Father, Son Practiced Dentistry Without License: Miami Police

A father and son are facing charges after police say they operated a clandestine dentist office in Miami where a woman suffered from a severe infection that caused her to be hospitalized.

Angel Nolasco, 81, and son Andres Nolasco, 40, are both charged with practicing dentistry without a license and other charges, Miami Police said Tuesday.

Jail records showed Angel Nolasco was being held on $12,500 bond while his son was being held on $10,000 bond Tuesday. It's unknown if they've hired attorneys.

The victim told detectives she visited the Coral Dental Laboratory at 2540 Northwest 7th Street beginning in April 2015. She said the business appeared to be a fully functioning dentist office, where she underwent a dental examination and was given prescription strength pain medication and antibiotics to take home, police said.

Days after the procedure, the woman felt weak, sick and had uncontrollable bleeding so she went back to the dentists, who gave her more medication, police said. As the problem persisted, the woman went to a local hospital where she was treated for an adverse infection that required immediate attention, police said.

The woman survived the experience. Angel Nolasco was arrested on similar charges in 2011, police said.

Police are asking any other possible victims to come forward by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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