Police: Unlicensed dentists arrested in Queens

Accused of preying on patients looking for affordable dental care
February 23, 2008 2:08:42 PM PST
Three people are under arrest this morning in Queens -- accused of pretending to be dentists. Prosecutors say the suspects set up shop in two locations - including 35-24 93rd Street, in Jackson Heights.

They are accused of preying on patients looking for affordable dental care.

None of the suspects was licensed to practice dentistry.

The three allegedly capped teeth, filled cavities, and even did some drilling.

Detectives pulled dental chairs, sterilization equipment, x-ray film, molds, the whole nine yards from the basement.

Police say this is one of two busts.

They arrested Fernando Utsman for going as far as drilling.

The two cases are not connected, but all three suspects face up to seven years.


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