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Misconduct dentist won't lose his job

Fri, 25 Mar 2011

A Douglas dentist who appeared before a professional conduct committee has been allowed to keep his job.


Ian Hulme-Rigby brought his pet dog into his clinic and gave patients unmeasured doses of the sedative Tamazepam when he practiced in England between 2005 and 2007.


Following a hearing, the General Dental Council said the way in which he approached the administration of the sedative was 'reckless.'


However, the disciplinary committee said the 56 year old is a technically competent dentist who cares for his patients.


Mr Hulme-Rigby, from the Douglas Dental Spa, is allowed to carry on practicing, however a number of conditions have been placed on him for the next two years.


He will undergo strict supervision from the GDC and take a course in ethics.


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