David Bradly acted for the General Dental Council in relation to a dentist who sparked the “biggest NHS patient recall in history”. 55 allegations against Desmond D’Mello were upheld by the regulator in this case where tens of thousands of patients had to be contacted and tested for Hepatitis B and HIV after his practice was exposed for poor levels of cleanliness.
The panel said “Mr D’Mello was under a duty to maintain adequate infection control for patients and staff…….Mr D’Mello’s actions…were a departure from this duty and, there, constituted a failure to maintain adequate infection controls.”
The council has yet to decide whether Mr D’Mello will be struck off.
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