The probation that this refers to involved a patient that both Dr G. Robert Evans and Dr. Jean Nordin-Evans were treating in 2003-2004. She came to their practice in West Newton seeking out our alternative dental care. She was a very willing patient who signed all of the informed consents and fully understood what the treatment was going to be. Dr.s Evans and Nordin-Evans both like to involve the patient in co-diagnosis.
Midway through treatment the Dr.s moved their practice to Groton, MA, 32 miles away, and invited this patient to join the Groton practice. She declined stating that it was too far to travel and that she would stay with the West Newton practice. Dr. Nordin-Evans cautioned the patient that she was in temporaries and that treatment should continue. The patient chose to wait awhile before resuming treatment and because of a high decay rate in her mouth some of the teeth under the temporaries were decaying again.
She got upset with the West Newton practice and sought treatment elsewhere. At the new office she explained to the new dentist that she had elected to remeve old root canals from her mouth due to their toxicity. The new dentist was bothered by this practice of eliminating root filled teeth. After all the standard of care is to treat the teeth and save them "at all costs". Not being a "Holistic" dentist, the new dentist shared with this patient that he never would have extracted these teeth and that there was no problem with root canals. She heard this and immediately forgot all the conversations she had during the co-diagnosis period when she "agreed" to treatment, and instead hired an attorney.
Because the standard of care (unfortunately) does not include extracting root canals, this was a difficult case to defend. Even though she signed an informed consent giving her consent to these extractions, the dental board deemed this to be below an acceptable standard of care and that the Dr.s were acting "beyond the scope of their practice" in taking out "asymptomatic" root canals in an effort to improve the patient's health. the Dr.s were accused of practicing medicine without a license and put on probation for 2 years. the probationary period ends February 5, 2012.
The Dr.s in Groton did nothing wrong in their eyes. They get new patients every week seeking them out because they want a root canalled tooth removed and the "conventional" oral surgeons are refusing to do it because it is not the "standard of care". Root canals are toxic and should not be performed. The Groton practice will continue to help patients try to regain their health by eliminating root canalled teeth. The reports of improved health following extraction are too numeruos to ignore.
So, the Dr.s Evans and Nordin-Evans are under a probationary period for five more months and then it is over and off their records. Rest assured it is a top-notch dental facility where you can get excellent,"holistic" dental and medical care. Yes, medical care as well. Part of the Groton Wellness practice includes a Medical Center where patients can go to detoxify after having their mercury fillings and root canals removed.