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The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) is one of the government agencies in the state of Texas that is responsible in regulating the practice of profession in the country. It was established for the sole purpose of ensuring that the dentists are properly regulated to promote public health and safety. This Board exercises administrative functions as well as quasi-judicial functions. This means that it has the authority to promulgate rules and regulations that must be followed by all the dentists. At the same time, it can also render judgment that can affect the validity of dental licenses.

Just like all government agencies or instrumentalities, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) conducts a hearing first before it renders a judgment. The members of the Board are required to convene in regular and special sessions to hear and decide cases. Their jurisdiction covers only those who wish to apply for the licensure examination and those who have already obtained their licenses. Every single day, the Board orders the revocation or suspension of the dental practitioners. At the same time, some are also released from the charges against them.

Suzette was not lucky to be one of those who were exonerated from administrative charges by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. She is a professional dentist in Texas who worked for a hospital. While practicing dentistry, a case was filed against her. It was alleged in the complaint filed against her that:

On or about September 12, 2011, the dentist fell below the standard of care during the dental treatment of a particular patient. Specially, while performing extraction of teeth numbers 17 and 32, the dentist failed to completely remove the roots. The dentist did not make a record of, or inform the patient of, the compilation. Aside from this, she also failed to document an explanation of why the compilations were not recorded.

On or about October 11, 2011, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the treatment of the same patient. Specifically the dentist seated a crown on tooth number 14 with an open mesial margin.

During the hearing of the case, the dental practitioner was not able to properly defend herself. The evidence of the complainant proved that she was guilty for the charges against her. This eventually resulted to the revocation of his professional dental license in the state of Texas. The Board ordered for the revocation of the license with finality. As such, the dentist is no longer allowed to use her license.

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. Mr. An has over 12 years’ experience handling Texas professional licenses disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of professionals in Texas protect their professional licenses.