“This child was chemically and physically suffocated,” said family attorney Jim Moriarty at a news conference earlier this year. Perlman says it’s important the dentist discusses the options with the parent before the procedure, and has them sign a basic consent form. Grossman did go over the papoose board ahead of time, and she did sign a waiver saying one may be used, however she says she asked his office staff to notify her before actually using the restraint on Ryan.
“He could’ve come out to let me know what was going on; maybe try to have me calm him (Ryan) down,” she said.
Julie has filed a complaint with the Dental Board of California.
The agency could not talk about this situation, but told us, “The Dental Board of California has no policy regarding the use of child restraints, such as a papoose board. Wayne Grossman’s Full Statement This patient was sent to our office on an emergency referral.
We assessed the child’s condition and cooperation level on the first visit. Besides the nearly exfoliating loose front tooth that his mother was concerned about, we found a more seriously abscessed back molar tooth and three other back teeth close to abscessing.
We found swollen lymph glands that could indicate a systemic infection even though the child was on antibiotics from a previous dental office.
Due to his behavior history I told the mother that I could only provide the care with safety stabilization of her child, given the urgent status of her son need for treatment.
When I prepared to treat the abscess, the child forcefully flipped his head side to side unseating the protective goggles and jamming them against his ears and face, scraping the area behind the ear.RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Mother Julie Pinon wants the state to investigate a dentist after she says her 7-year-old left the office with marks on his face, broken blood vessels on his chest and dried blood in his ear. Grossman) said stop it; stop moving or you’re going to make more blood come out,” Ryan told CBS13 three days after the procedure.“It makes me want to cry thinking about it,” she said. The skin was peeled back.” Her son, Ryan Blue admits he fought back while the dentist pulled one tooth and filled another. “I was trying to tell him to stop, but he wouldn’t listen.” He says Dr. Burhenne agrees and compares it to a torture device “This is a lot like waterboarding,” he said.She says Ryan has been strapped to a papoose board before when he needed stitches for his head.She says in that case, the medical doctor allowed her in the room.