Being a dentist is not an easy thing to do especially if you work in a public hospital. The demands from work can be challenging. As a matter of fact, there are times when you may end up getting a complaint from patients or their watchers. Most of the time, the complaint can lead to a suspension or dismissal from work. Sometimes, it can even result to the filing of an administrative case before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE).
This is the reason why it is really important for every professional dentist in the state of Texas to be connected with the right dental defense attorney. There is a need to hire an effective and efficient lawyer if you want to protect your dental license. Take note that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE) has the authority to revoke or suspend any professional dental license. However, the order of suspension or revocation can only be issued after hearing on the merits of the case.
In one case involving a registered dentist in Texas, named Andrea, she was terminated from work due to her malpractice. The complaint reads as follows:
On or about August 19, 2015, Dental license holder fell below the minimum standard of care in his treatment of a patient. Specifically, Dentist failed to perform a limited physical evaluation.
On or about August 19, 2015, Dentist failed to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records for a patient. Specifically, Dentist failed to document:
a. patient’s vital signs;
b. his review of the patient’s medical history;
c. his findings deduced from the x-rays; or
d. an explanation for why these items were not documented.
On or about April 7, 2016, Dental professional failed to adhere to generally accepted protocols and/or standards of care for the management of complications and emergencies. Specifically, Dental professional administered nitroglycerin to a patient when that treatment was contraindicated.
Unfortunately for dentist Andrea, she was not able to find the right lawyer to handle her case. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE) ordered fro the suspension of her license.
Do not commit the same mistake as she did. Consult with Texas Dental Attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.