Dentist accused of fondling patient can keep practicing

December 6, 2010 3:17:33 PM PST
A judge has ruled that a Northwest Side dentist accused of fondling a 13-year old-patient can continue treating other patients while he is free on bond.

Eighty-year-old Ernest Panos must be accompanied by a licensed nurse whenever he is with a patient under the age of 18.

The attorney for Panos says 90 percent of his patients are under the age of 18.

Panos is accused of fondling the girl in his Northwest Side office.