Thursday, May 24, 2012

Errol Gillis, DDS v California Board of Dentistry–Appeals Court Decision–Gillis lost on many levels.

Dr. Gillis worked at Sears Dental and things did not go well for him. He fought the law, and the law won. He lost his licenses for "gross negligent and incompetent" professional treatment. He appealed that decision to an Administrative Law Judge. The Dental Board took it to the First Appellate District Division One in California. The Dental Board won. Errol M. Gillis, DDS v California Board of Dentistry - Appeals Court Decision and Order Case CPF-10-510174

Jot this down: After a five-day hearing spanning days in June, July, and September 2009, an ALJ issued a proposed decision on December 3, 2009. The decision found the facts as set forth above and concluded Gillis was both grossly negligent and incompetent under Business and Professions Code section 16702 for overfilling James J.‟s tooth (paragraph 5E), both grossly negligent and engaging in unprofessional conduct under section 1670 for failing to respond to the wife‟s calls (paragraph 5G), and repeatedly negligent under section 1670 for failing to maintain complete patient records and failing to note the overfill or advise James J. about it (paragraphs 5A and 5F). The ALJ found the Board had not proved the other allegations of the accusation.