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 dentist license. This is what happened to a dentist in Houston, Texas.
On or about April 24, 2008, the dentist failed to meet the minimum standard of care in the endodontic treatment of her patient. The patient’s X-rays reveal that the dentist performed root canal treatment on teeth numbers 9 and 10 that resulted in overextended obturation by approximately 4mm and poor buildup on those teeth.
On or about February 2, 2008, the dentist again failed to meet the minimum standard of care in the endodontic treatment of her patient when her patient’s X-rays reveal that she performed root canal treatment on tooth number 18 that resulted in furcation perforation.
On or about October 13, 2007, through April 24, 2008, the dentist performed root canal treatment on teeth that resulted either in an overextended, inadequate, or poor obturation, the patient’s distal root was determined to have no gutta percha during post placement.
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