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Posted on: December 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Possible Illegal Dentistry Activities

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department has received unspecific information about someone in South Lake Tahoe performing basic dental work without a proper dental office or licenses. A check with two local dentists indicates that some people have needed dental repair work after receiving substandard dentistry possibly occurring in someone’s kitchen. It appears that such activity would function as a “cash” business and prey on the vulnerabilities of the poor.

The police department asks:

(1) Anyone who has specific information about such illegal dentistry activities, please call the police department at (530) 542-6100.
(2) Public and private groups who help the poor should spread the word among clients to safeguard them such illegal and unsafe practices. Indigent people with such healthcare needs may qualify for Medicaid and should travel to such a provider.

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