The Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratories in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of dental all over the state of Texas.
Any dentist who is guilty of violating state laws and regulations from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE) will be subjected to revoked, suspended and/or fines of their dental practice.
This is the reason why every dentist in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of a licensed dentist is never excused.
In the case of a dentist named Dentist A, he was not expecting that his practice would come to an end soon. In one case decided by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE), the said governmental agency ordered the revocation of his license with finality.
The Dentist A received a notice from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). The letter indicated the following:
During the time period from January 12, 2012, through December 5, 2012, Dentist A fell below the minimum standard of care, failed in his duty of fair dealing, and engaged in dishonorable conduct during the dental treatment of patient 1. Specifically, Dentist A:
a. Dentist A over-treated patient 1 when he performed a full mouth reconstruction on the patient (a three-unit bridge and crowns on all of the patient’s teeth) when there was no decay or failing restorations diagnosed on any of the teeth.
b. Dentist A developed this treatment plan in response to patient’s cheek biting problem and did not propose any other options, including a limited problem focused treatment or orthodontics. c. Dentist A seated crowns on teeth numbers 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 19, 20, and 21 with open margins. Furthermore, post-seating photos of the patient revealed a significant cant in the alignment of the incisal edges from right to left along teeth numbers 6-11.
In less than two years, all of the crowns with open margins have been replaced by another dentist due to recurrent decay and an inability for the patient to adequately clean them.
During the time period from December 12, 2012, through June 18, 2013, Dentist A fell below the minimum standard of care, failed in his duty of fair dealing, and engaged in dishonorable conduct during the dental treatment of patient
Specifically, Dentist A charged the patient for a crown build-up on tooth number 3 when it was not performed. Additionally, Respondent cemented a permanent crown on tooth number 3 without removing all of the decay from the tooth. The tooth became abscessed within six months of the crown placement and required endodontic treatment.
On or about June 18, 2013, Dentist A fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate records for patient
Specifically, the records did not include documentation of medication, dosage, and amounts given in the chart.
Through that letter, he was informed that a case was filed against him for violating the Dental Practice Act.
When a dentist received this complaint or notice from the Texas State Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE), it is best to consult an experienced Texas Dental License Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your dental license. Contact dental attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation