What den­tist told shocked nurse

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A DEN­TIST told a young nurse to have sex with as many men as she wanted and of­fered to show her ‘how it was done,’ a tri­bunal heard.

Raghuvir Pa­tel made a se­ries of sleazy re­marks to col­leagues, treated pa­tients with­out gloves and failed to en­sure that in­stru­ments were ster­ilised, it is al­leged.

Both male and fe­male em­ploy­ees had to change in a box­room at his prac­tice in Brain­tree, Es­sex, and x-ray fluid was rou­tinely dis­posed of down the sink, the Gen­eral Den­tal Coun­cil in Lon­don heard.

Tim Grey, for the GDC, told how Saskia Tikas­ingh, now a qual­i­fied den­tal nurse, was bul­lied go and f*** any­body’. I was a bit em­bar­rassed but I sup­pose I just laughed it off.”

She said the den­tist had made sim­i­lar re­marks to her “about three or four times”.


Of Pa­tel’s clin­i­cal prac­tice, she added: “He would use the same in­stru­ments the whole morn­ing for orthodon­tic pa­tients,” and when asked con­firmed that he did not ster­ilise them be­tween pa­tients.

Mr Grey told

the hear­ing an­other for­mer em­ployee Su­san Hasley would give ev­i­dence about Pa­tel’s at­ten­tion to hy­giene.

He said: “She will tell you that when she worked with Mr Pa­tel she had con­cerns re­gard­ing his clin­i­cal prac­tice, be­cause he failed to wear gloves when treat­ing pa­tients on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.”

Pa­tel also al­legedly shouted at his nurses and other em­ploy­ees, once scream­ing at Miss Tikas­ingh in front of a pa­tient.

If Pa­tel is found guilty of mis­con­duct, he could be struck off.

The hear­ing con­tin­ues.

HEAR­ING: Pa­tel and Tikas­ingh

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