Dental license disciplinary proceeding that involves the acts or omissions of a professional dentist is under the jurisdiction of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). Any party who wants to file a case against the dentist has the duty to present the necessary evidence to prove his allegations.
In the absence of the required proof, the Board may rule in favor of the dental license holder, dentist. Once a case has been filed, it is important that the respondent dentist must be served with a written notice of the facts and conduct alleged to warrant adverse licensure action.
There are different cases that are filed against dental license holder every single day before the Dental Examiner (TSBDE). In these cases, the assistance of a lawyer is really necessary in order to ensure that the rights of the dentist involved are protected. At the same time, the lawyer can also help in rebutting all the allegations of the complainant.
Sad to say, many dentists license holder fails to see the significant role that the dental defense attorney in the hearing of their cases. As a result, they end up waiving the right to be represented by a counsel. This is exactly what happened in the administrative complaint involving a dentist named Engeline. A complaint was filed before the Board, which contains the following:
During the time period from March 3, 2015, through March 16, 2015, Dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the treatment of a patient. Specifically, Dentist failed to utilize a dental dam during the endodontic treatment of tooth number 11 and failed to ensure adequate access to oxygen and emergency breathing equipment in the operatory.
On or about April 16, 2015, Dentist failed to report an incidence of patient hospitalization as a possible consequence of dental treatment. Specifically, Dentist requested 911 be contacted when the patient experienced distress during dental treatment rendered on March 16, 2015. A dentist was aware the patient was taken from the practice in an ambulance and knew or should have known that the patient was hospitalized later that day. The dentist did not file a self-report with the Board within 30 days of the patient hospitalization.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake that Engeline did in his case before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiner (TSBDE). Contact a Texas dental license 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.