Dodgy dentist repaired same tooth 71 times
TT/The Local · 30 Dec 2009, 09:04
Published: 30 Dec 2009 09:04 GMT+01:00
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Two individuals have reported the dentist to the Swedish Medical Responsibility Board (Hälso- och sjukvårdens ansvarsnämnd – HSAN), claiming he committed multiple incidences of malpractice over a several-year period.
One patient said that he visited the dentist 135 times in six years. During these visits, the dentist fixed one tooth 71 times, another 59 times and a third 51 times.
The patients claim that they were ashamed to go another dentist because of their bad teeth, and that the accused dentist promised them treatments, paid for by his insurance, which he never performed.
About a year ago, the patients turned to the odontological department at Gothenburg University, where it was determined that the dental work by the original dentist had been done extremely poorly.
The dentist had already received a warning from HSAN in 2007. He never replied to the authority's request for a statement and patient records.
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has found no evidence that the man was a practicing dentist.