Losing your license can or may greatly affect your future career, but this will happen only if you failed to hire a dental attorney for the case. There are some dentists who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any dental attorney to defend them. Unfortunately, this dentist from El Paso, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about January 9, 2012, a patient had been to see the dentist for dental work involving a bone graft. She requested that the dentist does not use any cow bone, but an only human bone for bone graft.
This was not for any health reasons, but just because she could not fathom the thought of having animal parts in her body.
The dentist complied, beginning the procedure with human bone. But the graft required more human tissue than she had on hand, which led her to complete the graft using cow bone.
Sometime later, the patient was admitted to hospital for a drug allergy unrelated to her dental work. At that time, it was discovered that cow bone had been used in her graft.
Because of this, the patient filed a complaint and the dentist was summoned to hear her side. She stated that cow bone is a standard graft material in dentistry and that she was simply practicing medicine and treating the patient the best way she could.
Unfortunately, with the lack of an effective dental attorney to defend her case, the Board decided to take disciplinary action against the dentist.
Losing your license can compromise your career. However, a skilled dental attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your dental license case, it’s best to contact Dental Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.