Your professional license is something that you have worked hard for, and it determines whether you will be able to work as a dental hygienist. Many licensed professionals consider their professional license to be their livelihood. It takes dedication and many years of schooling to get licensed and start your career. What do you do when your license is at risk?
Many dental hygienists don’t take allegations and board hearings seriously enough. It’s far easier to lose your professional license than you might imagine. So, you should consider any hearing you attend seriously. If you are facing discipline or losing your dental hygienist license, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC is a firm experienced in handling dental hygienist license defense cases. We understand how important your professional license is to your life because we also have professional licenses. If you lose your license, you could find yourself starting over. You might have to find a new career, which will significantly impact your life.
Many dental hygienists try to handle these cases themselves, which could be a huge mistake. You put yourself at a disadvantage if you don’t hire legal representation. The board has legal counsel and so should you. If you have been notified of an investigation or board hearing, you need to reach out to us as soon as possible. We offer no-obligation consultations to go over the details of your case.
What is involved with a professional license defense case?
Whenever you have something jeopardizing your professional license, you need a license defense attorney. If you have pled guilty to a criminal charge or received a complaint, you will find yourself in an investigation. Having an adverse outcome in your case can cost you your job or potential jobs in the future. Even if you don’t lose your license, you could potentially have a record of this incident on your history. So, it’s vital that you take this seriously.
What could cause me to lose my license?
There are many ways that you could lose your professional license. One of the leading causes of suspended professional licenses is criminal behavior. If you have pled guilty to a crime, you could find yourself fighting for your license. The charge could range from a DWI to fraud. Even if your case gets thrown out, you still might find yourself sitting in a board hearing. So, you need to contact a professional license defense lawyer before you plead out to any charges.
Another way to lose your license is through complaints. Your coworkers, patients, or even your employer can file a complaint against you. In some cases, you won’t know who filed the complaint. A skilled attorney can advise you in your case. Some dental hygienists give information to the board because they feel like they are being helpful. However, any information the board has can be used against you. So, it would help if you had someone protecting your rights and interests from the very beginning.
What happens after you receive a complaint?
You will receive information that an investigation has been initiated. Once this happens, you know that a case has been opened against you. The board employs an investigator to research the claim. They will then bring this information to the board, and the board will decide on an offer of resolution on your case. You DO NOT have to accept this offer. Having an experienced attorney on your side will improve your odds of keeping your license.
You deserve support
This is a difficult time that you’re going through, and we understand. We will do everything we can to help you minimize any discipline and keep your license. If your dental hygienist license is at risk, contact us today. Let’s discuss the details of your case.