On January 23, 2017, the Colorado Dental Board (CDB), Panel B summarily suspended Dr. Neil Gary Dobro’s license (License #104214) to practice dentistry in the state of Colorado, pending proceedings to determine whether his license to practice dentistry should be further disciplined. According to CDB, the suspension was issued for cases #2017-1042, 2017-1071 and 2017-1118, for violation of sections 12-35-129(1)(i), C.R.S.1
Dr. Dobro’s practice recently included New Image Dental, as well as First Avenue Dental.
The Order of Summary Suspension indicated that Dr. Dobro had been guilty of a deliberate and willful violation of the Dental Practice Act and/or the public health, safety, or welfare, which imperatively required emergency action.
If you have been a patient of Dr. Dobro within the past three years and have questions regarding your treatment, please contact our office to discuss your factual circumstances and possible legal remedies.
Brief Background on the Dental Practice Act
The Colorado Dental Practice Act (CDPA) details the qualifications and requirements for practicing dentistry within the state. Regulating everything from required professional licensing and license renewals to prescribing drugs, the CDPA specifically states that it is intended to:
promote the public health, safety, and welfare by regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and to ensure that no one shall practice dentistry or dental hygiene without qualifying under this article.
The complete text of this Act can be found here.
When dental professionals – including both dentists and dental hygienists – violate the terms of the CDPA, they can be subject to enforcement action from the Board.
How Dental Malpractice Can Happen: Common Examples
Despite the CDPA and other laws regulating dental professionals, tragically, malpractice does occur in the dental industry. When this happens, unsuspecting patients can become victims – and they can be left with serious, potentially lasting injuries.
Some common examples of dental malpractice include:
- Improper tooth extraction
- Poor placement of dental implants
- Failure to diagnose TMJ and/or oral cancers
- Failure to diagnose or treat infections
- Oral surgery errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to provide informed consent.
These and other forms of dental malpractice are more likely to occur when factors like (but not limited to) the following arise:
- Drug use by dental professionals
- Inexperience or lack of training
- Failure to supervise (or verify the credentials of) dental hygienists.
Find Out More about Your Potential Claim & Legal Options: Contact a Denver Dental Malpractice Lawyer at Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP
A Denver dental malpractice lawyer at Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP is ready to review your potential claim and provide you with helpful answers regarding your options for recovery and justice.
Call (303) 771-1900 or email our firm to start the conversation that could change your life – and make all of the difference in your financial recovery and future.
Our deep knowledge of the law, coupled with our experience and skills, mean that we know how to take swift action to protect your rights while helping you pursue your best options for justice. It also means that you can rely on us for superior representation, as well as aggressive advocacy, as we work diligently and relentlessly to help you secure the best possible outcome to your case.
From offices based in Denver and Greenwood Village, our attorneys provide the highest quality legal service and representation to people throughout the metro area, Arapahoe County, and the state of Colorado.
1: Disciplinary and enforcement actions taken by the Colorado Dental Board (dating back to 1995) can be viewed here.