An unlicensed dentist in Miami has seriously disfigured a 14-year-old girl’s teeth, according to the folks at CBS Miami. Reports indicate that the supposed professional, who was operating his business out of his home, filed down the screaming teenager’s chompers before yanking four of her front teeth. For the pain and anguish they inflicted upon the poor girl, the dentist and his assistants are now being charged with child abuse.
The victim’s mother, Claribel Agramonte, is now speaking publicly about the ordeal. Her mission: Warn other parents about the dangers of dentists who operate out of their homes. “The message is that people have to be careful with what they do,” she explained. “I was just trying to help my daughter and look what happened.”
“My daughter was crying all the time and they didn’t stop,” Agramonte continued. “They just gave her more anesthesia. I feel really bad because my daughter is suffering and she’s going to stay suffering.”
At one point during the visit, the teenager’s shrieks became so blood-curdling that her mother had to step outside. By going public with the information, Agramonte hopes that other parents won’t make the same mistake she did.
According to NBC News, the procedure, which was supposed to correct a chipped tooth, left the teenage girl with horribly disfigured teeth. The perpetrators of this horrible crime, Humberto Perez, Maria Perez, and Odalis Hernandez-Perez, have been arrested for inflicting harm upon the poor girl. In addition to two charges of child abuse, the trio are being accused of performing dental services without a license.
Although authorities described the home as everything as dentist’s office shouldn’t be, the teen’s mom explained that this kind of dental practice is commonplace in the Dominican Republic.
Major David Magnusson of the Miami Police Department stated that this is the sort of thing that tends to happen when people perform dentistry without a license. “The licensed dentist said that in his 30 years of experience, he has never seen anything as horrible as what they have done to this girl,” Magnusson said.
Would you trust your teeth to an unlicensed dentist?