A dentist, who continued to work after being struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC), has been sentenced to seven weeks imprisonment
Amir Kamburov, whose registered address is in Sutton in Surrey, was erased from the GDC’s Register with immediate suspension on 11 July 2012, however he lodged an appeal against that decision but remains suspended and not allowed to practise dentistry in the UK.
The GDC has helped the Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police Drugs Directorate bring a case to court after allegations that he continued to practise dentistry despite being suspended.
On Friday 7 December 2012 Mr Kamburov pleaded guilty at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court in London to fraud by false representation and to practising dentistry unlawfully. He was remanded for Community Reports.
A further complaint was received by the GDC that Mr Kamburov continued to practise dentistry.
He was re-arrested by officers of the Metropolitan Police and charged with an offence of fraud by misrepresentation and two offences of unlawfully practising dentistry.
He pleaded guilty to these three offences at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court on Friday 21 December 2012 and was again remanded until Friday 28 December 2012 for sentencing. On 28 December 2012, he was sentenced to 3 weeks imprisonment on the first fraud offence, four weeks imprisonment on the second to be served consecutively making a total of seven weeks imprisonment. No separate penalty was imposed in relation to the charges for unlawfully practising dentistry.
Mr Kamburov’s suspension is recorded on the GDC’s Registers.