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State Health Officials Investigating Vancouver Woman’s Death After Root Canal

September 20, 2019
by The Columbian


The Washington State Department of Health is investigating a report of the death of a Vancouver woman that occurred after she received treatment at Wright & Beatty Endodontics in Vancouver.

On Sept. 3, Cynthia Pheil, 64, received a root canal and about 30 minutes into the procedure, an employee noticed Pheil was unresponsive. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

According to dispatch logs, paramedics were called to Wright & Beatty’s offices at 2:49 p.m. Pheil was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she died Sept. 6.

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