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Attorney Louis Leichter to speak at Capital Area Dental Society event

Austin-area professional license defense attorney Louis Leichter will be giving a talk entitled Common Problems & Strategies in Handling the Dental Board & Other Regulatory Agencies on Tuesday, November 14th.

  • Speaker: Louis Leichter, JD
  • Date: November 14, 2017
  • Time: FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm
  • Location: Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746
  • Lecture Course Credit: 2 Hours CE Credit

RSVP by 10:00 am on Friday, November 10.

  • To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to capitalareadental.org
  • To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call (512) 335-1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy when making your reservation.

Reservations are released at 6:30pm. Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, November 10 will be billed.

Further details of the talk can be found here.


Suspension ordered to NJ dentist after practice linked to 15 infections

The state of New Jersey recently stopped the practice of a dentist after one of his patients died and 14 others suffered from infections, an article of Fox News reported on September 3.

According to reports, John Vecchione agreed to have his professional license suspended after the Department of Health in August revealed that 15 of his patients who had undergone oral surgery had also been infected with enterococcal endocarditis. The patients were put into intravenous sedation during surgery. One of his patients reportedly died due to complications while 12 of his patients were required to undergo heart surgery. Inspectors last month found out that problems were still present in Vecchione’s Bud Lake clinic. Vecchione is expected to appear at a court hearing in October.

Professional license suspension, unfortunately, results in hardships in providing the daily needs of your family. If your dental license is being threatened with suspension in Austin, a lawyer of the Leichter Law Firm, PC may offer you legal defense. Find out how we may protect your professional license today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Suspended Memphis dentist known for attaching “grills”

Updates are in about the Memphis dentist whose professional license was suspended following allegations that he risked the lives of his patients due to poor sanitary practices at his clinic, an article of News Channel 3 reported on July 26.

Reports revealed that Alfred Brown’s dental license was suspended due to possibilities that his patients might contract HIV or hepatitis after investigators found that his clinic was poorly kept. Brown, who was known for installing gold tooth accessories called “grills,” was also alleged of recycling dental crowns on his patients. Brown’s clinic on Lamar Avenue is now closed for further investigations.

Many dental practitioners are left struggling to support their family when their professional licenses are suspended. If you are in the difficult situation that your license is being threatened with suspension, working with a qualified license defense attorney is a viable option. Call an attorney of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your options.


Dentist’s license suspended in Memphis over unsanitary practices

The State of Tennessee Department of Health recently suspended the professional license of a dentist in Memphis, an article of Fox 13 reported on July 7. The dentist was also ordered to close his office after complaints of unsanitary conditions were filed against him.

The Department of Health began investigating Alfred Brown after receiving a complaint about the unsanitary practices he used at his office on the 2600 block of Lamar Avenue. The board discovered that Brown did not consistently change gloves between patients and that he recycled dental crowns between patients. On May 26, health investigators made a surprise visit to Brown’s clinic to confirm that his clinic was indeed severely unsanitary. The dentist refused to provide further information to investigators. Brown had his license suspended due to other violations in the 1990’s as well.

Having your dental license suspended is frustrating, especially if your income supports a family who is depending on you. If your professional license is at risk of getting suspended in Austin, an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to work for you. Find out how we can prevent your license from suspension by calling (512) 495-9995.


Oklahoma dentist suspended over suspicion of abandoning patients and staff

The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry on April 15 suspended a Woodward dentist’s license on grounds that he left the country and abandoned his patients and staff, an article of News Channel 4 reported.

Reports said Phillip Powell suddenly went to Ukraine, leaving thousands of patients unable to access their records. Powell reportedly told his office manager Leslie Miller through a text message that he was leaving and that “the United States has nothing else” for him. Reports revealed that Powell failed to pay Miller for two weeks of work. Powell left many pending patient cases, many of which had already paid for their treatments. The Executive Director of the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, Susan Rogers, stated they have decided to temporarily suspend Powell’s license until he returns and answers for all the claims against him. The board is coordinating with local dentists to help finish Powell’s open cases.

Having your license suspended as a dentist can be a frustrating situation, especially if your family heavily depends on you as a provider. Enlisting a skilled lawyer can ease this stressful situation as they are able provide legal support for you. Find out how an Austin lawyer of the Leichter Law Firm PC may work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Dentist suspended for alleged sanitation violation

A dental practitioner in Renton, Washington recently had his license suspended by the state’s dental commission for allegedly violating sanitation procedures, seattlepi.com reported on December 5.

Reports accused dentist Kin So of failing to provide sufficient cleaning solutions in his workplace and that he did not follow the strict guidelines regarding proper infection control and sanitation. The dentist reportedly was banned from carrying out any dental-related work in Washington State until he is cleared of the alleged misconduct. So was given 20 days to appeal the charges filed against him.

Professional practitioners can understandably be panicked and devastated if their license becomes suspended. If this has happened to you, it is important to work with a skilled lawyer for the best possible chance to recover your license. Find out how the Austin lawyer of Leichter Law Firm PC may advocate for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


NC dental practitioner facing 10-year license suspension

A dentist in Martin County, North Carolina is facing license suspension for 10 years after the State Board of Dental Examiners claimed that one of his patients died due to improper sedation procedure, wcti12.com reported on September 23.

According to reports, a patient of Doctor Zachary Harrison, identified as James Williams, died last year while under his care. Williams, 71, never woke up after sedation, the board stated. Dr. Harrison’s suspension could begin this November. He may be allowed to petition to reduce the length of his suspension after one year if found guilty. Another dentist in the same office identified as Dr. David Marshburn was also suspended by the board after having three intoxicated driving offenses within seven months.

Our lawyers understand that your reputation and livelihood are at stake if you are facing license suspension. If you are a dental practitioner facing this situation in Austin, the lawyers of Leichter Law Firm PC may possibly defend you. Learn more about your legal options from us today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Trial continues for suspended dentist linked to patient’s death

The trial of a suspended dentist who has been linked to a patient’s death in Connecticut will continue, an article by the Republican American stated on July 21.

Reports said dentist Rashmi Patel denied allegations that he was liable for the death of one of his female patients last February, and he is fighting for the reinstatement of his license. During a procedure to remove his patient’s teeth and install implants, the patient became unresponsive and died. The Connecticut State Dental Commission stated that Patel committed negligence after failing to take action when Gan’s oxygen levels decreased and for extracting all the teeth in one session. The next testimony hearing for the trial that started in June is scheduled to continue on July 23.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC advocate for dentists in Ausitn who are facing license suspension. If you have experienced this, we can work on your behalf to get your license back. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (512) 495-9995, and learn more about your options.


Dentist put on probation for sex crime charge

A Montana dentist has been put on probation by the state Board of Dentistry after the man lied on his license renewal application. He was charged with a sex crime in April 2010 and failed to disclose that disciplinary and legal action had been filed against him since his last license renewal.

The man was originally charged with sexual conduct without consent, but the charges were lessened to felony criminal endangerment. His three-year sentence was deferred after admitting to creating a risk of bodily injury to his victim.

The dentist’s license will be placed on probation for three years. The board must receive quarterly updates from his probation officer, psychotherapist, and supervising dentist.

If you are a practicing dental professional and you are at risk of losing your license, contact the dental license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.