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 Austin should have done when faced with allegations regarding her dental practice.
From September 6, 2008, to April 10, 2009, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care in the dental treatment of her patient when she failed to diagnose a torus palatinus – bony protrusion on the palate – prior to making impressions for dentures.
Further, the dentist did not inform the patient that the torus palatinus would need to be removed before extractions were performed for the patient’s dentures until the day the patient was due for surgery.
Additionally, the records of the patient lack an entry indicating the medical necessity of antibiotics and informed consent for the surgery and removal of the mandibular teeth and alveoloplasty.
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.