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Dentist Treated Patients During Lockdown, Faces Disciplinary Charge

May 16, 2022
by NZHerald


A “renowned” dentist allegedly flouted lockdown rules and performed extractions and dental implants on patients in the early months of New Zealand’s Covid-19 outbreak.

The treatments did not qualify as urgent or emergency care, the Dental Council argued before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal today, the only procedures allowed to proceed under alert level 3.

The specialist periodonist, who has interim name suppression, said he did not breach the rules for personal or financial gain.

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