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Mistakes regarding documentation of dental records for patients can be assisted by a proper dental license attorney if the Texas Board of Dental Examiners receives a complaint about it. Take note that the dental lawyer can provide the utmost assistance that you might need as they know how dental laws can affect your license. This is exactly why they are always willing to help you out.

The help of a dental license attorney can always avoid revocation against cases such as the one we will discuss here. On or about May 17, 2005 to March 24, 2006, a particular dentist fell below the minimum standard of dental care by failing to properly document several patient records. The dentist failed to create, keep and update various dental records for the said patients, which may cause inaccurate treatment in the future due to a lack of a consistent record.

The said records do not include the following:

  • A written review of the patient’s medical history and limited review of the medical procedures.
  • Findings and chartings of oral examinations.
  • Documentation of radiographs taken from the patient.
  • Findings deduced from the radiographs.
  • Films and digital copies of the radiograph.
  • Treatment plans and recommendations.
  • Treatment options that were approved by the patient.
  • The said treatment provided to the patient, which is important for future use.
  • Written informed consent that discloses the dangers and risks that may influence a person in making proper decisions to give or withhold a consent, especially when it comes to denture maintenance and repair.
  • Records of a transaction.

The following files that were missing from the records throughout the said timeline caused the Texas Board of Dental Examiners to regard the case as adequate enough to revoke the dentist’s license. Additionally, the dentist failed to hire a proper dental license attorney for further assistance.

These instances are the reasons why a dental license attorney can provide the best line of defense for cases filed against you. Yong J. An is an experienced dental license attorney who already handled such a case, and was able to fully assist the dentist throughout the trial. To hire his services or to schedule a confidential consultation, please contact him at (832) 428-5679.