Whitchurch dentist was 'begged to stop breaking wind'

A dentist who allegedly broke wind in front of patients was begged to stop by colleagues as it was making his former Shropshire surgery smell so bad, a hearing was told.

A dentist who allegedly broke wind in front of patients was begged to stop by colleagues as it was making his former Shropshire surgery smell so bad, a hearing was told.

Matthew Walton, who is charged with misconduct, "found it funny" to break wind next to colleagues when they were trying to eat their lunch, a member of staff told the General Dental Council yesterday.

Dental nurse Carol Stokes said Walton's behaviour created an overpowering smell at the Green End Dental Practice in Whitchurch.

The claims emerged on day two of Walton's hearing in London. The GDC heard Walton allegedly swore in front of staff and patients and had "no respect" for elderly, disabled or ethnic minority patients.

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