Discipline Hearings

A registrant can only be disciplined by BCCOHP or its committees once a formal discipline hearing leading to an adverse finding has taken place*.  More information about the College’s complaints and discipline process is available here.

Following a discipline hearing, the Discipline Committee may make a range of orders, including:

  • reprimanding a registrant,
  • suspending or cancelling registration, and
  • imposing other sanctions.

*exception: the Inquiry Committee may suspend a registrant or impose limits or conditions on their practice pending a hearing of the matter if there is an urgent public protection issue under section 35 of the HPA.

What Happens at a Discipline Hearing?

The Inquiry Committee may direct the Registrar to issue a citation for a disciplinary hearing. A discipline hearing is the final stage of the discipline process and is open to the public unless the panel has ordered otherwise.

Testimony is given under oath respecting allegations of professional misconduct and/or incompetence to a panel of the Discipline Committee.

The Committee decides if the allegations are substantiated and whether any disciplinary action appropriate. Disciplinary action may include a formal reprimand, conditions on registration, suspension or termination of registration.

Upcoming hearings

All discipline hearings are open to the public; however, space may be limited and observers will be asked to RSVP. Notice of hearings will be published here two to four weeks in advance of the hearing.​

Notice of discipline hearing: Dr. Vincent Wally James Senini

Dr. Vincent Wally James Senini

Surrey, BC  

Updated January 27, 2023: this hearing has been adjourned and a new date will follow.

The Inquiry Committee of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) has issued a citation (notice of disciplinary hearing) to inquire into the conduct and competence of Dr. Vincent Wally James Senini. Dr. Senini holds registration with BCCOHP as a dentist in the specialty of Periodontics.  

As noted in the citation*:   

  • Eleven individuals have submitted complaints against Dr. Senini. The complaints raise numerous issues, including access to records, billing practice, diagnosis and treatment planning, infection control, informed consent, ethics, and communications and patient relations.   
  • Dr. Senini has failed to respond to the College’s inquiries and requests for information in a substantive and timely manner.  

The direction of the citation resulted from Dr. Senini’s failure to respond to the complaint investigators despite multiple attempts. Registrants have a duty to respond to the College in a reasonably timely and substantive manner and to cooperate with complaint investigations; failure to do so may constitute professional misconduct or unprofessional conduct under section 26 of the Health Professions Act (the Act).  

The discipline hearing will be conducted by a panel of the Discipline Committee under section 39 of the Act, and is open to the public. 

The hearing was originally scheduled for 9:30 am on Monday, January 30, 2023 by video conference (Microsoft Teams). It has been adjourned and a new date will be posted here when it is available.

Please note that disciplinary hearings will not proceed if they are resolved in advance of the scheduled hearing date.

*The disciplinary citation will be available here after it is amended to reflect the new hearing date.

The bylaws of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals require public notice of citations issued under section 37 (1) of the Health Professions Act. 

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