A BRIGHOUSE dentist who was suspended after sex allegations has been allowed back to work.
Calderdale Primary Care Trust has decided Dr Muzzafar Zaman can return to work at Brighouse Dental Practice.
Dr Zaman, of Savile Park in Halifax, is expected to be back at his surgery at High Street within a few days.
He will have to work under conditions for 12 months.
Calderdale PCT refused to reveal what these were, but said Dr Zaman would be monitored closely for the next year.
A spokeswoman for Calderdale PCT said: "I can confirm that Dr Zaman's suspension has been lifted.
"We have consulted with the National Clinical Assessment Authority and they are satisfied with the arrangements we have put in place."
The PCT had suspended 40-year-old Dr Zaman last February after a 16-year-old girl complained that he sexually assaulted her at his surgery.
She had gone to the surgery outside normal hours and Dr Zaman let her in and treated her.
She alleged that he touched her stomach, arms, breasts and lips after giving her gas and air.
Dr Zaman denied the charge and was cleared at Bradford Crown Court in January.
However, he admitted breaking General Dental Council guidelines - giving the girl gas and air without a third person present and without gaining her written consent. Due to this, the PCT had to decide whether he should be allowed to go back to work.
Their options included banning Dr Zaman from working, allowing him to return to work under conditions or allowing him to return to work as normal.
The PCT has passed its decision on to the General Dental Council, who will consider it and decide whether to launch their own action against Dr Zaman.