Edward Smolen

Full Name:
Edward Smolen
Registration Number:
12611
Current Status:
Member

Concerns, Conditions and/or Professional Misconduct

Practice Information

 

Primary Practice

235 Highland St PO Box 1367 Haliburton, ON, CA K0M 1S0
Phone:
(705) 457-2345
Sedation & Anesthesia Facility Permit:
No
CT Scanner Facility Permit:
No
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All Practice Locations

  • 235 Highland St PO Box 1367 Haliburton, ON, CA K0M 1S0
    Phone:
    (705) 457-2345
    Sedation & Anesthesia Facility Permit:
    No
    CT Scanner Facility Permit:
    No
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Professional Corporation Information

  • Smolen Dentistry Professional Corporation 235 Highland St, PO Box 1367 Haliburton, ON, CA K0M 1S0 Phone: 705-457-2345
    Certificate of Authorization Status:
    Current
    Certificate of Authorization Issuance:
    April 21, 2009
    Shareholders

Academic Information

 

Dental Degree

1993
University of Detroit Mercy, United States

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

Initial Date of Registration

Sedation & Anesthesia Details

 

Sedation Administration Authorization

Minimal Nitrous Oxide/Oral Sedation

Complaints & Reports Outcomes

 

Case File: 150031

Decision Date:
October 28, 2016

Caution

As a result of its investigation of a report, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee decided to caution Dr. Smolen as follows:

-    Although Dr. Smolen knows or ought to know the proper protocols with respect to treating patients under sedation, such as obtaining or abiding by a facility permit, performing proper monitoring of patients under sedation, and keeping detailed sedation records, all of which are as set out in the College’s Standard of Practice on the Use of Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Dental Practice, he failed to do so;

-    In the interest of public safety, Dr. Smolen is cautioned to carefully and meticulously comply with the College’s Standard of Practice on the Use of Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Dental Practice, for any treatment he may perform under sedation in the future

-    Dr. Smolen should reflect on his clinical conduct in the area of sedation and on his previous interactions or lack thereof with the College in order to gain insight into his conduct which will hopefully lead to positive changes in the future.

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
One-on-one course in sedation
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 24 months following completion of course in sedation

Case File: 160145

Decision Date:
November 09, 2017

Caution

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

•	When performing a patient examination, Dr. Smolen must record all observations and treatment in the patient’s chart such intra- and extra-oral findings, condition of the soft tissues, the periodontal status of the teeth, dentition, mobilities, percussions, tooth sensitivity, occlusion, temporomandibular joint finings, oral cancer screening and the general dental condition. 

•	In order for consent to be informed, the dentist must provide the patient with certain information: the diagnosis or problem noted, 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. Dentists should keep a record of the nature of the conversation, the information provided, and the patient’s decision in the patient chart. 

Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

Current Status:
Completed
Required Course
Recordkeeping, including Informed Consent
Required Practice Monitoring - Office Visits
Practice to be monitored for 24 months following completion of course in Recordkeeping, including Informed Consent

Discipline Results

 

Case File: H170002

Date of Decision:

Allegations:

Guilty
  • Disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional conduct
  • Failed to reply appropriately or within a reasonable time to a written enquiry made by the College

Penalty:

  • Reprimand
  • Imposed Treatment - counselling
  • Imposed Practice Monitoring (office visits) for 24 months
  • $2,500.00 to be paid to College

Terms, Conditions and Limitations In Effect

Status: In Effect
Imposed Practice Monitoring (office visits)
  • for 24 months
In Effect Since:
Imposed Treatment
  • counselling
In Effect Since:
Appealed:
No
Date Order Final:
January 12, 2018
Reasons for Decision
Decision Summary

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