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Dr. Thomas Floyd 2012-04834 - DOH v Floyd - Amended Complaint

Dr. Thomas Floyd 2012-04834 - DOH v Floyd - Amended Complaint

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Amended Complaint filed against Dr. Thomas Floyd, DDS by the Florida Department of Health
Cause number - 2012-04834
Amended Complaint filed against Dr. Thomas Floyd, DDS by the Florida Department of Health
Cause number - 2012-04834

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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
FILED
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHDEPUTY CLERK
CLERK Angel Sanders
DATE
JAN 2 2
2011
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
PETITIONER,
v.
CASE NO. 2012-04834
THOMAS P. FLOYD, D.M.D.,
RESPONDENT.AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT
Petitioner Department of Health, by and through its undersigned
counsel, files this Administrative Complaint before the Board of Dentistry
against the Respondent Thomas P. Floyd, D.M.D. In support, Petitioner
states:
1.
etitioner is the agency charged with regulating the practice ofdentistry pursuant to Section 20.43, Florida Statutes; Chapter 456, Florida
Statutes; and Chapter 466, Florida Statutes.
 
2. At all times material to this Complaint, Respondent has been licensedto practice dentistry within the State of Florida, having been issued license
numbered DN 8006.
3.
His business practice is "Thomas P. Floyd, D.M.D., P.A., Pediatrit
Dentistry" and his address of record with the Board of Dentistry is 400
Executive Center Dr., Suite 103, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.
Another known address for Respondent is 258 Golfview Dr., Tequesta,
Florida 33469.
1. Patient S. P-L.
4.
On May 5, 2010, the West Palm Beach Police Department
(WPBPD) received a report from an anonymous male caller at the
Respondent's dental establishment stating that Respondent had just
abused a child patient.
5.
When a police officer responded to the call, people standing
around the parking lot of the office told him they had heard the sounds of
a screaming child coming from the examination room and also heard a
technician say that Dr. Floyd had just punched a child. They pointed to a
small boy leaving the office as the one reportedly punched.
Case No. 2012-04834
 
 
6.
The police officer spoke with the child, S.P-L., who told the officer
that "the man go like this" and made a fist hitting his own lip. The
employees questioned told the officer that they did not witness the event
but that Dr. Floyd's physical abuse of patients was "an ongoing problem."
7.
Respondent told the police officer that he was putting a mouth
prop into S.P-L.'s mouth to help keep it open and S. P-L. had bitten his lip.
The mouth prop used is a ratchet-type device placed in one side of the
oral cavity to keep it open while dental work is performed on the other
side.
8.
The police officer accepted the Respondent's version of the event
and closed the complaint.
9.
After the incident, S.P-L.'s mother photographed the damage to
his mouth and took him to St. Mary's Medical Center for evaluation. TheMedical Center records listed the following injuries: "[L]ip abraded, oral
mucosa with tear/laceration under the tongue, left side. Abrasions and
swelling to the bottom lip, dried blood, swollen lower and upper left side of
lips, cuts noted to outside lips and small laceration to inner lower gum."
Case No. 04834
 

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