Dentist’s License Suspended Following Teen’s Death
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) - State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of a Twin Cities area dentist who performed oral surgery on a teenage girl who went into cardiac arrest and died.
Minnesota Board of Dentistry executive director Bridgett Anderson says Dr. Paul Tompach allowed a dental assistant to monitor Sydney Galleger after she received anesthesia, even though the assistant wasn't certified.
The 17-year-old Eden Prairie High School student had her wisdom teeth removed last June at Tompach's Edina office. Her mother, Diane Galleger, said earlier that her daughter's blood pressure shot up, her pulse dropped and she went into cardiac arrest. She died later at Children's Hospital.
The dentistry board was expected to vote Thursday on a "final stipulation order" to which regulators and Tompach have agreed. The details have not been released.