A dentist has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) following a public hearing at which it was found proved that he conducted an inappropriate intimate examination on a woman and offered to perform 'female circumcision' on two children.

The GDC's Professional Conduct Committee heard that Omar Sheikh Mohamed Addow, who practiced in Birmingham, met with a woman at his surgery, who was subsequently identified as an undercover journalist, and despite not being a doctor registered with the GMC, examined her breasts, abdomen and vagina. He also offered to perform "female circumcision", otherwise known as female genital mutilation (FGM) upon two children.

The Committee found: "Mr Addow's conduct fell far short of the standards expected of a registered dental practitioner when he performed an intimate examination upon the journalist in his dental surgery. He also acted in a manner that was totally unacceptable for a registered dentist when he talked with her about, and planned to perform, FGM on two children.

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