Oral health therapist suspended for work legally beyond job scope

He carried out orthodontic procedure that can only be done by a qualified dentist

Mr Muhammad Hafiz Ruslan had helped to fit braces on a boy on the instructions of his employer.
Mr Muhammad Hafiz Ruslan had helped to fit braces on a boy on the instructions of his employer. PHOTO: ST FILE

An oral health therapist has been suspended for three months for helping to fit braces on a boy, an orthodontic procedure that can only be carried out by a qualified dentist.

He had done so on the instructions of his employer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'Oral health therapist suspended for work legally beyond job scope'. Print Edition | Subscribe