You’ve worked hard to graduate from dental school, and now you’re running your practice. The last thing you want to worry about is getting your dentist license revoked or being denied for renewal. You’re not alone. Hundreds of licensed professionals struggle with obtaining or renewing their license after complaints. The process can be daunting and tiresome.
It’s very important to be aware of the critical mistakes other dentists have made to put their licenses in jeopardy. They can occur outside the practice, or they can include neglect or defiance of certain laws and practices.
We want to take a look at some of the potential mistakes that could put your license at risk in the eyes of the California dental board.
Overcharging Your Patients
Overcharging patients is grounds for a complaint against your practice and license. A dentist may not bill a patient or his or her insurance for a treatment that was not provided or could be considered clinically unnecessary.
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Misleading and Deceptive Advertising
Misleading and deceptive advertising is using statements that misrepresent and omit facts. If you advertise information that can’t be verified and confirmed, you’re putting your license at risk.
We want to break down some examples of situations where misrepresentation can put your license at risk:
- Comparing your services to neighboring dentist offices
- Using unapproved testimonials
- Language that can create confusion or misunderstanding about your credentials, education, or licensing status;
- False insurance claims
- Claiming that co-pays and deductibles can be waived;
- Using professional titles from other institutions
- Using misleading language or advertising incorrect information
How can Unlock Legal help you?
Are you facing legal issues based on your actions within your practice? We can help. Have you been arrested on a criminal complaint outside the practice like a DUI or spousal abuse and fear your dentist license could be revoked or suspended?
Unlock Legal has worked with licensing boards like the California Dental Board to achieve the desired resolution. Are you a dentist student or applicant, and something from your past could block your path? We want to clear the way.
Here at Unlock Legal, we not only unlock your license; we unlock your life! If you fear your professional license is in jeopardy, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick, discreet, and confidential consultation. We love our dentist community, and we want to see our dentists doing what they do best – helping patients.
Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at your convenience at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.
Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals.