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This article was published on May 19th, 2015
The General Dental Council (GDC) has started an investigation into a Dental surgery after it agreed to an out-of-court settlement following a two year legal battle against one of its dentists at the surgery by an ex patient.
The patient only discovered he had problems after visiting a new dentist and was told that he had numerous problems, including serious tooth decay in multiple teeth which required him to have extensive remedial treatment to repair the damage.
He said: “I was devastated, I had no idea my teeth were in such a bad condition”.
The teacher had to visit his new dentist numerous times during 2013 to receive various treatments to teeth that were described as “apple cores”.
He decided to take legal action against his old dentist and after a legal battle he eventually accepted an out-of-court settlement for £30,000.
Whilst the man is happy with the settlement, which will go some way to compensate him for his pain and suffering and general loss of confidence as a result of unsightly teeth, the pay-out as raised questions within the dental industry.
An investigation has now begun, as a result of the settlement, and the regulators (GDC) are now looking into the dental practice that was sued by the ex-patient.
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