Sahar Rakhshanfar

Full Name:
Sahar Rakhshanfar
Registration Number:
76782
Current Status:
Member

Concerns, Conditions and/or Professional Misconduct

Practice Information

 

Primary Practice

Viva Dental Dryden

104 King St PO Box 419 Dryden, ON, CA P8N 1C2
Phone:
(807) 223-6479
Sedation & Anesthesia Facility Permit:
Yes
CT Scanner Facility Permit:
No
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All Practice Locations

  • Viva Dental Dryden
    104 King St PO Box 419 Dryden, ON, CA P8N 1C2
    Phone:
    (807) 223-6479
    Sedation & Anesthesia Facility Permit:
    Yes
    CT Scanner Facility Permit:
    No
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Professional Corporation Information

  • Dr. Sahar Rakhshanfar Dentistry Professional Corporation 9993 Yonge St Richmond Hill, ON, CA L4C 1T9 Phone: (905) 508-2244
    Certificate of Authorization Status:
    Cancelled at Corporation's Request
    Date of Cancellation:
    November 09, 2018
    Certificate of Authorization Issuance:
    December 14, 2009
    Shareholders
  • Sahar Rakhshanfar Dentistry Professional Corporation 55 Pinebush Rd #700 Cambridge, ON, CA N1R 8K5 Phone:
    Certificate of Authorization Status:
    Current
    Certificate of Authorization Issuance:
    March 20, 2020
    Shareholders
  • Dr. S. Rakhshanfar Dentistry Professional Corporation 104 King Street Dryden, ON, CA P8N 1C2 Phone: 807-223-6479
    Certificate of Authorization Status:
    Current
    Certificate of Authorization Issuance:
    June 27, 2019
    Shareholders

Academic Information

 

Dental Degree

2001
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
2008
University of Toronto, Canada

This may not be a complete record of the member's academic information or continuing education.

Certificate(s) of Registration

 

Current Certificate(s) of Registration and Date(s) of Issuance

General

Previous Certificate(s) of Registration

General
-

Initial Date of Registration

Sedation & Anesthesia Details

 

Sedation Administration Authorization

Parenteral Conscious Sedation - Single Sedative

Allowed to act as a visiting provider?

No
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  • Address:
    104 King St PO Box 419 Dryden, ON, CA P8N 1C2
    Phone #:
    (807) 223-6479
    Permit Status:
    Current
    Permit Type:
    Type A
    Last Inspection Date:
    January 15, 2020
    Facility Modality:
    Parenteral Conscious Sedation
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Complaints & Reports Outcomes

 

Case File: 150202

Decision Date:
January 13, 2021

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
One-on-one individualized course in financial recordkeeping
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 36 months following completion of course in financial recordkeeping

Case File: 150219

Decision Date:
January 13, 2021

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
One-on-one individualized course in financial recordkeeping
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 36 months following completion of course in financial recordkeeping

Case File: 160118

Decision Date:
August 23, 2017

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Dental Recordkeeping
Required Course
Fixed Prosthodontics, with emphasis on diagnostic work-ups and treatment planning
Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Informed Consent
Required Mentoring Program
Mentor to review and approve diagnosis and treatment planning before prosthetic treatment is initiated
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
for 24 months following completion of courses and mentoring

Case File: 160506

Decision Date:
July 30, 2019

Caution

As a result of a complaint, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee decided to caution Dr. Sahar Rakhshanfar as follows:

• You have a professional, ethical and legal responsibility to ensure that your patient records, including billing records, be maintained in a fulsome manner, and that these records accurately describe the treatment that was provided to patients and billed to patients or claimed from patient’s insurance companies.  
 

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Hands-on course in Pediatric Dentistry, including diagnosis and treatment planning
Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
The ProBE Program for Professional/Problem-Based Ethics 
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 48 months following completion of courses in Pediatric Dentistry and ProBe course for Professional/Problem-Based Ethics.

Case File: 190211

Decision Date:
December 01, 2021

Caution

As a result of a complaint, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee decided to caution Dr. Sahar Rakhshanfar as follows:

• Despite previous remediation by the College, your records were unsatisfactory in this case, which suggested that you had poor insight into the previous deficiencies of your recordkeeping. As a dentist in Ontario, you have a professional, legal and ethical responsibility to maintain a complete documentation of each patient’s dental care. Such documentation must include a clear and accurate record of your clinical observations and diagnosis, treatment options, the proposed and accepted treatment plan, a record of the treatment performed, details about any referrals, and the prognosis and/or outcome of treatment, all with reference to the correct teeth numbers. Clear, accurate and up-to-date patient records are essential to the delivery of high quality care. You must take seriously the remediation of recordkeeping deficiencies in your practice, because failure to do so again, after multiple remedial efforts, may result in more serious action being taken in the future.

• In order to obtain your patient’s fully informed consent, it is imperative that you fully discuss your diagnoses, recommendations and treatment options with your patient, including the complexity and nature of the proposed treatments, and the associated risks of treatment. You must fully document the details of these discussions and the patient’s decision in your clinical notes, particularly when the discussion concerns complicated and extensive treatment.


• With respect to your implant dentistry practice, you must perform a fulsome preliminary evaluation of the patient, which includes considering the physical and medical suitability of the patient to undergo dental implant treatment. You must complete a thorough pre-surgical assessment, including diagnostic work-ups, and prepare a comprehensive treatment plan. You must place dental implants at the correct positions, depths and angulations to ensure the viability of the implants and to allow for the fabrication of a functional and aesthetic prosthesis.

• You must ensure that you never allow a patient to dictate the treatment you provide, particularly where doing so would be contrary to your professional judgement.

• You should reflect on the seriousness of the panel’s concerns. You should diligently and consistently incorporate the lessons learned from the remediation ordered by the Discipline and ICR Committees such that your practice will be remediated.

Terms, Conditions and Limitations In Effect

Status: In Effect
Voluntary Practice Restriction
  • To restrict my practice such that I will not perform any phase of implant dentistry including, but not limited to, advising patients about implant treatment, treatment planning, case work-ups, and both the surgical and prosthetic phases of treatment
In Effect Since:
Voluntary Course/Training
  • Comprehensive one on one hands-on course or courses in Implant Dentistry to include: • Diagnosis and treatment planning including but not limited to bone grafting, selection of implant type and size, and appropriate prosthesis design;
    • Case selection and recognizing when a case ought to be referred to a specialist;
    • Indications and contraindications for implant dentistry;
    • Appropriate imaging including, but not limited to, the use of CbCT and interpretation of findings;
    • Diagnostic records and case work -up;
    • Implant success, survival and failure, including maintenance and follow-up;
    • Appropriate recordkeeping including, but not limited to, the documentation of the specific implant(s) placed for each patient and the maintenance of a log of implant failure(s);
    • A review of the College’s Guideline on “Educational Requirements & Professional Responsibilities for Implant Dentistry”; and
    • An evaluative component.
In Effect Since:
Voluntary Mentoring Program
  • To retain a dental specialist to act as a mentor. The mentor shall review and approve: • diagnosis and case selection, • treatment planning and case work-up for both the surgical and prosthetic phase, of treatment, type and interpretation of radiographs and models, • rk and maintenance of pre-treatment documentation, • referral protocols, • management of post-op complications, • evaluation of post-surgical results to confirm appropriate placement, osseo-integration and readiness for restorative treatment, • final restorative results, • No new implant cases will be initiated until I have completed the course(s) • review and approve any ongoing/active implant cases and/or treatment plans prior to me rendering any implant treatment;• make recommendations with respect to my provision of implant treatment and the need for any additional remedial training. I will abide by all recommendations made by the Mentor with respect to my provision of implant treatment, including the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant therapy, and the need for any additional remedial training;• to provide referrals to other practitioners for all of my existing implant treatment cases; • that I will only resume providing implant treatment, including both the surgical placement of implants and the prosthetic restoration of implants, subsequent to the successful completion of the course(s) and upon the retention of the Mentor, under the supervision of the Mentor• to provide to the College, an initial report from the Mentor within one month of the Mentor being retained and a report every two months thereafter from the Mentor until such time as the Mentor is satisfied that the mentorship is completed and the ICR Committee is satisfied that the concerns raised in this complaint have been addressed and relieves me of the mentorship. • notify the College and cease providing implant treatment immediately if the retained Mentor is no longer able to supervise me
In Effect Since:
Voluntary Monitoring of Practice (Office Visits)
  • 24 months of monitoring commencing on the date of the first monitoring visit, which shall occur after the member advises the College of the satisfactory completion of the courses and the mentoring
In Effect Since:
Status: Completed
Voluntary Course/Training
  • RCDSO Recordkeeping. Member shall provide evidence of the successful completion of the aforementioned courses immediately following the completion of said course.
In Effect Since:
Voluntary Course/Training
  • Informed Consent. Member shall provide evidence of the successful completion of the aforementioned courses immediately following the completion of said course.
In Effect Since:

Discipline Results

 

Case File: H200005

Date of Decision:

Allegations:

Guilty
  • Disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional or unethical conduct
  • Failed to abide by written undertaking given to the College
  • Used a name other than the member's name as set out in the Register in the course of providing or offering dental services

Penalty:

  • Reprimand
  • Suspension 8 months - effective Jun 13, 2020 to Feb 12, 2021
  • Imposed Course/Training in Ethics (one-on-one course)
  • Imposed Mentoring Program in relation to prosthodontic treatment, specifically bridges
  • Imposed Practice Monitoring (office visits) for 48 months following completion of mentoring program
  • $10,000.00 to be paid to College

Terms, Conditions and Limitations In Effect

Status: In Effect
Imposed Mentoring Program
  • in relation to prosthodontic treatment, specifically bridges
In Effect Since:
Imposed Practice Monitoring (office visits)
  • for 48 months following completion of mentoring program
In Effect Since:
Appealed:
No
Date Order Final:
June 12, 2020
Reasons for Decision
Decision Summary

This information was obtained from the register of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (www.rcdso.org)