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Category Archives: Dentistry License


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 »


Dental Sedation For Kids: Understanding The Risks

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the past few years, the news has been inundated with stories of children who have died while undergoing dental treatment. It seems as though these cases involved the use of anesthesia for dental procedures such as cavity fillings, tooth extractions, and root canals. These cases have alarmed parents as well as lawmakers. In… Read More »


Florida Dentist Arrested 4 Times In 2 Months

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When we visit the dentist, we expect that we will be treated with professionalism. Many patients, particularly women, did not have that experience with a Florida dentist. He is facing various license restrictions after getting into trouble with the law on multiple occasions. The Pensacola dentist is under fire after getting arrested for the… Read More »


Dentist Arrested For Drug Possession And Distribution

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Prescription drug use is an issue that affects many people in Florida and other parts of the country. Even medical professionals become addicted to prescription drugs, which may seem surprising but many doctors, nurses, and dentists are able to easily access these medications due to their job. A dentist from Oregon has lost his… Read More »


Dentist Faces Charges After Patient’s Death

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Prescription drugs are often overprescribed by doctors and dentists. Narcotics and opioids are often given to patients to help with severe or chronic pain. But when a patient does not take these pills properly, they can lead to overdoses and even death. For the prescribing doctor or dentist, the result could be license suspension…. Read More »