HONOLULU — A former Oahu dentist has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges related to the 2014 death of a 3-year-old girl who suffered cardiac arrest during a dental procedure.

KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2dpbv1E ) a grand jury indicted Lilly Geyer on 37 counts last month, including manslaughter, medical assistance fraud and assault. She denied the charges Monday.

The indictment stems from events involving several patients dating back to 2013.

The patient who died, Finley Boyle, was found to have lapsed into a coma after receiving an array of sedatives and anesthesia in preparation for cavity fillings and root canals. An autopsy report determined the cardiac arrest was likely the result of the five drugs.

Defense Attorney Michael Green says Geyer should’ve never faced criminal charges.

Geyer’s trial is set for December.

Information from: KHON-TV, http://khon.com

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