Dental experts are telling parents not to panic after a Las Vegas dentist allegedly set a fire in the mouth of a 5-year-old girl during a routine procedure, calling the incident an unprecedented “freak accident.”
The girl’s father, Howard Kane, filed a malpractice lawsuit in state district court last week against Dr. Deep Karan Dhillon, who owns Just For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics clinics in the Las Vegas area.
According to the lawsuit, Kane took his daughter to Dhillon’s office in January 2019 for a procedure to place multiple crowns on her teeth. While she was under general anesthesia, the dentist used a common dental tool called a diamond bur to prep her teeth.