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The Dental Practice Act that governs the practices of every dental license holder in Texas. Any violation of the Code committed by a professionally licensed dentist may result in the revocation of the dental license. This is what happened to Alicia who was subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).

A dental license holder, a dentist was charged before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). He received a notice from the Board, which indicated the following:

During the time period from June 1, 2011, through May 11, 2012, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain and keep adequate records for patients 1 and 2.

Specifically, the records did not include:
a. Vital signs;
b. Written review of the patients’ medical history;
c. A treatment plan including recommendations and treatment options;
d. Written informed consent; or
e. An explanation why items (a) or (d) are not recorded.

On a separate occasion, she also prescribed illegal substances to her patients. She gave out prescriptions for medications that contain drugs or narcotics.

The dispensing, administering, or prescribing of narcotic drugs, dangerous drugs, or controlled substances to or for dental patient shall be made a part of such patient’s dental record, and all such drugs and substances which are kept in the dental office or under the control of the dentist are to labeled as to content, amount, and date of acquisition.

Do you have questions about the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners disciplinary process? Are you interested in discovering the various defenses you may raise before the Board? Contact The dental license attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.