Do you want to become a dentist in Texas? Are you aware that there are many steps that you need to complete in order to get a professional dental license? Even after you have secured a license that will allow you to practice in the dental profession, there is still a need to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the state especially by the Texas State Board Of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). The compliance to the state laws and administrative rules are important to ensure that your dental license will not be revoked nor suspended.
An example of a violation certain set of rules and regulations that led to the suspension of a dental license involved the case of Alona. She obtained her dental decree in the early years of 2000 and eventually passed the Dental Board Exam a year after. With her dental license, she was able to open a clinic and employ a dental staff. Everything was going well for her until one day; she received a notice from the Texas State Board Of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) for an administrative charge against her.
The complaint alleged the following:
During the time period from January 24, 2012, to February 117, 2016, the professional dental practitioner never obtained baseline vitals from any of the eleven (11) patients.
At the same time, she never provided an explanation for failing to the obtain and documents this information. Although some patients were under twelve years of age at the time they were seen by the dentist, several were likely to be obese, based on their age and weight, and; thus warranted a limited physical examination.
The main contention of the case filed against the dentist was that the dentist’s act resulted to the wrongful dental records for the patients involved. Her act fell below the minimum standard of care required for each dentist in Texas. After receiving the notice, the dentist immediately filed an answer to the complaint. Fortunately for her, she was able to get a good dental defense lawyer to help her with the case instituted before the Texas State Board Of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).
Notwithstanding the assistance of a lawyer, the Board still found her negligent of the misconduct. However, the order was only for the suspension of her dental license for a short period of time. Consult with Texas dental attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.