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Dentist collects more than £192k by making ‘inflated’ claims

Patient bled to death after dentist pulled out ten teeth (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

A DENTIST based in Birmingham is believed to have collected more than £192,000 from the NHS by making inflated claims for treatment, Birmingham Crown Court heard on Tuesday (9).

Naveed Khaled is said to have obtained money after claiming patients were given complex treatment, when in fact they were just given fillings, it has been alleged.

Khaled ran JD Dental Practise in Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak, and prosecution alleges he obtained more than £192,000 over a period between January 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014.

The surgery had a contract with the NHS and was entitled to reclaim remuneration.

Paul Raudnitz, prosecuting, said matters came to light after a representative from NHS England visited the practice and raised concerns.

The NHS representative reportedly found no supporting documents or lab dockets for 674 cases.

Raudnitz said Khaled would have received about £48,000 instead of £192,000 had he correctly registered the 674 treatments.

The dentist has denied a charge of false accounting.

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