Man Charged With Illegal Dental Practice in His Basement

A Georgia man had all the materials necessary to be a dentist, including a chair, tools, medications and even patients. But then there was the not-so-small matter of a license to practice.

Gwinnett County police arrested 71-year-old Vladimir Mandyzuk after the man admitted he was practicing dental work illegally in his basement, WSB-TV reports.

Police were notified of the operation when a 20-year-old patient of Mandyzuk’s grew concerned about returning for an appointment after he didn’t find any trace of the "dentist" online.

A police spokesman said Mandyzuk was cooperative during a search of his home and claimed he only took dentistry classes in college.

He was charged with practicing dentistry without a license -- a felony, and was held in the county jail without bond.

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