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Hearing Date Set For Lewiston Dentist Accused Of Health, Safety Violations

A hearing date has been set for a Lewiston dentist who had his license temporarily suspended this winter for allegedly putting the health and safety of his patients in immediate jeopardy.

The Maine Board of Dental Practice will hold an adjudicatory hearing Sept. 29-30, for Dr. Jan Kippax.

The board suspended Kippax’s license in February for 30 days following complaints that he continued painful procedures after patients asked him to stop, extracted the wrong teeth, inappropriately restrained patients and failed to change contaminated gloves.

The board had planned to hold a hearing before the end of Kippax’s temporary license suspension to determine what, if any, further disciplinary actions to take. But that hearing was postponed, which allowed Kippax to return to work this spring.