A Jersey dentist has been given a formal warning by his profession’s official regulator of standards.
Dr Jacobus Thomas Cornelis Kuijpers, who works from the New Era Dental Practice in Victoria Road, St Clement, has received a year-long warning from the General Dental Council (GDC).
He is, however, allowed to continue to practise without any restrictions.
In its official report explain the warning, the GDC says: “The circumstances of this case relate to information received about the practice of a dentist in respect of the care provided to two patients.
“Allegations have been put to the Registrant [Dr Kuijpers] in relation to inadequate care in a number of areas including failing to obtain informed consent, failing to maintain an adequate standard of record keeping, failing to undertake diagnostic assessments and misleading conduct.
“The Case Examiners considered evidence including patient records and an independent clinical advice report commissioned by the GDC."
Pictured: Dr Kuijpers practises at New Era Dental Practise in St Clement.
It continued: “The Case Examiners have determined that there is a real prospect of most of the facts alleged being found proved by a Practice Committee, a real prospect of the statutory ground of misconduct being established but no real prospect of a Practice Committee finding the Registrant’s fitness to practise to be currently impaired.
“In the circumstances, therefore, the Case Examiners have determined to issue a warning to indicate to the Registrant that, while this matter has not been referred to a Practice Committee, his conduct was a departure from expected standards which warrants a formal response from the GDC."
Based on its own guidelines, the GDC’s Case Examiners considered that a warning was necessary “to declare and uphold proper standards of conduct."
Pictured: The General Dental Council say the Dr Kuijpers needs to keep accurate and details dental records.
The GDC Examiners have specifically warned Dr Kuijpers that:
The warning is in place from 15 September this year until 14 September next year.
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