The findings of a report into how a young girl became brain damaged after receiving dental care will not be made public.
Instead of releasing the details of the report, the Alberta Dental Association and College announced that Dr. William Mather, who performed the operation on Amber Athwal, will have a hearing.
Raman Athwal, Amber’s father, tells Global News that he’s asking for the public’s help to get answers. “I’ll leave everything to the public,” Athwal said. “If the public thinks that we have the right to know what happened to Amber, I think they should shoot e-mails to the Alberta Dental Association and College, (saying) at least the family should know what happened to the child.”
Athwal added that it’s tough to know that Mather continues to practice. “It is one of the most frustrating things,” Athwel said. “We are tied with Amber here, at her bedside. But the person who did this is still making his living, (and) he’s still earning money.” On the positive side, Athwal said Amber is improving day by day.
There’s no firm date set for the hearing, but Athwal said it could take months. “What I read from the past processes, the dental association can take like six to seven months to schedule a date,” Athwel said. “We’re now wondering if it will take another six to nine months, so that we can know what happened to Amber.”
With files from Global News