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When you’re facing the loss of your dental license, securing the representation of an experienced dental license attorney may be your first step to protect yourself from serious repercussions.

This is what a dentist in Austin should have done when faced with allegations regarding her dental practice.

On or about February 27, 2012, the dentist violated her duty of fair dealing during the dental treatment of a patient. Specifically, she failed to adequately advise the patient regarding the long and short term expectations of treatment, the timeframe to complete care, the cost of treatment, and potential complications during and after treatment.

During the time period from February 27, 2012, through September 15, 2015, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care during the performance of a treatment plan that consisted of an implant-supported upper arch denture and implant-supported bridgework on the lower arch. Specifically, she did not properly diagnose and understand the periodontal tissues of the patient prior to the start of treatment.

Additionally, the dentist did not demonstrate skills or understanding of the dental pathologies, normal biologic occlusal factors, issues of force distribution, dental materials, potential complications, and vertical dimension of occlusion. As a result, the patient had ten prosthetic teeth that fractured prematurely.

During the time period from February 27, 2012, through September 15, 2015, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate patient records. Specifically, the records did not include the patient’s vital signs, treatment plans, signed, written, informed consent, and diagnoses.

The dentist was given the chance to defend her case. However, her lack of an experienced dental attorney to help her defend her case resulted in serious discipline and suspension from the Board. If you’re facing the same scenario as with the dentist, consulting with a dental attorney is your best chance of protection.

The assistance of a dental attorney could have helped the case become better for the dentist. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Dental License Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.