Unlicensed Dentist Arrested After Injuring Patient: Officials

Unlicensed dentist was arrested, police said

By David Jeannot
|  Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 8:23 AM EDT
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An unlicensed Hollywood dentist was arrested Thursday after he caused injuries to one of his patients, police said. Officials tell NBC 6 how the investigation came about.

An unlicensed Hollywood dentist was arrested Thursday after he caused injuries to one of his patients, police said. Officials tell NBC 6 how the investigation came about.

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An unlicensed Hollywood dentist was arrested Wednesday after he caused injuries to one of his patients, police said.

Jorge Luis Romero-Paredes, was charged with practicing dentistry without a license and bonded out of Broward County Jail, according to the Hallandale Beach Police Department.

No one at his home wanted to talk to NBC 6 Thursday and it wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

Authorities began an investigation after the fake doctor’s medical procedures caused a victim to lose a tooth and get an oral infection, police said.

The victim said she received six visits from the dentist and was charged $1,000, officials said.

Paredes is a dentist in his native Peru, police said.

Officials are trying to locate additional victims and ask anyone with information to call (954) 457-3022.

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