Patients warned to 'be careful' of gay dentist

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The patients were warned to "be careful" of a gay dentist. Photo: Liz West
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Patients at a dental clinic in a town in Tuscany were shocked after turning up to their appointments and finding a notice warning them to “be careful” of a gay dentist working there.

The sign, which named the dentist, was placed on the clinic’s door on Wednesday morning, sparking “indignation” in the town of Massa, Il Secolo XIX reported.

A photograph of the notice was taken by a patient and published on the newspaper’s website.

It read: “We bring to your attention that a homosexual dentist works here…please take precautions to protect your health.”

The notice was signed by a supposed “entity for the protection of patients against diseases contracted in dentistry”.

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Alessandro Bandoni, the president of the equal opportunities commission for the neighbouring town of Carrara, was quoted by the newspaper as saying: “We will find who is responsible for this worthless and unequalled act, and take legal action.”

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