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Illinois suspends dentist’s license calling his practices an imminent danger after death of 5 year-old girl

Illinois suspended the dental license of the dentist whose 5 year-old patient tragically died due to his improper administering of anesthesia. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said that the dentist failed to monitor the 5 year-old girl’s blood pressure, pulse, and respiration during her visit. The dentist gave the 5 year-old multiple medications, including intravenous doses of Valium, but did not notice her comatose condition until the girl’s mother alerted him. The dentist’s records even state that the 5 year-old was “alert and responsive” when she was discharged. For his gross medical malpractice, the dentist also faces heavy fines.

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