AUGUSTA, Maine — The state has dismissed the majority of claims made against a Lewiston doctor who faced allegations of poor patient care.

The Maine Board of Dental Practice found Friday the state didn’t provide enough evidence supporting most remaining claims made against dentist Jan Kippax. The dentist’s license was temporarily suspended license this year amid allegations that he extracted the wrong teeth and continued painful procedures despite pleas from patients.

Kippax’s lawyer James Belleau told Maine Public he’s confident the state will dismiss remaining allegations against Kippax.

The suspension against Kippax ended March 17, and his office has since opened for business.

A jury in October awarded a Maine man nearly $300,000 in damages in a dental malpractice case involving Kippax.

The board will review remaining allegations against Kippax this month.

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