Yet another individual is arrested for practicing dentistry without a license. This time in Naples, Florida, police received a tip that Rosa Maria Toledo had set up shop in her home. A search warrant was issued and Toledo was apprehended on Tuesday.
David Letterman got wind of this and in his monologue stated: “There’s a woman in Florida, and they arrested her. And she’s in her garage. And you know what she is doing in her garage? She’s pretending she’s a dentist. And she’s making dentures and she has the reclining chair and the drilling equipment and, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Obama health plan.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
So, in the spirit of Letterman, The Maven thought a “Top Ten List” was in order. An "insider’s guide," if you will, to help determine if you’ve got yourself a real dentist or not. So here goes:
The Dental Maven’s Top 10 Clues That You Might Be Dealing With A Fake Dentist:
1. The “home office” is in the garage with the dental chair right next to the Honda Civic. Dental instruments ergonomically located on the peg board.
3. While browsing through the magazine rack you find copies of Hustler, Swank and Leg World.
4. You ask to see the doctor’s credentials and he declines citing the Federal HIPAA privacy rules.
5. You notice the dentist’s lab coat says “Lancôme” on the pen pocket.
7. The dental assistant’s instrument cart says “Craftsman” on the side.
8. After discussing tooth whitening with the dentist and whether it’s right for you, the dental assistant shows you how to correctly use your new Clorox Bleach Pen®. (That’ll be $450 please. In cash, thank you.)
10. You notice the dentist wears the same pair of yellow Playtex® Living® Gloves at each appointment. (good news: Playtex® Living® Gloves have the patented Ultra-Fresh® Antimicrobial Protection which keep the gloves mold and mildew resistant! Available in Small, Medium and Large)