Being a licensed dentist in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the dental profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE).
Every professional dental practitioner in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Dental Examiner. Whenever there are administrative complaints against professional dentists, the Board will have authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases.
In every proceeding before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a dental license defense attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
Do not place yourself in a similar situation as that of Angela Marie. A case was filed against her before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE), wherein the following allegations were made:
On or about December 13, 2013, Respondent/dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of a particular patient.
Specifically, Respondent/dentist performed a root canal on tooth number 31 and failed to obturate a third mesio-lungual canal. Respondent also obturated the two canals 2mm short of the apices Respondent din not use a rubber dam during this endodontic treatment.
On or about January 17, 2014, Respondent/dentist engaged in dishonorable conduct during the dental treatment of patient 2. Specifically, Respondent/dentist billed the patient for a cast post but placed a cheaper pre-fabricated post in tooth number 31.
Clearly, the act of the dentist fell short to the standards required by law. As a result, her dental license was suspended. Aside from this, she was also ordered to pay fines for the malpractice.
If you are looking for a Texas dental license defense lawyer that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Attorney. An has over 12 years’ experience handling Texas SBDE disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of dentists and dental hygienists in Texas protect their dental license.