Spokane County dentist suspended for several health violations
Sandy Montano has 20 days to answer the costs and ask for a listening to.
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Spokane County dentist Sandy Montano has been suspended by the Dental High quality Assurance Fee for violating a number of sanitation and an infection management necessities.
Based on a press launch from the Washingon State Division of Well being, an investigator tried to conduct an an infection management inspection at Montano’s clinic on Dec. 1, 2021. Montano allegedly refused the inspection.
The division of well being says Montano can not observe in Washington till the costs towards him are resolved.
Based on paperwork from the division of well being, Montano labored as a touring dentist at numerous clinics in Washington state.
On April 24, 2019, Montano developed a remedy plan for a affected person at a dental observe in Yakima. The intensive plan concerned scaling and root planing on all 4 quadrants of enamel, restorations, root canal remedy and crowns on a number of enamel.
Nevertheless, the affected person’s medical document didn’t doc any goal proof to assist the remedy. In the end, the division of well being alleged that Montano handled the affected person unprofessionally and failed to take care of correct affected person data.
Montano labored at Deer Park Dental Workplace in Deer Park, Washington throughout the time of the second set of allegations.
On Nov. 17, 2021, the fee acquired a grievance towards Montano, accusing him of utilizing x-ray limitations, towels and suctions from the trash and inserting them with unused ones. The dentist was additionally accused of blending topical gel with non-digestible lidocaine, failing to take care of clear water traces, failing to make use of gloves whereas working with sufferers, and a bunch of different security violations.
Montano has 20 days to answer the costs and ask for a listening to.
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