Las Vegas dentist accused of setting 5-year-old girl’s mouth on fire


  • A couple in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against a dentist who they accused of setting their 5-year-old daughter’s mouth on fire.
  • The incident happened during a routine dental procedure about a year ago at Just For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics owned by Deep Karan Dhillon.
  • According to the lawsuit, the dentist used a diamond bur to smooth the girl’s teeth when the tool emitted a spark that “caused the throat pack in (the girl’s) mouth to ignite and produce a fire.”

A Las Vegas dentist allegedly set a 5-year-old girl’s mouth on fire while she underwent a routine dental procedure, according to a lawsuit obtained by The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The incident happened about a year ago when the girl’s parents took her to Just For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, which the lawsuit said is owned by Deep Karan Dhillon, to have multiple crowns placed on her teeth.

During the visit, Dhillon used a tool known as a diamond bur to smooth the girl’s teeth while she was under anesthetics. The tool emitted a spark that “caused the throat pack in (the girl’s) mouth to ignite and produce a fire,” according to the lawsuit.

The 5-year-old was then rushed to the hospital, where she stayed for four days with burns to her palate and lower lip. The complaint further alleges that the girl suffered burns to her epiglottis, throat, tongue, mouth, lips “and other surrounding areas.” Some of the injuries “may be permanent and disabling,” the lawsuit said.

The family is seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

Dhillon “fell below the minimally acceptable standard of dental care,” resulting in “disabilities, disfigurement, pain and suffering, future surgical procedures, and loss of enjoyment of life,” the complaint said.

Dhillon told The Las Vegas Review-Journal that he wasn’t aware of the lawsuit and declined to comment.


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4 thoughts on “Las Vegas dentist accused of setting 5-year-old girl’s mouth on fire

    1. Crowns on baby molars. These teeth should last until ages 10 to 12. Loss of these teeth may result in a very large orthodontic problem later. These teeth are also important for the child’s ability to chew. Since baby teeth have little enamel, they can’t hold large fillings. Usually decay was deep, necessitating pulpotomies – simplified root canal for kids, followed by crown restoration Nothing new – I did it in dental school in the 70’s. Gary Friedland, DDS

  1. that’s for dang sure if the tooth is that bad at that age something is wrong my kids never went to a dentist until they lost all their baby teeth but was taught to take care of their teeth and went after their permanent came in for fillings or whatever they needed unlike me I never even had a toothbrush coming up and after I got into my teen years the only thing I ever had done was have a tooth pulled because my gums were bad but a kid that young should not need crowns

    1. Read my comment above. The reason kids have these problems are because of breakfast cereals(the equivalent of candy for breakfast) and other sweet treats.
      Most of these problems are due to the stuff parents buy them.

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