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Ventura County Man Arrested For Operating Unlicensed Dental Office

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:16pm

A Ventura County man has been arrested on multiple charges, after County Sheriff’s detectives say they discovered he was operating an unlicensed dental practice out of his apartment.

Investigators say William Escobar had an elaborate office, complete with dental chairs, anesthetic drugs, and an array of equipment in a converted bathroom of his apartment, on the 600 block of Spring Road in Moorpark.

They found out about the operation when a person who received dental care from Escobar got into a financial dispute with him, and called authorities after he said he was threatened by the Moorpark man.

After a month long investigation which also involved the California Dental Board, the 40 year old man was arrested on several charges, including practicing dentistry without a license, and furnishing dangerous drugs. The detectives are looking for more possible victims, especially families with children.

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