A dental surgeon was described as “reckless and cavalier” at a disciplinary hearing Monday morning.
Lawyers for the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. were talking about Dr. Bobby Rishiraj.
He was found to have administered deep sedation to a patient back in 2012 when he was not authorized to do so.
The 18-year-old woman, who’d been there to get her wisdom teeth removed, went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain damage.
The disciplinary panel has already concluded his failure to adequately monitor his patients could be characterized as “incompetence.”
The penalty hearing could result in a fine or suspension.
College lawyers have told the panel Dr. Rishiraj has committed the greatest of misconduct and the penalty must reflect that.
He continues to practise, after the college forced him to improve procedures and hire more staff.