Florida dentist surrenders license for using anesthesia without a permit

Lawrence Duffy, DMD, a dentist in Florida, agreed to voluntarily relinquish his dental license following using general anesthesia without a permit.

In 2019, Dr. Duffy failed to record the route of administration, dosage, time and sequence of a general anesthetic drug while treating a patient and failed to document the patient's status upon discharge, according to an order from the Florida Department of Health. 

Prior to administering general anesthesia and/or deep sedation, Dr. Duffy did not obtain the proper permit. 

As part of the surrender of his license, Dr. Duffy agreed to cease practicing as a dentist in Florida and to never reapply for licensure in the state, the order said.

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