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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.
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.
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.
“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 that treatment.
“Consequently the council say that she was a current patient. The other issue then for you to consider isn’t what point the registrant Mr Patel’s actions became sexual motivated.”
Mr Thomas said the woman first attended the practice on August 20, 2019 after an online consultation.
Two days later, Mr Patel emailed the patient from his personal email address, the hearing heard.
Mr Thomas added: “The next appointment was on September 18, 2019. Following this there was an exchange of communication, an exchange of emails.
“On 27 September 2019 the registrant provided patient A with his mobile telephone number.
“The issue with you becomes when he provided that personal telephone number to patient A was that sexually motivated and in due course.”
Dr Patel admitted kissing the woman at the pub, but says it was on the cheek and not on the lips.
Patel could face a ban if the panel finds his ‘fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct’.
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Dr Patel accepts he slept with the woman, but denies she was a patient at the time.
He also denies telling her he could not get home because there were no trains.
The hearing continues.