A WOMAN has been arrested for working as a dental assistant and hygienist in Torrevieja without the correct qualifications.
The 47 year-old Russianborn Spanish national is believed to have been working for 12 years as a dental assistant and is alleged to have used her position to make private referrals at her home.
The case came to light after a former patient made a complaint about a procedure carried out by the woman for a molar extraction.
When complications arose, another dentist said the procedure had not been carried out correctly and that it was not done by a professional.
Upon arresting the woman, police found in the basement of her home a dentist’s chair and dentistry instruments as well as syringes and drugs.