Published On: Sat, Apr 2nd, 2016

14-month-old Daisy Torres dies after dental visit, investigation ongoing

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is investigating the death of a baby girl who died after receiving dental treatment at Austin Children’s Dentistry in Northwest Austin Tuesday.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office says 14-month-old Daisy Lynn Torres was taken to the North Austin Medical Center following a procedure at the dental office.

Daisy Lynn Torres, a14-month-old girl, died after a procedure at Austin Children s Dentistry

Daisy Lynn Torres, a14-month-old girl, died after a procedure at Austin Children s Dentistry

The ME’s Office says the baby died five hours after EMS took the child to the nearest hospital. The child’s cause of death is still being determined pending the outcome of an autopsy.

Sarah Marshall, a spokesperson for Austin Children’s Dentistry, says the child’s death is “a tragedy” and indicated the girl’s visit was for a standard procedure. “[Austin Children’s Dentistry] has been in business for 40 years and these are the types of procedures that they handle all the time,” explains Marshall.

Marshall says a doctor and anesthesiologist were in the room at the time of the procedure.

Betty Squier and Elizandro Torres are still seeking answers as they mourn the loss of their child.

“She was a sweet baby,” says Squier.

“She was a sweet baby. Everyone loved her,” Squier continues.

“She was so full of life. She had the most beautiful, raspy little voice,” says Torres, crying.

“I’m sorry,” added Torres, before breaking down in tears.

Now, mom and dad are clinging to memories and each other.

“We went to a wedding Saturday, her best friend’s wedding,” Torres recalls. “Her and I, we accidentally walked down the aisle. And I said ‘sorry, we are walking down the aisle.’ At least we will always have that.”

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners says a dentist is required to report a death that could be related to dental treatment within 72 hours.



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