An unlicensed dentist garnered international attention last year after fleeing from British Columbia to Toronto, temporarily avoiding a Canada-wide arrest warrant after performing oral services for more than 450 patients.
Tung Sheng Wu, known as the bedroom dentist, was later arrested. But he became the face of an illegal shadow industry that preys on recent immigrants and Canadians without dental coverage. Bedroom dentistry, unlicenced practices often operating out of one’s home, became a headline concern in Canada. On Monday, two new investigations were announced against people accused of illegally offering dental services.
The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. confirmed that two East Vancouver homes have been searched as part of an investigation into illegal dental practices in the city. Illegal dentistry is particularly high among immigrant communities and puts patients at risk of blood-borne illnesses, among other issues.
"The College conducted surveillance on the residences,Read More »from Investigations launched against two more suspected B.C. ‘bedroom dentists’