Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but 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 September 5, 2001, the dentist engaged in unprofessional and dishonorable conduct when she diagnosed the need for a crown on tooth #14 in her patient when no such treatment was indicated by symptoms or the condition of the tooth.
On or about September 5, 2001, the dentist fell below the standard of care when she failed to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records on her patient.
Specifically, the record does not include: any diagnosis or documented rationale for the treatment prescribed; a notation of initial blood pressure and pulse, or a statement explaining why these vital signs were not obtained; a written review of the medical history for the patient; a treatment plan that includes treatment options, or periodontal charting for the patient.
Because of this, the patient filed a complaint and the dentist was summoned to hear her side.
Unfortunately, with the lack of an effective dental attorney to defend her case, the Board decided to take disciplinary action against the dentist.
As a result, the dentist was sentenced to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.
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.