The Florida Board of Dentistry revoked the dental license of Charles Stamitoles Monday, stopping him from practicing dentistry in the condition of Florida.
The board’s final buy came after the Florida Division of Health (DOH) submitted an administrative criticism towards Stamitoles for two misdemeanor battery expenses he faced in Pensacola.
“The violations established forth in the Administrative Complaint warrant disciplinary action by the Board,” the remaining order said. “For that reason, it is hereby ordered and adjudged … Respondent, Florida Dentistry License Selection DN 10168 is revoked.”
The DOH criticism references two misdemeanor battery circumstances for which of Stamitoles is currently serving jail time.
The to start with complaint relates to a Dec. 16, 2020, incident wherever Stamitoles patted a female patient’s breast while she was in the running chair and complimented her physical visual appearance. The next rely in the complaint outlines that Stamitoles questioned a female patient about her sexual exercise and relationship daily life.
“(Stamitoles) instructed client J.J. that she ‘drove him crazy’ and expressed an desire in engaging in a sexual connection with client J.J.,” the grievance states. “(Stamitoles) informed individual J.J. that he identified her to be ‘sexy’ and attractive.”
The board ultimately identified he violated Florida Statute 466.027, which states that “the dentist-client romance is founded on mutual rely on,” and that “sexual misconduct in the observe of dentistry suggests violation of the dentist-client” marriage.
Florida’s Surgeon Typical Joseph Ladapo formerly barred Stamitoles from practicing on woman clients in a June 23, 2022, emergency order laying out the limits.
“Dr. Stamitoles’ workforce are presently informed of his deviant actions, and this has not hindered him from his inappropriate perform,” the crisis buy observed. “As a result, nothing at all quick of the instant restriction of Dr. Stamitoles’ license to apply as a dentist on feminine people will safeguard the public from the potential risks designed by Dr. Stamitoles’ continued, unrestricted observe of dentistry.”
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Right after an Oct. 26 demo in one particular of his battery cases, Stamitoles was sentenced to nine months in Escambia County Jail. Stamitoles afterwards pleaded no contest on Jan. 20 to his remaining 6 battery charges.
Escambia County Choose Kristina sentenced Stamitoles to 60 days in county jail on Jan. 28 for each individual of his 4 battery prices right after the plea. She requested the sentences for two of the counts to operate concurrent to his 9-thirty day period sentence, and for the sentences on the remaining two counts to run consecutively, properly earning Stamitoles’ jail sentence close to 13 months.
Stamitoles even now faces 1 felony depend of battery after allegedly grabbing a 74-yr-aged patient’s face “while putting his confront about 6 to eight inches in front of her face and advised her to appear into his eyes.” Stamitoles then advised her that he can support her with her enamel and allegedly kissed her on the brow.
He also faces a felony perjury demand right after lying to a choose about why he violated his release agreement by traveling to Cellular, Alabama. He at first told the judge he traveled to help his son, but he allegedly violated the arrangement to go purchase a auto with his wife.
Stamitoles’s upcoming court day is March 22.
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