Embattled Florida dentist sentenced to 1 year in prison in battery cases

A Florida dentist facing several battery charges for inappropriately touching female patients and an employee was given four 60-day sentences, the Pensacola News Journal reported Jan. 28.

Charles Stamitoles, DDS, of Pensacola, Fla., was arrested several times in 2022 for allegedly inappropriately touching female patients and an employee. He was found guilty of misdemeanor battery for one case in October and sentenced to 270 days in jail in November. He was also ordered to pay $625 in court fees and $1,350 in restitution and to have no contact with the employee in the case. The Florida Department of Health restricted his dental license June 22, barring him from practicing dentistry on female patients.

Stamitoles was sentenced to 60 days in county jail for four battery charges. Sentences for two of the counts will run concurrent to his nine-month sentence, and the remaining two sentences will run consecutively. Dr. Stamitoles will spend approximately 13 months in jail total. 

Dr. Stamitoles still faces one felony count of battery for an incident with a different patient. The Florida Department of Health is also investigating his actions to determine whether it will revoke his dental license in the state.

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