A WARRINGTON dental practice has hit back at claims from a law firm after a Lymm woman was awarded compensation.

This follows a statement issued by the Dental Law Partnership that their client received ‘inadequate’ treatment from her dentist.

Dr Ian Sproat, principal and general dental practitioner at Museum Street Dental Practice says he personally did not own the practice when the majority of the treatment took place.

And he praised his staffing team for their dedication in providing urgent dental care during extremely difficult circumstances during Covid lockdowns.

He said: “Museum Street Dental Practice is a fantastic NHS practice that has served the community for many years, including throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“While many other practices were closed, Museum Street Dental Practice remained open, seeing non-registered patients for urgent and emergency dental care as an urgent dental care centre.

“While I am limited in what I can say about the case because of patient confidentiality, I do not accept the accuracy of the facts portrayed by the Dental Law Partnership.

“The allegations have caused considerable upset within the practice team, who have worked above and beyond to do the best for patients – including in very challenging circumstances throughout the pandemic.

Museum Street Dental Surgery (Image: Google Maps)

Museum Street Dental Surgery (Image: Google Maps)

“There are several misleading comments repeated in the article. The claimant’s representatives neglected to mention the practice has only been under my ownership since 2018, after all treatment took place.

“I was 18-years-old in 1998 when the claimant’s treatment began and plainly not practising as a dentist at the time.

“I did not own the practice at any point between 1998 and 2017 when treatment took place.

“Finally, the claim was settled via legal representatives of the current and former owners of Museum Street Dental Practice.

“The offer was made by the owners because the Dental Law Partnership refused to accept numerous offers of settlement from the representatives of the dentists who treated the patient, many of whom no longer work at the practice.

“Given the claimant’s representatives repeatedly refused these settlement offers, the practice was left with no option but to settle in the current and former owners’ names, to bring the matter to a swift conclusion. The practice and practice owners do not admit liability.

“We are disappointed that the allegations from the claimant’s representatives were repeated in the article without giving Museum Street Dental Practice any right of reply, however our focus remains on continuing to serve the community and providing essential dental services at a time when such services are needed more than ever.”