A DENTIST accused of canvassing patients through a beauty salon admitted himself to a hospital emergency room minutes before he was due to attend a disciplinary inquiry yesterday. The Dental Council was informed that Dr Yan Wing-yiu had been admitted to the Queen Mary Hospital for chest pains, less than an hour before the hearing. During a previous hearing scheduled on June 30, Dr Yan admitted himself to hospital the night before. He allegedly performed jaw-reshaping and chin-enlargement on a woman at his Central clinic in March 1994. The client told the inquiry she was talked into having the operation during a visit to the Maggie Beauty centre in Mongkok. It was alleged Dr Yan, violating his professional code, had a link with the salon, where customers were introduced to the operation. A fee of $50,000 was negotiated from the complainant before the surgery went ahead, the inquiry heard. Counsel for Dr Yan, Eric Fung, applied for an adjournment at yesterday's hearing, saying his client's health was 'very bad'. The council's president Dr Jeffrey Tsang Yick-sang ordered Dr Yan to show up. Mr Fung telephoned his client and was told he would turn up within 45 minutes. Dr Yan, however, called an ambulance and was taken to hospital. Dr Tsang adjourned the hearing.