April 22, 2024

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Abbotsford pediatric dentist admits to ‘improper touching’ of team member

Dr. Sukrit Grewal suspended for 6 months and supplied $2,000 penalty

An Abbotsford pediatric dentist who admitted to the “improper touching” of a female personnel member has been suspended from observe for 6 months.

The BC University of Oral Wellbeing Professionals (BCCOHP) posted a general public see on Friday (Dec. 1) of the consent arrangement attained with Dr. Sukrit Grewal on Nov. 1.

The observe states that Grewal has previously served his suspension from May 19 to Nov. 19 just after he was barred from dealing with clients even though the BCCOHP investigated the allegations towards him.

Grewal ran the Children’s Oral Care Centre on McCallum Highway in Abbotsford, but is no lengthier included. Glow Pediatric Dentistry has taken in excess of the facility and affected person care as of September 2023.

According to the recognize, the college or university amongst April and July 2022 received a few complaints alleging “professional and ethical misconduct” of a sexual nature by Grewal in direction of feminine team.

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Grewal was positioned below investigation, during which time he agreed to only be on the premises of the dental clinic if a “practice monitor” permitted by the faculty was current.

The BCCOHP states that it gained three further grievances alleging misconduct by Grewal, such as that he unsuccessful to comply with the settlement.

A person of the sexual-misconduct issues resulted in felony proceedings, in which Grewal agreed to a peace bond (restraining order) in opposition to him.

According to court docket records, that final decision was achieved in March of this year.

As element of his conditions, Grewal was needed to show up at counselling classes with a psychiatrist.

Grewal admitted as part of his consent get with the BCCOHP that he “engaged in inappropriate touching of a female workers member without having her consent on one particular celebration.”

He additional acknowledged that it is “unprofessional perform to a) have interaction in sexually charged and flirtatious communications with employees and b) touch staff or individuals with out their consent and, in distinct, when these types of touching has, or may be perceived as obtaining, a sexual intent.”

In addition to his suspension, Grewal was purchased to total an ethics and boundaries study course and fork out prices of $2,000 to the university.

As very well, he have to have the psychiatrist who is dealing with him offer a report immediately to the university adhering to his procedure.

The BCCOHP issued an interim order earlier this year, directing that Grewal not address patients or converse with any clinic workers, but he could have another dentist have on his practice.

The public detect states that Grewal was not able to locate anyone to consider in excess of in his absence and he has not been practising given that May well 19, 2023.