Denture claims see technician erased
A dental technician from Falkirk who advertised for and carried out denture work outwith his scope of practice has been struck off.
Michael Bett, who owned and ran Camelon Dental Lab, was found to have provided a set of dentures without the prescription of a dentist or clinical dental technician (CDT), took impressions and fitted the denture in September 2015. He was also found to have adjusted and fitted another patient’s denture in April 2015, without the prescription of a dentist or CDT.
The Professional Conduct Committee’s determination told Mr Bett that: “In the Committee’s view, your behaviour, as highlighted in this case, demonstrated a serious disregard for patient safety and the standards of your regulatory body. You were willing to act and did act beyond your scope of practice and have not sought to mitigate your misconduct in any way. It is for these reasons that the Committee has concluded that suspending your registration would not be sufficient to mark the gravity of your misconduct. The Committee considered that your behaviour, as identified in this case, is fundamentally incompatible with being a dental professional.”