Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Let Me Fix That For You...

Dentist’s License Suspended After Assault Arrest
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners has suspended the license of a Salem dentist who has been arrested on a charge of striking a young patient.

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office said Monday that John B. Bassett was charged on Aug. 13 with simple assault, accusing him of striking the child on the back, leaving a mark.
They don't specify the age of the patient, but for the sake of argument we'll assume that "young" = "under the age of 18". Here's a tip: If you are a medical professional and you strike my child hard enough to leave a mark?
The state Board of Dental Examiners suspended his license starting on Aug. 23.
The status of your profession license will be the least of your worries, I can assure you of that personally...

That is all.


Armed Texan said...

I would like to see the details on this before I condemn the guy. Why did he strike the child on the back? What is the definition of a mark? Clearly the child was not laying back in the exam chair. Perhaps he was doubled over choking on something and the dentist did what many of us do when trying to help someone who is choking but not suffocating, hitting him on the back to help him cough it out.

The story at the link just has so little detail to determine what occurred and why.

Anonymous said...

The status of his professional license would be "lodged eight to ten inches up his colon - wood and glass frame still intact".

- The Sporranless Senator