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Can I seek legal action against a dentist whose license has been indefinitely suspended in Georgia for work he failed to complete regarding extractions and dentures?
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Dentist: Dr. George McKee, Dentist replied 11 years ago
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Dear ,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. This is a very good question. The situation that all dentists are legally responsible for is the care of their patients. If treatment is initiated and then not completed, the dentist can be accused of patient abandonment. However, if treatment is not initiated, he is not legally obliged to start treatment that was planned. So the key here is if your treatment had been initiated. A dentist can not terminate treatment in the middle of a root canal or in the temporary phase of making crowns or in the middle of making a denture. The fact that his license has been suspended adds another layer of complexity to the matter. He is not legally allowed to practice and can not be expected to break the law to finish any dentistry he started. He should be legally obliged to see that another dentist take over and finish any treatment he was in the middle of. However, he is not obliged (or legally allowed) to start any planned dental treatment. Give me more information as to the stage in you treatment you are in with respect to the extractions and dentures and if you have paid for any of this so far and I can elaborate.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any concerns regarding this issue that I have not addressed, please let me know and I will get back to you with more information.

Sincerely,

George McKee DDS

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Customer reply replied 11 years ago
The dentist in question extracted all my teeth and made 2 complete set of dentures. I have paid $2,000.00 towards my dentures which was my portion to pay. I was told that the initial set of dentures that were made prior to my extractions had become too old and couldn't be used. In light of that I still ended up with both set of dentures after adjustments were made on both sets. If the original set of dentures were too old to be used, then why after a period of three months would they then make adjustments on those original dentures and send me home with them when I originally left them with the new set of dentures for adjustments.
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