Florida Woman Practiced Dentistry in Garage

July 23, 2009 - 7:56 PM
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(AP) NAPLES, Fla. - 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.