Dentist treated NHS patients while not registered

Mokhothu Asaph Mokotjo was not registered with NHS Lothian
Mokhothu Asaph Mokotjo was not registered with NHS Lothian
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A DENTIST treated NHS patients despite not being registered by the health board in the Lothians, a disciplinary hearing has found.

Mokhothu Asaph Mokotjo, from Bonnyrigg, was working at the Law Road Dental Practice in North Berwick when not on NHS Lothian’s Dental List and made false statements about working alone in a letter to the Contractor Support Office of NHS Lothian.

He was struck off at a General Dental Council disciplinary hearing today after taking nearly £8000 from a patient for work he never finished at the Lockerbie Dental Practice.

The GDC’s Professional Conduct Committee said: “Mr Mokotjo engaged in intentional dishonesty. His dishonest conduct was not a one-off act but was a pattern of behaviour over a period of time.

“He lied to the Health Board, he involved an unwitting colleague by lying to that colleague about his ability to work under their list number and he potentially put patients at risk by working whilst not on a dental list.”