Dental Malpractice Defense


Dentists and dental professionals in Oregon and Washington have trusted Hart Wagner attorneys to aggressively defend them in malpractice claims and board matters for decades.  Our attorneys have years of experience and knowledge assisting our dental clients in areas spanning the vast array of dental care and treatment from general dentists to oral surgeons.  This assures our clients receive a zealous and knowledgeable defense to provide the best possible results in an efficient and professional manner.  Our expertise and reputation as strong trial attorneys oftentimes leads to a lengthy trial being avoided.  We have also assisted hundreds of dental professionals in navigating complex licensing issues and disciplinary actions with a high rate of success.

We have handled all manner of dental malpractice claims including:

  • Extractions
  • Root canals
  • Implants and bridges
  • Crowns
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Orthodontics
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Infections
  • Injection injuries
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Nerve injuries
  • Failure to obtain informed consent

We have also handled a wide spectrum of licensing and disciplinary actions including:

  • Investigations of clinical care
  • Credentialing matters
  • Record keeping issues
  • Compliance with statutes and administrative rules governing dentistry and oral surgery
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Billing issues
  • Supervisory responsibilities for ancillary dental providers
  • Licensing issues
  • Spore testing
  • Insurance panel issues