BC dentist handed 9-month suspension for "unnecessary, excessive, inappropriate" treatments

Mar 11 2020, 9:15 pm

A BC dentist has received a nine-month suspension and a hefty fine, after admitting to multiple incidents of professional misconduct “with respect to a number of patients.”

According to a notice posted this week by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC), the decision comes after an investigation in which Dr. Kyle Nawrot admitted to a number of points of professional misconduct, including:

  • Providing treatment and procedures that were unnecessary, excessive, inappropriate, and/or not supported by a diagnosis;
  • Administering sedative agents that went beyond minimal sedation (which he was not qualified to provide);
  • Providing treatment that fell below the College’s expected standards; billed inappropriately for treatments;
  • Failing  to maintain adequate records in accordance with the College’s expected standard for record keeping;
  • Submitting insurance claims for treatment when such treatment was unnecessary, not indicated, and/or where the documented treatment did not meet the criteria for payment. ​​

Nawrot is suspended from the practice of dentistry for nine months, from February 4 through November 3, 2020.

The CDSBC said that a panel of the Inquiry Committee issued an order​ stating that Dr. Nawrot is reprimanded, and suspended “during which time he cannot earn money from the profession or be involved in any aspect of patient care.”

He must also “complete an education and remediation program prior to returning to practice, which includes: a ‘comprehensive assessment’ of his knowledge, skills and abilities with a mentor in the areas of endodontics, record keeping, ethics and boundaries, and radiographic (X-ray) interpretation.

Following the completion of his suspension, Dr. Nawrot “will have a limit on his practice so he cannot provide any sedation following his return to practice, until he completes a course and mentorship, and the college has inspected his office and is satisfied that adequate sedation monitoring, practices and emergency response measures are in place,” the CDSBC said.

He must also pay a fine of $30,000 within six months, and will pay $4,000 to CDSBC to cover the costs of this investigation.

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