Dentists are subject to investigations and disciplinary charges in relation to the practice of dentistry. Disciplinary charges are extremely serious and should not be taken lightly. The Maryland Board of Dental Examiners has the power to revoke a doctor’s license to practice dentistry, to place a dentist on probation, to impose a severe fine, and to implement other discipline. Disciplinary Orders are generally placed online and are open to the general public. A disciplinary finding may also impact a physician’s ability to receive insurance payments.
Even if a dentist has done nothing wrong, a letter from the Board of Dental Examiners must not be taken lightly or ignored and should be treated with the utmost care and attention. It is important to retain an attorney from the outset as the Board of Dental Examiners places significant weight in the contents of a response to an inquiry letter from the Board.
At Alman & Alman, LLC, our attorneys work with dentists at all stages of the disciplinary process, from assisting dentists in responding to letters of inquiry from the Board to appearing at investigatory meetings, reviewing records, appearing at Settlement Conferences, negotiating with the Attorney General’s Office and representing dentists at hearings. We strive to provide individual attention to dentists who are investigated and/or charged with dental discipline to assist dentists in maintaining their licenses.