The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) has suspended Dr. Kyle Nawrot of Abbotsford, BC, from practicing dentistry effective February 4 through November 3, 2020, after he admitted to multiple instances of professional misconduct. Nawrot is registered with the CDSBC as a general dentist.
Following a CDSBC investigation, the Inquiry Committee directed that a citation or notice of disciplinary hearing be issued against Nawrot. A discipline hearing in Vancouver was scheduled for this month but cancelled when Nawrot made admissions and proposed a resolution under s.37.1 of the Health Professions Act.
Nawrot has admitted to professional misconduct, including:
- Treatment and procedures that were unnecessary, excessive, inappropriate, and/or not supported by a diagnosis
- Administration of sedative agents that went beyond minimal sedation, which he was not qualified to provide
- Treatment that fell below the CDSBC’s expected standards
- Inappropriate billing for treatments
- Failure to maintain adequate records in accordance with the CDSBC’s expected standard for recordkeeping
- Submission of insurance claims for treatment when such treatment was unnecessary, not indicated, and/or where the documented treatment did not meet the criteria for payment.
An Inquiry Committee panel received and considered Nawrot’s proposal. In accepting the proposal, the committee issued an order on February 4 stating that he was reprimanded and that he was suspended through November 3. During the suspension, Nawrot cannot earn money from the profession or be involved in any aspect of patient care.
Also, Nawrot must complete and education and remediation program before returning to practice, including:
- A comprehensive assessment of his knowledge, skills, and abilities with a mentor
- Preclinical remediation in the areas of endodontics, recordkeeping, tough topics, ethics, and boundaries, and radiographic (x-ray) interpretation
- Mentorship and monitoring following his return to practice.
Nawrot also 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 CDSBC has inspected his office and is satisfied that adequate sedation monitoring, practices, and emergency response measures are in place.
Additionally, Nawrot will pay a $30,000 fine within six months and $4,000 to the CDSBC toward the costs of the investigation.