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Gentling Dental Group
Gentling Dental Group Todd Gentling DDS Dental Negligence Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
4th of Apr, 2011 by User891208
On January 8, 2009, I received root canal treatment from Todd Gentling DDS. During the procedure, a part of the handfile was broken in one of the canals. I later find, this was noted in the Dr's. notes. Dr. Gentling failed to inform me of his negligence. I was not offered to have the tooth repaired by someone more qualifed or the tooth pulled at that time. In November of 2010, I began to have increasing pain in that same tooth. Eventually the pain subsided, yet the crown came off. I went to Dr. Gentlings office to get the crown re-attached. During this procedure, Dr. Gentling asks, if this tooth has been a problem, of which I informed him that ironically it had. He said no more, re-attached the crown and I was done. A few days later the pain returned. I called to make an appointment, and was told I would need to see an Endodontist, due to the fact that I had a broken file in one of the canals, and would require a re-treat of which he was not qualified to do. This is how I found out about the problem. I requested a copy of my records, of which as I stated earlier, that this problem was documented, by him, or one of his staff. Dr. Gentling at no time ever owned up too his mistake, or made any attempt to make things right. I referred this case to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, and there finding was, and I quote " It is the decision of this Board, that clear and convincing evidence of a violation of the State Dental Act or rules of the Board does not exist. Issues involving "quality" of care are not within the Board's jurisdiction. This matter is closed". I must assume that Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, is not concerned about the actions of the Licsensed Dentists in this state, or the fact that said Dentists act with negligence. How can a State Board "Not" be involved with the quality of care a Dentist performs. Other wise what is that State Boards purpose. Attorneys on the other hand, state Dental Negligence is clear and convincing in my case. Yet they won't pursue such a case due to lack of financial loss. So it's evident Dentists like Dr. Gentling can perform dental malpractice, and get away with it, and the public knows no better. Now thats negligence.
Comments
3572 days ago by Codysnanna
I was shocked when I came across this today! Im a retired dental assistant who has worked in the dental field for many years. I feel prompted to say Dr.Gentling is the most highly skilled Dentist I have either worked with or been to as a patient. I have been his patient for 4 years. I see first hand the materials and workmanship he uses and they are top notch. He isnt a corner cutter. I find it hard to believe that if you had approached him with your concerns he would have helped you. He has given so much free dental work to the poor and poor children that I think you should be ashamed of yourself for saying these things. I will be bringing this to his attention Monday. I have printed this out and I hope he can sue YOU for slander.
3566 days ago by Docboos
Dr. Gentling was not a corner cutter too you. Dr. Gentling knew the moment he X-rayed the finished procedure what he had done, and could have taken the appropriate action at that very moment. I should not have had to approach him, for him to make things right, when he knew they were wrong before I was released to go that day. I'am very glad you will bring this too his attention. As for Dr. Gentling suing for slander, he may not like the out come of that, with a counter suit. Dr. Gentling can look in the mirror and see the one that should be ashamed.
3497 days ago by Docboos
Dear Codysnana. Just wanted to congratulate you and your Dental "Knight in Shining Armour" on his court victory. I'm sure his version will be more exciting.
No matter how old you get, you hope that someday Justice and Fairness will one day come closer together. Today is not that day. I pursued Dr. Gentling in small claims court this day. You know, the one where you take your case to the judge without an Attorney. Well only one of us showed up without an attorney. Dr. Gentling won a summary judgment on the suit I filed against him, you know, the one for breaking a dental file into one of the canals of the root canal treatment he performed on me. And now must be out of pocket, to have repaired, that thing Dr. Gentling so chose to ignore telling me about.
Prior to our court date, I had written Dr. Gentling a "Demand Letter" of which he did respond too, and asked me to sign and return, notarized a "release form" holding him clear of any future claims. Interestingly enough he somehow forgot to include the "release form" it the envelope.
Anyway, since I was not claiming pain and suffering, only to re-coup that, that I was out, Dr. Gentling was awarded summary judgment. That will teach me, show up to a fight without an Attorney and an expert witness.
That's the justice part of it. Those that can afford it. I on the other hand was relying on Dr. Gentling's ability to show up, man-up, make it right, and move on.
Dr. Gentling's not a bad guy. I would have actually given him credit for being the kind of guy that would 'Man-up", and make things right, when a mistake has taken place.
As with that Justice and Fairness thing, where I was clearly wrong. Apparently I was wrong about him as well.

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