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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-278



Automatic Suspension of the License to Practice Practical Dentistry of Joseph Jay Gorfien, DDS; File No. 16-46-13567; Doc. No. 2289-46-2017

[48 Pa.B. 1075]
[Saturday, February 17, 2018]

Notice to Joseph Jay Gorfien, DDS:

 On November 29, 2017, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, instituted formal administrative action against you by filing a Petition for Automatic Suspension before the State Board of Dentistry (Board) alleging that your license to practice practical Dentistry is subject to automatic suspension under section 5.1 of the Dental Law, Act of May 1, 1933, P.L. 216, No. 76, asamended (Act). This notice is being published pursuant to 1 Pa. Code § 33.31 and Rule 430 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, 231 Pa. Code Rule 430, providing service of process upon you by publication.


 Formal disciplinary action has been filed against you. Your license to practice Dentistry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED under the authority of Section 5.1 of the Act, effective twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice UNLESS you file a response to the Petition and a request for a hearing.

 If you wish to defend against the charges in the Petition or request a hearing, the procedure for doing so is explained in the Petition, Notice and Order of Automatic Suspension. You may obtain a copy of the Petition, Notice and Order by contacting the Prothonotary for the Department of State, 2601 North Third Street, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649; or by telephone at (717) 772-2686.

 You have the right to retain an attorney. Although you may represent yourself without an attorney, you are advised to seek the assistance of an attorney. All proceedings before the Board are conducted under the Administrative Agency Law and the General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure. If a response and request for a hearing are not filed within 20 days of publication of this Notice, a final order suspending your license will be issued by the State Board of Dentistry. The response and any pleadings or other documents related to this matter must be filed with the Prothonotary for the Department of State at the above address. A copy of the response and request for hearing shall also be served on the prosecuting attorney identified in the Petition.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-278. Filed for public inspection February 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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