Illinois Dentist Loses Michigan LicenseContact: James McCurtis (517) 241-2112Agency: Community Health
May 20, 2009
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has immediately suspended the dentistry license of Gary S. Kimmel, D.D.S., based on his felony conviction. Kimmel, who was practicing in Chicago, failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.
On May 29, 2008, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Kimmel, 60, was convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering, a felony. The conviction was based, in part, on Kimmel's use of prostitution money to purchase multiple luxury vehicles in his name for use by a pimp and prostitutes in connection with the unlawful activity. As a result, Kimmel was sentenced to 37 months in prison and upon release, will be placed on supervised release for two years with conditions.
On May 11, 2009, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Kimmel's license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance-related conviction. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Kimmel's license to practice dentistry.
For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.