In 2016, 13% of complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners resulted in Disciplinary Action, and 8% of complaints filed resulted in Remedial Action. These complaints include allegations of negligent quality of care, improper sanitation, professional misconduct, inadequate maintenance of patient charts and records, violations of the Dental Practice Act, or drug and alcohol abuse.
Who Can File A Complaint Against a Professional Dentist in Texas?
Complaints can be lodged against dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other oral health care professionals. Complaints can be filed by patients, co-workers, peers, or the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners itself. The Board of Dental Examiners takes complaints seriously. If you’re facing a formal complaint in front of the Texas Dental Board, you know that the consequences can be disastrous to your professional career. Not only could you face fines and probation if found in violation of the state’s Dental Practice Act, but even worse, your license to practice can be suspended or revoked altogether.
The Mission of the Texas State Board of Examiners is “to protect the public health and safety and promote high quality and safe dental care by providing enforcement, licensing, peer assistance, and related information services to licensees and their patients.” In short, the Board’s mission is to serve the public. The Board is not on your side. If you fail to take aggressive action to get the complaint dismissed, your dental license might be revoked and your career could be in jeopardy. No matter how unfounded a complaint may seem on the surface, no complaint should be taken lightly.
Put the power of a Dental license defense lawyer in Texas to work for you.
If you are under investigation by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, we urge you to seek the advice of an experienced medical license defense attorney.
Talk to an experienced attorney who understands all aspects of a dental license complaint case. The lawyers at BERTOLINO LLP know how to carefully research every potential complaint. We know where to look for evidence and how to use that information to build a successful legal strategy.
If you are facing disciplinary action from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners contact us today or call (512) 476-5757 and schedule a case evaluation.
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