How Do I Join the Dental Review Panel?

The Dental Review Panel was created in 2013 during the 83rd legislative session to review standard of care complaints and to determine whether the subject license holder has violated the applicable standard of care.  Panel members will typically review 1 – 4 cases per month and will be compensated approximately $150 per case review.

To be eligible to serve on the Dental Review Panel, a dentist or dental hygienist must meet the following criteria:

  • licensed in Texas to practice dentistry or dental hygiene;
  • no history of disciplinary action by the board in the ten years prior to application;
  • acceptable malpractice complaint history;
  • in active practice currently and at the time of the alleged violation;
  • demonstrated knowledge of accepted standards of dental care for the diagnosis, care and treatment related to the alleged violation;
  • demonstrated training or experience to offer an expert opinion regarding accepted standards of dental care; and
  • certification by a certifying board recognized by the American Dental Association if the dentist or dental hygienist limits his practice to a specific specialty area.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Dental Review Panel.  We are not accepting RDH applications at this time.