BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Dentist Richard I. Lipman was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail after undercover investigators determined that he was practicing as a dentist, despite an order from the State of Florida to stop.
Lipman, of Orchid Bay Drive, was arrested Thursday evening and released from jail early Friday on bond.
According to his arrest affidavit, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here:
On March 26, 2103, at approximately 2:56pm, an undercover officer visited Lipman’s business practice located at 7805 NW Beacon Square Blvd. The detective observed what he described as an elderly couple enter the business. The investigator then entered the business while he was standing in the lobby waiting for assistance from support staff at the practice, he observed through an open door which led to the treatment area of the facility a man wearing glasses and blue medical attire. He described this man as appearing to be conducting some type of activity. The investigator stated that he was able to hear what he described as a “drilling sound.” The investigator later identified the above mentioned man as Richard Lipman.
The investigator also was given a business card with the name “Lipman Dental Center.”
The arrest affidavit states that Lipman’s license is currently suspended and that Lipman knew it.
During his statement, he advised the he did perform consultations on patients today at his practice. Additionally eh stated that he planned to perform a root canal on a couple of patients on this date. He further stated that he had been made aware of a complaint from the Department of Health and did began (sic) to take some of the required classes, however he never informed the Department of Health that he had completed some of the classes. He stated that he did recall signing and receiving a letter however could not specify whether or not it came from the Department of Health.
Also in the affidavit:
Lipman told the investigator that he did recall appearing in front of the Board of Dentistry at which time he was informed that he had to pay $20,000 and take classes.