Kansas and Missouri Professional Licensing Attorney Danielle Sanger: Aggressive Representation of Dentists Facing Professional Discipline

More and more studies have shown that oral hygiene and good oral health are a vital component of our overall well-being. Therefore, dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists help keep us healthy in conjunction with our primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals upon whom we rely. All professionals within the dental field are educated and licensed professionals dedicated to their craft. However, dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants (collectively “dentists”) make mistakes just as fallible humans do, despite having their patient’s best interest in mind. That is why dentists who are facing professional discipline need an experienced, aggressive, and successful advocate for dental professionals in Kansas and Missouri like Danielle Sanger, Esq.

Attorney Danielle Sanger has dedicated her practice to representing professional licensees before professional boards and administrative agencies. Her passion for helping professional licensees differentiates Attorney Sanger from other attorneys. She has over a decade of experience defending clients facing license loss. Additionally, her experience as an Assistant Attorney General prosecuting professional license matters before the Kansas Board of Nursing gives her clients an added advantage. Attorney Sanger understands how the system works and how best to represent her clients within those strictures.

Those who work in the dental profession are well-regarded as intelligent individuals. Therefore, it would be tempting for them to try to take on the government and represent themselves before the Board of Dentistry. Self-representation is fraught with danger. People unsophisticated in the law are easily overwhelmed and can make mistakes despite how convinced they are of their innocence. Additionally, some dental professionals might believe that they can save money by representing themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hiring an experienced, savvy, and zealous professional licensing attorney could save your practice and therefore your livelihood.

Dentistry professionals, like other professional licensees, face a myriad of disciplinary possibilities. These possibilities range from censure and public reprimand to suspension or revocation. Dental professionals may also suffer punishments such as public reprimand, a probationary period with conditions placed on their license to practice dentistry, suspension, and finally revocation. Enlisting a vigorous dental licensing attorney to fight on your behalf will give you the best chance of receiving the least severe punishment possible under the circumstances. Those conditions also include particulars about the dentist’s career and history of the previous discipline. The severity of the penalty meted out by the Board of Dentistry will come down to whether the dentist has a history of professional discipline, the severity of the incident in question, and the dentist’s reputation within the dental community. Also, the disciplinary board could consider other relevant factors such as whether there was a victim in the case and whether he or she suffered any injuries.

Dental professionals enjoy a plethora of rights before the government, presented by the licensing board, can impose a sanction on their ability to practice.  The rights professional licensees have are similar to those afforded to a criminal defendant. Chief among those rights is the right to a fair and impartial hearing before a neutral and detached magistrate or fact finder. It is important to note that there is no right to a trial by jury. But, the licensee has the right to see the government’s evidence, cross-examine or confront witnesses, and to call witnesses to testify on their behalf. Professional licensees have a right not to incriminate themselves, but an invocation of their right not to incriminate themselves may be used as negative evidence against them.

Consult an Experienced and Dedicated Dental Licensing Attorney before Speaking to Anyone about a Complaint or Investigation into your Conduct

You have the right to counsel of your choosing to represent you, even during the investigation phase of a claim made against you. Choose Kansas and Missouri professional licensing attorney Danielle Sanger to fight for you and your livelihood. Call Attorney Sanger today at 785-979-4353 to schedule a free consultation.