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Dentists in the firing line?

With bullying starting at the top, dentists can have few grounds for optimism that there will be an improvement, suggests Michael Watson

Last week saw an inquest into the death last year of Yorkshire dentist Dr Anand Kamath. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide, having heard that Dr Kamath had felt harassed and bullied by his Primary Care Trust. The British Dental Association (BDA) is calling for a full inquiry into the circumstances around his death.

John Milne chair of the GDPC said of it: 'The sad death of Dr Kamath is not the first suicide by a dentist under pressure in this way, but it must be the last.'

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