I’m sure we will see Dr. Turbyfill in the news again. It’s just a matter of time. Clearly the state of Florida learned little from the Dr. Thomas Floyd fiasco.
Aug. 27, 2013
FLORIDA - A Pensacola oral surgeon plans to start a new practice after reaching a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Health over accusations of sexual misconduct with three sedated teenage patients.
Dr. David “Ty” Turbyfill has denied the allegations, calling them unfounded.
The Florida Board of Dentistry has approved the agreement, which allows Turbyfill to continue his practice. The deal calls for him to pay a $10,000 administrative fine and $4,630 in costs associated with the case. It also requires him to be monitored by a licensed health professional when using anesthesia or conscious sedation.
Turbyfill was formerly a partner of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates on North 9th Avenue.
His license has been restricted since April, when the state health department issued an emergency order after the allegations surfaced.
The department filed an administrative complaint later that month stating that staff members had seen Turbyfill acting inappropriately with three female patients on four occasions, twice with the same patient, between Nov. 16 and Feb. 20. Among claims in the complaint, witnesses alleged that Turbyville was seen moving his hips and pelvic region suggestively near patients and seemed to be sexually aroused in the presence of some patients — covering his groin and leaving the room on more than one occasion.