February 25, 2024

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Previously suspended Abbotsford dentist faces another disciplinary hearing

An Abbotsford dentist who was previously suspended from practising and was fined $30,000 faces another disciplinary hearing on his conduct and competence.

The hearing for Dr. Kyle Nawrot will take place by video conference from Sept. 25 to 29 and Oct. 3 to 6 through the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP).

The college posted on its website on Thursday (May 25) that Nawrot faces allegations of:

• providing treatment without performing or recording the necessary diagnostic testing;

• failing to adequately maintain patient records;

• failing to obtain and/or document informed consent;

• providing unnecessary and/or excessive restorative treatment;

• billing for treatment when the need for treatment is not supported by records; and

• failing to respond in a timely manner, or at all, to the BCCOHP about patient complaints.

The college says in a citation sent to Nawrot and posted on their website that the alleged patient incidents occurred in March, May and November 2021.

The allegations include that in November 2021, Nawrot provided restorative treatment to six teeth without the patient’s knowledge, without getting their consent and without providing an overview of the risks, benefits and costs.

The treatment was not supported by the records and was done when the patient was due to receive orthodontic treatment, the citation alleges.

The BCCOHP hearing will determine whether Nawrot incompetently practised dentistry, committed professional misconduct, and did not comply with the Health Professionals Act.

Nawrot received a nine-month ban in 2020 and a $30,000 fine after the provincial regulator – formerly called the College of Dental Surgeons of BC – determined he committed professional misconduct for treatments that were “unnecessary, excessive, inappropriate and/or not supported by a diagnosis.”

Concerns surfaced after three official complaints were lodged between May 2016 and August 2017.

Upon investigation, the college found another six examples of professional misconduct, which included making insurance claims for his unwarranted treatments and administering sedatives that he was not qualified to provide.

In addition to his suspension and fine, Nawrot was required to finish an education and remediation program, an assessment with a mentor, and a refresher course on ethics and boundaries.


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