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It’s best to seek the help of a dental attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some dentists tend to face these results instead without thinking that dental attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

During the time period from May 23, 2013, through May 31, 2013, a dentist from San Antonio fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of her minor patient. Specifically, she placed a flowable resin composite restorations in teeth letters A, B, 0, E, F, and J, instead of performing pulpotomies and placing stainless steel crowns on those teeth

The dentist’  choice of treatment was below the standard of care. Additionally, the restoration placed on tooth letter B penetrated the pulp chamber, eventually resulting in necrosis of the tooth and extraction by a subsequent treating dentist in an emergency procedure.

During the time period from May 23, 2013, through May 31, 2013, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate records for minor a patient. Specifically, the records did not include:

  1. findings and charting of the clinical and radiographic oral examination, including diagnostic quality radiographs;
  2. diagnoses based upon a clinical and radiographic oral examination supporting the treatment provided;
  3. an initial medical history;
  4. a written review of a patient’s medical history and limited review of a medical exam;
  5. vital signs were taken prior, during, and after the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen;
  6. a treatment plan including recommendations and treatment options;
  7. a written informed consent signed by minor patient’s guardian;
  8. an appropriate time-oriented anesthetic record for the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen, including documentation of the individuals present during administration of the nitrous oxide/oxygen and the start and finish times of the inhalation agents; or
  9. an explanation of why items a.-h. were not present.


The Board gave the dentist the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the dental results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her license to a disciplinary action instead.

If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a dental attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated dental lawyers who helped various dentists in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.