Former Fort St. John Dentist banned from practising

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Duvall will not be allowed to practice in B.C. unless he completes a college-approved general dentistry program and passes a national dental board examination.  Duvall must also pay the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., $95,000 in costs and may no long use the title of “Dr.”

In four instances, the Panel found professional misconduct in: refusing to treat a patient for a dental emergency; hugging a patient; asking a child patient, her mother and/or grandmother to sit on his lap; and failing to comply with the terms of an agreement with the College.

The College also found that in 29 instances, Dr. Duvall’s practice was incompetent within the meaning of a section in the Health Professions Act.

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The events described in the allegations took place in 2006, 2007 and 2009 in several communities in B.C. including Fort St. John and Chetwynd.

The College received several complaints from patients about Duvall’s work starting in the 1980’s but were unable to take action until 2010 when his practice was shut down.

Click here for the entire article from the Vancouver Sun.

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