A dentist from Tulsa, Oklahoma has voluntarily given up his license after multiple accusations of negligence, medical malpractice, and unnecessary dental procedures, according to NewsOn6.com. The dentist gave up his license only a few short days before the dental board was likely to revoke it. The article states that the dentist ran infomercials advertising a procedure that he had created, but patients who received the procedure complained of teeth that didn’t fit, breaking resin, intense pain, and dental work that needed to be redone. Some patients reported having trouble even eating such foods as apples and corn on the cob.
Because the dentist in question did not have Oklahoma medical malpractice insurance, many of his patients may be out of luck when it comes to recovering the procedure expenses. Only one patient was able to with a judgment against him. Depending on the extent of dental work was for each patient, the cost of the procedures varied between $15,000 – 50,000.
With the loss of his license, the man will not be able to practice dentistry in the state of Oklahoma for five years. Additionally, all complaints and previous instances of negligence (he had been in trouble twice before) will be available for review should he apply for a license elsewhere.
Professionals in the healthcare field, no matter the practice area, have a responsibility to provide the best possible care to their patients. When that responsibility is overlooked, either intentionally or inadvertently, all negligent parties can be held legally responsible for a person’s decline in health and/or injuries and related losses.
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