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Asking help from an expert who knows how to handle cases of Gross Negligence or any allegation cases is such a great way to start positively in facing any cases filed against you. You should never forget that having a dental attorney for defense can greatly affect the outcome of the case.

A dentist in Georgetown, Texas was involved in an incident wherein a complaint was filed against her. Upon facing the Board she failed to hire a dental attorney which leads to disciplinary action. The incident started when a patient received treatment from the dentist in 2013 and 2017. It was on or about September 4, 2013, when the dentist treated the patient’s sore tooth # 3. The dentist took an x-ray of the tooth and diagnosed a lesion on the palatal root. The dentist provided the patient with the option of treating the tooth with a root canal or extraction. She recommended extraction and the patient ultimately chose that option.

On or about September 11, 2013, the dentist extracted patient’s tooth #3. There were complications with the procedure and on or about September 18, 2013, the dentist performed a root canal on the tooth. The dentist failed to take notes for the treatment that she provided to Patient $.L, on

September 11, 2013. And on or about October 23, 2013, the dentist put a crown on patient’s tooth #3. The patient had complications with the crown but was delayed going to the dentist for additional treatment because the patient was undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer around the same time period.

On September 11, 2013, the same day that the dentist extracted the patient’s tooth, she also gave the patient an ozone injection,’ four ounces of EDTA with R-Lipoic, GABA, 100mg of glutathione, 100 mg of IMD- intestinal cleanse, and 1.7 ounces of vitamin C + R-Lipoic A. She gave the dentist additional ozone injections on or about September 18, 2013; September 24, 2013; November 12, 2013; February 4, 2014; July 14, 2015; July 21, 2015, and August 5, 2015. The patient occasionally saw the dentist for dental treatment between 2013 and 2017,

On or about March 10, 2017, the patient returned to the dentist for treatment on tooth #3. The dentist took an x-ray of the tooth. Respondent determined that the molar had a lesion on the palatal root and required a root canal or extraction.

The patient saw a second dentist for a second opinion on how to treat her tooth #3. The second dentist recommended that she see an endodontist.

On or about March 27, 2017, the patient saw an endodontist. The endodontist took an X-ray, tested the tooth with hot and cold applications, and determined that the patient did not have an abscess and that tooth #3 did not require a root canal treatment.

As a result of the above incidents, the dentist’s dental license was subjected to disciplinary action in that she engaged in gross negligence in her treatment of the patient and that she also prescribed medications outside the scope of her dental practice. The dentist failed to keep treatment notes for the diagnosis or procedure of the crown replacement of the patient’s tooth #3. Also being incompetent and excessive prescribing and administering of drugs were grounds for disciplinary action.

These all happened due to the reason that the dentist has failed to consult a dental attorney regarding the case that she is in. A dental attorney plays an important role in assisting you throughout the proceedings of the case.

Never be like the dentist involved in the above incident. Always be prepared and always take to consideration hiring a dental attorney if such circumstance happens. You can ask or consult Dental Attorney Yong J. An for matters regarding disciplinary process. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679.