BRYN MAWR, Pa. (December 18, 2012)--A pair of Pennsylvania dental office employees ran an after-hours, word-of-mouth operation, performing root canals, pulling teeth and installing braces without proper training.
Montgomery County, Pa., prosecutors say they've identified three patients who received treatment from the impostors, but X-rays indicate there could be dozens more.
A grand jury report alleges dental assistant Cheryl Laing, 45, and receptionist Jessica Gullickson, 24, used the Bryn Mawr dental practice where they worked to provide low-cost services to uninsured patients.
One patient reported a tooth extraction was a painful 45-minute ordeal and another said the receptionist was left to "find the root" during a root canal.
Both women were arraigned Monday on charges including theft and conspiracy.
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