A Salt Lake dentist accused by licensing regulators of sexual misconduct and misuse of prescription drugs has agreed to settle the charges by being placed on probation and having his authority to issue prescriptions revoked.
The license of Dr. Kelly A. Mangrum, 7110 S. Highland Drive, will be on probation for three years, during which time he can continue to practice. After his first year of probation, Mangrum can reapply for a license to prescribe drugs, a stipulation and order said.According to a petition issued last April by the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Mangrum required a female patient to come to his office late in the evening " . . . and on several occasions groped her, commented on his desire to engage her in a sexual relationship and teased her about her drug-addiction problem."
The petition said Mangrum knowingly provided the unidentified woman with drugs not to treat dental conditions, but to satisfy her addiction. Mangrum is also accused of prescribing drugs to individuals for ailments he is not authorized to treat, such as insomnia and hyperactivity.
In May 1989, Mangrum took the drug-addicted patient to a condominium in Park City, where he encouraged her to take several doses of prescription drugs, then attempted to have sex with her, the petition said. "When (the unidentified woman) resisted, Mangrum told her that he would provide her with whatever drugs she required if she would allow him to proceed."
The state also accuses Mangrum of being sexually abusive to his office assistant. The employee alleges that she saw Mangrum self-administer nitrous oxide gas to the point where he passed out, the petition said.
The order Mangrum has entered into with licensing officials prohibits him from using or administering nitrous oxide for the first two years of his probation. The dental licensing board may reduce that restriction if it sees fit, the order said.