THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SECTION
The Florida Board of Dentistry (tel #850-245-4474) and the American Dental Association does not recognize dental implantology as a specialty.
Furthermore, a dentist telling you that they are credentialed in dental implants does not mean anything because to date there is no “definitive academic program” for legal credentialing that is recognized by the State of Florida. In my opinion, there are very few dentists that are competent in placing dental implants and extensive research should be done by anyone before they commence treatment. Look at what happened to my mouth.
In my opinion, the Florida Department of Health is not equipped or qualified to evaluate dentists that place dental implants or restore them. There are no safeguards in place by the Florida Department of Health to monitor the placement of dental implants and their restorations.
Presently, any General Dentist in the State of Florida can practice placing dental implants. As well, any General Dentist can restore an implant. This does not mean that they are good at this work or have the ability to do it.
Please be careful, you do not want to end up in my position.
The following section concerning my experience with the Florida Department of Health and their responsibility and ability to protect the public is based upon the truth and actual correspondence / documents.
Dr. Tolley and Dr. Kaplan are asking a Judge to shut down my teaching website (no legal basis in law) and state that I do not have the right to discuss my experience with the Florida Department of Health and their investigational process. In fact, they claim that I have “published my website for the sole purpose to embarrass, humiliate or otherwise in an egregious and untruthful manner reduce the reputations of Dr. Tolley and Dr. Kaplan as well as other treating dentists”.
My website is truthful and I never agreed to not discuss my dental treatments, my experience with the Florida Department of Health or my concerns and criticisms of system that does not work and is not protecting the public. The public is spending significant tax dollars for the salaries of this division. It is individuals such as myself that will bring about the necessary changes within the Florida Department of Health to properly and fairly protect the public’s best interest with respect to medical professionals.
I do not state or claim that the Florida Department of Health found these dentists guilty.
I do state that the system of investigating complaints against dentists is a joke (please refer to end of section their actual Minutes of Meeting and subsequent disciplinary actions).
I do state that my complaints against these dentists were not:
- investigated thoroughly or ethically
(l) making deceptive, untrue or fraudulent representations in or related to the practice of dentistry --- I WAS TOLD THAT I NEEDED TO REPLACE MY MISSING LOWER TOOTH THAT I NEVER HAD IN ORDER TO PREVENT FUTURE JAW PROBLEMS. THIS WAS NOT TRUE.
(n) failing to make available to a patient or client, or to her or his legal representative or the department if authorized in writing by the patient, copies of documents in the possession or under control of the licensee which relate to the patient or client.----- DR. TOLLEY AND DR. BLAKE REFUSE TO GIVE ME THE MODELS OF MY MOUTH! I HAD TO THREATEN PALM BEACH PROSTODONTICS AND BLAKE TO GET MY MEDICAL RECORDS.
(t) Fraud, deceit, or misconduct in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene. ----- DR. TOLLEY AND DR. BLAKE WERE NOT TRUTHFUL IN DISCLOSING WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO MY TEETH WITH THEIR PROPOSED AND ULTIMATELY PERFORMED DENTAL TREATMENTS. DENTISTS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO GIVE FULL DISCLOSURE IN ORDER FOR A PATIENT TO MAKE AND GIVE INFORMED CONSENT.
(x) Being guilty of incompetence or negligence by failing to meet the minimum standards of performance in diagnosis and treatment when measured against generally prevailing peer performance, including, but not limited to, the undertaking of diagnosis and treatment for which the dentist is not qualified by training or experience or being guilty of dental malpractice……… -- DR. TOLLEY, DR. KAPLAN, DR. MOHAUPT AND DR. BLAKE IN MY OPINION RECOMMENDED AND ULTIMATELY PERFORMED NEGLIGENT DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND INADEQUATE FOLLOW UP CARE.
- the Florida Department of Health ignored my request for
additional review even after I told them that their “clinical expert” and supposedly “unbiased
/ professional” Dr. Ferris told me he spoke with the dentists involved
(Dr. Ferris also told me that he would not have placed these implants where
they were). As well, what basis did Dr. Ferris use for his evaluation of my
dental care? How did he evaluate my dental implants when the Florida Board
of Dentistry does even recognize this as a specialty? Did he use his own standard
The Florida Department Health does not care. They are well paid whether they perform or not and in my opinion, the dental professionals are well aware of it.
My concern is to protect the public. It is too late for myself, but I do not want to see anyone in my position. Educating the public is the answer.
It is my legal right to teach what was done to my teeth by these dentists. I have the right to freedom of speech and I am exercising it responsibly and will fight to do so.