Fraud cases remind patients to seek reputable cosmetic dentistry providers
Two new cases of fraud could prompt patients on the lookout for cosmetic dentistry treatment to ensure they seek the advice of a reputable practitioner.
Jaspal Singh Bachada and Ikhlaq Hussain from the West Midlands have both been found guilty of cheating patients out of thousands of pounds by pretending to be qualified private dentists when they were not.
The co-conspirators had also conned their bosses after fraudulently processing payments for dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Both were arrested after being caught trying to dispose of a van-load of patient records from the scam, which lasted two years.
Last week, Vinisha Sharma, 37, was told she is likely to face jail after working as a dentist for nine years despite having no qualifications.
She forged paperwork and got a series of jobs in top positions, resulting in her performing many complex procedures that could have endangered her patients.