Dentists have found all sorts of creative ways to boost their incomes. Just be sure your special fancy cool novel ideas aren’t compromising your ethics, like this one dentist did a few years back in Chicago. The issue at stake here is one of atonement eligibility. Some things, you just can’t do takesies backsies on. But if you were an accessory to a sex crime yet didn’t actually commit one yourself, can you get your dental license back? Yesterday’s Sun-Times reports the following:
Onetime Chicago dentist Gary Kimmel went to prison in 2009 after he admitted he aided pimps in a prostitution trafficking ring.
The aid included providing space in Marina Towers for paid sex acts to happen, buying luxury cars for pimps in his name and keeping his office open late to fix the teeth of battered prostitutes.
In one case, Kimmel fixed a prostitute’s teeth for free in exchange for her performing sex acts for his friend, according to prosecutors.
That was back when Kimmel, affectionately referred to as “Doc” by those who know him, ran a popular and successful dental practice at 233 E. Erie.
In an emergency bid at the time of his indictment, the state stripped Kimmel of his ability to practice dentistry. He was sentenced to 37 months in 2009.
Now, Kimmel is already out of prison.
And despite his felony conviction, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned he is ready to practice dentistry again — and eligible to renew his license.
What a swell guy, this “Doc,” thinking to himself that no good deed goes unpunished. Seriously, this was the thanks he got for giving out dentistry to battered women?
Truth is, if he does get his license back, I imagine that Dr. Kimmel’s career might ultimately be salvageable if he’s willing to be a prostitute for a pimp. Shoe on the other foot, so to speak.
Only we’ll substitute the word “dentist” for “prostitute” and “corporate dentistry” for “pimp.”
Yeah, that sounds about right.