Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Know Your Dentist...Do Your Research!

In a recent article, a dentist in Texas, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, botched a surgical procedure on a woman.  Lawsuits are pending. 

This is very disturbing when you think about how many people get treatment every day from doctors or dentists they know nothing about.  How many times have you picked a random doctor off of your insurance list?  I know I have done it, figuring that if my insurance lists them, they must be good enough.  They have a degree and a license to practice so it must be safe. And for some, it might be, but unfortunately, it is still an incredible risk to take.

Most people are not aware that you CAN research any doctor with a license.  Information such as where they went to school, when they graduated, complaints, infractions, etc. can be obtained for the general public.  It's as simple as a Google.com search for your local dental or medical board. Read the reviews.  Reviews tell a lot about the office and staff.

Such a simple step could have changed everything for that poor woman!

When it comes to your health, you can never be too careful!  Whatever you do, whether it be dentists, doctors or surgeons,  it's your responsibility to ALWAYS KNOW who is working on you!

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