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Protest held outside office of accused Hilo dentist

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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii News Now is in Hilo Friday where dozens of friends and family are protesting outside Dr. John Stover's office.

Many of the protestors are loved ones of Kristen Tavares, 23, the mother who is in a coma after having her wisdom teeth pulled. The people say they want to alert the public and hope to send a message to the State that they think Dr. Stover's medical and dental license should be revoked.

Hawaii News Now has also learned disabled veteran Curtis Wagasky, 52, died after complications having one tooth pulled in Dr. Stover's Kona office in December 2012.

Dr. Stover's office was locked and closed at the time of the protest. His attorney has previously said it would be inappropriate to comment.

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