By Euro Weekly News Media • 23 July 2015 • 14:02
A MAN has been charged by a court in Palma for practising dentistry in Palma for 25 years without a licence and was due in court this week.He was recently reported by a patient who had been going to him for years thinking he was a qualified professional.The woman says that the allegedly bogus dentist, who practises at a clinic in Palma, had carried out several procedures for her over the past two decades. She said she had always had problems following treatment which often required emergency procedures, and that for the past two years, she had been in great pain. In May, she had got an infection which forced her to go to the hospital emergency department.She claims to have suffered from anxiety and depression due to the pain in her mouth and learned when she went to another clinic that he had been charged in the past for practising a profession without qualifications. Once she had been treated, she returned to the clinic to complain and recorded a conversation in which the man admitted he was not a dentist, that some procedures had gone seriously wrong, and that he had falsified documents and his reports.She also says that in the following days she was called several times by the clinic and asked to attend a meeting in which they asked her not to report the situation and offered her compensation. They admitted they were aware of the situation but that the man had been allowed to practise for a long time.The woman decided to go ahead with the complaint so that other people would not have to suffer as she had.
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