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Dental Surgeon Keeps License in Notorious Case

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

An oral surgeon who reached a deal with the state Department of Health over allegations of sexual misconduct with three sedated teenage patients has left a group practice and will open a new solo office, the Pensacola News Journal reports. The Florida Board of Dentistry approved the settlement, which calls for Dr. David “Ty” Turbyfill to pay close to $15,000 in fines and always have another health professional present while he’s with patients.  

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