31 May '11, 1am

Dentist fined $3,000 by dental council after pulling out teeth of wrong patient, who wasn't under anaesthesia

Dentist fined $3,000 by dental council after pulling out teeth of wrong patient, who wasn't under anaesthesia

The patient made a complaint against Dr Debbie Hong to the Singapore Dental Council which yesterday meted out its penalty. A 23-YEAR-OLD man went to the dentist to have his teeth straightened, but emerged two teeth short - teeth that should have been taken out from another patient. It was a case of a mistake compounded by another mistake at the National Dental Centre (NDC), in an incident which has landed a dentist in the soup, and earned the young man free corrective treatment. The May 2007 incident - the first such case to come to light here - began when the clinic clerk put the chit for extracting two teeth into the wrong patient's file, and the wrong patient was called into the treatment room. Dr Debbie Hong Pooi Mun, then four years into her career, failed to check the identity of her patient before commencing to extract the teeth. She wrongly took out the upper left ...

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