Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Freak of the week

Recently Coaster Punchman and Dale have written, entertainingly and frighteningly, about dentists. Mob over at Dear Bastards has written of his ongoing dental torture.

Call me a kooky optimistic do-gooder, but I like to try and make my friends feel better whenever I can. Or at least I graciously, and without a hint of smug know-it-allness, point out that things could be far, far worse.

Which brings me to this week's FREAK OF THE WEEK:

British dentist Alan Hutchinson

Dr. Hutchinson is to dentists as Harvey Keitel was to lieutenants--bad. Bad and unclean:

Updated: 12:34 p.m. CT April 5, 2007

LONDON - A British dentist was found guilty on Thursday of urinating in his surgery sink and using dental tools meant for patients to clean his fingernails and ears.

A medical tribunal said it was satisfied the evidence showed 51-year-old Alan Hutchinson, who "routinely" did not wear gloves or wash his hands, had risked the health of "himself, staff and patients" for more than 28 years.

A dental nurse who worked for Hutchinson for 16 years said she had caught him urinating in the sink more than once.

"He was tucking something into his trousers before zipping them up hastily. I walked over and I was behind him. He moved to the left and I could smell urine," the nurse told the tribunal.

A later hearing will decide if the dentist's unhygienic habits impaired his ability to treat patients, and if so, whether he should banned from practicing.

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.


Dino aka Katy said...

yeah I read that a few days ago. My question is how can you work for someone like that with good conscience and not say anything??? and call yourself a health care worker

Coaster Punchman said...

While I can't say that this story made my day, it is good to know that things can always get worse.

Splotchy said...

Oh, like you've never peed in the sink.

Right before putting your hands in someone's mouth.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well at least you know he had every opportunity to wash his hands after relieving himself. You know, cos he was right there and all.

Johnny Yen said...

Wait-- it's not okay to piss in the sink?

Tenacious S said...

I so want to forward this to my old dentist in California that was so ultra clean that I was convinced she had OCD. She'd probably freak out and sanitize things an extra time just hearing it.

Dale said...

This made me want to pee.

Bubs said...

Dale, in a surgical sink?

Ten, that was nearly my response.

Johnny...never mind.

Barbara, maybe that's how he rinsed.

Splotchy, I think I did that when I stepped on a sea urchin or something. Or maybe I just peed in a pool. I can't remember.

CP, that might be my epitaph: "It could always be worse."

Katy, yeah, I wondered about what kind of whacked-out nurse he had to have.

"jew" "girl" said...

wait, they still need to decide if his unhygienic habits impaired his ability to treat patients?

if he shit and cum in their mouth's via some dental hose, and called it the "new chic teeth clean" would they still be on the fence?

THROW ME A FUCKIN' BOUNDARY BONE, gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahd.