The following is a statement from James E. Belleau, Dr. Jan Kippax's attorney:
“For approximately 27 years, Dr. Kippax has provided critical oral and maxillofacial care to thousands of patients in Maine. Dr. Kippax has returned to practicing dentistry as he is fully permitted to do under his active license. None of the allegations in the Complaints pending for hearing in front of the Board have been corroborated by expert testimony. In fact, the State has yet to provide the opinion of any expert oral surgeon in this case. The only expert who has offered opinions in this case has indicated that none of Dr. Kippax’s actions deviated from the standard of care.
The immediate suspension was an impulsive action by a Board which is intolerably biased against Dr. Kippax. Unfortunately, by shooting first and asking questions later, the Board deprived Dr. Kippax of his due process rights, gave credence to unproven allegations, and irreparably harmed his career and reputation. The Board had no basis to immediately suspend Dr. Kippax’s license in February. A fact that is proven by its inaction now. No hearing is presently scheduled with the Board.”
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