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Category Archives: Dentistry License


Ethics Involving COVID Vaccines In Dental Practices

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Dentists work closely with patients—in their mouths, to be exact. Because of this, those in the dentistry field have to take precautions to ensure they don’t get anything from a contagious patient. This is especially tricky in the age of COVID and can bring about ethical issues for dentists. Can they require COVID vaccinations… Read More »


Dentist’s License Revoked Due To “Filthy” Office

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nobody likes being inside a dirty home or business, and filth can be looked at very negatively if it happens inside a medical facility. This is the case for a dentist who failed basic infection control protocols. The Iowa dentist has had his license revoked due to unsanitary conditions. The man is going to… Read More »


Why Dentists Should Avoid Overtreatment

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

At most doctor’s offices, you don’t have to worry about overtreatment. Doctors are so busy that they’re overbooking patients and spending little time with them. That’s not the case with many dentists, though. In fact, in the dental field, overtreatment has become prevalent. Dentists often perform unnecessary treatments for financial gain. However, in this… Read More »


Dentist Faces License Suspension For Mishandling Prescription Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those in the medical field, including dentists, have access to a wide variety of medications. While most medical professionals are responsible when prescribing these drugs to patients, some engage in activities that are unethical, such as overprescribing medications. A dentist has been engaging in this very activity for the past several years, according to… Read More »


Dentist’s License Suspended For Illegally Prescribing Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There’s a huge market for prescription medications. Many people pay big bucks to get their hands on highly addictive pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Because of this, those who have access to these drugs often try to sell them for a lot of money. For example, pharmacists, medical professionals and dentists often… Read More »


Dentist Faces Felony Charges for Diverting Medication

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

License professionals have a lot of regulations that they must abide by. A lot of these laws involve ethics. That’s because unethical behavior is not only illegal but also harmful to patients and can lead to penalties such as license loss. A dentist is facing criminal charges after obtaining medication for herself. The 43-year-old… Read More »


Dentist Sentenced to Prison for Hoverboard Use, Other Crimes

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Do you think it’s safe for a dentist to be performing tooth extractions while using a hoverboard? Probably not, as many of us cannot even balance properly on such a device, let alone perform such an intricate task like pulling out a person’s tooth. However, that’s what a dentist did to a patient in… Read More »


Licenses Rarely Suspended for Dentists Performing Unnecessary Treatment

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

If your dentist was performing dental treatment that you felt was odd or unnecessary, what do you think would happen? Do you think your dentist would get his or her license suspended? Would the dentist face any sort of punishment? Statistics say probably not. State dental boards are run by dentists who oversee other… Read More »


Dentist Causes Patient’s Heart Attack, License Suspended 5 years

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people have undergone extensive dental treatments to fix problems with their teeth. Oral surgery on wisdom teeth is quite common. In fact, most people will get their wisdom teeth removed at some point. This surgery is quite routine and rarely results in complications. However, it did result in complications for one young woman…. Read More »


Dentist License Suspended Over Fraud Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Dentists and other medical professionals must do what they can to protect their license. Their license is typically their livelihood. Without it, they cannot work or earn income. Therefore, they must act in a moral and ethical manner at all times in order to hold onto their license. A professional can face licensing issues… Read More »