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Wed 19 Sep 2007 04:00 AM

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Fake forms see dentist blacklisted

An Abu Dhabi-based dentist has been blacklisted after a disciplinary board discovered he had forged documents demonstrating his experience.

An Abu Dhabi-based dentist has been blacklisted after a disciplinary board discovered he had forged documents demonstrating his experience.

The Medical Licensing Committee ruled that Dr F.A. had lied about a previous post and rejected his licence application.

Dr Ibrahim Al Qadi, director of the private medical practice department at the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HA-AD), said the dentist had falsely claimed that he practised dentistry at a medical centre in Sharjah.

Dental professionals hoping to practice in the UAE must demonstrate a minimum of two years experience in order to secure a licence.

The panel's suspicions were aroused when the dentist was unable to produce a valid licence to correspond with the prior period of employment, Dr Qadi said.

"We were skeptical. How could he practice the profession at a private centre without having the MoH's approval? This prompted further investigations as to whether the certificate was genuine."

The panel ordered all current and future applications by Dr F.A. to be immediately rejected on grounds of fraud.

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