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Aura Hidalgo

Full Name:
Aura Milagro Hidalgo
Aliases:
  • Aura Hidalgo Ramirez
Registration Number:
37525
Current Status:
Member

Concerns, Conditions and/or Professional Misconduct

Please be advised that this member is or has been subject to concerns related to:

Practice Information

 

Primary Practice

Dr. Hidalgo Dental Clinic
639 Southdale Rd E London, ON, CA N6E 3M2
Phone:
(519) 936-0212
Sedation & Anesthesia Facility Permit:
No
CT Scanner Facility Permit:
No
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Professional Corporation Information

  • Hidalgo Dentistry Professional Corporation 639 Southdale Rd E London, ON, CA N6E 3M2 Phone: (519) 936-0212
    Certificate of Authorization Status:
    Current
    Certificate of Authorization Issuance:
    September 07, 2006
    Shareholders

Academic Information

 

Dental Degree

1988
La Univ.Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico

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

Pending Discipline

 

Case File: H180010

Date of Referral to the Discipline Committee:
Current Status:
Pending (to be scheduled)

Allegations:

  • Signed a certificate, report or similar document that contained a false, misleading or improper statement
  • Submitted a false or misleading account or charge
Notice of Hearing

Complaints & Reports Outcomes

 

Case File: 150572

Decision Date:
March 01, 2018

Caution

As a result of its investigation of a formal complaint, the inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee decided to caution Dr. Aura Hidalgo as follows:

•	Dr. Hidalgo must keep thorough and detailed records. She is reminded that her recordkeeping continues to fall below the expected standard of her profession. The panel is troubled that despite previous remediation the lessons learned have not been applied. The panel anticipates that her recordkeeping practices will improve following the completion of a more elevated course in recordkeeping, as required in the outcome of another matter. 

•	Records must be maintained in their original form, without alteration. When creating a point of clarification or an addition to an original record, it must be clear that the purpose is that of an addendum which includes the date of the addendum and the identity of the source or author.

•	Dr. Hidalgo is cautioned that before initiating treatment, she must ensure that she has obtained the patient’s informed consent to treatment. As part of that process, the patient must be provided with information regarding the diagnosis, the nature and purpose of the proposed treatment along with the risks and benefits of such treatment, the treatment alternatives available along with the associated risks and benefits, the likely consequences of not having the treatment, and the cost of each treatment option. 

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Comprehensive course in orthodontics including Invisalign treatment, diagnosis, case work up, treatment planning, case management, monitoring of the patient throughout treatment including the patient’s periodontal status, caries diagnosis and recordkeeping as it pertains to orthodontic treatment
Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Informed Consent
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 24 months in informed consent
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 36 months in Orthodontics

Case File: 160217

Decision Date:
September 28, 2017

Caution

As a result of its investigation of a formal complaint, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee decided to caution Dr. Aura Hidalgo as follows:

•	Dr. Hidalgo has a professional, ethical and legal responsibility to maintain a complete chart and record documenting all aspects of each patient’s dental care. This responsibility includes the proper labeling, dating, and documentation of a practitioner’s interpretation of her radiographic and diagnostic findings. Yet, despite a longstanding history of concerns related to her recordkeeping practices and attempts at remediation, Dr. Hidalgo continues to fall below the standard required of her in this area of practice, which raises concerns about her ability to show insight into her past conduct. 

•	Dr. Hidalgo is cautioned to appropriately use radiographs to monitor the presence of pathology present prior to treatment or complications arising following treatment. The presence of a large lesion requires close monitoring and follow-up, and referral to a specialist when necessary. In addition, Dr. Hidalgo must communicate to the patient about the follow-up and management required.  

•	Dr. Hidalgo is cautioned that radiographs are essential before any surgical intervention, including the extraction of a patient’s tooth. 

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Endodontics, specifically related to diagnosis and management of complications and pathology
Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
One-on-one Recordkeeping, including taking and maintaining appropriate diagnostic radiographs
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 36 months following completion of courses in recordkeeping and endodontics

Discipline Results

 

Case File: H090009

Date of Decision:

Allegations:

Guilty
  • Charged excessive or unreasonable fees
  • Signed a certificate, report or similar document that contained a false, misleading or improper statement
  • Submitted a false or misleading account or charge

Penalty:

  • Reprimand
  • Suspension 6 months - effective Jul 15, 2011 to Jan 14, 2012
  • Imposed Practice Restriction Shall accept no further assignment of insurance benefits, with the exception only for government-sponsored dental plans for which assignment of benefits is mandatory, for as long as she practises
  • Imposed Course/Training Comprehensive/hands-on course in Restorative Dentistry, including: diagnosis, treatment planning and the placement of composite resin restorations
  • Imposed Course/Training Jurisprudence and Ethics
  • Imposed Course/Training Recordkeeping
  • $8,000.00 to be paid to College

Terms, Conditions and Limitations In Effect

Status: In Effect
Imposed Practice Restriction
  • Shall accept no further assignment of insurance benefits, with the exception only for government-sponsored dental plans for which assignment of benefits is mandatory, for as long as she practises
In Effect Since:
Appealed:
No
Date Order Final:
April 21, 2011
Publications:
Published in Aug/Sep 2011 issue of Dispatch, the College's magazine for all registrants. (See link to Decision Summary)

Decision Summary

Case File: H100007

Date of Decision:
Penalty combined with associated case - H090009

Allegations:

Guilty
  • Charged excessive or unreasonable fees
  • Contravened a standard of practice or failed to maintain the standards of practice of the profession
  • Failed to keep records as required by the Regulations
  • Recommended or provided an unnecessary dental service
  • Signed a certificate, report or similar document that contained a false, misleading or improper statement
  • Submitted a false or misleading account or charge
Appealed:
No
Date Order Final:
May 21, 2011
Publications:
Published in Aug/Sep 2011 issue of Dispatch, the College's magazine for all registrants. (See link to Decision Summary)

Decision Summary

Case File: H100017

Date of Decision:
Penalty combined with associated case - H090009

Allegations:

Guilty
  • Charged excessive or unreasonable fees
  • Contravened a standard of practice or failed to maintain the standards of practice of the profession
  • Disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional or unethical conduct
  • Signed a certificate, report or similar document that contained a false, misleading or improper statement
  • Submitted a false or misleading account or charge
Appealed:
No
Date Order Final:
May 21, 2011
Publications:
Published in Aug/Sep 2011 issue of Dispatch, the College's magazine for all registrants. (See link to Decision Summary)

Decision Summary

Case File: H100018

Date of Decision:
Penalty combined with associated case - H090009

Allegations:

Guilty
  • Charged excessive or unreasonable fees
  • Contravened a standard of practice or failed to maintain the standards of practice of the profession
  • Disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional or unethical conduct
  • Signed a certificate, report or similar document that contained a false, misleading or improper statement
  • Submitted a false or misleading account or charge
Appealed:
No
Date Order Final:
May 21, 2011
Publications:
Published in Aug/Sep 2011 issue of Dispatch, the College's magazine for all registrants. (See link to Decision Summary)

Decision Summary

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