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​Discipline Hearings

A registrant can only be disciplined by CDSBC or its committees once a formal discipline hearing leading to an adverse finding has taken place*. More information about the College’s complaints and discipline process is available here.

Following a discipline hearing, the Discipline Committee may make a range of orders, including:

  • reprimanding a registrant,
  • suspending or cancelling registration, and
  • imposing other sanctions.

*exception: the Inquiry Committee may suspend a registrant or impose limits or conditions on their practice pending a hearing of the matter if there is an urgent public protection issue under section 35 of the HPA.

Upcoming hearings

All discipline hearings are open to the public; however, space may be limited and observers will be asked to RSVP. Notice of hearings will be published here 2-4 weeks in advance of the hearing.

Please note that discipline hearings are subject to cancellation in the event that the matter is resolved prior to the hearing start date. If you wish to attend a hearing as an observer, please follow the instructions below and check this page prior to attending the hearing.

Discipline Hearing: Dr. Zahra Davami

Posted 27 June 2018

A Panel of the Discipline Committee will conduct a public hearing regarding the conduct and competence of Dr. Zahra Davami. Dr. Davami is a general dentist who practised in Burnaby, B.C. until she resigned from the register in June 2017. The hearing is scheduled to start 23 July 2018 at 9:30 am and will continue until 26 July, subject to the Panel’s direction. 

The hearing will be conducted under s. 38 of the Health Professions Act (HPA). It will address allegations that Dr. Davami:

• failed to exercise reasonable care, skill and judgment in the provision of dental treatment;
• provided substandard care;
• failed to properly diagnose and/or develop adequate treatment plans;
• failed to create and/or maintain adequate treatment records;
• billed for services not supported by the treatment notes;
• submitted bills that were false, misleading and duplicative; and
• refused to allow College inspectors access to her dental records, in violation of s. 28 of the HPA.

This is a summary of the allegations only; full details are outlined in the citation​(PDF).

Discipline Hearing Date and Location

23-26 July 2018 9:30 am
Charest Reporting Services
1650 – 885 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3E8

Members of the general public, media and registrants are welcome to attend discipline hearings as observers. Because seating is limited, observers are asked to write to the Registrar’s Office at registrarsoffice@cdsbc.org no later than 16 July 2018.


Updated 27 June 2018