Can the California Dental Board Suspend or Revoke my Dentistry License?
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 losing your
dental license 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 dental board of California.
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.
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
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
Using professional titles from other institutions
Using misleading language or advertising
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 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.