All dentists should be mentally prepared for the responsibilities that they will take part in as medical practitioners. It is very important as a dentist to be physically and mentally fit for the job as you will be entrusted with the well-being of your patients. It will be then questionable for the Board if they see you unfit for the responsibilities of a dentist. You will be put into discipline and even revoke or suspend your dental license. When this happens you need a dental attorney for the defense.
A dentist in Victoria, Texas is one of the examples of seen unfit to be a dentist. The dentist is subject to disciplinary in that his ability to practice safely as a Dentist is impaired due to mental illness affecting competency. Specifically, on or about August 4, 2020, the Board issued an order (the “Order”) to compel a mental and/or physical examination of the dentist.
Pursuant to the Order, on or about September 1, 2020, the dentist presented to a psychiatrist for examination. Following the examination, the psychiatrist stated that although the dentist has had short-term and episodic treatment from a counselor and AA, these treatments should be consistent and ongoing to discontinue substances consistently and completely. The psychiatrist further stated that the dentist should be held accountable for these interventions to avoid further relapses with the associated personal and professional compromise and to ensure the safety of his patients. Based on the findings of the evaluation, ongoing and consistent substance abuse counseling is necessary to ensure that the dentist can safely practice and protect his patients.
On this matter, you shouldn’t face it alone. It is better to have a dental attorney for this kind of case. Having a dental attorney could help you prove that you will be in the right mind and be fit to be a dentist and your right to practice may be safely reinstated to you.
A skilled dental attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your license case, it’s best to contact Dental Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.