Dentist offered colleagues a pay rise in exchange for oral sex, tribunal hears

Dentist offered colleague a pay rise in exchange for oral sex, tribunal hears

A dentist has been struck off after asking colleagues if they use sex toys and offering a pay rise in exchange for sex acts.

Lloyd Blackman has been erased from the GDC register with immediate suspension after a series of allegations were proved in a Professional Conduct Committee tribunal. The charges involved five people – known as Person 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – and took place between 2016 and 2020.

On one occasion, he pulled Person 1’s hair while she was working on a computer, saying: ‘Do you like it when I pull your hair? It reminds me of Fifty Shades of Grey’ or words to that effect.

Numerous charges

He also made a number of comments, including that he ‘liked to hear her heavy breathing’. Person 1 said it was offensive and intimidating to her and violated her dignity, which the committee found ‘reasonable’. However the latter added: ‘Whilst sexual in nature, [it] was not sexually motivated.’

The tribunal also heard how he sexually assaulted Person 3, asked her if she had ever used a sex toy and proposed she stayed in a hotel with him on a team building trip.

He also offered Person 3 and Person 5 a pay rise in exchange for oral sex on separate occasions. The committee found he acted in an ‘unprofessional’ and ‘harassing’ manner towards Person 5, to whom he offered a salary increase in return for oral sex and other sexual acts more than once.

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Immediate suspension

It was also proved that he texted Person 4 to explain that he would not be with his wife for much longer but if she wanted to have some fun to let him know.

He then text her asking: ‘Are you sure?’ after she had declined his sexual advances.

On another occasion in 2020, he attempted to put his hand down Person 5’s top without her consent in a surgery room. However the tribunal found that it was better characterised as ‘horseplay’ as it was in the context of her throwing wet paper towels at Blackman.

‘In all the circumstances, the Committee considers that an immediate order of suspension is necessary to protect the public and is otherwise in the public interest,’ the GDC report concludes.

‘The Committee has decided that, given the risks that it has identified, it would not be appropriate to permit you to practise before the substantive direction of erasure takes effect.

‘The Committee considers that an immediate order for suspension is proportionate, and is consistent with the findings that it has set out in its determination.’

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