I wonder if they're related? South St. Paul dentist fined $30K over accusations of groping patients, giving ‘substandard’ care By NICK FERRARO | firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHED: October 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm | UPDATED: November 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm The Minnesota Board of Dentistry has fined a South St. Paul dentist $30,000 for allegedly groping patients and providing poor care. Keith Ostrosky made “suggestive, lewd, lascivious or improper advances” toward female patients while treating them between 2005 and 2010, according to the board’s order. Eight women allege Ostrosky laid his forearm on their breasts or touched their breasts while picking up dental tools that he placed on them. Employees saw the inappropriate behavior, the order states. “There’s no basis for these claims” of inappropriate touching, said John Degnan, Ostrosky’s attorney. A former employee of Ostrosky’s “is stirring this up,” Degnan said. Ostrosky told the board that he did not recall touching the women’s breasts, Degnan said, and “that if it did happen in close quarters while he was working on a mouth, it certainly wasn’t intentional or planned.” Ostrosky told the board he would place dental tools on a patient’s chest only when there was an emergency, Degnan said. The 31-page order also details cases where Ostrosky allegedly came up with a wrong diagnosis, “failed to properly administer local anesthetic” and gave “substandard” care. The board stayed a suspension based on Ostrosky complying with several limitations and conditions, including that another female is present when he is in a room with a female patient. He also has to complete an individual “professional boundaries training course” approved in advance by the board’s complaint committee, as well as take a one-day course in endodontic care. Ostrosky agreed to the board’s disciplinary action last month. “These were very contested issues on all of the points,” Degnan said. “There was a resolution – and we thought it was fair – but that didn’t mean everything is accurate.” Ostrosky’s dental practice has been in a small brick building on 15th Avenue for many years, his attorney said. He also recently began working part time at an office in Hallock, Minn., in the northwestern corner of the state.