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Category Archives: Dentistry License


Is It Ethical For A Dental Patient To Get A Cleaning Without An Exam?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

All licensed professionals are taught about ethics, as ethical issues may sometimes come about in their professional lives. This is especially true in the dentistry field, where services are expensive and patients want to save as much money as possible. While this is certainly understandable, this can also bring about ethical issues. For example,… Read More »


When Excessive Dental Treatment Leads To Dental Board Action

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a patient goes to the dentist, they want to get their teeth cleaned and fixed effectively. They want to get the necessary treatment, but who wants to spend tens of thousands of dollars? An unethical dentist will order excessive treatment with a high cost. That was what a celebrity dentist did. The dental… Read More »


Dentist Loses License Again After 20 Years Of Bad Behavior

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

How many times can you lose your dental license? For an Arizona dentist, that number will soon be three times. After a patient died in his office, the dentist is possibly losing his license for the third time. The man lost his licenses in Michigan and Illinois due to criminal charges. He pled guilty to… Read More »


Dentist’s License Suspended After Patient Death

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When patients go to the dentist, they may be scared to some degree. In fact, many people have a fear of the dentist. The tools may be scary, but nobody really expects to die at the dentist’s office. Unfortunately, this has happened many times before. This recently happened to a dentist in Washington and… Read More »


When A Patient Dies In Your Dental Office

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A lot of people fear the dentist. The sounds and pain are bad enough. In a worst case scenario, patients can even die while in the dentist’s chair. It’s not a common situation, but it can happen. When a patient undergoes sedation and a dentist is unprepared, they are more likely to experience a… Read More »


Ethics In Dental Records

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Just like when you visit a doctor, a dentist also keeps detailed records of your mouth and any work performed. Your dental record serves as both a medical and legal document. It provides continuity of care and is a critical document in the event that a malpractice claim is filed against the dentist. The… Read More »


Why Proper Coding Is Essential For Dentists

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Dentists are the experts at helping patients achieve optimal health. That’s what they do best. Coding and billing? Not so much. Dentists have to be reimbursed for their services, just like any other medical professional. This means having knowledge of proper billing and coding procedures. But not all do. Dentists don’t often think about… Read More »


Dentists’ Licenses Suspended For Alcohol Intoxication, Unsanitary Conditions

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals, particularly those in the medical field, must meet a lot of standards. After all, they deal with the health of patients, so a wrong move could put their lives at risk. This is true even in the dentistry field. An unethical dentist could cause significant pain and damage to a patient’s mouth…. Read More »


Dental Anesthesiologist Faces License Loss After Patient’s Death

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many of us desire gorgeous teeth. Sometimes we need the help of cosmetic dentistry to make our dreams of a beautiful smile come true. Veneers are a common choice for good-looking teeth. Many celebrities opt for this choice. We often don’t think much of undergoing a dental procedure. Even when we get put under… Read More »


Ethical Concerns Over Snap-On Veneers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Most people want to look their best and that often means sporting a gorgeous smile. However, dental care and cosmetic procedures are not cheap. Improving the look of one’s teeth could cost thousands of dollars — perhaps even tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the condition of the teeth, Because of this, customers… Read More »