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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.

Discipline Hearing: Dr. Suzanne E. Cziraki

A panel of the Discipline Committee will conduct a hearing regarding the conduct and competence of Dr. Suzanne Cziraki, a certified specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics who has a practice in Vancouver (and formerly owned a practice in Cranbrook). The hearing is scheduled to start 29 January 2018.

The hearing will address allegations that Dr. Cziraki failed to exercise reasonable care, skill and judgment in the treatment of patients, and that she submitted claims to a dental insurer that were false, misleading, or duplicative.

Details of the allegations are outlined in the citation here (PDF).

At the pre-hearing conference, the panel considered a submission to change the venue of the 7-9 February portion of the hearing from Cranbrook to Vancouver. The panel agrees with CDSBC's submission that it regulates the practice of dentistry throughout the province and that it was appropriate to hold a hearing in the location where the events occurred and the patients reside. The panel decided that the hearing scheduled to take place in Cranbrook will proceed as planned.

Read the full decision on the pre-hearing conference (PDF).

Hearing dates and locations

Start time

Dates

City

Venue

RSVP by

9:30 a.m.

(Note: on Tuesday 30 January the hearing will start at 2 p.m.)

29 January -
2 February

Vancouver

 

Sutton Place Hotel,
Chateau Margaux room
845 Burrard Street

Friday, 19 January*

​9:30 a.m.

​5 February, 
2018

​Vancouver

​Sutton Place Hotel,
Chateau Olivier room
845 Burrard Street

​Wednesday, 31 January*

9:30 a.m.

7-9 February 2018

Cranbrook

Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre, Lady Agnes / Sam Steele room
209 Van Horne Street South

Wednesday, 31 January*

9:30 a.m.

(Note: on Tuesday 6 March the hearing will start at 2 p.m.)

5-9 March 2018

Vancouver

 

Sutton Place Hotel,
Chateau Margaux room
845 Burrard Street

Monday, 26 February*

*RSVP to Nancy Crosby at ncrosby@cdsbc.org no later than the dates listed above to ensure sufficient seating.


 

Updated 8 January 2018