Former New York dentist gets jail time for attempting to forcibly touch patient

A former New York dentist was sentenced to 45 days in jail for attempting to forcibly touch a patient.

Tiberiu Sfintescu, DDS, 75, pleaded guilty in May to attempting to forcibly touch the intimate parts of a female patient during an appointment at his dental office in Tonawanda, N.Y., in May 2020, according to an Aug. 1 news release. 

As part of the plea deal, Mr. Sfintescu sold his dental practice and surrendered his license to practice dentistry in the state.

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