Man Claiming To Be A Dentist Has Been Fined £500

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A man illegally practicing dentistry in Leeds, has been fined £500 for his offences.

Raja Zakir, who practiced in Dewsbury, has recently appeared in Leeds Magistrates Court for illegally claiming to be a dentist. According to the General Dental Council (GDC) all dentists, nurses and hygienists etc have to be registered with the General Dental Council in order to practice their work.

The council went on to say that following this standard of practice ensures that only the qualified and appropriately skilled dental professionals would be able to provide services to the general public.

Mr Zakir pleaded guilty to the offence and has been ordered to pay a further victim surcharge of £50. He has also been told that he must pay £1,800 to the GDC, as this was the total cost of the treatments he unlawfully carried out.

Leeds Magistrates Court was informed that Mr Zakir had misused the word of ‘dentist’ on his website, describing himself as fully qualified and legitimate. This implication came about on the 4th of April and remained there until the investigations took places.

The GDC finally went on to say that if any dental patients are unsure of their dentist they must check their site for a list of qualified practitioners.

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