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Negligence occurs when a dentist or any healthcare professionals failed to provide adequate care to a patient.  Any negligence done by a dentist can put patients at great risk of harm or injury. Now if a dentist will make such unprofessional conduct and a case or complaint is filed against him/her, it is best that he/she seeks help from a dental attorney for the case to have a better result in favor to you. Finding a dental attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several cases should be considered as the most important step to winning a case.

An incident happened and it was dated March 7, 2016; a dentist in Mission, Texas was involved in an incident. It was seen in the patient’s chart, that the dentist completed root canal procedures on tooth #23, tooth #24, and tooth #25. Root canal procedures require the use of a rubber dam to protect against contamination of the internal tooth spaces {i.e., the pulp chamber and root canal). The risk of contamination is

heightened when multiple root canal procedures are being performed simultaneously. X-rays are taken to document various stages of the root canal treatment provided on March 7, 2016, indicate that the dentist failed to utilize a rubber dam while performing the simultaneous root canal procedures on tooth #23, tooth #24, and tooth #25, the patient’s records also indicate that a rubber dam was not used during the root canal procedures.

Upon the Board’s investigation and the information/evidence received, it shows that the dentist did such the same conduct not too long ago. This dentist’s conduct constitutes repeated acts of negligence and failure to secure a written diagnosis of the patient’s condition.

As a result, the dentist’s dental license is subject to disciplinary action by the Board in that the dentist departed from the standard of practice in multiple instances with regard to his failure to have a written diagnosis of conditions and findings in the patient record to support root canal treatment rendered to the patient, his failure to use a rubber dam and/or to document the use of such a dam in providing root canal treatment to the patient and his failure to have a written diagnosis of conditions and findings in the patient record to support the change in treatment for tooth #26.

During this investigative process, the dentist has the right of counsel. The dentist would have received a different outcome if he considered consulting a dental attorney. Not doing so might put your license in danger by suspension or revocation.

Therefore, it is essential to have an experienced dental attorney when wanting to defend and protect your license. Texas Dental Defense Attorney Yong J. An will fight for your rights. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 for a private consultation.