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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Dr. Penelope Dunlap - Angola Indiana Dentist–11 Felonies

An Angola dentist accused of diagnosing fictitious cavities lost her bid Friday to regain her license to practice when the Indiana Board of Dentistry voted 6-0 to continue Dr. Penelope Dunlap’s suspension.

Five members of the board abstained but did not give a reason.

Dunlap was initially given a 90-day suspension in November that was expected to run out in February, before the board was scheduled to meet again.

The latest 90-day suspension will last until May 4, just past an April trial date that has been set on 11 felonies Dunlap has been charged with in Steuben County. * * *

In November, the state Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint with the Indiana Board of Dentistry seeking an emergency suspension in reference to questionable cavities in three patients.

In December, local prosecutors filed six counts of Medicaid fraud and five counts of attempted theft, all Class D felonies.