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Female patient claims Harley Street dentist, 28, ‘used me and got rid of me’

  • Patient A claims she had not pursue the dentist and did not send him messages
  • Dr Sahil Patel is an associate dentist at the Harley Street Smile Clinic in London
  • He took patient to dinner at Savoy after completing her veneer treatment
  • Hearing told the pair then went to hotel and had sex hours after the treatment
  • Patel could face a ban by General Dental Council if his ‘fitness to practise was impaired by misconduct’ 

A female patient claims her Harley Street dentist ‘used me and got rid of me’ when he wined and dined her at the Savoy before having sex with her in her hotel room hours after treating her.

Dr Sahil Patel, 28, twice met up with patient A at a pub after providing her with his mobile phone number.  

He then took the patient out to dinner at the Savoy in London on November 1 last year after completing her veneer treatment. 

They carried on drinking until after midnight, when the dentist said he could not get home ‘as there are no underground trains,’ the General Dental Council heard.

Dr Patel then went to the patient’s hotel room across the street and had sex with her, the tribunal heard.

However the patient denied she had pursued Dr Patel and said she ‘did not send him any messages that were proactive.’  

She said ‘I never once asked that man out or did anything to spur him on. I did not ask him out. 

‘He had lied to me about the train to get into my hotel room. No part of me was leading him on. I did not send him any messages that were proactive.’

Harley Street dentist Dr Sahil Patel, 28, wined and dined a patient at the Savoy then had sex with her in her hotel room hours after treating her, a hearing was told

Asked by Dr Patel’s counsel if she was ‘at least equal in making the running’ for their dates, she replied ‘absolutely not.’

Concluding her evidence of the first day of the hearing, Patient A added:’ My dentist used me and got rid of me.

‘I was shocked. His behaviour was rotten.’    

During the hearing the patient explained she had told the dentist she would be in London in October 2019 and suggested they could meet up.

She said: ‘He said he wanted to take me out’

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The hearing was told that the patient had described emails from the dentist as probing into her life.

She said they had a mutual interest in property development and were both landlords and any meeting was not of a sexual nature but over their shared interests.

Patient A denied that she flirted with the dentist in a series of text messages they swapped.

She also denied that she was flirting by telling him she needed to shower before they met up.

Patient A said that after they met at a pub in west London she understood to have

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Is it safe to visit the dentist?

It has been more than eight months since the coronavirus pandemic forced lockdowns, which means it is past time for most people to get their regular dental exam and cleaning.

The pandemic has created fear about a slate of normal activities, particularly ones that require close contact indoors, like going to the dentist.

But dentists are doing their part to reassure people that it is safe to come to the office.

“The transmission of COVID in the dental office is practically nonexistent,” said Dr. Richard Nagy, president of the California Dental Association on KCBS Radio’s “Ask An Expert” program Wednesday.

That is because dentists are well-versed in infection control policies.

“Ever since the mid-eighties when the HIV scare came, dental offices were the leaders in infection control policies for blood borne pathogens,” explained Dr. Nagy.

He says between state of the art PPE, face masks, face shields and disinfectants, the likelihood of transmission is low.

And if you really feel concerned, talk to your dentist about their safety practices and give them the chance to assuage your worries. Dr. Nagy says while it might feel strange, you could even ask the dentist about their COVID status.

“I think that’s a valid question for the dentist and I think most dentists would be very happy to answer that because again, the answer would be, ‘no I don’t have COVID as well as my staff or my office has not seen COVID patients’.”

And with many more months to go before the majority of Americans have access to a coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Nagy says it is time to stop putting off seeing the dentist.

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Dentist’s Therapy Dog Is So Proud When He Does A Good Job

At a Zanesville, Ohio, dental practice, one member of the staff makes people actually look forward to their appointments. 

A few days a week, a 1-year-old Labradoodle named Dwight goes to work with his mom, a dental hygenist, at Sulens Dental Studio. The mild-tempered pup greets anxious patients and helps take their mind off their fears. 

Dwight the therapy dog comforts a patient
Jensen McVey

Dwight began his training as a therapy dog at 12 weeks old and continues to practice with trainers twice a week at his puppy school and the dental office. But from the moment his mom brought him home, she knew he’d be perfect for the job.

“Dwight was definitely born to be a therapy dog,” Jensen McVey, Dwight’s trainer, told The Dodo. “He is extremely sweet and has never met a stranger!”

Therapy dog helps out at dentist's office
Jensen McVey

“Dwight can definitely get excited and play when the time calls for it but otherwise he is a calm cuddle bug,” he added. “Dwight is so much fun to work with and every one of my employees loves working with him and loves seeing him come in.”

Jensen McVey

According to one study, as many as 36 percent of people suffer from dental fear. But Dwight is doing everything he can to help change people’s perception of sitting in the dentist’s chair. Therapy dogs can positively change people’s mood and anxiety — even reducing their perception of pain.

Dwight’s job starts as soon as the patient walks in. He runs to greet them at the door with a big smile and a wagging tail. If the patient needs a little extra help, Dwight is happy to comfort them during their cleaning or procedure.

Jensen McVey

“He helps to create a fun experience for scared children coming in and provides overall comfort for those in the office,” McVey said. “He is also trained to gently lay and apply pressure for nervous patients or to gently place his paws up so people can pet him and take their mind off of being at the dentist.”

Jensen McVey

For all his hard work, Dwight gets paid in treats and a monthly BarkBox. But the pup is happiest when he can spend time with his dental family — helping people feel a little bit better every day.

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‘Dentist Dog’ Is So Proud When He Does A Good Job



a dog wearing a costume



At a Zanesville, Ohio, dental practice, one member of the staff makes people actually look forward to their appointments. 

A few days a week, a 1-year-old Labradoodle named Dwight goes to work with his mom, a dental hygenist, at Sulens Dental Studio. The mild-tempered pup greets anxious patients and helps take their mind off their fears. 


a dog holding a stuffed animal


© Jensen McVey



Dwight began his training as a therapy dog at 12 weeks old and continues to practice with trainers twice a week at his puppy school and the dental office. But from the moment his mom brought him home, she knew he’d be perfect for the job.

“Dwight was definitely born to be a therapy dog,” Jensen McVey, Dwight’s trainer, told The Dodo. “He is extremely sweet and has never met a stranger!”




© Jensen McVey



“Dwight can definitely get excited and play when the time calls for it but otherwise he is a calm cuddle bug,” he added. “Dwight is so much fun to work with and every one of my employees loves working with him and loves seeing him come in.”


a person holding a dog


© Jensen McVey



According to one study, as many as 36 percent of people suffer from dental fear. But Dwight is doing everything he can to help change people’s perception of sitting in the dentist’s chair. Therapy dogs can positively change people’s mood and anxiety — even reducing their perception of pain.

Dwight’s job starts as soon as the patient walks in. He runs to greet them at the door with a big smile and a wagging tail. If the patient needs a little extra help, Dwight is happy to comfort them during their cleaning or procedure.


a person holding a dog


© Jensen McVey



“He helps to create a fun experience for scared children coming in and provides overall comfort for those in the office,” McVey said. “He is also trained to gently lay and apply pressure for nervous patients or to gently place his paws up so people can pet him and take their mind off of being at the dentist.”


a dog sitting on a table


© Jensen McVey



For all his hard work, Dwight gets paid in treats and a monthly BarkBox. But the pup is happiest when he can spend time with his dental family — helping people feel a little bit better every day.

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Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Increased Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry

Reality TV shows, celebrity culture and magazine have skyrocketed the demand for cosmetic dentistry – but for many it is more than just aesthetics, according to a Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentist.

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale has seen a huge growth in requests for procedures like veneers and whitening to help improve appearances.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 86% of people request cosmetic dentistry for physical attractiveness and self-esteem and 46% are for health reasons.

A spokesman for the dental clinic said: “There is no doubt that the demand for cosmetic dentistry has increased as the popularity of celebrity culture and reality TV shows has taken off. People are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and they are prepared to spend money to achieve that look.

“But not everyone has superficial reasons for wanting dental work to improve their smile.  We have a large percentage of people coming to us for help because the way their teeth look is impacting romantic relationships, affecting their self esteem and preventing them from progressing at work.

“If someone has severely crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gaps between their teeth and this is stopping them from smiling properly or talking clearly to someone, then something needs to be done. Many people become shy or introverted, because they are so self-conscious of people looking at their teeth and judging them, it can hold them back in every aspect of their lives.

“This is where cosmetic dental procedures are wonderful. Teeth whitening, veneers and bridges can all help to rectify these imperfections and transform someone’s smile. Of course, it will depend on every individual and their own issues as to the best treatment approach for someone, and their budget restrictions will impact on what we can do. But, we will try to provide the very best advice and find the best and most economical solution for anyone who comes to us for help.

“Our advice would always be for our patients to book in and come and see us and we can discuss all of the potential options with them and set out a treatment plan.

Advanced Dental Wellness Center was set up by Dr Boris Lipovetskiy, who has nearly 30 years of experience. He performs state of the art and general dentistry in his dental clinic. The clinic has a huge focus on combining the latest in dentistry technology with natural medicine to help people achieve good overall health as well as oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures at the Advanced Dental Wellness Center include, dental bonding, Invisalign, crown lengthening, gum contouring, gum grafting, dental crowns, dental implants, smile makeover and a Snap-On Smile.

About Advanced Dental Wellness Center

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center was opened by dentist Dr Boris Lipovetskiy in Fort Lauderdale. Dr Lipovestkiy aims to combine modern dentistry techniques with ancient natural medicine to help his patients achieve the very best oral and overall health.

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Winnipeg Dental Practice Announces The Addition Of A New Dentist To The Company As They Continue To Grow & Expand – Press Release

Winnipeg Dental Practice Announces The Addition Of A New Dentist To The Company As They Continue To Grow & Expand

East Kildonan Dental Group, a fast-growing dental practice, is delighted to announce the addition of a new dentist to their ever-expanding team. The new dentist Dr. Ji Hun Han was born in Seoul, South Korea, and then moved to Winnipeg in 1998. He completed his D.M.D at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry in 2020 and his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry [B.Sc. (DENT)] with research on nanoparticles and their use in dentistry.

WINNIPEG, Canada East Kildonan Dental Group, a fast-growing dental practice, is delighted to announce the addition of a new dentist to their ever-expanding team. The new dentist Dr. Ji Hun Han was born in Seoul, South Korea, and then moved to Winnipeg in 1998. He completed his D.M.D at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry in 2020 and his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry [B.Sc. (DENT)] with research on nanoparticles and their use in dentistry.  

Although he enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, his driving passion is in the education of patients, with the aims of improving their oral health and preventing potential disease progression. He acknowledges that dental anxiety is a huge issue for many patients and has devised a range of strategies to help patients overcome their worries and concerns. He is interested in building a relationship with his patients so that they feel comfortable at their dental appointments, and is constantly working to improve his dental skills and knowledge through continuing education courses. Outside of his work, he enjoys rock climbing, playing soccer, and watching movies in his spare time. He is also fluent in English and Korean. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Han on our team, and we know that he will be a valuable asset to the business,” said dental colleague, Alex Serebnitski. “Dr. Han stood out from the crowd, has an excellent work ethic, and also demonstrates compassion and a nurturing attitude, which reflects our business ethos. We look forward to working with him for many years to come.” 

East Kildonan Dental is a locally owned and operated business in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The dental office was initially established in 1949, and over the years, has become a staple in East Kildonan. They take pride in the quality and variety of dental services they’ve offered to many friends and families over the years. 

With the addition of Dr. Han, East Kildonan Dental Group is extending its hours of operation. They can see more patients because of the new dentist. This business is continually working to serve the people of Winnipeg better, and their practice is now more accessible thanks to their growing team.

The new hours are Monday to Thursday, from 8 AM – 8 PM, and Friday to Saturday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

For more information about the company and the various dental services that they provide, visit their website at https://ekdentalgroup.com/.

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Meet Your Neighbor profile of Palm Beach dentist Dr. Mitchell Josephs

Faran Fagen
 |  Special to The Palm Beach Post

Dr. Mitchell Josephs wants you to know that dentists can be funny and have other interests in addition to teeth.

“Movies and TV have portrayed dentists as weirdo nerds or psychos like Steve Martin in ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’” Josephs said. “Some of us are quite cool. I know dentist body builders, pilots, surfers, musicians and actors.”

A new book by Josephs, a longtime Palm Beach Implant and Reconstructive Dentist, is getting plenty of bites across the country.

Titled “More Tooth Talk! What Educated Patients Need to Know About 21st Century Dental Treatment,” the book is a sequel to his first book, “Tooth Talk!” 

It’s a compilation of 16 years of writing his weekly “Ask the Dentist” column in the Palm Beach Post Accent section. Josephs is the first and only Implant, Cosmetic and General dentist on Staff at JFK medical center since the hospital was built. He once took a tooth out of a patient in the operating room while the patient was getting a rectal biopsy.

Josephs, 57, has lived in West Palm Beach since 1992, and has practiced on the island of Palm Beach since then. He grew up in Long Island, N.Y., and Manhattan.

Josephs has been practicing dentistry for three decades and has found that people are intrigued by all the things that go on inside their mouths day-to-day, during a toothache and especially in the dental chair. “More Tooth Talk!” is a literal oral history of the most interesting cases he has seen in Palm Beach, each with insight that will aid oral health as well.

 “A smile is the best thing you can wear, so it’s important to take proper care of your teeth,” said Josephs. “We all know that seeing your dentist regularly, brushing and flossing your teeth daily will keep your teeth healthy, and ‘More Tooth Talk!’ offers real-life stories plus tips and tricks to keeping a fresh, clean and healthy smile.”

Josephs’ local charitable work includes Jewish Family Services of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Synagogue, and donations to Casa Shalom, an underprivileged school in Guatemala.

His wife of 29 years, Aileen, an immigration attorney, heads this last effort. Their son, Dr. Jonathan Josephs, is 26 and doing his dental residency program at Columbia Presbyterian.

“More Tooth Talk!” is available for purchase on Amazon and other book retailers. To learn more about Dr. Mitchell Josephs , visit palmbeachdentist.com.

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Who is your hero? Several. Music: Neil Young. Sports: the late Ayerton Senna, Formula 1 driver who was killed in 1994 at Imola Italy. Actor: Sasha Baron Cohen. Author: Malcom Gladwell.

What is your favorite movie? “Apocalypse Now.”

What are your hobbies? Car collector, racer in training at PBIR (Moroso Racetrack), and stand-up comedy. I play my guitars, mostly heavy metal instrumentals (I admit, I am stuck in the 80s; God bless and RIP Eddie Van Halen).

What do you do to get away or take a break? I play my

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Harley St dentist to Towie stars who ‘romped with patient’ after boozing at posh Savoy hotel faces being struck off

A HARLEY STREET dentist at a clinic that treats Towie stars who romped with a patient after boozing at London’s posh Savoy hotel faces being struck off.

Dr Sahil Patel had sex with the woman hours after treating her, a disciplinary hearing heard.

Harley Street dentist Dr Sahil Patel faces being struck off after romping with a patient hours after he treated her

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Harley Street dentist Dr Sahil Patel faces being struck off after romping with a patient hours after he treated herCredit: Rights reserved
He had sex with the woman after boozing with her at London's five-star Savoy hotel

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He had sex with the woman after boozing with her at London’s five-star Savoy hotel

He had taken her for dinner at the five-star Savoy after completing her veneer treatment in November last year.

They carried on drinking until after midnight, when the dentist said he couldn’t get home ‘as there are no underground trains,’ the General Dental Council (GDC) heard.

Dr Patel went to the patient’s hotel room across the street and had sex with her, the tribunal heard.

He is said to have referred to her as a ‘Jewish princess’, but he denies using the phrase.

SAVOY DATE

Dr Patel is an associate dentist at The Harley Street Smile Clinic, which lists TOWIE stars Lauren Pope, James Lock, Frankie Essex and Kirk Norcross among its clients.

The clinic’s website said Dr Patel had created “the smiles of several reality TV personalities, Members of Parliament, professional athletes, and social media influencers”.

Dr Patel emailed ‘patient A’ his mobile number on September 27 last year and they went for a drink.

He met her again on October 3 and kissed her and the Savoy date was arranged, it is claimed.

Sam Thomas, for the GDC, said: “She had travelled from the south coast where she lived to London to make an appointment with the registrant on 1 November.

Frankie Essex is one of the Towie stars who has been treated at the Harley Street Smile Clinic

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Frankie Essex is one of the Towie stars who has been treated at the Harley Street Smile ClinicCredit: Rex Features
Towie's Lauren Pope is also listed as a client at Dt Patel's clinic

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Towie’s Lauren Pope is also listed as a client at Dt Patel’s clinic

“This was the third of three appointments in order to have veneers placed on her teeth.

“The appointment on 1 November finished at approximately 3pm and at 7.15pm on that same day the registrant and patient A met at the Savoy Hotel.

“They are at the restaurant and they moved to an adjacent bar where they drank until after midnight.

“The pair then went across the road to a hotel opposite the Savoy and had sexual intercourse.”

The misconduct panel heard the dentist’s lawyer has raised the issue as to whether patient A was a current patient of Dr Patel.

The pair then went across the road to a hotel opposite the Savoy and had sexual intercourse.

Mr Thomas added: “The council say that patient A was due to be seen in 12 months time following the third of the three appointments.

“So we accept that on 1 November 2019 the treatment had finished but there was due to be a review in November 2020.

“Further the council say that there was a five-year guarantee with regard to

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Waltham Dentist Ordered to Stop False Advertising …

Waltham Dentist Ordered to Stop False Advertising

Yesterday, on Monday, November 23, 2020, Waltham dentist Dr. Jeffrey S. Cummings, doing business at 520 Main Street in Waltham, was ordered to stop falsely advertising he is currently affiliated with and a member of a national organization, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (the “AACD”). It is unknown when the false advertising began, but Dr. Cummings had a large sign outside his building for years, shown here in a photo of his office building address from the Apartments.com site, advertising he does “Cosmetic” and “Implant” Dentistry.

AACD was contacted by a former patient of Dr. Cummings, who in turn immediately contacted Dr. Cummings. The former patient had checked the AACD online directory at https://aacd.com/profiles to find out if Dr. Cummings is actually listed at AACD as an AACD member, since he advertises such an affiliation on his website bio page and on his stationary. But he was not listed as a member on the AACD website.

By yesterday evening, the false advertising on his website bio page was removed, following the demand from AACD to Dr. Cummings to remove it.

On the AACD website, this national organization describes itself as follows:

“The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.”

AACD has different levels of membership for dentists, some of which require a substantial amount of work for a dentist to claim an affiliation. As to their policy on dentists advertising an affiliation when no such affiliation exists with AACD, their membership director, Dana J. Murn, had this to say in an email:

“…we contact those who are using our logo and claiming to be a member.”

According to Ms. Murn, a complaint of a dentist falsely advertising an affiliation with AACD goes “to our Ethics department.”

It is unclear whether Dr. Cummings had malpractice insurance during the time he was falsely advertising an affiliation with AACD.

According to the MA Board of Dentistry, Massachusetts is a state that does NOT require evidence of malpractice insurance for a dentist. When contacted about this, Barbara A. Young, RDH, Executive Director, Mass. Board of Registration in Dentistry, stated in an email:

“The Board does not require a dentist to carry malpractice insurance …. Since this policy is not required by the Board, we do not track whether a dentist does or does not carry malpractice coverage.”

The name of the former patient of Dr. Cummings who contacted AACD and the MA Board of Dentistry is not being disclosed in this article because the patient has a right to privacy of records.

False advertising is illegal in Massachusetts and is recognized as a deceptive business practice. Dentists are supposed to be truthful in their communications as required by the American Dental Association Code of Ethics, which is part of the licensing test for dentists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Increased Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry – Press Release

Reality TV shows, celebrity culture and magazine have skyrocketed the demand for cosmetic dentistry – but for many it is more than just aesthetics, according to a Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentist.

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale has seen a huge growth in requests for procedures like veneers and whitening to help improve appearances.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 86% of people request cosmetic dentistry for physical attractiveness and self-esteem and 46% are for health reasons.

A spokesman for the dental clinic said: “There is no doubt that the demand for cosmetic dentistry has increased as the popularity of celebrity culture and reality TV shows has taken off. People are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and they are prepared to spend money to achieve that look.

“But not everyone has superficial reasons for wanting dental work to improve their smile.  We have a large percentage of people coming to us for help because the way their teeth look is impacting romantic relationships, affecting their self esteem and preventing them from progressing at work.

“If someone has severely crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gaps between their teeth and this is stopping them from smiling properly or talking clearly to someone, then something needs to be done. Many people become shy or introverted, because they are so self-conscious of people looking at their teeth and judging them, it can hold them back in every aspect of their lives.

“This is where cosmetic dental procedures are wonderful. Teeth whitening, veneers and bridges can all help to rectify these imperfections and transform someone’s smile. Of course, it will depend on every individual and their own issues as to the best treatment approach for someone, and their budget restrictions will impact on what we can do. But, we will try to provide the very best advice and find the best and most economical solution for anyone who comes to us for help.

“Our advice would always be for our patients to book in and come and see us and we can discuss all of the potential options with them and set out a treatment plan.

Advanced Dental Wellness Center was set up by Dr Boris Lipovetskiy, who has nearly 30 years of experience. He performs state of the art and general dentistry in his dental clinic. The clinic has a huge focus on combining the latest in dentistry technology with natural medicine to help people achieve good overall health as well as oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures at the Advanced Dental Wellness Center include, dental bonding, Invisalign, crown lengthening, gum contouring, gum grafting, dental crowns, dental implants, smile makeover and a Snap-On Smile.

About Advanced Dental Wellness Center

The Advanced Dental Wellness Center was opened by dentist Dr Boris Lipovetskiy in Fort Lauderdale. Dr Lipovestkiy aims to combine modern dentistry techniques with ancient natural medicine to help his patients achieve the very best oral and overall health.

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