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Protecting the Public Protecting The Public

Ms. Stephanie Black

Summary Gender: Female
Language(s): English
Registration Information Registration Number: 766-04
Status: Active
Effective: 02/17/2016
Discipline & Licence History: Yes
Conditions & Limitations: No
Undertakings: No
Primary Practice Information Denture Clinic
208 Division Street
Cobourg, ON K9A 3P7
Canada
Contact Information Phone: (905) 377-8877
Fax: (905) 377-9977
Registration Details
Registration History Date of Change
Active February 17, 2016
Suspended A hearing took place on November 16, 2015 where Ms. Black admitted misconduct via an Agreed Statement of Fact and Joint Submission on Penalty. Ms. Black was suspended for 3 months as part of an Order of the Discipline Committee. November 16, 2015
Active September 14, 2004
Discipline & Licence Restrictions

Past Findings of the Discipline or Fitness To Practise Committee

Discipline Referral Date: August 26, 2014

Allegation

1. At all material times, Stephanie Black was a member of the College. 2. J.B. was Ms. Black's patient. 3. In or about August 2011, Ms. Black performed a preliminary assessment on J.B during a consultation. In or about October 2011 Ms. Black advised J.B. that, before the oral surgeon could provide an assessment, J.B. required six implant attachments; and that she had to pay Ms. Black $16,000 in order to do the preparatory work and dentures for the implants. 4. J.B. paid Ms. Black $16,000 which was an excessive and/or unreasonable amount for the work that Ms. Black was supposed to perform. 5. J.B. only required four implants. However, Ms. Black did not alter the treatment plan and/or reimburse J.B. any of the $16,000. 6. When J.B. attempted to have the work performed, Ms. Black avoided scheduling any appointments with her, did not provide J.B. with her dentures and/or did not provide J.B. with any reason for her failure to do so. 7. It is alleged that Ms. Black engaged in the following acts of professional misconduct as set out in Ontario Regulation 854/93, section 1: a. She failed to maintain the standards of the profession; b. She failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement with J.B.; c. She charged a fee that was excessive or unreasonable in relation to the services performed She engaged in conduct or performed an act, in the course of practicing denturism that, having regard to all the circumstances would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable, unethical or unprofessional. Further particulars of the specified allegations of professional misconduct relied upon by the College are contained in the documentary disclosure provided to Ms. Black in support of the allegations in the Notice of Hearing.

Hearing Date: November 16, 2015

Hearing Location: Victory Verbatim

Decision Date: November 16, 2015

Decision and Reasons

The panel considered the Agreed Statement of Facts and found that Ms. Black engaged in the following acts of professional misconduct. 1. She failed to maintain the standards of the profession. 2. She failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement. 3. She charged a fee that was excessive or unreasonable. 4. She engaged in conduct that and permitted an act, in the course of practicing denturism that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable or unprofessional.

Decision and Reasons: Download

Order: The Discipline Committee ordered the following sanctions: 1. Ms. Black is required to appear before a panel of the Discipline Committee to be reprimanded. 2. The Registrar is directed to suspend Ms. Black’s certificate of registration for a period of three months. 3. Ms. Black is required to pay to the College costs in the amount of $4000.00

Order: Download

Conditions and Limitiations
Ms. Black must successfully complete a course on communication, treatment planning and record keeping to be approved in advance by the Registrar. Ms. Black must provide to the Registrar proof of successful completion of the course in a form acceptable to the Registrar within 30 days of completing the course and submit a summary of the learning outcomes.

Appeal: No

Suspension Start Date: November 16, 2015

Suspension End Date: February 16, 2016