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There is a high expectation for the performance of every dentist in the state of Texas. A dental practitioner needs to show that he is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide an exceptional level of dental care to the patients. The government of Texas has imposed several regulations that must be followed by every professional dentist in the country. Otherwise, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) may suspend or revoke the dental license.

The decision of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) is dependent on several factors. You need to know what affects the decision. In so doing, you will have an idea on the basic do’s and don’ts in practicing your dental license in Texas. It must be noted that the Board does not automatically render its decision, resolution or order. As a matter of fact, it gives every dentist an opportunity to be heard during the proceedings.

There was a dentist named Robert who was a respondent in a case filed before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). Before the institution of the case, Robert operated a dental clinic in a downtown area. While he was operating the clinic, he committed a gross violation of the state laws. Because of this, a case was filed against him before the TSBDE. The allegations were:

On or about march 12, 2013, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate records.

Specifically, respondent failed to adequately chart findings from an oral examination.

On or about July 9, 2013, the dental practitioner fell below the minimum standard of care specifically, the dentist failed to diagnose a root fracture on primary tooth E.

Luckily, the dentist was able to present the right set of defenses that helped her to protect his dental license. However, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) still ordered that the dentist receive the sanction of reprimand with stipulations. The dentist was able to hire the right defense attorney to handle his case.

If you have received a letter from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Dental Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your license. Contact dental attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.