Warrant issued for subject accused of practicing dentistry without a license

January 5, 2023 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — A warrant is issued for Henry A. Miller, 35, Blackwell, who is charged with a felony count of practicing dentistry without a license, in Kay County District Court.

The charge was filed by the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry on Dec. 20.

Officer Michael Lowe, reports in the affidavit that Miller was working at DDS Dentures and Implants, 503 N. 14th Street, in Ponca City and that on a Dec. 10 the dentistry board was notified that he did not have a state issued dental assistant permit.

The complainant also reported that Miller was smoking a vape inside the office where tobacco is prohibited.

Lowe reports that video clips were provided that show Miller working intra-orally on patients and smoking a vape inside the consolation office.

Lowe reports that his investigation showed that Miller applied for a permit in 2017 but did not complete the process.

Lowe reportedly interviewed Dr. Christopher Bugg who confirmed that Miller had worked at the clinic since 2016 and assisted with approximately 60 “All on Four” dental implant and or denture cases in 2021.

Bugg reportedly advised that Miller would work intra-orally on the patients, adjust the fitting, harden the liner of the dentures, and place them into the patient’s mouth. He reportedly told Lowe that he thought Miller had a permit.

Lowe interviewed other employees who reportedly confirmed that Miller worked intra-orally on patients at least every other day if not every day.

They also confirmed that he vaped inside the office.

Lowe reportedly interviewed Miller on Feb. 22. Miller reportedly confirmed that he dd not have a dental assistant permit and that he works intra-orally on patients.

Lowe asked him if he had worked on hundreds of patients and Miller reportedly replied, “Probably.”

Miller reportedly admitted to taking X rays, changing abutments on patients and vaping in the office.

Bond for Miller is endorsed at $2,000. Anyone with information on his location is urged to call police.