Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dr. Allen Pearson Dental License Suspended; Pearson Sues His Son; TSBDE Took 6 Months for an Emergency Hearing


All of this is so cra cra (as they say these days) I’m not sure what the headline should be.

Although you will find little on the Internet, on August 2, 2016, dentist, Allen Pearson was indicted in Collin County, Texas on two counts of indecency and sexual contact with a child, which is a second degree felony. Pearson’s operates Wylie Children’s Dentistry. No trial date has been set.

However, on January 6, 2017 an “Emergency Hearing” the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners issued an Order of Temporary Suspension citing Dr. Pearson would continue to be a danger and threat to patients. 

It doesn’t end there, as the matter “shall be set for a hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings” within 30 days after his license was suspended whereby the TSBDE will seek to have his license permanently suspended. I guess the board doesn’t really have much power, do they?

During this “emergency suspension” period Pearson can open mail, refer patients and accept payments but shall not delegate any duties to any employee or auxiliary and will not be allowed any instruct office staff to “practice outside the scope” of their permitted duties.

So let me get this right, it took from August 6, 2016 to January 6, 2017 to have an EMERGENCY HEARING! That’s 6 MONTHS!!! And..and…and…then the TSBDE can only suspend a licensee temporarily?

In the meantime, Dr. Pearson brought a suit against his son, Ethan Pearson, for making disparaging online posts about his father. I guess dad took issue with his son calling him an “abusive pedophile”.

On January 10, 2017 a Collin County judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting Ethan from making any further defamatory statements in any public forum as well as prohibiting Ethan from contacting any existing or potential patients of his dad’s. Ethan has agreed.