Dental license sentences such as suspension, disciplinary proceedings, and revocation are handled by the Texas Board of Dental Examiners. Any complainants should refer to the Board in order to file cases to dentists who may have caused an issue to one’s dental health. After all, health is an important matter that should be professionally treated with care.
Once a case against the dental license holder has been filed, the Board will provide a written notice to the dentist in question. There are numerous cases that are filed every day to different dentists around the world due to various malpractices and errors to properly practice their duties. These errors include minor mistakes failure to refer a patient to a higher level of dental treatment when needed.
One such case occurred on or about November 20, 2015, when the dentist failed to refer a medically compromised patient to an oral surgeon to get two teeth extracted. The said action could have caused further injury to the patient, as well as adverse effects. The said error of the dentist’s actions fell below the minimum standard of care as well.
However, the dentist gained another complaint. On or about November 20, 2015, the dentist committed the following mistakes as well:
- Failure to diagnose carries on the mesial of two teeth, and distal of one tooth.
- Failure to record the correct tooth treated on a patient.
- Failure to obtain a signed written informed consent to a patient for the restorations performed on a tooth.
- Failure to provide an explanation as the dentist forgot to record the above items from the patient’s dental record.
The Texas Board of Dental Examiners has placed the dentist for disciplinary action even though the errors were minor only. When you are approached by the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, you should have a dental attorney to assist your fight against the Dental examiners.
Regardless of the mistake committed, you must remember to hire a dental license attorney at all times. For further inquiries, case evaluation, or if you want to schedule a private consultation, you may contact Mr. Yong J. An by dialing (832) 428-5679.