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 failure to meet the minimum standard of care in the root canal treatment on tooth #5 for her patient.
During the time period between September 30, 2010, through November 2, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of her patient. Specifically, on November 2, 2010, she failed to perform adequate diagnostic tests to diagnose the patient’s need for root canal treatment on tooth number 19 and instead seated a permanent crown on the tooth.
Subsequently, on November 17, 2010, the patient presented with an abscess on tooth number 19 which required root canal treatment.
Additionally, the patient records did not include findings and charting of the clinical and radiographic oral examination, diagnoses necessitating surgical removal of tooth roots and bone grafts for teeth number 15 and 16 and a treatment plan including recommendations and treatment options.
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