SOUTHPORT: A dentist has been banned from practicing as a dentist because he is gay, and the General Dental Council’s disciplinary committee in London admit that he has never behaved in “anything but a skilled and professional manner in the surgery.”
The dentist, who has been deprived of his livelihood for his off-duty life, came to the disciplinary committee’s attention when he was convicted of a sex ‘offence’ at Preston in May.
The gay dentist, who is 48 years old, was said to be a homosexual by his defence counsel, who added that the had undergone treatment for his gayness since the conviction before last, which was in 1967.
The defence counsel said: “The offence committed in May this year was an isolated breakdown.”
The dentist is given 28 days to appeal against the committee’s decision. If he does not, his name will be erased from the dentist’s register and he will be out of work.