Every dentist in the state of Texas is expected to comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the state. Aside from this, they also need to follow the set of guidelines provided by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). This is the government agency that has exclusive and original jurisdiction over all administrative cases filed against dentists, dental hygienists and other professionals engaged in the practice of dentistry.
At this point, it is important to emphasize that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) may order for the suspension or revocation of a license. However, the Board is mandated to conduct a trial and hearing first so that the involved dentist may be given a chance to present certain evidence. An important case in point for this discussion is the case of a dentist named Roldan. He operates a clinic in the downtown area of Texas. One day, he received a notice from the TSBDE informing him of the following charges:
During the time period from January 24, 2012 to February 25, 2012, the dentist failed to make and maintain:
a. A time-oriented anesthetic record that contains the dosages of all drugs administered and the name of drugs invloved during the administration of the drugs for patient 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12;
b. A record documenting pulse-oximetry, heart rate, and blood pressure at least every ten (10) minutes for patients 5, 8, 9, and 12.
A notice was served to the dentist Roldan in accordance with the Texas Law. However, she waived her right to be represented by a dental defense lawyer. As a result, he lost in the case. Lucky for him, Roldan only got her dental license suspended.
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