A 4-year-old Dallas boy goes to get cavities fixed — and is drugged to death.
First they drugged him. Then they sent Mom to the waiting room. Then they strapped his torso and wrists to a padded board. But Junior did not let down his guard. At the sound of the drill, dental records say, the 4-year-old began “whining, crying and moving.” So they pulled a strap across his forehead, then soldiered on to the last breath.
His death opens a door into dentistry’s netherworld, where professionals take chances with patients’ lives and the government largely tolerates it.
Most of the time everyone wins. And then one day they don’t.
Source: Deadly Dentistry: Junior’s Story DALLAS MORNING NEWS