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On August 25, 2017, the dentist in Austin, Texas took X-Ray images of a patient’s teeth at the 30 and 31 positions. The X-Rays showed an apical lesion and deep decay on the Number 30 tooth.
On August 29, 2017, the dentist removed the patient’s old crowns and cleaned the decay he found on teeth Nos. 30 and 31. On September 6. 2017, the dentist prepared tooth Number 31 for a crown, performed a root canal, and obtained an impression for a nightguard.
On September 7, 2017, the dentist performed a post and core procedure after he installed the crown on tooth Number 31.
On October 5, 2017, the dentist cemented the crown on teeth Nos. 30 and 31 despite the presence of the apical lesion and without first having performed a vitality test on the patient’s sensitive teeth.
On January 17, 2018, the dentist provided the patient with a hard night guard. Some time afterward the patient complained to the dentist that the new crowns began to hurt, the dentist attributed the pain to bruxism and recommended the patient use an appliance at night.
On or about December 27, 2017, while on a cruise the patient began to have problems with her teeth. The patient searched for a periodontist where she would stop in two days. She contacted the dentist who agreed to treat her when she arrived at the destination where the cruise is headed.
On December 29, 2017, the other dentist performed a root canal on the patient for tooth Number 36 because it was abscessed. The other dentist prescribed antibiotics to treat the patient’s infection.
Upon the patient’s return, she contacted the dentist’s office and demanded a refund. There is no record of a refund in the dentist’s records.
The dentist maintained electronic dental records for patients according to an office’s custom and habit. The dentist’s staff prepared the dental notes for examinations and evaluations performed by the dentist. The dentist then reviews the notes later. He does not sign or provide an identification number with initials. The dentist’s dental records for the patient were prepared according to the dentist’s custom and habit.
The dentist’s electronic dental records omit key information relevant to the patient’s condition and treatment. Specifically, the dentist’s electronic dental records do not show that he performed a vitality test for teeth Nos. 30 and 31. The dentist failed to document the cause or symptoms of bruxism. The dentist further failed to describe why he prescribed Dilantin for the patient’s bruxism, instead of recommending she use a nightguard or other appliance.
As a response to all the incidents above, the dentist failed on many aspects of standard care of treatment and was negligent. He even failed to identify himself in the record for the patient by either signing his name or using an identification number and his initials next to the service performed. He also engaged in clear excessive prescribing of Dilantin for CL’s bruxism. And because of this, the dentist was subject to disciplinary action by the Board. The dentist is in such a mess because he failed to hire a dental attorney for his case.
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