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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

Dirty Dentist Slipped Right Past Medical Council

Tonight San Pedro Police are preparing to charge an American man for making a false representation under the dental act. John Robert Hall - a dentist who was convicted in the US, and sent to jail for injecting semen into at least seven of his patient's mouths - seems to have effortlessly manipulated the Medical Council of Belize and gotten a license to work as a dentist, using just a nickname. He did all this despite the well reported 2004 offence - all anyone had to do to find out about it was Google search his name and the quite revolting story would come up. And so, that's likely why Hall didn't use his proper name. And, it seems the council didn't even ask him to present an ID! He got his medical license under an assumed name: Robert Bob Hall - even though all his id's show his name as John Robert Hall. And those ID's include a Belizean work permit and a social security card - which were given both under his legal name.

And so with a duly signed medical license, causally given to him under his nickname, Robert Bob Hall, he was set to open up his Ocean Side dental clinic on San Pedro yesterday morning. And, all would have proceeded as normal were it not for the San Pedro Sun. The paper reports that residents reached out to them with the news that the new dentist in town had been convicted in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Sun's investigation confirmed the report - Hall, had in fact pleaded guilty to 7 counts of injecting bodily fluids into his patients while they were sitting in his dentist's' chair. He spent 4 months in jail and his license to practice in the States was revoked.

The Sun contacted the Ministry of Health - which, by the paper's account - did little more than the usual foot dragging - and so on opening day the editor of the Sun Tamara Sniffin went directly to island police to ask them to intervene and stop the clinic from opening. Deputy of the Coastal Executive Unit, Assistant Superintendent, Henry Jemmott went directly to the clinic, asked Hall for his documents, and that led to the shutdown. Incredibly, the Council and the Ministry of Health were not aware in the discrepancy of names between what was on his license and the name on his identification documents.

Hall has been in police custody since then - and late this evening we confirmed that he ahs been charged.

Notably he came to Belize from Costa Rica - and was granted his license on June 22, 2015, five days before he arrived in the country on the 27th.

Channel 7

#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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#509789 - 12/09/15 05:14 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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San Pedro Police Charge John Roberts Hall for License in False Name

Hall’s license has been revoked, but it seems quite clear that the council could not have done even the most cursory due diligence since that license to practice was issued under a false name – Robert Bob Hall. Interestingly, when San Pedro Police picked up John Roberts Hall on Monday he had a temporary work permit issued by the Immigration Department and a Social Security card, both in his correct name. News Five has been able to confirm that Hall had given presentations on dental tourism to Belizean dentists in Belize, and was actually partnering with a local practitioner to open the clinic in San Pedro. Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia didn’t have all the details, but told News Five that there is obviously the need for an investigation.

Manuel Heredia

Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism

“I can say that I am not quite aware of this situation. I heard that there was a doctor practicing…I wouldn’t say practicing but there is a doctor who opened an office in San Pedro and he was looking forward to a working relationship with other dentists on the island…in other words opening a dental school. To my knowledge I don’t know if he was granted a license or not. If he does indeed have a license and he was banned in the US for certain misconduct or malpractice or whatever, then indeed I would never support something like that and I believe that if that is the case that should have been reported to the Police already and action should have been taken to correct it because I would never condone anything that is wrong elsewhere that will come to Belize and government officials allow them to practice. If something illegal happened over there or if he got the license under false pretences then I believe that the law should take its course. I believe that the first thing that is done as far as I am concerned is to make sure that they have an updated license, that they were practicing somewhere else or that their licenses were renewed on a yearly basis. So even people that would come and volunteer in Belize…the first thing that they would have to do is send a copy of their active license before they were even volunteers. So if he indeed got a license somewhere or the other I think that needs to be investigated and actions taken or whatever measures taken to correct it.”

Hall was charged this evening with false representation for the medical license he obtained in a fake name. We’ll try to get further comment on this truly bizarre story for tomorrow’s newscast.

Channel 5

#509816 - 12/10/15 04:57 AM Re: Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice [Re: Marty]  
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Shady Dentist Out On Bail

Dentist Robert John Hall appeared in San Pedro Magistrates Court today where he was read a charge for a single count of making false representation.

He was granted bail – after he turned over all his travel documents. That was completed this evening and tonight he is out on bail. He reappears in court on the 12th of February.

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