Spokane County dentist suspended for a number of well being violations

Sandy Montano has 20 days to answer the fees 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.

In line with 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 follow in Washington till the fees in opposition to him are resolved.

In line with paperwork from the division of well being, Montano labored as a touring dentist at varied clinics in Washington state.

On April 24, 2019, Montano developed a remedy plan for a affected person at a dental follow in Yakima. The intensive plan concerned scaling and root planing on all 4 quadrants of tooth, restorations, root canal remedy and crowns on a number of tooth. 

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 criticism in opposition to Montano, accusing him of utilizing x-ray boundaries, towels and suctions from the trash and putting them with unused ones. The dentist was additionally accused of blending topical gel with non-digestible lidocaine, failing to take care of clear water strains, failing to make use of gloves whereas working with sufferers, and a bunch of different security violations.

Montano has 20 days to answer the fees and ask for a listening to.

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