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File Number: Den11/198P
Practitioner: Dr S


Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:

14/03/2012

14/03/2012


Hearing Town/City: Wellington

Hearing Location:

Charge Characteristics:

Practising without a current practising certificate (Established)


Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted interim name suppression

431Den11198P.pdf


Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted permanent suppression of name

445Den11198P.pdf


Appeal Order:


Decision:

Full Decision 445Den11198P.pdf


Appeal Decision:


Precis of Decision:

A charge of practising without a current practising certificate (APC) was established against an experienced dentist (the Dentist) who practised for seven months without an APC.

The Tribunal imposed an order of censure, fined the Dentist $2,000 and ordered him to pay costs of $12,000. The Tribunal expressed strong disapproval for the circumstances that arose, particularly as the Dentist continued to practise without a current APC not withstanding multiply communications from the Dental Council and a specific warning. The Tribunal accepted that the Dentist's personal circumstances were a mitigating factor.  The Dentist's name, locality and personal circumstances were suppressed by the Tribunal.