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Oral surgeon whose misconduct was “serious, persistent, and shocking” is struck off

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 12 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4255
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant maxillofacial surgeon who harmed patients by carrying out inappropriate surgery—including using an experimental material to rebuild bone—without obtaining informed consent has been struck off the UK medical register.

Roger Bainton was accused of inappropriately treating 11 patients and failing to properly inform them of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures.

In 2000 Bainton was reprimanded by a General Medical Council professional conduct committee that found him guilty of serious misconduct in the death of 33 year old Aberdeen patient Iain Duncan. Duncan had suffered a heart attack when Bainton left him …

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