An American man posing as a dentist has been performing illegal tooth extractions, sometimes without the use of anaesthetic. Robert Rheinlander, better known as Robbie, claimed that he had practiced dentistry in his previous home of South Carolina before relocating to Florida. Investigators have since revealed that he has never been qualified to carry out such procedures.
After moving to Florida, the rogue dentist performed dental work on a number of people, which included a couple who were introduced through a mutual friend. The husband and wife came forward after receiving ‘treatment’ from Rheinlander, due to his botched efforts to remove the woman’s tooth. Rheinlander was deceptive by asking patients to visit his home to keep costs low. Unfortunately for the woman, the extraction was not successful, and part of the tooth remained lodged in her gum causing complications. The pair paid cash up front for the procedure and were quite rightly unhappy with the service they had received.
Following the ordeal, the pair sought advice from the Sheriff’s office. Further investigation revealed that another man had suffered at the hands of Rheinlander, after having ten teeth extracted without the use of anaesthetic. Rheinlander was arrested last week and charged with offenses relating to illegal dental practices. He has currently been released on bail.