Pierce County dentist suspended following patient's death during sedation

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A Pierce County dentist has been suspended after one of his patients died while under sedation.

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According to a Friday press release from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the Dental Quality Assurance Commission suspended Thi D. Nguyen’s dentist license and moderate sedation permit.Assess the patient’s level of risk before the dental procedureProperly monitor the patient during the procedureAccording to the DOH, the patient allegedly had a drop in oxygen saturation level, heart rate and blood pressure. These ultimately led to the patient’s death.

Until the charges are resolved, Nguyen cannot practice in the state of Washington. As of Friday, he has 20 days to respond to the charges and request a hearing. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to report a complaint by calling 360-236-4700.By clicking Sign Up, I confirm

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