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Getting new dentist

I d id not know my dentist was commuting between Calif and NY and had accepted another dental job in Oct. 2005.  He could not therefore leave someone else in NY for back-up. I believe he was trying to sell his practice in NY and it wasn't until June 2006 that my husband found out -on the Internet- that he was working with a dentist in Calif. I guess he sold his practice around June 2006 because when I came in to his office, there was a new dentist and his card listed 2 names.I  was told he'd be back for a few days in July and perhaps a few in August.This dentist told me I should see my periodontist and that was when my periodontist informed me I had oral herpes.  I have  now found a prosthodontist who told me it was impossible to correct the dentures because they were so wrong and he had to start over.  I know  now he didn't know how to fit the denture over the implants,but leaving me to suffer and seek emergency care is the issue.  
Is this a breach of professional ethics?
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I don't know all the circumstances, and I don't think I'm in a position to comment on the ethics of your situation.
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I know you told me to get a new dentist - and I should have listened, but a patient is in a very vulnerable position. He always acted as if somehow it was my fault that I was in pain . He was  pleasant and I felt uncomfortable complaining  -but he really never listened to me.  When I told him the dentures were crooked, he said it was my mouth - and that was not true.  He ignored my comments and as I was not a dentist, I wasn't able to tell him what was wrong.  It is my opinion that his arrangement with his new business superceded his professional duty to that of his patients- and maybe there also were others in similar positions.  Maybe that's why he is now practicing in California instead of New York.  I understand that you  are not in a position to judge.








s made to feel it was my fault I )I have some advice for others.  Don't pay in advance
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