A KIRKLEES dentist accused of urinating in a sink and then treating a patient without washing his hands has been suspended.
Alan Hutchinson, 51, also worked on patients with dirty instruments he had used to clean his ears and nose, the General Dental Council heard.
And it was claimed he deliberately dropped X-ray films between the legs of female patients.
The hearing handed down an 18-month suspension on Hitchinson, who is to do charity work in Africa.
He revealed last month that he will be thousands of miles from home in Ghana at Christmas, doing a month's voluntary stint with the charity Mercy Ships.
Mr Hutchinson, a member of Birstall Luddites Rotary Club, offered his dental services after seeing a presentation on the work of the charity at a meeting.
He said at the time: "It made me realise that with the skills I have I could make a difference to the people involved.
"I have always lived and practised my dentistry in Batley.
"I retired from the practice in June."
Hutchinson has three children - Oliver, 24, a dentist in Sunderland, Andrew, 21, who is nursing in Oxford, and a teenage daughter.
When he appeared before the disciplinary panel, he denied the allegations.
But he did admit he did not routinely wear surgical gloves at his surgery in Batley because of a latex allergy.
GDC chairwoman Fiona Simpson said: "You have behaved inappropriately.
"We consider it necessary for the protection of the public for you to be suspended.
"Your case will be reviewed in six months."