If you’re facing serious allegations from patients, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a dental attorney who can fully assist you.
Unfortunately, a dentist from Austin failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the board. Always keep in mind that the board handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right dental attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the dentist’s favor, especially if she has a good defense against the case.
During the time period from October 8, 2007, through June 10, 2009, the dentist engaged in dishonorable conduct in the dental treatment of her patients by engaging in misrepresentation in obtaining a fee from Medicaid. Specifically, she billed Medicaid for radiographs that were not, in fact, taken.
During the time period from October 8, 2007, through June 15, 2011, the dentist again engaged in dishonorable conduct in the dental treatment of her by engaging in deception or misrepresentation in obtaining a fee from Medicaid. Specifically, the dentist billed Medicaid for an Oral Hygiene Instruction on a subsequent day in order to obtain the fee when, in fact, the Oral Hygiene Instruction was given on a prior day.
During the time period from April 14, 2007 through June 15, 2011, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records on her in that some of the records do not include vital signs, including but not limited to blood pressure and heart rate, or an explanation why vital signs were not obtained; written informed consent signed by the patient or the patient’s guardian; findings and charting of clinical and radiographic oral examination; a treatment plan, including recommendations and treatment options; or diagnosis(es).
Unfortunately, because of the lack of a dental attorney to help her, the dentist has been subjected to disciplinary action.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a dental attorney who can fully assist you. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An is an experienced dental attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.