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Dentist struck off for inadequate insurance cover

A dentist has been struck off for not having the correct indemnity insurance to operate on his patients.

The CQC, Care Quality Commission carried out an unannounced inspection of the dentist surgery after receiving concerning information about the standards of care and quality being received.

As a result of the inspection it was discovered that the dentist did not have the required indemnity insurance for a period of time when he was still providing dental treatment to his patients which breaches the standards of the Dentists Act.

According to the GDC’s press release, the General Dental Council’s Professional Conduct Committee said:

“In treating patients whilst not indemnified, he acted contrary to the requirements of the Dentists Act and in breach of the standards. He placed patients in the position of potentially being unable to claim compensation to which they could have been entitled, had they suffered harm or damage during that period of treatment.

He showed a disregard for the interests of patients.”

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