Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
October 2003

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology

Chiropractic

Michael John DiMaio, Westbury, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 005596; Cal. No. 20541
Regents Action Date: October 9, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 6 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on his application for licensure and first registration.


Dentistry

Judd L. Lesser, Lawrence, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043688; Cal. No. 20432
Regents Action Date: October 9, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor, and failing to properly construct two bridges for two patients, improperly placing a porcelain inlay, failing to take pre-operative x-rays, and failing to complete an adequate root canal.

Edmond Campbell McLane, Morrisonville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Dental Anesthesia; Lic. No. 021969; Dental Anesthesia Cert. No. 000255; Cal. Nos. 20759, 21168
Regents Action Date: October 9, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee/Certificate Holder admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

John Liagzhang Shi, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048485; Cal. No. 20806
Regents Action Date: October 9, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to take x-rays sufficient in number and quality to support the dental diagnosis made, failing to take x-rays adequate for a proper evaluation of the teeth involved prior to commencing treatment of those teeth, and prescribing dental treatment not warranted by the patient's condition.

Jarrett Turk, Plainview, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042378; Cal. No. 20281
Regents Action Date: October 9, 2003 (see also October 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of dentistry while his ability to practice was impaired by mental disability between 1999 and 2001.


Massage Therapy

Joseph Burden, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 011106; Cal. No. 21109
Regents Action Date: October 9, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of engaging in conduct in the practice of the profession of massage therapy evidencing moral unfitness to practice.