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Andrew Hockton successfully defends dentist at GDC

23rd March 2020


At a hearing before the Professional Conduct Committee of the GDC, Mr A, a general dental practitioner, faced an allegation that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct consisting of alleged dishonesty and multiple clinical failures over a number of years. The clinical failures were admitted and the dishonesty allegations, which were denied, were found not proved. Having regard to the extensive evidence of remediation in relation to the clinical failures, which were deemed to constitute misconduct, the Committee held that Mr A’s fitness to practise was not impaired. Mr A was represented by Andrew Hockton, instructed by Joanna Flowers of the MPS.


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