Boulder dentist suspended for failing to pay child support, state says

BOULDER, Colo. - The state has shut down a Boulder dentist's practice after he failed to pay child support.

The dentist, Donovan Martin, who owns Studio One Dental at 2575 Pearl St., had his license suspended in April, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies -- known as DORA.

"Dr. Martin's license remains suspended until he complies with child support through the Child Support Enforcement Unit, at which time the suspension of his dental license will be lifted," Cory Everett, DORA's Chief of Staff told 7NEWS on Monday.

Martin's wife's filed for divorce in May 2011 and a divorce decree was issued on Dec. 22 of that year, according to court records. Divorce records state that the couple has at least one child.

In May 2013, a judgment was entered against Martin stating that he owed his former wife $2,885, court records show. At the time, he also owed his ex-wife $88 in interest.

A patient has complained to 7NEWS that Dr. Martin closed his office, leaving the patient with an uncompleted procedure. The patient said he's been trying for about four months to get his records from Dr. Martin so he can have another dentist complete his dental work.

DORA's Everett said: "Even while suspended, dentists are required to maintain possession of dental records for adult patients for a minimum of 7 years after the last date of dental treatment or examination, and for minors for a minimum of 7 years after the patient reaches the age of majority (age 18). If any patients have a concern that he may be violating the Dental Practice Act, they are encouraged to file a complaint online for the Colorado Dental Board to investigate and take action if appropriate." 


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