Dr. Kyle Nawrot is registered with the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) as a general dentist. He is suspended from the practice of dentistry for nine months, from February 4 through November 3, 2020.
Following an investigation by CDSBC, the Inquiry Committee (which oversees investigations) directed that a citation (notice of disciplinary hearing) be issued against Dr. Nawrot. A discipline hearing in Vancouver had been scheduled for March 2020, but was cancelled when Dr. Nawrot made admissions and proposed a resolution under s.37.1 of the Health Professions Act.
Dr. Nawrot has admitted to professional misconduct in that, with respect to a number of patients, he:
- provided treatment and procedures that were unnecessary, excessive, inappropriate, and/or not supported by a diagnosis;
- administered sedative agents that went beyond minimal sedation (which he was not qualified to provide);
- provided treatment that fell below the College’s expected standards;
- billed inappropriately for treatments;
- failed to maintain adequate records in accordance with the College’s expected standard for recordkeeping; and
- submitted insurance claims for treatment when such treatment was unnecessary, not indicated, and/or where the documented treatment did not meet the criteria for payment.
A panel of the Inquiry Committee received and considered Dr. Nawrot’s proposal. In accepting the proposal from the registrant, the Inquiry committee issued an order (PDF) on February 4, 2020. The order states that:
- Dr. Nawrot is reprimanded
- Dr. Nawrot is suspended for a period of nine months (February 4 to November 3, 2020), during which time he cannot earn money from the profession or be involved in any aspect of patient care
- Dr. Nawrot 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
- 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
- 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
- Dr. Nawrot pay a fine of $30,000 within 6 months
- Dr. Nawrot pay $4,000 to CDSBC towards the costs of the investigation
This resolves the disciplinary proceeding.