A WORTHING dentist who lied about his qualifications because he was fed up with NHS bureaucracy has been let off with a caution.
Dr…, 47, of the Endodontic Practice in Grand Avenue, thought he should not have to complete training courses required by Brighton and Hove Primary Care Trust because he had been in private practice for 15 years.
In frustration, he falsified a certificate saying he had taken a life support course, then threatened to sue the trust when he was told he was being investigated for fraud.
The root canal specialist admitted his dishonesty at a General Dental Council misconduct hearing on Thursday, where he was told his actions had “fallen seriously short” of professional standards.
Despite concerns he had not accepted full responsibility for his behaviour, the panel said his conduct was unlikely to be repeated and issued him with a reprimand….read more
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