Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

Tracking the Most Common Types of Dental Malpractice

What types of dental malpractice are most common?  While many people are not thrilled to go to the dentist, no one expects negligence or serious, perhaps permanent injury to result from a dental visit. Nonetheless, if you have been the victim of dental malpractice, you are not alone. If you find yourself in this situation, […]

  • Posted on: Aug 10 2016
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Survey of Dental Negligence and Malpractice

What dental procedures are potentially most dangerous? An informal study of dental malpractice cases, although based on data from only 242 cases, has uncovered some important information for both dentists and their patients. The researcher, a dental expert who was asked to review cases over more than a decade in order to evaluate them for […]

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2016
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Dental Implant Failure

Why do some dental implants fail? Dental implants have been a tremendous step forward in tooth replacement, providing patients with not only the appearance, but the functionality, of natural teeth. Patients with successful dental implants report increased self-esteem and confidence in social situations, along with renewed ability to speak and chew comfortably. Nonetheless, implant surgery, […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2016
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Not a Junior Mint, But Just as Gross

Do you remember “The Junior Mint” episode of Seinfeld? One of Elaine’s ex-boyfriends is having a splenectomy, and Kramer is so concerned a doctor lets him and Jerry observe the surgery from the viewing gallery. Kramer brings along some snacks, and a Junior Mint ends up falling down from the gallery into the patient without […]

  • Posted on: Jun 9 2016
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Dental Malpractice Suit after 6-Year-Old Dies Following Simple Dental Procedure

Why does U.S. law often work to protect dentists rather than patients? No parents should have to suffer the tragedy recently endured by a California couple. Tim and Eliza Sears lost their beloved kindergartener, Caleb, during an uncomplicated dental procedure. In addition to suing the oral surgeon involved, Dr. Doucet, for malpractice, they are seeking […]

  • Posted on: May 20 2016
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Don’t Have a Toothache in Maine!

Why do Maine dentists keep practicing despite serious violations? A recent research study performed by WGME (a Maine affiliate of CBS) found that dozens of dentists in Maine are continuing to practice after their work was documented as falling below the standard of care. In some cases, these dentists had even admitted to charges of […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2016
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Defining Dental Malpractice

What are the elements necessary to file a dental malpractice lawsuit? Dental malpractice, like medical malpractice, is not as infrequent an occurrence as one might expect. It is also not often easy to prove. Dental malpractice is said to occur when a dental patient is harmed by care that is below normal standards. There are […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2016
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Defining Dental Malpractice

What are the elements necessary to file a dental malpractice lawsuit? Dental malpractice, like medical malpractice, is not as infrequent an occurrence as one might expect. It is also not often easy to prove. Dental malpractice is said to occur when a dental patient is harmed by care that is below normal standards. There are […]

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2016
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A New Surgical Method for Bunion Correction?

In Podiatry Today, Volume 27, Issue 9, September 2014, there is an article describing a “minimal incision” approach to bunion (hallux valgus) surgery by authors Norman A. Siddiqui, DPM and Guido LaPorta, DPM.  The authors recognize that while this is not new in the United States, it is not a common form of bunion correction […]

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2014
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