A Ross-shire dental technician who made false claims about his abilities faces a review this week to see whether he should be allowed to resume working.
Andrew Wilby was suspended for 12 months by the General Dental Council (GDC) in August last year, having faced charges of advertising for work which was beyond his “scope of practice”.
The complaint involved Mr Wilby, who owned Highland Mobile Dentures Ltd in Ross-shire, making dentures for a patient in May last year.
The GDC held a hearing after the claims came to light, and ruled his actions were inappropriate, misleading, and put patients at risk.
He will face a review hearing in London this Friday, which will detrmine whether he is fit to return to work.
In the ruling, the GDC said: “The committee was satisfied that Mr Wilby’s actions were a clear breach of the standards that he was expected to adhere to as a registered dental professional.
“In making inappropriate, misleading dishonest statements in his advertising and agreeing to provide services outside his scope of practice, Mr Wilby failed to comply with the clear guidance for dental technicians.”
At the time the watchdog ruled his fitness to practice was impaired because he “put patients at risk” and said a suspension was the only appropriate sanction as there was a “real risk of repetition” since Mr Wilby showed “little sign of remorse and insight into his behaviour.”