DONALD R. WALKER, D.D.S., Appellant-Petitioner,
STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY, Appellee-Respondent
APPEAL FROM THE MARION SUPERIOR COURT. The Honorable Theodore M. Sosin, Judge. Cause No. 49D02-1211-MI-44681.
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: STEVEN P. POLICK, Polick P. Polick & Associates, P.C., Griffith, Indiana.
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE: GREGORY F. ZOELLER, Attorney General of Indiana, FRANCES BARROW, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, Indiana.
BARNES, Judge. ROBB, J., and BROWN, J., concur.
Donald Walker, D.D.S., appeals the trial court's denial of his petition for judicial review of a decision by the State Board of Dentistry (" the Board" ). We affirm.
Dr. Walker raises two issues, which we restate as:
I. whether the Board properly found that Dr. Walker violated Indiana Code Section 25-1-9-4(a)(3) by failing to provide continual and direct supervision to Patient A; and
II. whether the Board properly found that Dr. Walker violated Indiana Code Section 25-1-9-4(a)(4)(B) by using the " hand over mouth" technique on Patient A.
Dr. Walker is a dentist licensed in Indiana. Patient A saw Dr. Walker in September 2008 to have her wisdom teeth extracted. When she woke after the surgery, Patient A had a " strange feeling that [she] couldn't breathe." App. p. 97. She ...