How Birmingham dentist fleeced NHS of £1.4m

Scam artist Joyce Trail is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud - and she has now been struck off the register by the General Dental Council.

The GDC's Professional Conduct Committee heard that between April 2006 and March 2009, she submitted a staggering 7,141 fraudulent claims for payment to the NHS.

These included:

  • Pain treatment for patients she had not treated
  • Fitting dentures to people who did not need them
  • Fitting dentures to people who were not entitled to have their treatment paid for by the NHS
  • Provision of dentures to people who, it turned out, were dead

In total, £1,376,423 was paid to Trail that she was not entitled to.

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Rogue dentist struck off

A dentist jailed for seven years after scamming almost £1.4million out of the NHS has been struck off by the General Dental Council.