LICENSE OF NEW CANEY DENTIST TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AFTER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT ON MINOR

On June 16, 2016 the Executive Committee of the State Board of Dental Examiners met in an emergency session to hear evidence in a case against New Caney dentist, Dr. Joshua Adam Robbins.  After that hearing they decided to suspend his license until a hearing can be set with the State Office of Administrative of Administrative Hearings within 30 days. SBDE alleges that on or about April 28, 2016, Robbins, who advertises as a pediatric dentist, admitted to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) during a counseling session that he drugged and sexually assaulted a sixteen year old female in 2014. Specifically, Robbins admitted to drugging the victim at her home with Lorazepam he took from his dental practice by placing it in a soda bottle and giving it to her without her knowledge. Once the victim passed out from the effects of the drug, Robbins admitted to carrying her to her bedroom where he fondled her.

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE MATTER OF

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BEFORE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

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JOSHUA ADAM ROBBINS, DDS

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OF THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF

 

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TEXAS DENTAL LICENSE 23346

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DENTAL EXAMINERS

ORDER OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION

On the 16th day of June, 2016, an Executive Committee of the State Board of Dental Examiners (Executive Committee) met in an emergency meeting to hear evidence and information in the above-styled case pursuant to section 263.004 of the Texas Occupations Code.

The Executive Committee heard evidence and information that the continued practice of dentistry by Joshua Adam Robbins, D.D.S., License No. 23346, would constitute a clear, imminent or continuing threat to a person’s physical health or well-being.

The Executive Committee finds, based on the evidence and information presented and the factual and legal bases stated in the Petition for Temporary Suspension, attached and incorporated herein, that the continued practice of dentistry by Joshua Adam Robbins, D.D.S., would constitute a clear, imminent or continuing threat to a person’s physical health and well- being.

IT IS, THEREFORE ORDERED that the license, and any and all related permits, issued to Joshua Adam Robbins, D.D.S., are hereby temporarily suspended pursuant to Section 263.004 of the Texas Occupations Code. This Order is final and effective as of the date of signing.

This matter shall be set for a hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings not later than the 30th day after the date the license, and any and all related permits, are suspended by the Order. At that time, the State Board of Dental Examiners will present evidence to show that the license, and any and all related permits, of Joshua Adam Robbins, D.D.S. should remain suspended.

STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

SIGNED this 16th day of June, 2016.

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Steven J. Austin, D.D.S. Presiding Officer

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

IN THE MATTER OF

JOSHUA ADAM ROBBINS, DDS TEXAS DENTAL LICENSE 23346

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§ DENTAL EXAMINERS

PETITION FOR TEMPORARY SUSPENSION

Now comes the Staff of the State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) and files this Petition for Temporary Suspension (Petition) against Joshua Adam Robbins, DDS (Respondent), Texas Dental License No. 23346, based on alleged violations of the Dental Practice Act (the Act), Tex. 0cc. Code §§ 251.001 et seq. and Board Rules, 22 Tex. Admin. Code §§ 101.1 et seq.

In support of this Petition and based upon reasonable information and belief, SBDE states the following:

JURISDICTION

1. The SBDE has authority and jurisdiction over Respondent’s dental license pursuant to Tex. 0cc. Code §§ 251.001 et seq. and 22 Tex. Admin. Code §§ 101.1 et seq.

2. Respondent’s dental license was in full force and effect at all dates and times material and relevant to this Petition.

3. Section 263.004 of the Act requires the SBDE or an executive committee of the SBDE to temporarily suspend a person’s license or permit if it determines that the continued practice of dentistry by the person would constitute a clear, imminent, or continuing threat to the person or another’s physical health or well-being.

FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

Staff has received information and based on that information believes that Respondent has engaged in conduct in violation of the Act and SBDE Rules. Staff further believes that this conduct shows that this Petition and the relief requested herein are necessary to protect the health and public interest of the citizens of the state of Texas. Based on such information and belief, SBDE alleges that on or about April 28, 2016, Respondent, who advertises as a pediatric dentist, admitted to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) during a counseling session that he drugged and sexually assaulted a sixteen year old female in 2014. Specifically, Respondent admitted to drugging the victim at her home with Lorazepam he took from his dental practice by placing it in a soda bottle and giving it to her without her knowledge. Once the victim passed out from the effects of the drug, Respondent admitted to carrying her to her bedroom where he fondled her.

LEGAL AUTHORITY

1. Respondent’s conduct constitutes a violation of Tex. Health & Safety Code § 481.122; Tex. 0cc. Code § 263.002(a)(3), (7), (10), (11); and 22 Tex. Admin. Code §§ 108.1(1), 108.9(4)(E)(F), (6), (7), (11).

2. Section 263.004 of the Act authorizes the SBDE to temporarily suspend a person’s license or permit.

PRAYER

Staff requests that the Executive Committee of the SBDE determine that Respondent has engaged in conduct that shows that the continued practice of dentistry by Respondent would constitute a clear, imminent, or continuing threat to a person’s health or well-being. Staff further requests that the Executive Committee enter an Order of Temporary Suspension suspending Respondent’s license pursuant to Section 263.004 of the Texas Occupations Code.

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Joshua Adam Robbins, DDS

SBDE Case No. 2016-01586

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  1. victorv711

    Please don’t judge the awesome staff and employees who are just as shocked and have to deal w the aftermath and comments of what I thought was an exceptional dental facility of which my son was a patient,. It takes a lot of courage for the remaining employees to continue on taking care of business.

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