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Did you know that there are many petitions entertained by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) every single day? The Board is the government agency that has the jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving dentists. Aside from this, the TSBDE also has jurisdiction to admit certain professionals in the practice of dentistry. As a matter of fact, those who wish to obtain their dental license need to file application forms before they can be allowed to take the board exam.

Once a dentist is admitted to the profession, he is expected to comply with all the rules and regulations set by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. At the same time, he is also required to follow the laws promulgated by the state. When there is failure to do this, the possible result is revocation of the license. This is exactly what happened in the case of Zander. According to the complainant:

During the time period from July 26, 2012, through August 22, 2012, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of patient Anna. Specifically:
a. During a root canal procedure, the dentist broke a file in the mesia bruccal root of tooth number 3, and overfilled the tooth with sealer, which expressed into the sinus and along the buccal gingival, extending toward tooth number 2.
b. The dentist seated a crown with open margins on the mesial and distal of tooth number 3.
c. The patient had to have tooth number 3 extracted and the excess sealant removed by an oral surgeon.

The act of the dentist clearly violated Rule 108.9 of the Texas Administrative Code. Rule 108.9 on dishonorable conduct. The dishonorable conduct section is intended to protect the public from dangerous, unethical, and illegal conduct of licensees. The purpose of this section is to identify unprofessional or dishonorable behaviors of a licensee which the Board believes are likely to pose a threat to the public. Actual injury to a patient need not be established for a licensee to be in violation of this section.

The evidence submitted to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) showed that he did not commit any subsequent criminal conduct. Because of this conduct, the dental license was revoked with finality.

Dentist Zander should have hired an experience dental licensing defense attorney who may have save his dental license being revoked. Attorney An and Zander could have find a ways to avoid such punishment.

Do not face the Dental Examiners alone. Attorney Yong J. An can and will assist you in saving your dental license.

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