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Foreign dentists who are ruining our teeth: They slip home to avoid damages claims, say lawyers

By December 5, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Growing numbers of  dental patients are having defective treatment by  foreigners working in the UK who flee home to escape paying compensation, it is claimed.

One in four of the dentists registered with the General Dental Council – 10,700 – qualified abroad, but the body has no power to ensure justice  for patients with complaints….cosmetic dentist london… In one case, a Polish national has disappeared back to his home country after inflicting damage to patients in the UK requiring corrective treatment costing thousands of pounds.

The dentist, Piotr Tadeusz Reichel, is suspended from the GDC register and complaints against him are being investigated.

The Dental Law Partnership, a law firm acting for patients who claim they were damaged by him, says he was insured but existing rules make it impossible to get compensation… dental implants london….Director Chris Dean said the firm has been unable to retrieve insurance details from the Dental Defence Union (DDU) or get information on Dr Reichel’s whereabouts.

Mr Dean said the DDU was exploiting the letter of the law because it claimed it could not handle claims without its member’s permission….‘Essentially, patients are being hung out to dry with huge dental bills and no trace of the dentist who provided poor treatment.’

A DDU spokesman could not confirm or deny whether Dr Reichel was a member….Read more

 

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