Florida Oral Surgeon Reaches Deal with State and Will Continue to Practice

A Pensacola, Florida, oral surgeon, Dr. David “Ty” Turbyfill, has reached a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Health over alleged accusations of sexual misconduct with three sedated teenage patients. Dr. Turbyfill has denied the allegations.

The Florida Board of Dentistry approved the agreement, allowing Dr. Turbyfill to continue his practice, paying a $10,000 administrative fine, and $4,630 in costs associated with the case.  This agreement also requires him to be monitored by a licensed health professional when using anesthesia or conscious sedation in the future.

Dr. Turbyfill was formerly a partner of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Pensacola, but is no longer working there. His license has been restricted since April, 2013,  when the state health department issued an emergency order after the allegations were made.

On August 27th., 2013, the Florida Board of Dentistry issued a final order and a settlement proposed by Health Department in June and later modified. Dr. Turbyfill has nine months to pay the administrative fine and the costs associated with the investigation and prosecution in the case, the agreement states.

This settlement is the board’s final disposition in the case, and no further action will be taken, said a spokeswoman for the Health Department.

The Soreide Law Group represents oral surgeons and dentists brought in front of the Florida Board of Dentistry for disciplinary hearings. We also represent those seeking admittance to the Florida Board of Dentistry. To speak to an attorney regarding licensing issues please call: (888) 760-6552.  Remember, your license is your livelihood.