Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a dental attorney for your 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 properly defend them.
This dentist from El Paso, Texas happens to be one of them. According to the case filed against her, she failed to promptly treat her patient’s periodontal condition.
The patient was a regular attendee with the dentist, having attended many appointments over a 17 year period. Over that time, the patient went to plenty of appointments and had a number of different treatments, with her declining periodontal condition never being mentioned.
During one appointment the patient let the dentist know that she had been struggling with pain and swelling in her mouth for 4 days. It was at this appointment that the dentist prescribed the patient with antibiotics and referred her to a Periodontist.
At her visit with the new dentist, the extent of her periodontal condition was brought to light. The new dentist found that the patient had bone loss and was advised that teeth would need to be extracted.
The patient commented that the patient had plenty of opportunities to inform her of the periodontal disease. Instead, it was left untreated and by the time she was referred to the Periodontist, her oral health had declined massively.
According to the accusation, if the patient’s periodontal condition had been properly monitored and treated then the condition would have been brought under control. Due to the dentist’s mismanagement, the patient has suffered tooth loss and will lose more teeth in the future. She has experienced discomfort and the inconvenience of root canal treatment.
The dentist was given the chance to defend herself and denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, without enough evidence to support her case and a dental attorney to help her, she was disciplined and subjected to her license for revocation.
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 license case, it’s best to contact Dental Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.