A Kamloops dentist is appealing, after the regulatory authority for dentists in BC determined his mistakes left an 18 year old patient with permanent brain damage almost three years ago.
The penalty hearing for Bobby Rishiraj could now be delayed- because he is appealing a decision by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC to BC Supreme Court.
A discipline panel found Rishiraj provided deep sedation to a patient in November 2012 while she was having her wisdom teeth removed.
It found the dentist was incompetent because he failed to recognize the patient’s cardiac arrest in a timely way, delayed resuscitative measures, and failed to properly monitor her.
It led to a devastating outcome for the young woman who suffered brain damage.
Rishiraj continues to practice, with limits imposed by the college, pending the outcome of the penalty hearing.