reprimanded and fined all over again in 2019 for allegedly breaking a patient’s tooth all through a tooth extraction and failing to correct or document the dilemma.
“The minimum requirements of prognosis and remedy in practice of dentistry calls for that dentists do not hurt adjacent enamel when performing extractions,” the administrative grievance pointed out. “Respondent weakened Affected individual W.S.’s tooth 20 although extracting tooth 19 these kinds of as to render the tooth non-restorable.”
The patient’s harmed tooth afterwards needed removal, in accordance to the grievance documents, and Stamitoles was fined $10,000.
At this time, the Florida Department of Wellness lists Stamitoles’ license as “obligations/energetic,” which according to the DOH usually means “the licensing board or department has disciplined the accredited practitioner and a penalty, which may contain restrictions and/or additional demands, was positioned on the accredited practitioner. The accredited practitioner may well exercise his/her job in the state of Florida beneath the circumstances specified by the licensing board or section.”
The News Journal made many tries to contact the Florida Board of Dentistry relating to the requirements to maintain a dental license in Florida, but has not been given responses to inquiries as of deadline.
Court records reveal Stamitoles’ next court event in the battery circumstance is June 16.
Benjamin Johnson can be attained at [email protected] or 850-435-8578