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OHSU-trained dentist worked on Austin toddler who died after dental surgery

Posted by Z Dental Group - August 31st, 2016

Updated: 2:45 p.m.

The Texas dentist who came underneath glow after his immature studious died underneath anesthesia has Portland ties. He graduated from Oregon Health Science University.

Dr. Michael Melanson, a 2009 connoisseur of a school, won dual awards during a time of his graduation: a Certificate of Merit Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Western Society of Periodontology award.

According to a matter on a website Zocdoc, Melanson did his pediatric dental residency during Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, where he “received endless training in sedation and sanatorium dentistry.” The matter adds: “He is also approved in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).”

OHSU confirms that Michael Melanson attended a OHSU School of Dentistry from Aug 2005 to Jun 2009 and warranted a doctorate in dental medicine. They also endorse that he finished a pediatric residency during OHSU from Jul 2010 to Jun 2012.

The pediatric dental residency during a OHSU School of Dentistry is dependent with Doernbecher.

On a morning of Mar 29, a 14-month-old Texas girl, Daisy Lynn Torres, was brought into Austin Children’s Dentistry to have dual cavities filled by Melanson, according to the Association of Health Care Journalists. During a procedure, a toddler’s mother, Betty Squier, was told her daughter indeed had 6 cavities. A brief time later, a child went into cardiac arrest, was taken to a hospital, and died.

Her means of genocide was listed as “undetermined.”

In July, a Travis County medical examiner’s bureau expelled a toddler’s full autopsy report, that the Austin American-Statesman says “raises questions” about Torres’ death.

“One can usually assume as to because any diagnosis was achieved deliberation no denote of dental illness or pathology,” Dr. Robert G. Williams wrote in a report.

“It is probable that a partially erupted teeth might have had inborn finish defects though not indispensably requiring diagnosis with a child this age,” he continued. “No justification that a child was in any form of pain was ever notated in a dental record.”

An profession for a Melanson, Jason Ray, doubtful a fact that there was no need for a procedure, telling KXAN, “By a time a debate odontologist evaluated Daisy, all justification of dental illness had already been private by a dentist, as expected.”

In July, according to a Dallas Morning News, a Texas State Board of Dental Examiners non-stop an review into a Torres case.

Sarah Marshall, orator Austin Children’s Dentistry, told us Wednesday over a phone that Melanson worked for a use for 5 years though is “no longer employed with Austin Children’s Dentistry.” 

In his seven-part array called “Deadly Dentistry,” that came out in 2015, before Torres’ death,  Brooks Egerton of a Dallas Morning News wrote, “Since 2010, Texas has perceived during slightest 85 genocide reports” associated to dentistry.

Melanson is a father of three, according to Zocdoc, who did his undergrad during Brigham Young University.

Ray, Melanson’s attorney, says Melson isn’t accessible to speak to a media. “He would adore to,” pronounced Ray over a phone, “but HIPAA protections forestall him from deliberating a record of any studious that he’s treated.”

He doesn’t know if Melanson is now operative in dentistry though pronounced Melanson is still protected to practice.

— Lizzy Acker

lacker@oregonian.com, @lizzzyacker

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