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Negligent dentist struck off register

Posted in: Dental Negligence Medical Negligence 

A dentist has been struck off the register after he failed to disclose the fact that he was under investigation for misconduct and negligence. It was uncovered in a review that the Hove dentist had not informed the East Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust that he was being investigated for misconduct. The General Dental Council (GDC) ruled that Ali Asghar Pourrezaei Akhlaghi put his patients “at unwarranted risk of harm” and also caused “avoidable harm”.

“failure to comply with his regulator”

This was uncovered when he failed to respond “adequately” or truthfully to an inquiry. The General Dental Council’s professional conduct committee ruled that Ali Asghar Pourrezaei Akhlaghi placed patients at risk of harm through his actions, and also actually caused “avoidable harm” to some patients while he worked in a practice under the East Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust.

A spokesperson from the committee said: “It also concluded that his multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty and his failure to comply with his regulator did bring the profession into disrepute through his misconduct.” They added that he had taken advantage of his position purely for financial gain.  

Mr Pourrezaei Akhlaghi, from Cromwell Place, Hove, will be no longer be on the register in around 28 days – unless he decides to appeal against the ruling.

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