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 just because they weren’t able to hire any dental attorney to properly defend them. Unfortunately, a dentist from Austin happens to be one of them.
During the time period from December 18, 2013, through March 7, 2014, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of her female patient. Specifically, she should have referred the patient to a prosthodontist given the complexity of the case. Additionally, the dentist took an incorrect bite registration, and there were no records of a wax try-in.
On or about August 29, 2012, the dentist dismissed her patient without providing 30 days written notice advising the patient of her dental needs and of the dentist’s availability for emergency treatment.
On or about June 11, 2014, the dentist administered sedative agents Lorazepam, Triazolam, and Alprazolam, that each exceeded the maximum doses for an elderly patient in an attempt to achieve moderate sedation, making the loss of consciousness likely. Additionally, she failed to perform an evaluation of the patient’s history of asthma and COPD prior to the administration of sedatives.
Because of the series of events happened, the dentist was disciplined and suspended by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Enforcement Division.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good dental attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a dental attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Enforcement Division is the state licensing board that disciplines a dentist based on any negligence found. During this investigative process, the dentist has the right to counsel. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced counsel when seeking to obtain defend and protect your license. Texas dental defense attorney Yong J. An will fight for your professional rights. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.