Dr. Larry Podolsky is registered with the College of Dental Surgeons of BC as a general dentist and is the registered owner of Fraser Valley Dental Specialists (FVDS).
Dr. Podolsky has signed a Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding (MAU) with the College acknowledging concerns that deep sedation services were provided at FVDS between January and May 2017 when the facility was not authorized by CDSBC to do so. The facility received notice of approval from CDSBC on October 3, 2017.
Authorization for deep sedation is required to provide deep sedation services at any non-hospital facility in B.C., as outlined in CDSBC’s document Deep Sedation Services in Dentistry (Non‑Hospital Facilities).
The MAU directs that Dr. Podolsky:
- Agree that deep sedation services will not be provided at the FVDS facility until it has received authorization from CDSBC
- Consent to a reprimand
- Pay a $15,000 fine
In its resolution of this complaint file, the Inquiry Committee considered that, upon his learning of the non-compliance in May 2017, Dr. Podolsky:
- acknowledged that deep sedation was provided to FVDS patients when it should not have been
- immediately undertook to cease providing deep sedation services until the facility had obtained accreditation
The Inquiry Committee determined this to be a serious matter under the Health Professions Act (section 39.3).
View Dr. Podolsky’s signed MAU (PDF).