False accusations/complaint cases are one of the cases that a dental attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Board once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, a dentist in San Antonio failed to do so.
During the time period from May 23, 2013, through May 31, 2013, the dentist placed flowable resin composite restorations in teeth letters A, B, 0, E, F, and J, instead of performing pulpotomies and placing stainless steel crowns on the teeth of her patient.
The dentist’s 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.
Additionally, the dentist also fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate records for a minor patient A.R when the records did not include:
a. findings and charting of the clinical and radiographic oral examination, including diagnostic quality radiographs;
b. diagnoses based upon a clinical and radiographic oral examination supporting the treatment provided;
c. an initial medical history;
d. a written review of a patient’s medical history and limited review of the medical exam;
e. vital signs taken prior, during, and after the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen;
f. a treatment plan including recommendations and treatment options;
g. a written informed consent signed by minor patient’s guardian;
h. 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; and i. an explanation why items a.-h. were not present.
Therefore, the Board decided to summon the dentist for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a dental attorney should be hired.
As a defense to the complaints filed against her, the dentist denied everything and states that she did everything she could in the scope of her dental practice to do the best treatment for the patient.
False accusations may compromise your career, which is why a Texas dental attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a dental attorney to provide further defense against your case.
Because the dentist failed to provide a dental attorney to defend her case, the Board then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the dentist and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a dental attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Dental Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.