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Category Archives: Dentistry License

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Ethics in the Dentistry Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

We trust our dentists to know what is best for us and our oral health. Dentists spend many years in school learning the ins and out of tooth and gum health. When it comes to patient care, most dentists make the right decisions. When it comes to ethics, though, sometimes following the rules can… Read More »

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Drug Use Leads to Dentist’s License Suspension

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A person’s actions outside of work can lead to penalties involving one’s career. Licensed professionals, such as doctors and dentists, are bound by ethics, whether they are on the job or not. They can face license suspension and other penalties if they fail to do so. A Florida dentist is facing harsh consequences after… Read More »

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Dentist’s License Suspended for Poor Recordkeeping

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A licensed professional such as a dentist can have their license suspended for a variety of reasons. One common reason is substandard patient care, but a dentist may face license suspension or revocation for actions that may not seem as obvious, such as poor recordkeeping. Poor recordkeeping and infection control violations recently got a… Read More »

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Dentist With Fake Credentials Convicted of Fraud

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There are rules and regulations in place to ensure that those seeking a professional license or associated permits are indeed qualified to practice. This is especially true for dentists and other medical professionals who provide services to patients and could seriously injure them or even kill them if they perform a procedure improperly. An… Read More »

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Dentist Guilty of Selling Prescription Drugs After Already Losing His License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those who work in the medical field often have access to a variety of drugs. Doctors, dentists and nurses can easily get a hold of painkillers, sedatives and stimulants. In some cases, they take these pills for themselves. In other cases, they steal the medications and sell them to others in order to make… Read More »