Man Faces Charges for Doing Dental Tech Work Without License: Cops

Cristino Ojedo Bravo, 72, was arrested on Tuesday

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013  |  Updated 3:03 PM EDT
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Fake Dentist Arrested in Davie: Police

Miami-Dade Corrections

Cristino Bravo

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Illegal Dentist Arrested in Davie: Police

Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle talks about the arrest of John Collazos, who is facing charges of practicing dentistry without a license.

Fake Dentist Arrested in Davie: Police

John Collazos, 47, was taken into custody when he arrived at the warehouse at 5071 S. State Road 7 Wednesday morning, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said. Martin Gallardo, who works in the area, wasn't fazed by the incident.
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A man faces charges after authorities say he was doing dental tech work without a license,  Miami Police said.

Cristino Ojedo Bravo, 72, was arrested on Tuesday when a bail bondsman called police because the bondsman, who was looking for a man in an unrelated case, went to 1260 SW 6th Street in Miami. When Bravo opened the door, the bondsman saw multiple dentistry devices inside the house.

Fake Dentist Arrested in Davie: Police

Once at the home, police also saw the devices, and after a search they found tooth molds, drills, grinders, dentures and other devices.

Bravo told police he had been doing dental work for more than 50 years and that labs pay him $50 for each dental piece he makes.

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He "also said that business is sow and that is why he won't get a license," the arrest affidavit said.

Police said a records check showed he doesn't have a license to practice dentistry tech work.

He was being held on $5,000 bond and faces a charge of proprietorship by non-dentist.

It wasn't known if he had an attorney.

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