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Cary dentist loses license after patient death

Posted November 12, 2013 9:19 a.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2013 5:40 p.m. EST

— A Cary dentist can never practice in North Carolina again after a patient died in her care. 

Catherine Thoits, 57, a patient of Dr. Toni Mascherin died while under sedation.

An autopsy report determined that Thoits' history of sleep apnea increased the risks of using a sedative, and that she likely died from an overdose.

Dr. Mascherin agreed to give up her license.