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2 accused of illegal dentistry in US; patient injured

2 accused of illegal dentistry in Texas; patient had teeth pulled, later bad infection

2 accused of illegal dentistry in US; patient injured

DALLAS (AP) -- A man is accused of pretending to be a dentist in Texas and severely hurting a woman whose teeth he yanked out.

Mario Sabillon-Mejia, of Garland, a city northeast of Dallas, was being held Thursday on charges of practicing medicine without a license, possession of dangerous drugs and alias warrants. A woman who allegedly assisted him faces the same counts.

Authorities say a woman contacted Dallas police about a May house call in which the suspect injected her with an unknown substance and pulled several teeth. She later developed a serious infection. The woman had agreed to pay $1,500 for the service.

Police say Sabillon-Mejia faked being a dentist from Honduras. Federal authorities say he is in the U.S. illegally.


Updated : 2021-09-18 03:16 GMT+08:00