Maine dental board clears dentists accused of jeopardizing patient health, safety

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The Maine Board of Dental Practice sided with Jan Kippax, DDS, after the dentist was accused by multiple patients of abusing patient health and safety, according to Maine Public.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. Dr. Kippax’s license was suspended a year ago following 200 complaints filed from 18 patients stating their health and safety was harmed by Dr. Kippax.

2. The complaints include extracting wrong teeth, performing procedures prior to anesthesia taking effect and continuing with procedures when a patient indicated pain.

3. The board determined Dr. Kippax did not violate standards of care within the complaints admitted into court.

4. While not all complaints were investigated within the trail, it remains unclear whether the state will purse other complaints against Dr. Kippax and his staff.

5. Dr. Kippax practiced at Androscoggin Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Lewiston, Maine.

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