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One of the worst things that can happen to a dentist in Texas is to be subjected to a disciplinary case before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). This can be a cause of so much trouble and stress. At the same time, it can also be time-consuming process because a defendant-dentist needs to show up in the proceedings. Most importantly, it is dreadful since the professional dental license is on the line.

If you are a dental hygienist or dentist in Texas, you will know immediately if there is a complaint filed against you. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) will send a written notice of the facts and conduct alleged to warrant adverse licensure action. This is part of your right to due process and to be informed of the charges against you. You have to respond so that you will not be declared in default. This is where the assistance of a good defense lawyer will come in handy.

For failure to respond on time, there is a high chance that you will lose the case since TSBDE will take only evidence presented by the other party. This is exactly what happened to Hans, who is dental practitioner in the state of Texas. While he was operating a dental clinic, a member of his staff filed a complaint against him. The allegations are as follows:

The dentist engaged in three forms of dishonorabrable conduct other than criminal conduct:

a. Engaging in deception or misrepresentation in obtaining a free;

b. Violating a law relating to the regulations of dentist; failing to cooperative with a Board investigation; or failing to comply with the terms of a board order, and

c. Knowing providing dental care in a manner that violates a federal or state law that regulates a plan to provide, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any part of the cost of dental care services.

Instead of calling a dental defense attorney to handle the case, all the dentist did was to ignore the notice. Because of his own negligence, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) revoked his dental license. There was nothing that he could do about it.

Contact Our Experienced Texas Dental Lawyers Today for Legal Guidance If you or someone you know has been approached by the TSBDE for disciplinary action or have more questions on the BON process, contact The Law Firm of Yong J. An and speak to a Texas Dental Attorney directly at (832) 428-5679, call or text 24/7.