When it comes to cases and complaints regarding dental issues, a dental attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Board does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as a dentist. A certain dentist in Austin could’ve done this but failed to hire a good dental attorney.
From July 31, 2008, to May 27, 2009, the dentist failed to meet the minimum standard of care in the dental treatment of her patient. Specifically, she diagnosed a need for replacement restorations on teeth numbers 4, 5, and 30 of her patient. without sufficient evidence that such treatment was necessary.
Subsequently, the dentist failed to meet the duty of fair dealing in the dental treatment of her patient. Specifically, the dentist failed to provide her patient with adequate treatment options. The dentist only provided the patient with the option of a porcelain restoration on tooth number 15 when an amalgam restoration was requested by the patient and would have been within the standard of care for the patient’s condition.
The Board took action to the case, summoning the dentist to defend against the accusation. Unfortunately, the dentist failed to hire a good dental attorney to help her defend her case.
As a result, the dentist was sentenced to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.
Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a dental attorney for the case. There are some dentists who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any dental attorney to defend them. Don’t let the abovementioned dentist’s story happened to you.
The case would have yielded a different result if the dentist was able to hire a dental attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Dental Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.