AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state has dismissed all remaining claims against a Maine doctor who faced allegations of poor patient care.
The Sun Journal reports that the decision by the Maine Board of Dental Practice brings to a close all existing charges against Dr. Jan Kippax.
The dentist’s license was temporarily suspended amid allegations that he extracted the wrong teeth and continued painful procedures despite pleas from patients to stop. A jury in October awarded a Maine man nearly $300,000 in damages in a dental malpractice case involving Kippax.
The state originally cited 195 allegations but the number was reduced to 64 involving five patients.
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Two experts testified Kippax did not violate standards of care. Kippax’s lawyer praised the panel’s action, saying the law was applied correctly.
Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com