Dentist charged with sexual assault forbidden from practicing on minors

Aug 27 2020, 12:55 pm

A dentist charged with sexual assault and interference with people under the age of 16 has been allowed to continue practicing under certain conditions.

According to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario RCDSO), Dr. Amir Abbas Haydarian has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, assault, uttering threat – death, and sexual interference with a person under the age of 16.

Haydarian, who works at the Mount Pleasant Dental Centre at 707 Mount Pleasant Road, has been released awaiting trial and is required to abide by multiple conditions laid out by the RCDSO if he wishes to maintain his licence.

He is forbidden from practicing on patients under 18 years of age under any circumstance, including emergency treatments. He also is unable to practice unless it is in front of a “practice monitor,” who he is required to pay for.

The monitor observes any and all interactions between the dentist and patients. If the monitor is not a dentist, then one will also be required to supervise their work at least once a week.

Haydarian is also required to inform patients that there will be a monitor present, but the conditions do not indicate that he must tell them why. The patients’ consent to the monitor’s presence is required.

He also has three months to complete an anger management source approved by the RCDSO.

The monitor will report any breach or suspected breach of the terms, conditions, or limitations on Haydarian’s certification as well as any suspected act of professional misconduct in terms of “boundary issues and/or the sexual abuse of patients.”

Should Haydarian breach any of the imposed conditions his certificate shall be subject to immediate suspension by the college.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Toronto Police Service for comment and will update accordingly. 

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