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Abbotsford pediatric dentist barred from practising while under review

Allegations arise that Dr. Sukrit Grewal ‘acted inappropriately’ toward staff members

An Abbotsford pediatric dentist has been prohibited on an interim basis from treating patients, following allegations that he acted inappropriately toward members of his staff.

The order was issued by the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) against Dr. Sukrit Grewal, who runs the Children’s Oral Care Centre on McCallum Road.

The “notice of extraordinary action to protect the public” was posted May 19 on the BCCOHP website.

“The order was put in place on an interim basis, pending the outcome of the investigation of multiple complaints, or any discipline hearing that may result,” the notice states.

The nature of Grewal’s alleged misconduct is not specified.

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The order restricts Grewal from treating patients at his clinic or any other clinic and from communicating with his staff.

As well, he is not permitted to: supervise dentistry services, be at his clinic when patients or staff are present, communicate with clinic staff, and contact patients except to advise them of the order, advise them that another dentist will provide services in his place or refer them to another dentist.

The order allows another dentist in good standing to carry on Grewal’s practice and for Grewal to be involved in administrative and financial aspects of the clinic.

“In the event that Dr. Grewal attends the clinic, the order requires that he be in the presence of another person approved in advance by BCCOHP’s registrar,” the order states.

“Further, any communications with clinic staff must be in writing and delivered by another person who is approved in advance by BCCOHP’s registrar.”

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Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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