Kailua dental assistant charged after toddler rendered unconscious for hours


EDITOR’S NOTE: In July, Nicole Dudoit pleaded no contest to prohibited acts related to controlled substances. The attorney general’s office says she administered narcotics to a two-year-old patient, which left the girl unconscious for 12 hours. The assault charge was dismissed. Dudoit will be sentenced in November.

A Kailua dental assistant is accused of giving narcotics to a two-year-old patient while she was undergoing a routine checkup.

Nicole “Momi” Dudoit, 29, was charged with assault in the second degree and two counts of prohibited acts related to controlled substances.

The state is charging Dudoit for a checkup at Island Dentistry for Children that occurred on Nov. 20, 2013.

State attorney general Doug Chin said she gave the two-year-old Meperidine and Chloral-Hydrate, which left her unconscious for 12 hours and caused a protracted loss of the central nervous system.

“That clearly was beyond the amount you should be giving a normal patient, especially if that patient is two years old,” Chin said.

“Did the dental assistant give this on her own or was she under instruction from a dentist?” KHON2 asked.

“Right now, the charges we’re talking about has to do with this dental assistant, Ms. Dudoit, and that’s all we can say,” Chin said.

Nicole “Momi” Dudoit

Island Dentistry for Children is the same dental office that another toddler, three-year-old Finley Boyle, visited just two weeks later. She was supposed to get four root canals, but fell into a coma and never woke up.

KHON2 asked Chin if the investigation could involve the dentist who practiced there, Dr. Lilly Geyer.

“We’re not going to comment on Dr. Geyer or anything having to do with that,” he said. “Right now, we’re focused on the charges against Miss Dudoit.”

“Are you investigating any other employees from this practice?” KHON2 asked.

“We are conducting other investigations, but I can’t comment on anything more than that,” Chin said.

Dudoit turned herself in Wednesday afternoon. Her arraignment is set for March 14.

The case is the result of a joint investigation between the Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of the Attorney General.

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