Sex offender dentist appeals against barring
A DENTIST convicted of sexually assaulting a nurse has brought an appeal against a decision erasing his name from the list of registered dentists.
Father-of-three John Tait was found guilty at Cork Circuit Court last May of assaulting the then 19-year-old woman at his surgery in Douglas, Cork, on December 20, 2006.
Tait (61), of Upper Roches-town, Cork, had denied the charge. A jury convicted him by an 11-1 majority and Judge Raymond Fullam imposed a 15-month suspended sentence.
The Dental Council decided that his name be erased from the Register of Dentists, but in proceedings yesterday before the President of the High Court, Tait has appealed.
Mr Justice Kearns adjourned the hearing to today.