This article was published on March 31st, 2014
A disciplinary hearing has struck off a dentist for not meeting acceptable standards of dentistry.
Apart from a bullying manner towards staff and patients, he was found guilty of giving poor treatment which involved allowing a patient to leave with a bleeding mouth after surgery, not discussing all options and costs involved with patients prior to surgery, not washing his hands between patients and not getting the appropriate patient consent before conducting treatment.
The GDC (General Dental Council) also found that he had failed to disclose that he had been previously suspended by another NHS practice as a result of his actions.
The GDC’s professional conduct committee’s judgement said: “The way you dealt with your colleagues showed a fundamental lack of respect and understanding, and as such you acted in a way that was incompatible with dental team working.”
“The rude manner in which you dealt with patients was completely unprofessional and unacceptable.”
“Furthermore, your gross departures from acceptable standards in the areas of patient consent and cross infection control had the potential to put patients in significant danger of actual harm.”
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