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It is fine for a dentist to self-prescribe a certain medication, especially if there is a dental license attorney to back them up. However, just because self-prescription is related to abuse of controlled substances, the Texas Board of Dental Examiners might find this as a serious case. This type of scenario is where a dental license attorney is very useful for assistance.

On or about the calendar year of 2008 to 2009, a dentist failed to hire a dental attorney due to multiple instances of self-prescription. The case happened when the self-prescribed a number of medication while she was working on her shift at the clinic. The dentist self-prescribed the following medication from the clinic’s dispensing system:

  • Darvon – A schedule IV controlled substance.
  • Demerol – A schedule II controlled substance.
  • Seconal – A schedule II-N controlled substance.
  • Percodan – A schedule II controlled substance.

The following medication was taken at the dental clinic from 2008 to 2009. The misconduct committed by the dentist has defrauded the facility from the cost of medication used by the dentist. The use of the following controlled substances also placed her dental license in danger as she can get accused of illegally using controlled substances.

The Texas Board of Dental Examiners has full jurisdiction over cases that may affect the dental license of a dentist. They can also place the dental license into disciplinary action, suspension, or revocation. Due to the severity of the case, as well as lack of proper defense for the case, the dentist’s license was revoked.

It’s a well-known fact that controlled substances are illegal to be used personally by a dentist without a proper explanation, especially with no dental license attorney to assist you. That’s why it’s best to receive a private consultation with dental license attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.