With medical and dental costs rising, many patients seek alternatives. Sometimes, we hear of stories where people seeking plastic surgery go to unauthorized dealers, thinking that something as simple as a Botox injection can be performed by anyone.
But that's not true. Medical and dental work requires a professional, and it involves state licensing. This is for safety reasons. When patients suffer serious medical conditions or even death as a result of this reckless practice of medicine or dentistry, there's not only potential civil liability but also possible criminal liability.
A team of imposter dentists have been arrested for running a sham operation where they performed dental work after-hours at a local dentist's clinic, reports The Philadelphia Daily News.