Surrey and Langley, B.C.
8 May 2014
Dr. Yu Li, a general dentist who practises in Surrey and Langley, B.C.,
has admitted to engaging in a personal and sexual relationship with a
patient over a six-week period in 2012. He has also admitted to
submitting a false claim to the same patient’s insurer for payment of a
cosmetic tooth whitening procedure that was not covered by her dental
Dr. Li also admitted to not billing co-payments from certain patients.
Dr. Li admitted to billing for units of time differently than in the
British Columbia Dental Association’s Fee Guide.
Dr. Li agreed that his professionalism in the context of dentist/patient
boundaries and billing practices was not in keeping with the standards
expected of dentists in British Columbia. Dr. Li acknowledged the
College’s concerns regarding restorative and operative treatment he
provided to the same patient, the complainant.
The Inquiry Committee considered this to be a serious matter under the
Health Professions Act, and for this reason, ordered that a summary be
published pursuant to section 39.3 of the Act. Dr. Li has acknowledged
and apologized for his conduct, reimbursed the complainant’s insurer,
and has contacted all the patients from whom he failed to collect
In the Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding (the “MAU”) between
CDSBC and Dr. Li, he consents to a reprimand, and agrees that he will:
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the public is protected under the terms of the MAU.