Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My worst nightmare

From the news desk - my worst nightmare:
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials have arrested a woman for allegedly practicing dentistry in a garage she converted into an office with a drill set and black reclining chair. Rosa Maria Toledo, 56, was arrested Tuesday. In her garage deputies found a cabinet containing dental castings, molds, dental crown glues, partial dentures and bridges.

They said she had a ledger containing information for hundreds of patients. Deputies said they had information she had practiced as a dentist in Mexico before moving to the U.S.

Toledo was charged with practicing dental hygiene without an active license and being a non-licensed person leasing or operating dental equipment.


kara said...

so if she continues from prison will that be considered publically funded healthcare?

Mary Witzl said...

Wow, I can't get over that. What a weird thing to do in your garage! Remind me to scrutinize my dentist's credentials next time I go. At least she works in a clinic, but you never know...

Robert the Skeptic said...

TWO times I have fainted in my life, both were in a dentist's chair. I am in therapy.

There was also a story about a woman running a strip club in her garage, but this article evoked much more terror in me.

Rachel Noy said...


Then again, I think it would be my own fault if I wandered into a garage in search of a filling.