22 Oct 2020
A dentist has been reprimanded after a tribunal found that he performed a procedure for which he did not have sufficient expertise or experience.
Among the Western Australia State Administrative Tribunal’s (the tribunal) findings were that, on 31 August 2017, Dr Justin Soon:
The tribunal was satisfied that disciplinary action should be taken and was also critical of Dr Soon’s clinical record-keeping which did not meet dental practitioner obligations around health records in the Dental Board of Australia’s Code of conduct or the guidance in its Guidelines on dental records1.
The tribunal ordered that Dr Soon:
Dr Soon was also ordered to pay $3,500 towards the Board’s costs.
The tribunal’s full decision and reasons will be published on the Austlii website.
1The Board retired the Guidelines on dental records on 1 October 2020. New dental records resources, including a fact sheet, are now available.