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There are many professionals in the state of Texas. These individuals are expected to follow the rules and regulations set by the government. At the same time, each profession also falls under a specific board. For example, when it comes to the dental practitioners, they are under the administration of the Texas Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).

As you have probably noticed, the practice of the dental profession can become extra challenging. There are tons of expectations that the dentists need to meet. One wrong move of a dentist can make him liable for penalties and fines. Moreover, the erring dentist may also be subjected to an administrative case before the TSBDE.

In the past, several cases were filed against different dentists for misconduct and gross negligence. Gina, a Texas professional dentist, was one of those professionals who were charged before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). While conducting her usual activities in her clinic, she received a notice from the Board. In the said notice, it was expressly stated that she committed the following:

During the time period on or about October 29, 2006, though November 16, 2006, the dentist engaged in unprofessional and dishonourable conduct relating to dentistry.

The act was committed through:
• Forging
• altering or
• changing a legal document relating to practice of dentistry.

Specifically, the dentist altered the patient’s treatment plan and treatment notes in chart of the patient.

With her involvement in the case, Gina lost her license to practice dentistry in the country. She failed to hire the services of a good lawyer who could defend her before the court. She did not file the necessary pleadings to exculpate her from the liability. Her failure to file an effective attorney led to her loss in the suits. What is peculiar in this case was that Gina has been involved in similar charges before but she failed to do anything about it.

If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for 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 dental license.