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The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving a dentist in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional dental practitioners all over the state of Texas. Any professional dentist who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the dental license can even be suspended or revoked.

This is the reason why every dentist in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. In the case of a dentist named Herbert, he was not expecting that his practice would come to an end soon. A case was filed against him, which provides that:

On or about November 20, 2015, Dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by not referring medically compromised patient 1 to an oral surgeon for the extraction of two teeth.

On or about November 20, 2015, Dentist failed to make, maintain, and keep adequate records for patient 1. Specifically, dentist failed:

a. to diagnose carries on the mesial of tooth number 3, the distal of tooth number 28, and the mesial of tooth number 12;
b. to record treatment provided to tooth number 14, which was mistakenly recorded as tooth number 15;
c. to obtain signed written informed consent from patient 1
to restorations performed on tooth number 14; or
d. to provide an explanation why the above items are missing from the patient’s dental record.

Instead of sending a reply to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), the dentist simply disregarded the notice. He did not do anything to respond nor to defend himself. Because of this, the Board decided to make an adverse licensure action. He was ordered to stop the practice of his profession.

The best thing that Mario should have done was to contact the best dental license attorney in Texas. If you have received a letter from Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), it is best to consult an experienced Texas Dental Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your license. Contact dental attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.