I am contacted all the time by patients trying to aquire and being denied access to dental records. First understand that you have every right to view and have copies of everything in your dental record/chart. The file physically belongs to the doctor but it is your legal right to view averything inside of that chart. You can do a great deal on your own by going to the web site of your state's board of Dental Examinators and reading what your rights are. To have that knowledge is a powerful tool in dealing with the employees that you are speaking to on the phone . You would be surprised how poorly informed they are on what they can and cannnot do when it comes to your records.
Next time you go to your dental office take a good look around. What you see is very reflective of the quality of what you are going to get in the way of dentistry. If you see cluttered , messy ,and unprofessional conduct what do you think you are going to receive in the way of quality ? No excuses for the doctor, the buck starts and stops with them.
How long will this last ? It is a fair question and one I am often asked as I finish up my dental work on my patients. It is tough to assign a number to something like dental work but it is not as long as some patients would like to think. Certainly , forever and the rest of my life, do not belong in the conversation.I would say a good startingpoint is 10 years. If something fails at the 5 year point then we are talking about a prorated fee of some type. Inside of 5 years then I will most likely take responsibility for redoing the case if it is something major like a
I encourage every patient that,when in doubt, get a second opinion. I usually ask them to seek the advice of a specialist. If the problem is not directly related to their speciality then ask the specialist for another good general dentist that they can see.
Finding a competent and experienced malpractice attorney can be difficult and intimidating. It is why this site was created. You need to trust someone but trusting your former dentist is why you are looking for attorney,right?
After seeing numerous patients over the years in your position led me to start helping patients link up with a good attorney that could help them.Please let us help you. Trust us to review your dental work and if extensive enough,put you in contact with an attorney that can lead you to restituton for your damages.
At the very least I will help you get a refund from your former dentist to a good dentist redo the work. Yes we can help there also to not make another bad choice in dentists.
I wait to hear from you,
I saw a patient yesterday that was a little frustrated with the length of time it was taking to have a couple of implants placed. The bone was lacking so he needed a graft first, then the implants. It is all being done by a very good implantologist. When done correctly implants can last the rest of your life. When done incorrectly they can be a disaster of pain and failure.