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Cranbrook dentist suspended for sexual relationship with patient

A Cranbrook dentist has been suspended for eight months and fined $2,000 for professional misconduct.

The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia launched an investigation back in 2018 after Dr. Ernst Schandl self-reported a sexual relationship with his patient.

The patient submitted a complaint a few weeks later.

The CDSBC says Dr. Schandl admitted to committing professional misconduct, including sexual misconduct by engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient.

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The report also noted he failed to determine the patient’s health status, adequately maintain the patient’s records, record adequate information about the patient’s medications and treatment providers and update the patient’s medical history.

His suspension will run from July 9, 2022, to March 8, 2023.

The money he was fined will cover partial investigation costs.

The full CDSBC public notice can be found here.

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