It’s best to seek the help of a dental attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some dentists tend to face these results instead without thinking that dental attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
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 from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any dental attorney to properly defend them.
This is what happened to a certain dentist in El Paso, Texas in 2010. During the time of the incident, the dentist was working as a part-time endodontist in a small dental clinic in El Paso. The dentist had been in that position for two years already.
During the time period from October 20, 2010, through December 10, 2010, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the dental treatment of a patient. Specifically, the dentist performed a root canal on tooth number 9 that was two (2) millimeters short of the apex. The fill used to obturate tooth number 9 was not dense. The post-installed on tooth number 9 was too short and did not fully engage the walls of the canal.
The Board gave the dentist the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the dental results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a dental attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated dental lawyers who helped various dentists in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.