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Royal Palm Beach woman charged with practicing dental hygiene without license

Posted at 12:34 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 21:15:33-05

A Royal Palm Beach woman is accused of practicing dental hygiene without a license.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested 45-year-old Alexandra Gallego after a month-long investigation.

The Sheriff's Office says it executed a search warrant Thursday at a home off Oakwater Drive.

Deputies say Gallego told them that she converted a garage at that home into a dental office, and admitted to not having a license in Florida to practice dentistry.

Gallego had been seeing approximately 160 patients a month, according to her arrest report.

She's now facing charges of Practicing Dentistry without a License, and Unlawful Use and Control of Dental Equipment.

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