Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

January 2011

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- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

James Yao Cheng, North Woodmere, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 025344; Cal. No. 25337

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Official Misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

Jose Antonio Izquierdo, West New York, NJ

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 017014; Cal. No. 25340

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Making False Statements, a felony.

Chiropractic

Paul Charles Graviano, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009050; Cal. No. 25306

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree.

Dentistry

Robert W. Anthony, East Paatchogue, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031800; Cal. No. 25309

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete certain coursework, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of inserting implants which were defective and of leaving a screw inserted.

Barry L. Cohan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036179; Cal. No. 25165

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011 (see also December 1998)

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft, felonies.

Luz Cuestas, Uniondale, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 050593; Cal. No. 24926

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Unauthorized Practice of a Profession.

Envy Smile Dental, P.C.; 1738 East 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 25404

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.

Summary: Respondent did not contest the allegations that between August 2008 and November 2008, respondent's shareholder made a poor diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient.

Massimo Marcello Esposito, Ridgewood, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040974; Cal. No. 25140

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, $3,000 fine, partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete certain coursework, upon written proof of the completion of coursework in the area of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of providing prosthodontics to a patient without performing appropriate oral examinations and periodontal evaluations and without ordering appropriate x-rays; failing to properly and timely construct prosthodontics for said patient, including improperly using an abutment tooth; and failing to maintain an adequate record of the evaluation and treatment of said patient.

Fair Gardens Modern Dentistry, P.C.; 2818 Ocean Avenue - Suite 6, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 24019

Regents Action Date: January 11, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 3 years probation.

Summary: Re