A dental technician from eastern Bay of Plenty accused of making dentures when he wasn't allowed to has been ordered to pay $38,000.
The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal conducted a hearing in Tauranga in August this year to hear evidence relating to charges faced by Daniel Sutherland, a dental technician registered in Whakatane.
Mr Sutherland was charged by the Professional Conduct Committee with providing treatment outside his scope of practice as a dental technician in July 2010 and for advertising services he was not qualified to do.
He was also charged with practising dental technology between April 2010 and mid-April 2011 without a current practising certificate.
In its findings, the tribunal said the charges were established. It expressed its strong disapproval for Mr Sutherland's conduct and cancelled his registration as a dental technician.
The tribunal ordered that $27,000 be paid to the Professional Conduct Committee and $11,000 to the tribunal.