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In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the dental profession. Every dentist subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every dentist with a pending case before the Board is to encourage hiring a dental attorney.

Unfortunately, there are some dentists who fail to find the right dental attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be adjudged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation of a professional nursing license. This is what happened to a dentist in Houston, Texas for failure to warn of nerve paraesthesia on surgical extraction of upper wisdom tooth of her patient.

The said allegation happened on or about November 19, 2015, the dentist failed to give adequate warnings of the risks associated with the extraction of wisdom teeth. Because of the incident, the patient had slurred speech and numbness on her tongue. The patient brought an action against the dentist alleging that the dentist failed to advise her of the proximity of the inferior dental nerve and the dentist failed to obtain the patient’s consent to extract the tooth or adequately advise her of the risks of paraesthesia.

Because of this, the dentist was summoned by the Board to give her a fair chance to defend her case. She was given the chance to defend herself at the Board.

Unfortunately, she was found her guilty for the complaint against her and her license was suspended. She lost the case simply because the dentist failed to find an effective and efficient dental attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right dental attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact dental attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.