Alberta Dentist to Learn of Possible Sanctions in Amber Athwal Case

The Alberta Dental Association and College will hold a hearing next month to consider possible sanctions against Dr. William Mather.

Mather is facing five charges related to unprofessional conduct involving eight patients, including Amber Athwal.

In September 2016, Athwal — who was four at the time — was rushed to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton after undergoing a dental procedure at Mather’s downtown office. She went from being a healthy, functional child to being unable to talk, walk or recognize her parents.

Earlier this year, a hearing tribunal found the Alberta dentist “committed serious breaches of his professional and ethical duties” after a young girl was left with brain damage following a dental procedure in 2016.

The hearing tribunal of the ADA&C stated in its ruling in February that the “bulk of the charges of unprofessional conduct” against Mather have been proven.

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