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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.

Updated 6 November 2018

Discipline Hearing: Dr. Bin Xu

6 November Update: The hearing will be ending earlier than scheduled. It is expected to wrap up mid-day on Wednesday 6 November 2018.

A Panel of the Discipline Committee will conduct a public hearing regarding the conduct and competence of Dr. Bin Xu. Dr. Xu is a general dentist who practised in Richmond, B.C. He is currently under a voluntary withdrawal from the practice of dentistry in B.C. The hearing is scheduled to begin on 1 November 2018 in Vancouver.

The citation (notice of hearing) was issued based on investigations by the College into multiple complaints from former patients of Dr. Xu. The hearing will be conducted under s.38 of the Health Professions Act and will address allegations that Dr. Bin Xu:

  • failed to properly diagnose patients, obtain and/or document informed consent, develop an appropriate treatment plan, maintain adequate records, provide appropriate treatment options, and provide follow up treatment;
  • provided substandard dental care;
  • provided treatment and/or advice that was unnecessary and/or inappropriate;
  • billed inappropriately and failed to refund money to patients for treatments not provided; and
  • failed to respond to the College and to patient inquiries, including failing to schedule and/or attend patient appointments.

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

Read the pre-hearing conference decision (PDF) >>

Discipline Hearing Date and Location

1-2 and 5-9 November 2018, 9:30 am (see note above)
Charest Reporting Services
1650 – 885 West Georgia St.
Vancouver B.C.
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 no later than 25 October 2018.

Note: Registrants who have withdrawn from practice will not appear on CDSBC's online Registrant Lookup.