When you are a professional dentist in Texas, one of the things that you must never forget is to follow the laws imposed by the State. Aside from this, a dentist or dental hygienist is expected to abide by the rules and regulations set by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). Non-compliance with these laws and statutes can have severe consequences. As such, every professional with a dental license must act in accordance with the oath of the profession. For failure to do so, the consequences may include the suspension or revocation of a license.
There are many cases in Texas wherein a licensed dentist is ordered to refrain from practicing dentistry. In some instances, a dentist may also be subject to an administrative case before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). At this point, it is important to note that the complaint may be filed by any interested party or by the Board itself. Once a case is filed, a hearing will follow wherein both parties are given the opportunity to air their side.
The common mistake of most dentists is not finding the right dental defense attorney to help them with their cases. This is exactly what happened to the case of Kate. In the complaint filed against her, the following was provided:
During the time period from March 16, 2015, through March 19, 2015, Dentist failed to meet the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of a patient. Specifically: \
i. Dentist failed to contact or follow-up with the patient regarding the status of the patient’s ulcerated lesion; and
ii. Dentist failed to document the presence of an ulcerated lesion as a positive oral cancer screening result.
What happened to Kate is only a clear example of how difficult it is for a registered dentist to go undefended before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). 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.