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Would you talk to the new dentist about the quality of his work?

New dentist in the practice (actually 8 prior years in the military) with lots of work coming back with decay under crowns, fillings etc… Also has a very hard time getting patients numb. Has to give multiple injections before pt achieves anesthesia and even then not completely numb. Injection sites are way off mark (not sure what technique used). What would you do? Would you talk to the dr about this? Decay found at least daily on recent work done and people not getting numb at least 90% of the time. What should I do? This is now his practice. Should I say something? Or should I keep my mouth shut?



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Tough call. I’d find other employment. Not sure, but you may want to notify the dental board. Would you let him work on you? If not find new employment. Is he causing harm to another? Get the dental board involved.

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I’d definitely look for new employment like Hygenius says. There is always that possibility if you get the dental board involved you could get black listed. If he is missing decay though I would definitely point it out, maybe play it off like I found this “new” area of possible decay, maybe you could check it out?

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Thanks for the advice. I am trying to just continue to do my job and point out what I see. I am just concerned about the backlash of all of this. We are starting to lose patients. The bad thing is, is there are no other job opportunities in my area and if there are any they are at a lot lower pay then what I am at now. He is a great guy to work for except for the quality of his work. Definitely a hard situation.

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That really stinks! Maybe you can discuss having a consultant come in and see what they can do about loosing patients and discover and correct his dentistry?

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