Texas Dental Board is Accused of Ineptitude

Texas Dental Board is Accused of Ineptitude

POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:14pm

Texas toddlers being held in restraints as dentists at corporate-run clinics performed unnecessary root canals were among the dental horror stories told Wednesday at a House Public Health Committee hearing at the state Capitol.

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, which regulates dental licensing in Texas, was the subject of criticism by members of Texans for Dental Reform and unaffiliated residents, who called for legislative reform while levying accusations of ineptitude, a pattern of withholding or obscuring negative information about dentists, and failure to act against corporate-run dental clinics committing Medicaid fraud and harming patients.

Read more here at The Houston Chronicle.

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