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#509752 - 12/08/15 03:49 AM Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice  
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Dentist arrested in the US for injecting semen into his patient’s mouths attempts to open clinic in San Pedro - Quick action from the San Pedro Police Department has prevented a possible fraudulent businessman from opening his doors to the public and offering his dentistry services to the island community of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

The office of Oceanside Dental located at the Four Sisters Plaza on Pescador Drive was shut down before it could open on its inaugural day of business after the San Pedro Police Department was tipped off about the dentist’s past criminal business practices in the United States of America. On Monday, December 7, 2015, the businessman was detained by the police pending investigation into his case.

Dentist John Hall was accused in the United States for violating dentistry’s standard of care, engaging in immoral conduct and committing sexual assault or battery. News based site WSOCTV of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, posted an article on July 1, 2005, stating that Dr. John Hall pleaded guilty to seven counts of injecting semen into his patients' mouths and choosing to go to jail, rather than spend years on probation.

The website SFGATE contained another article published on July 28, 2004, stating patients’ claims of malpractice against the same dentist. That publication sites that “Former employees of a dentist claim the man made female patients unwittingly swallow his semen during visits to his office. Six former patients say he tricked them into swallowing his semen and a seventh claims he jumped on top of her in the dental chair and ‘began to gyrate against her lower body in a sexual manner.’”

That report went on to say that the state’s dental board suspended Hall's license on November 5, after police began investigating allegations by two former employees. In February, it conditionally restored his license, barring him from being alone with female patients. Hall's lawyers say the dentist has been falsely accused by disgruntled former employees. (Click to Read entire report)

The San Pedro Police Department is investigating the issues behind Dr. Hall’s issuance of a Social Security Card and Work Permit under the name John Roberts Hall on the same date while his temporary registration was granted under the name Robert Bob Hall. ASP Jemmott told Ambergris Today that he is very surprised why no proper background check were made before any legal documents were issued to Mr. Hall who did not deny to him the incidents of his arrest in the United States.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in The Ambergris Today

Ministry of Health shuts down Oceanside Dental Clinic on opening day

The Ministry of Health (MOH) was contacted by The Sun on Monday, November 30th in an effort to understand how Dr. Hall was licensed in Belize, as his license to practice in the United States of America was revoked by the North Carolina State Board due to criminal charges brought against him back in 2005. According to Director of Licensing and Accreditation at the MOH, Englebert Emmanuel, the MOH had no knowledge of such a dentist opening a practice in San Pedro but did confirm that Dr. Hall had received a license from the Belize Medical Council Board.

In a follow up call to the MOH on Friday, December 4th, Mr. Emmanuel told The Sun that they [MOH] were still investigating the matter but so far they hadn’t found anything wrong. Apparently Dr. Hall’s applications to be licensed from the Dental Council were legitimate and he came with good recommendations. Mr. Emmanuel indicated that they were trying to get in contact with Dr. Hall and conduct a thorough interview with him. According to Mr. Emmanuel this would be done later next week. Emmanuel also stated that they were in the process of contacting the USA Dental Board of North Carolina to find out the logistics on Dr. Hall’s incident and verify if the allegations were true and confirm that this was the same person before making any decisions. Mr. Emmanuel went on say that the MOH will not give out any statement at that time, and should The Sun run an article pertaining to the situation it would not be endorsed by them. Emmanuel warned The Sun to wait on the story until they come could come up with a conclusion, stating that if not accurate it would be damaging the integrity of both Dr. Hall, the MOH and the Belize Dental Council.

On Monday morning the 7th, concerned that the dentist in question would be free to examine patients in San Pedro, The San Pedro Sun editor Tamara Sniffin visited the police station in an effort to prevent the dental clinic from opening, and met with Deputy of the Coastal Executive Unit, Assistant Superintended, Henry Jemmott. This was the first the San Pedro Police learned of the situation and dialogue between the MOH and the San Pedro Police promptly began.

Since his licenses issued by the Belize Medical Council Board had been revoked, Dr. Hall cannot practice dentistry in Belize. MOH is also investigating as to how the Council issued the license under a wrong name in the first place. On Tuesday, December 8th charges were laid against Dr. Hall by the San Pedro Police for the crime of “False Representation” under the Dentist Act Chapter 316 Section 14. “It was thanks to the diligence of The San Pedro Sun that this matter was brought to our attention that we were able to stop the opening of the clinic and ultimately charge Dr. Hall for his wrong doings. He was charged for providing false representation to the Belize Medical Council Board,” said Jemmott.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in The San Pedro Sun

#509759 - 12/08/15 06:00 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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Often we hear comments on newcomers being treated with distance for a while after their arrival ..... It is true and it is because of seeing creeps like this one (and Nanes, etc) move in for a while. It takes time to know who people really are.

#509763 - 12/08/15 06:57 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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Maybe the GOB can sign up for Google...

#509766 - 12/08/15 08:24 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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#509767 - 12/08/15 10:13 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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Gives new meaning to getting your teeth whitened...

#509768 - 12/08/15 11:19 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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All humour aside, this is one sick dude.

#509770 - 12/08/15 01:35 PM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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That goes both ways, though. Beware.

Words have power. Speak it into existence.
#509772 - 12/08/15 02:26 PM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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#509824 - 12/10/15 05:19 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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Maybe for the good of Belize he will follow the lead of McAfee and Schnitzer. smirk

#509942 - 12/15/15 01:43 PM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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Dentist Shut Down in San Pedro Attempts to Clear His Name

Here is his press release:

“Anyone who has no sin in their life should step forward and throw the first stone”
To: The citizens and friends of San Pedro,

Ambergris Caye, Belize is a wonderful place and it felt like home from the first day I was here... I came to Belize to help the local people with free dentistry in a modern clinic as well as treat local x-pat/international patients and enjoy the fabulous country of Belize then retire. I never thought I would be ridiculed, cussed at, and made fun of with harmful threats to me and Bella (my dog) based on assumptions instead of facts. I ask you to allow me to explain my side of the story with factual findings and explanation.

My life and my family’s life changed on November 5, 2003 (my 10th wedding anniversary) when I was accused of a disgusting and absurd action of placing semen in patient’s mouths. I did not do what I was accused of doing!

After the intervention by the police department in North Carolina, I had a long discussion with the Dental Board. Upon discussing this matter with them, they recommended an immediate evaluation at a very intensive multiple day physiological review at the Behavior Institute of Medicine on November 19, 2003. This intense physiological testing was unbelievable and very thorough. My staff was still not jaded by the media or outside sources due to the short period of time since the incident and told the truth when interviewed. When they were asked about the situation they said (excerpt from the actual evaluation document):

During this intense evaluation, I participated in 3 separate and individual polygraph (lie detector) test. The question that I was asked and the overall opinion from 2 evaluators of all 3 polygraph test are:

  • -Have you ever put ejaculate into a patient’s mouth? (Answer: No)
  • -Have you ever consumed alcohol within two hours of going to work? (Answer: No)
  • -Did you collect your ejaculate for any other reason than to measure the effects of Propecia? (Answer: No)

At the conclusion of the very intense and physiological evaluation by many physiologist and time tested evaluations was:

In a study of finasteride 1 mg daily in healthy men, a median decrease in ejaculate volume of 0.3 mL (-11%) compared with 0.2 mL (-8%) for placebo was observed after 48 weeks of treatment. Two other studies showed that finasteride at 5 times the dosage of Propecia (5 mg daily) produced significant median decreases of approximately 0.5 mL (-25%) compared to placebo in ejaculate volume, but this was reversible after discontinuation of treatment.

I began to be concerned and I asked my medical doctor about this side effect of decrease in the amount of ejaculate. He testified that I did ask him about this side effect and he did tell me I could measure the amount of ejaculate if I was concerned. Being a very sensitive issue and being very embarrassed to discuss this with my wife, I measured the amount at the office after business hours. I measured the amount about 5-6 times and there was a decreasing amount of ejaculate as suspected.

As you could imagine, I was unsure how I would measure this so I utilized an instrument we utilize to withdraw fluids and stop bleeding so I could aspirate the ejaculate into it to know the amount in milliliters (ml). This does not have a needle on the end but is blunt ended as seen in this picture:

As disgusting as it was, I had planned to show my findings with my medical doctor but looking retrospectively, I should have just written down the findings and discarded the measuring device I utilized. I kept them in my desk drawer in a systematic manner and not in any location around patients. These were found in my desk when the police came into my office. This is a very embarrassing issue but feel it is worth telling the truth.

As I mentioned, I regrettably had an extra-marital relationship with a patient that involved oral sex. So yes, she would have had remnants of semen in her mouth. When this issue became public through the media, this person requested $10,000,000.00 pay-off. Her attorney then realized that I had a $2,000,000.00 malpractice insurance policy and later lowered to this amount when I refused to pay the initial requested amount because I had not done what I was accused of doing. After the news story, there were many others of various ages that felt they were a victim. Most of these woman decided not to pursue their allegations when they realized it was only patients or their parents just wanted to get money. In the USA, all medical/dental practitioners have malpractice insurance and mine was worth $2,000,000.00 and attorneys attempt to sue to get the money. As in most news stories, the News provide so much information, anyone can copy what was said so the claimants seem to have a collaborative story. And the remaining 6 alleged victims did.

The 7th alleged victim stated that I gyrated against her in the chair. In the clinic on Halloween day I was wearing an air filled very large dancer costume similar to the one in the picture below. I had a fun day dancing around and enjoying making people laugh including the one that made the allegations. She had a great time and got up and danced with me. Her boyfriend was an attorney.

After the dental board hearing, approximately $670,000.00 was spent on attorney fees. Before any of the state and/or individual law suits started, my attorney said that he would require another $200,000.00 retainer. My family had been through enough reticule, abuse and slander to continue to fight. We had bomb threats of our house and my truck and people yelling at me, my wife and children. We were in fear all the time. We just wanted to move away from NC.

We did not have $200,000.00 to fight and had no choice to discuss my penalty options after the state and/or alleged victim’s attorneys filed law suits. There was never a court or jury hearing.

I agreed to consolidate the law suits. I accepted an Alford Plea. This is when I do not admit innocence or admit guilt but just want to move forward with our life for the sake of my children and wife. It is considered a misdemeanor guilty plea but never admitting guilt but admitting I did not have any more money to fight but it is put into the records as “Guilty Plea”. I have never admitted to such a gross act and never will. I had the option of 5 years of intense probation or 4 months in jail. If I were to accept the intense probation, we could not leave the county or state and the effect on my children would be even more devastating. I opted to be finished with this nightmare and was incarcerated for 45 days for the sake of my wife and children.

The hardest part of the situation and not having enough money to continue to fight when God and I know the truth and what I was accused of never happened. I can walk with my head high because God is walking with me knowing I did not do what I as accused of doing. The constant verbal battery, belittling, berating and being judged by so many people that only listen to the media stories and not the actual truth. The heart wrenching ache I feel every day and pray to God is the loss of my children throughout this situation. All of the judgmental people that believe and share the media stories and judge without knowing the truth is nothing compared to losing my children. My pain is for a lifetime!

“Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.”
Proverbs 12:19
Humbly Submitted,
Dr. Hall

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