Defending The Livelihood Of Dentists

If your livelihood is threatened due to potential action by the Georgia Board of Dentistry, the attorneys at Frances Cullen, P.C. offer experienced and dedicated representation. We have worked with dentists for more than 20 years on cases involving potential action against their professional licenses.

At our Atlanta law firm, we work with professionals throughout Fulton County and the State of Georgia. Our primary focus is to assist licensed professionals with obtaining and defending licensure.

Numerous issues may lead to an investigation by the board or cause you to be denied licensure. These include:

  • Failure to provide a patient with an appropriate treatment plan
  • Failure to obtain a patient's clinical/medical history
  • Patient compliance leading to a bad outcome
  • Inappropriate or nonclinically indicated treatment
  • Performing unnecessary treatments
  • Fraudulent billing practices
  • False advertising
  • Falsification of an application or renewal, including continuing education certification
  • Drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
  • Arrests and criminal convictions
  • Discipline in another state

If you are accused of any of these actions or have been notified of an investigation by the board, it is important to seek legal counsel.

Applications For Licensure

We assist dentists with application for licensure in the State of Georgia. The state only accepts one dental examination, and has strict rules regarding the number of failures you can have and still qualify for licensure.

The Georgia Board of Dentistry does not easily grant licensure reciprocally from other states. We can help you obtain licensure in the state of Georgia by working with the board on rule waivers.

Georgia Board Of Dentistry Investigations

The board will initiate an investigation following the receipt of a complaint. Complaints may come from a patient, a former patient, a patient's family member, an employee or a former employee. For serious violations, the board will begin an immediate investigation.

It is important to retain the services of an experienced lawyer, as anything you say to the board during an investigation may be used to take action against you later. You should not attempt to defend yourself to the board without the guidance of experienced legal counsel.

We have the experience and knowledge of your profession to defend you against any claims and help you maintain your practice and continue working with your patients.

Contact Us Regarding Actions Against Your License

Call us at 404-806-6771 or email us to consult with an experienced attorney.