Fake dentist pulled teeth and emptied wallets
The Local · 6 Jul 2014, 11:08
Published: 06 Jul 2014 11:08 GMT+02:00
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In the period from August to November 2012, the young woman, who never trained as a dentist, treated seven patients with significant dental treatment, including drilling and pulling teeth, installing prostheses and inserting implants.
She carried out the commercial fraud on the premises of her former employer, during hours when he was not in the office. During the summer of 2012, she arbitrarily changed appointments for some patients to times when only she would be present.
When patients asked her about her qualifications, she explained that she had studied dentistry in Munich. In fact, she had only completed an apprenticeship in the dentist's surgery in Salzburg, and was subsequently hired as an assistant.
She gained confidence with the use of a syringe or dental drill, and began to feel that she could do the work by herself. "Suddenly I felt important, and thought I would try it. I've built up a fantasy world", she said.