Dental agency sued over work in Hungarian clinic


A woman has alleged before the High Court that she was sent to Hungary by an Irish-based dental agency to get work done on her teeth but ended up with three dead teeth and gum abscesses.

Siobhán Dowling, Naas, Co Kildare, has sued Tibor Botos, trading as Tibor Dental, Balinnea, Carrigaline, Cork, a dental agency that refers patients to its clinics in Budapest.

The case came before High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns yesterday.

He was told Mr Botos was no longer legally represented and the matter was before the court for assessment of damages only.

After a man appeared in court saying he had been asked to deliver a letter from Mr Botos, the judge adjourned the case to next week to give the defendant an opportunity to turn up in person and to allow a dental expert on behalf of Ms Dowling to give evidence.

Mr Justice Kearns said he would hear the medical expert on behalf of Ms Dowling next Thursday and Mr Botos had an opportunity to to turn up in court if he wished.