Dentist Charged For Treating Patients While Drunk
On March 23, a dentist in Mars, Pa. worked on seven patients before his concerned staff called 911 and he was arrested after stating he drank an entire bottle of vodka.
Gregory Bellotti was charged with public drunkenness and reckless endangerment. He also just got his license suspended by the dentistry board and has an arraignment set for September 5. We looked up his rating through a Google search and was able to see a complaint about him removing the wrong tooth due to “being drunk”.
This isn’t the only case where an allegedly drunk dentist performed treatments on patients while under the influence. In 2014, a woman reported that an Ashland City dentist was drunk, smelled of alcohol and sedated her 19-year-old-nephew for a procedure, according to the police report. It was also reported that a representative of the Department of Health asked Kaufman several times to stop the procedure, but rather than accepting the advice, he returned to working on his patient wearing flip flops, running shorts and a T-shirt.
It was also reported that a representative of the Department of Health asked Kaufman several times to stop the procedure, but rather than accepting the advice, he returned to working on his patient wearing flip flops, running shorts and a T-shirt. He was charged and released on a $3,000 bond.
Here’s what’s so aggravating about this story; it’s extremely dangerous to perform any dental work on patients while under the influence. While people stick to dental care nearby, it’s extremely important to take quality into consideration when choosing your dentist. Dental work, including dental implant cost, is very expensive and you deserve a dentist that will make your treatment stress-free and professional.
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