Anyone hoping to have cosmetic dentistry has been urged not to go for cheap deals or visit practitioners who cannot prove their qualifications.
This comes after 41-year-old David Lawrence was apprehended in the US for running three dental firms without a licence.
His crimes came to light after a patient went to have false teeth fitted and they subsequently broke.
After she went back to complain, she asked about Mr Lawrence’s qualifications and he refused to answer.
The Department of Health was called and it was found that he was not qualified to carry out any dental work or work as a dental hygienist, so the Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged him.
In a similar case last month, Mario Alfredo Pacheco was also arrested and prosecuted after fitting dental implants and carrying out emergency dentistry without qualifications, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
One of his patients’ dental implants were so poorly fitted they caused an infection.