A licensed dentist or dental hygienist in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). When this happens, the assistance of a good defense lawyer comes in handy. Doing such will help the dentist to defend his case and protect his license. Otherwise, there is a big chance that the licensed dentist will not win in the complaint and end up losing the right to practice professional dentistry in the state of Texas.
The disciplinary proceedings before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE) is an administrative proceeding wherein professional dentists are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. A dentist named Chuck was one of the professionals charged before the Board. In the notice sent by the Board, it was expressly stated that:
During the time period from November 15, 2013, to June 4, 2014, the dentist failed to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records for a patient.
Specifically, the dentist field to record and update the patient‘s vital signs on annual basis. At the same time, he also failed to take the patient’s vital Signs before administering local an aesthetic with epinephrine. The violation was clearly committed on two occasions.
On or about February 13, 2014, the dentist’s treatment of the same patient’s teeth numbers 18, 19, 30, and 31 with crowns was not supported by the diagnostic record.
Believing that the case is not fatal to his dental license, he decided to waive a representation by a defense lawyer in Texas. This was a wrong move on his part since the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE) found him guilty of violating the rules and regulations that every professional dentist must comply.
For failure to hire the right dental defense lawyer, he lost the privilege to continue his dental profession. Contact a Texas dental attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.