Flatulent Shropshire dentist found guilty of misconduct

A Shropshire dentist who repeatedly broke wind in front of colleagues and patients has been found guilty of misconduct.

Matthew Walton

A Shropshire dentist who repeatedly broke wind in front of colleagues and patients has been found guilty of misconduct.

Matthew Walton, 35, "found it funny" to break wind next to colleagues when they were trying to eat their lunch, the General Dental Council heard.

The dentist claimed he had "inadvertent" outbreaks of flatulence.

The misconduct relates to Walton's time working at the Green End Dental Practice in Green End, Whitchurch, between August 2006 and December 2007.

A GDC panel sitting in London today found the dentist had belched and broken wind in front of patients and ruled that his behaviour was unprofessional.

For the full story see Thursday's Shropshire Star