Police have launched an investigation into claims an unregistered dentist has been operating at an Aberdeen dental practice.
A Grampian Police spokesman confirmed that inquiries were ongoing at the Bridge of Don Dental Clinic and Research Centre on Silverburn Crescent.
Earlier this week, 900 of the clinic’s patients were sent letters after infection control procedures, including those for instrument decontamination, failed to meet national standards following an inspection in March.
The letter told patients that the risk of infection was low.
The clinic is owned by Dr Ronnie Barogiannis, who qualified in dental surgery in Sweden and previously ran practices in Greece.
A spokesman for Bridge of Don Dental Clinic and Research Centre said: “The sole dentist working at our clinic is registered with the General Dental Council and with the NHS to treat list patients.
"NHS Grampian are satisfied we are meeting national standards and procedures. If there is a police investigation we will co-operate fully with inquiries as we have done with NHS Grampian.”
Any patient who remains concerned can contact NHS 24 helpline 08000 28 28 16 between 8am and 10pm where they can get further advice about health concerns including for blood borne viruses such as hepatitis B, C and HIV.
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