Fake dentists arrested

TWO ALLEGED persons posing as dentists were arrested by agents of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) XI in an entrapment operation inside their house in Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C Thursday afternoon.

Atty. Arnold Rosales, NBI XI director, identified the couple as Rezil and Joelan Estoy, both residents of Isla Verde.

Rosales said they conducted the operation after receiving complaint from the local chapter of a dentist group that the suspects have been conducting dental procedures even if they are unlicensed dentists.

The complainant was filed by Dr. Carlos Capitan II of Sky Dental Clinic at Bormaheco Building in Bajada.

Capitan said they tracked down the couple online as they posted dental works on various sites like Facebook.

Rosales said they conducted a week-long surveillance on the couple before the operation was staged.

On Thursday at around 4 p.m., an undercover agent went to the suspects’ house for dental check-up.

After giving the amount of P200, NBI agents then arrested the suspect.

The suspects are now detained at the NBI regional office pending the filing of case for violation of RA 9484, the act regulating the practice of dentistry.