Having to face the consequences of your actions alone is never easy especially if you are not knowledgeable on how to deal with any complaints and accusation cases. On the matter of complaints and charges filed against you, always be prepared and be wise to have a dental attorney for the defense.
On or about March 10, 2015, the dentist in Conroe, Texas seated and permanently cemented the final restorations for teeth #3, #4, and #11. The patient had prior visits for dental treatment for mouth reconstruction. A comprehensive oral examination was done. Following this procedure, the dentist saw the patient for three (3) post-operative and/or provisional restoration evaluations through March 2015.
On or about June 16, 2015, radiographs of the patient showed that periapical radiolucency was evident on tooth #12 but the dentist failed to treat the dental infection. The dentist removed the mandibular provisional restorations and placed new provisional restorations at increased vertical dimensions at teeth sites #18-21, #22-27, and #28-31. Following this procedure, the dentist saw the patient for twelve (12) restoration evaluations through November 2016. On several of these appointments, the patient indicated she wanted taller maxillary teeth.
On or about November 30, 2016, the dentist removed the permanent restorations on teeth #5-12 and replaced them with provisional restorations. Following this procedure, the dentist saw the patient for five (5) restoration evaluations through February 2018, which included several occasions where provisional restorations were separated and had to be re-cemented.
On or about July 7, 2015, radiographs of the patient showed that periapical radiolucency appears as a darkened, translucent area in a radiographic image and can be indicative of inflamed tissue or a cyst near the apex of the tooth. It was evident on tooth #12, but the dentist failed to treat the dental infection.
On or about February 22, 2018, still on radiographs of the patient that showed that periapical radiolucency was evident on tooth #12. The dentist failed again to treat the dental infection but instead cemented permanent restorations (crowns) on teeth #5-12. The dentist recommended that teeth #18 and #19 be extracted and replaced with implant restorations. The patient received dental implants for teeth #18 and #19 on or about March 7, 2018.
Due to this unprofessional conduct of the dentist, he was subject by the Board to a disciplinary action for the reason that his conduct constitutes incompetence and negligence. The dentist had to face the consequence alone because he failed to hire a dental attorney for the case he is in.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case or accusations filed against 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.