A Vancouver dentist will be suspended, and fined $30,000 after admitting to sexually inappropriate behavior towards a female patient three years ago.
Jerome Marburg with the College of Dental Surgeons of BC says Dr. Mark Indrek Reichman admits to making inappropriate comments about a woman’s tattoos, piercings, and breasts.
“He also admits to having touched the patient’s ribs below the breasts for a non-clinical purpose. And on several occasions he admitted he came into contact with the patient’s hands as it rest on the arm of the dental chair, in a manner that she reasonably perceived as sexual. Finally he admits that following treatment, he hugged the patient.”
He will be suspended this summer for four months.
After that, he isn’t allowed to be alone with patients. He must have a chaperson.