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There are many laws in the state of Texas that every citizen or even aliens are supposed to follow. These legislations were enacted to ensure that there will be peace and order in the state as well as to protect the rights of the people to life, liberty and property.

One of these laws is the Dental Practice Act that governs the practices of every dentist in Texas. Any violation of the Code committed by a professional licensed dentist may result to the revocation of the dental license. This is what happened to Alice who was subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).

The professional dentist was charged before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). He received a notice from the Board, which indicated the following:

During the time period from October 7, 2010, through April 6, 2012, Respondent fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain and keep adequate records for patients 1 and 2.

Specifically, the records did not include:
a. Vital signs;
b. Written review of the patients’ medical history;
c. A treatment plan including recommendations and treatment options;
d. Written informed consent; or
e. An explanation why items (a) or (d) are not recorded.
f. ? (or erase it)
During the time period from October 7, 2010, through April 6, 2012, Respondent engaged in dishonorable conduct when he improperly obtained habit-forming drugs and prescribed controlled substances to patients for a non-dental purpose.

Specifically, respondent prescribed Hydrocodone and Carisoprodol to patients 1 and 2, and picked up the prescriptions from the pharmacy for this personal use.

Do you have questions about the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners disciplinary process? Are you interested in discovering the various defenses you may raise before the Board? Contact The Law Office of Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.