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Fake Polish dentist charged after bodged tooth extraction

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 14.09.2018 18:07
A 64-year-old Polish man faces up to eight years in jail for impersonating a dentist after he allegedly extracted part of a woman's tooth despite not having a medical licence.
Photo: Daniel Frank/Pexels (CC0)  Photo: Daniel Frank/Pexels (CC0)

Investigators said that a woman from northern Poland went to her local dentist surgery on March 16 with a sore tooth, where she was treated by the 64-year-old, who has been identified only as Mariusz B.

The man treated two of the woman's teeth “and tried, after giving [her] anaesthetic, to extract another tooth,” said Ewa Bialik, a spokeswoman for Poland's National Prosecutor's Office.

Bialik added that the woman left after paying PLN 200 (EUR 46; USD 54), but went to see another dentist later that day “where she received professional help, and where the root of a tooth left behind by Mariusz B. was removed”.

Mariusz B. did not deny the claims. (vb)

Source: Polskie Radio

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