Dr Peter Carr - Dentist - Registration Cancelled

12 May 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Peter David Carr, a dentist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  

In its Stage 1 decision of 18 November 2020, the Tribunal found Dr Carr guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The basis of these findings were;

  • Dr Carr had been convicted and made the subject of criminal findings, namely guilty of possession of cocaine and  common assault and two counts of aggravated indecent assault against a dental nurse at the practice.
  • He had failed to notify the Dental Board of Australia in relation to the drug possession charge.
  • He inappropriately used the hypnotic agent Triazolam in his clinical practice and inappropriately restrained a patient.

In its Stage 2 decision of 10 May 2021, the Tribunal cancelled Dr Carr’’s registration as a dentist and ordered that Dr Carr not be able to review that order for a period of one year from the date of the decision.

The full Stage 2 decision is available at NSW Caselaw.

HCCC Media Statement  Stage 1 Decision

Further Information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au


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