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Dentist ban follows rape, assault charges

Dr Jebson John Pidgeon Herrod is banned from treating patients until November 30, 2017.
Dr Jebson John Pidgeon Herrod is banned from treating patients until November 30, 2017. Patrick Woods

A PROMINENT south-east Queensland dentist who is facing rape and assault charges is banned from treating patients.

Queensland Health Ombudsman Leon Atkinson-MacEwen on February 22 suspended Dr Jebson John Pidgeon Herrod from working as a dentist until November 30, 2017.

Mr Atkinson-MacEwen's ruling was made shortly after the 36-year-old former Beachmere resident was committed to stand trial on two counts of rape, 16 assault charges and four other charges.

Dr Herrod operated a dental clinic for many years in Gympie and is now living in Brisbane.

His trial date has not yet been set.

The restriction follows a decision in November that ordered Dr Herrod to only treat patients in the presence of another health professional.

- ARM NEWSDESK

Topics:  crime health


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