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Complains of negligence at work is a serious case, which is why a dental attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a dental attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.

Unfortunately, a dentist from Austin failed to do this, which resulted in disciplinary action from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Take note that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Enforcement Division is the state licensing board that disciplines a dentist based on any negligence found. During this investigative process, the dentist has the right to counsel. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced counsel when seeking to obtain defend and protect your license. With the right dental attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the dentist’s favor, especially if the dentist has a good defense against the case.

During the time period from June 30, 2014, through July 23, 2014, the dentist failed to meet the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of her patient.  Specifically, she over- contoured the buildup material and seated a crown with an open distal margin on tooth number 3.

During the time period from June 30, 2014, through July 23, 2014, the dentist failed to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records during the dental treatment of the patient. Specifically, she failed to adequately document:

  1. a written review of medical history and limited physical evaluation;
  2. radiographs were taken and findings deduced from them, including radiograph films or digital reproductions;
  3. findings of a tactile and visual examination of the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity;
  4. diagnoses;
  5. signed and written informed consent;
  6. any explanation why items mentioned above were not recorded.

 

During the time period from January 28, 2013, through October 25, 2014, the dentist billed the extraction of tooth number 4 as a surgical extraction, when that charge is not supported by the radiographic documentation.

The abovementioned incidents led to the decision of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Enforcement Division to discipline and suspend the dentist.

If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good dental attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a dental attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several cases to ensure the best assistance possible.

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Enforcement Division is the state licensing board that disciplines a dentist based on any negligence found. During this investigative process, the dentist has the right to counsel. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced counsel when seeking to obtain defend and protect your license. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An will fight for your professional rights. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.