Birmingham Dentist Struck Off for Misconduct

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Omar Narayan Sacked Following Hearing

A dentist has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) following a public hearing into allegations of misconduct.

The allegations against Omar Narayan (Registration No. 81228) were heard by the GDC’s Professional Conduct Committee and all relate to his time as a dentist at the Hamstead Dental Practice in Handsworth, Birmingham. Mr Narayan did not attend the hearing and he was not represented.

 

Among the charges he faced were:

 

In relation to the dental records of Patient A:

  • He added entries onto Patient A’s original green-coloured private treatment record;
  • He re-wrote the brown-coloured NHS treatment record card containing entries between 7 November 2011 and 9 December 2011;
  • He created the document entitled Assessment of Capacity for Proposed Dental Treatment/Decision.
Mr Narayan’s case was that he amended the records and created the assessment form at the request of Joyce Trail, the Practice owner and Mr Narayan’s employer at the time. He stated that Ms Trail gave him no reason for these requests.

 

In considering this case, the GDC’s Professional Conduct Committee said:

 

“The Committee is satisfied that Mr Narayan’s dishonest conduct is so serious that it is fundamentally incompatible with him remaining on the Dentists Register. For these reasons, the Committee has determined that the only appropriate and proportionate sanction to protect patients and maintain public confidence in the dental profession, is to erase the name of Omar Narayan from the Dentists Register.”

 

Unless Mr Narayan, who was immediately suspended, exercises his right of appeal, his name will be struck off the register in approximately 28 days’ time.

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