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In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the dental profession. Every dentist subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every dentist with a pending case before the Board is to encourage hiring a dental attorney.

Unfortunately, there are some dentists who fail to find the right dental attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be adjudged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation of a professional nursing license. This is what happened to a dentist in Houston, Texas for doing implants fitted that fell out four days later.

On or about February 24, 2015, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate records of a patient. Specifically, the records did not include a note in the patient’s updated health history that indicated the dentist was aware of the patient’s history of addiction and accounted for it prior to the administration of anesthesia. The record also failed to include a time-oriented anesthesia record that did not detail the use of capnography monitoring and the percentage of nitrous oxide used.

On or about February 24, 2015, the dentist also placed bone grafting material in the extraction site of tooth number 1 when there would be no clinical benefit to the patient.

Because of this, the dentist was summoned by the Board to give her a fair chance to defend her case. She was given the chance to defend herself at the Board.

Unfortunately, she was found her guilty for the complaint against her and her license was suspended. She lost the case simply because the dentist failed to find an effective and efficient dental attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right dental attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact dental attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation