Sunday, July 8, 2007


Nose puncture dentist struck off

‘A dentist who punctured a patient’s nose with a needle has been struck off by the General Dental Council in order to protect the public.

Her legal team had launched an attempt to get a ban on her working lifted.

However, the GDC committee ruled that she represented a “real risk to patients” and that the only appropriate sanction was to strike her off. [..]

Chairman Robin Heron said the panel took the view that her work had “fallen substantially below the standards expected of a registered medical practitioner”.

He said there were significant shortcomings in her work and concerns about her “poor dexterity and operating technique”.’

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