16 January 2014
Dr. Sergei Agafontsev, a general dentist who practises in Vancouver, has
admitted to providing substandard dental care, providing unauthorized,
unnecessary, and inappropriate dental treatment, failing to obtain
informed consent and other admissions relating to multiple complaints
The investigation of patient complaints by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) resulted in a citation
(PDF) (notice of hearing) against Dr. Agafontsev. The allegations in the
citation raised concerns about informed consent, quality of dental
treatment, and supervision of employees in relation to patient
After considering Agafontsev’s consent order proposal and admission (PDF)
to the allegations in the citation (with some exceptions, noted in
section 3.0), and noting the seriousness of the allegations, the Inquiry
Committee ordered the following:
The Inquiry Committee order was pronounced 5 November 2013 and finalized 13 December 2013.
View the final consent order here (PDF).