San Diego Dental Malpractice Attorney

Dental malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to treat and care for a patient with a reasonable degree of expertise and skill. If a dentist was careless, lacked proper skills, or disregarded standardized rules, a jury may find the health care provider negligent. If damages result from such negligence, monetary compensation may be awarded. 

Examples of Dental Malpractice include:

  • Failing to diagnose cancer during an exam
  • Extracting the wrong tooth
  • Improper implant placement
  • Failing to diagnose a condition in time to treat it properly
  • Failing to refer a case to a  specialist
  • Prescribing incorrect medication
  • Failing to advise if an instrument broke in a tooth during a root canal
  • Improprer orthodontics- causing TMJ disorder
  • Incorrect diagnosis that results in a failure to treat a medical condition
  • Failing to properly administer anesthesia
  • Providng unnecessary treatment