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Young mother in coma after routine dental surgery

This is the second coma in Hawaii after a routine dental procedure.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

A young mother is comatose after a routine dental procedure.

Kristen Tavares, 23, was put on life support after going into cardiac arrest during a wisdom teeth removal Monday. The reason for her reaction is unknown. She was flown to a hospital in Maui where her family members say she is unresponsive and her heart rate too faint for any kind of procedure. Tavares has a 4-year-old son and gave birth to her second child 3 months ago.

The dentist, Dr. John Stover, has had 4 formal complaints filed against him. Two have been resolved and two are still pending.

Two months ago, 3-year-old Finley Boyle died after a month long coma following a routine dental procedure in Hawaii.

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