Charlotte Dentist Loses License

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

January 3, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has immediately suspended the dentistry license of Thomas William Minguske, D.D.S., based on his felony conviction in the United States District Court, Western District Court of Michigan.

On May 25, 2006, Minguske was convicted of one felony count of Income Tax Evasion. As a result, Minguske was sentenced to 12 months plus one day in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release with conditions, and was ordered to pay a $100 assessment and $132,042 in restitution.

On December 14, 2006, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Minguske'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. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Minguske's dentistry license.

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.