A GLASGOW dentist has been struck off for putting patients at risk by failing to properly treat them.

Brian Cleary left patients in pain by failing to seal root canal treatments, not carrying out X-Ray's as needed and prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily.

One patient was found to have been fitted with five crowns, without consent or knowledge, in just over a year, with the dentist removing healthy tooth material to fit them.

The dentist, who qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1982, also kept poor patient records and did not keep enough emergency drugs stocked at his practice.

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The concerns date back to 2013 and, when a probe was launched by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in 2018, Mr Cleary agreed to no longer treat patients.

However, when an inspector arrived at the practice in the city's West End, a patient was found in the waiting room.

Mr Cleary, who has since retired, was struck off on Friday after the General Dental Council found his treatment to be a "blatant and wilful" disregard for patient safety.

The committee said: "Mr Cleary poses a significant risk to patients and the wider public interest because of his unremediated conduct.

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"Mr Cleary’s clinical failings were sustained and repeated over a considerable period of time, not only within individual patient cases but across multiple patients."