Man Arrested for Performing Dentistry in His Bathroom
The bathroom isn’tÂ necessarilyÂ the worst place for a teeth cleaning. In fact that’s where most folks regularly brush their teeth. Nevertheless, you wouldn’t want to show up for a dentalÂ appointment for your checkup and be taken into the bathroom.
That’s exactly what happened when patients visited William Escobar’s apartment/dental office. That’s also why it isn’t so surprising that the Morpark, CA man âÂ who not only cleaned teeth and did filings but performedÂ orthodontics âÂ wasn’t actually a DDS.
According to the authorities, the 40-year-old was running anÂ elaborateÂ and completelyÂ unlicensedÂ dental practice out of his home’s bathroom.
HeÂ apparentlyÂ had a steady stream of customers, many of them children and teens. EscobarÂ remained under the radar for months until he was reported by a dissatisfied customer who had suffered swelling of the gums after going to Escobar âÂ who then threatened him when he refused to pay for the botched service.
Escobar was charged with felony practice of dentistry without a license, misdemeanor furnishing of dangerous drugs, and possession of needles. TheÂ California Dental Board is aiding in the investigation. We imagine this is one of their more exciting cases.