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When you’re facing the loss of your dental license, securing the representation of an experienced dental attorney may be your first step to protect yourself from serious repercussions.

This is what a dentist in Houston should have done when faced with allegations regarding her dental practice.

During the time period from February 3, 2010, through July 10, 2014, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of’ care during the dental treatment of her patient. Specifically, she filled a tooth short of the apex during root canal therapy.

Additionally, the dentist seated a bridge spanning teeth numbers 12 through 14 that had open margins. The dentist also fabricated and seated a bridge spanning teeth numbers 12 through 14, even though there were still remaining tooth fragments at the extraction site of tooth number

Apart from this, the dentist below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate records for patients because she did not include the following items for both patients:

  1. written review of medical history and limited physical evaluation;
  2. vital signs, including but not limited to blood pressure and heart rate, or an explanation of why vital signs were not obtained;
  3. adequate findings and charting of clinical and radiographic oral examination;
  4. adequate diagnoses;
  5. treatment options;
  6. written informed consent;

The dentist was given the chance to defend her case. She states that everything was just an accident and nobody wanted it to happen. She further states that she did everything she could to treat the patient with caution.

However, her lack of an experienced dental attorney to help her defend her case resulted in serious discipline and suspension from the Board. If you’re facing the same scenario as with the dentist, consulting with a dental attorney is your best chance of protection.

The assistance of a dental attorney could have helped the case become better for the dentist. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Dental Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.