A former Bluffton dentist was sentenced to one to three years in prison in New York on Tuesday for failing to disclose a felony conviction on a dental license application, according to the N.Y. State Attorney General's Office.
When David W. Holloway applied for recertification to the N.Y. State Education Department in 2008, he stated he had not been convicted of any crime since his last registration, according to a news release from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
However, the 57-year-old's South Carolina dental license was revoked in 2006 after he was convicted of possession with intent to distribute Vicodin, a prescription painkiller, the release said.
Holloway pleaded guilty in New York to one count of "offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree," a felony offense, the release said.
"New Yorkers deserve to have confidence that those who bear professional licensures meet all necessary legal and ethical requirements," Schneiderman said in the release.
Holloway's S.C. license was suspended in November 2005 after several incidents were investigated by the S.C. State Board of Dentistry.
In November 2004, he restored eight teeth in a juvenile patient despite having permission to restore only one tooth, according an order from the board. He also worked while intoxicated, the order said. On several occasions in March 2005, he reportedly drank alcohol in the parking lot of his Plantation Park Drive office before seeing patients, an order said.
The next month, he was arrested and charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation, according to court records.
Holloway also was placed on probation by the S.C. dental board in November 2006, pending a psychiatric evaluation and payment of a $10,000 fine, the order said. He failed to provide an adequate report on his mental competency to practice dentistry, according to the S.C. board, which denied his application to reinstate his license in 2007.
Holloway will surrender his N.Y. dentistry license as part of his guilty plea, according to Schneiderman.
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- Board suspends Bluffton dentist, April 15, 2005: bit.ly/1gqlco3