The prosecutor’s office is asking for a suspended prison sentence for the “dentists”.
The District Prosecutor’s Office in Debrecen charged two persons with the crime of coercion, committed as accomplices, who pretended to be dentists and performed procedures on two patients without dental qualifications – read the announcement of the Hajdú-Bihar County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday.
According to the indictment, the victim living abroad was in Hungary in July 2021 when he had dental complaints, so he visited a dental workshop. The woman working there as a technician, pretending to be a dentist, examined the patient and then informed her that several teeth needed to be extracted. The woman accepted the intervention the next day at a clinic in Hajdú-Bihar County.
The victim appeared the next morning, where the two defendants were already present. The retired man with a dental qualification pretended to practice dentistry and examined the woman, who agreed to have her teeth extracted. After administering the anesthetic injections, the man pulled out the victim’s seven teeth, for which the woman paid nearly HUF 60,000.
In August 2021, the victim’s son complained of a toothache, so when his mother went back to the clinic to try on the dentures, her son went with her. Feigning expertise, the woman looked at the young man’s damaged teeth and, without further examination, said that four of his teeth could not be saved and had to be extracted.
The victims appeared at the surgery on the morning of August 24, 2021, where the man administered the anesthetic injections and then began to remove the teeth. However, the second tooth broke into the patient’s jaw, so the procedure was interrupted. Due to his severe pain, the victim later went to a specialist and an oral surgery clinic, where he was properly treated. The perpetrators performed interventions on the victims without dental qualifications.
In its indictment, the Debrecen District Prosecutor’s Office proposed that the Debrecen District Court sentence both of them to a suspended prison sentence, and the man to a fine, as well as ban him from practicing dentistry.