Dentist barred from practice after admitting to providing unnecessary treatment: 5 observations

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Karim Lalani, DMD, is barred from practicing at his six locations across Canada after admitting to providing medically unnecessary treatment, according to the Surrey Now-Leader.

Here are five observations:

1. In addition to being suspended for six months, Dr. Lalani must pay a $30,000 fine.

2. The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. conducted the investigations. After the organization scheduled a disciplinary hearing, Dr. Lalani admitted to the allegations.

3. Dr. Lalani admitted to providing inappropriate treatment that was not supported by diagnosis; not following CDSBC standards; failing to provide patients with treatment options; failure to keep records; and to falsely submitting insurance claims.

4. Dr. Lalani agreed to take courses on record keeping, informed consent protocols, periodontal diagnosis and ethics.

5. The dentist must also complete a mentorship program with periodontal and prosthodontic specialists. He will be monitored for two years following the program.

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