31 May '11, 5am

Dentist fined after pulling out wrong teeth #Singapore

Dentist fined after pulling out wrong teeth #Singapore

A S'pore dentist pulls out two teeth from a wrong patient. (AFP file photo) A dentist at the National Dental Centre (NDC) has been censured and fined $3,000 for extracting two teeth from the wrong patient. The incident, which took place in May 2007, began when the clinic clerk attached the chit for extracting two teeth into the wrong patient's file, leading to the wrong patient being called into the treatment room. The attending dentist, Dr Debbie Hong Pooi Mun, then four years into the job, then failed to verify the patient's identity with the extraction referral slip, reported The Straits Times . According to the Singapore Dental Council , the incident caused the patient's upper-left first premolar and the lower-left second premolar to be removed. In a statement by the NDC, the patient -- a 23-year-old man -- was notified within an hour of the mistake. An immediate apolo...

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