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.
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.
During the time period from November 5, 2013, through November 26, 2013, a dentist from El Paso fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of her patient when she placed a restoration on tooth number 13 with an open mesial margin, concave distal contour, and no proximal contacts.
Additionally, she failed to use a dental dam during the treatment of teeth numbers 12 and 13.
Subsequently, the records did not include:
- a treatment plan reflecting the treatment provided for tooth number 13;
- treatment rendered to tooth number 13, including preparation for mined inlay restorations which were later changed to composite filling restorations; and
- an explanation why items a. & b. were not recorded.
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.