Officials: Dentist tried to cover up visit where child lost consciousness

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Dr. Michael Tarver
OCALA, Fla. —

The state suspended a pediatric dentist's license in Ocala after investigators said he tried to cover up a visit that went wrong.

Investigators said a 4-year-old girl stopped breathing and turned blue after Dr. Michael Tarver sedated her.

The Department of Health said when the girl regained consciousness Tarver told his staff he would fire them if they mentioned the incident.