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Vancouver Dentist Charged $30,000, Suspended for Unnecessary Charging

March 2, 2018
by Bethany Lindsay, CBC News


A dentist who owns half a dozen clinics across Metro Vancouver has been ordered to pay $30,000 and stop practising for six months after admitting to charging for unnecessary procedures.

Dr. Karim Lalani admitted to professional misconduct last month and will have to suspend his practice beginning April 1, according to a consent order signed Tuesday by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

The college order doesn’t reveal specifics about the complaints against Lalani but says he admitted to providing unnecessary, inappropriate and sub-standard treatments and failing to tell his patients about all reasonable treatment options and the associated costs.

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