Quebec dentist accused of sexual aggression

Quebec dentist accused of sexual aggression

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Quebec City (Quebec) August 6, 2014 – A well known local dentist, Yvan Fortin, has been accused of sexual aggression by ten different women who claim to have been violated over the last 20 years. The women, aged between 25 and 47, say the aggression went on for about 14 to 16 years. Others claim the period was only six months to 6 years, and some go back as far as 1992 with the last accusation being in 2012.

The incidents took place at the Clinique Dentaire Yvan Fortin on Quatre-Bourgeois. M. Fortin was a leader in dental implants having used new methods which had never been used in North America and had won several awards for his work in implant technology. He has a second clinic in Montreal but, no charges have been brought forward at that location.

M. Fortin was approached by police in June concerning the accusations and was to appear in court Tuesday of this week. He and the lawyer defending him were both on vacation causing the court appearance to be moved to October 8th. The identification of the victims is being withheld until the case is brought before the courts.

The Quebec Order of Dentists Association was shocked to hear the news stating that it is an offence that is rare in the business, and especially since M. Fortin was a shining light in the industry.

Another case was presented in Montreal by another dentist who was found guilty by admission just last June. That case was settled by a fine of $1,000 and a suspension for three months from working as a dentist. The brief suspension and small fine surprised a lot of people at the time.

According to the Quebec Order of Dentists each case is different carrying different degrees of penalties.

LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer
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