Dental hygienist, NOT sexual abuser!

Hello everyone, my name is Alex and I am a dental hygienist in Ontario, Canada. In Ontario, dental hygienists are not allowed to provide dental care to their spouses. The dentists were approved by the Government to treat spouses in 2014. Due to misinformation and a human mistake, I have cleaned my wife's teeth and I was charged with sexual abuse by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Government of Ontario. Yes, the information you have read is correct. In April 2015, the College proposed a law that allows the dental hygienists to provide dental care to their spouses. The Government was to review the law and make a decision. 4 years later, in September 2019, the status of this law is unknown. This law has greatly affected myself and my family. After a 3 year battle in courts and no more insurance coverage, my license was revoked for 5 years, leaving my wife and I at the edge of failure and desperation.  I am appealing this decision hoping to reach the Court of Appeal and seek for justice. The estimated amount for this stage is $35,000 in lawyer fees. You can find my full story online, with just a search. I was told that it can take 4 to 6 months to reach this stage but I do not have the money, time or the strength to see myself there right now. I am hoping the Government of Ontario will notice my battle, not just for my life, but for all 14,000 plus dental hygienists of our province, and approve this law. Any funds in excess of my defense, I will donate the money raised to a non-profit organization that fights against sexual abuse. I know it is a lot of money, I am just hoping for a miracle right now. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please read the full story online and see how a human being is being treated in 2019. God bless.

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Alexandru Tanase
Cambridge, ON

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