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Michigan man accused of operating unlicensed dental practice in his basement

Posted at 9:44 AM, Mar 01, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Clinton Township man has been charged with operating as a health professional without a license after a search indicated he was running a dental practice in the basement of his home.

Police say they served a search warrant on an unnamed suspect at his home. In the basement, they a dentist chair, an X-ray machine, dentistry utensils and molds for teeth among other items.

Reports allege that receipts for equipment and supplies were found outside the home as well.

According to police, the suspect stated he was seeing one to two patients in his home per day, using his church as a word-of-mouth referral service.

“We are thankful that someone had the courage to come forward and report the defendant for his criminal behavior,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said. “The wanton disregard for the law by the defendant is disturbing.”

The suspect faces up to 4 years in prison for the felony.