Big Island oral surgeon loses Hawaii license

HONOLULU (AP) — A Big Island oral surgeon with 27 formal complaints that includes a death is no longer allowed to practice in the state.

Hawaii News Now (http://ow.ly/wFRKg ) reports Dr. John Stover voluntarily revoked his license and agreed not to be involved in any medical or dental procedures in Hawaii ever again.

The Hawaii Medical Board voted to accept the settlement.

Meanwhile, former patient Kristen Tavares remains in a coma after wisdom teeth extraction. Another complaint against Stover is the death of Curtis Wagasky, who had one tooth removed.

Even though Stover closed his three offices on the Big Island last month, patients can still file legal actions against him.

State Department of Consumer Affairs spokesman Brent Suyama says it will be difficult for Stover to obtain a license anywhere else.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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