Barrow dentist is struck off
Last updated at 16:03, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
A BARROW dentist has been barred from practising for 18 months.
George Bell, who has previously worked at Mint, in Hartington Street, Barrow, and Cavendish Dental Practice, in Cavendish Street, was struck off by the General Dental Council for 18 months following a hearing behind closed doors.
The GDC’s interim orders committee imposed the ban on Mr Bell, who has been practising as a dentist since December 1989.
Mr Bell, of Strathnaver Avenue, on Walney, who suffers from Asperger’s, an autistic spectrum disorder, last appeared before the panel in 2006 regarding obscene phone calls dating back to 1994.
He was struck off in 2007 for sending an offensive letter to council officials. He was reinstated after this decision was quashed in 2008 by the court of appeal.
In April 2010, Bell again appeared before the GDC for administering Temazepam to a nervous schoolgirl before a filling in 2005. He was cleared of administering the drug incorrectly but told he failed to properly monitor her.
Mr Bell told the Evening Mail he was signed off sick after an incident at Lancaster University in February 2012.
The GDC imposed an interim suspension order for 18 months.
First published at 15:29, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Top dentist is George.. Will have to wait 18 months for a check up now!!
George is a fantastic dentist who goes the extra mile. He saved my holiday once, working late into the night to sort out root problems before I went away. Good luck to you George.
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