|Dentist Association warns vs fake dentists|
|Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:27|
By R.G ANTONET GO
An association of dental practitioners has warned the public about the proliferation of fake dentists and dental technicians doing tooth extraction and other services.
Philippine Dental Association Zamboanga City Chapter President Dr Annabelle Bayot said that services done by these fake practitioners include tooth extraction, and even putting “do it yourself braces.”
“Ang concern nila is not the patient’s welfare at double pa ang gasto ng patients. Alam namin sino sila, meron din technician na nagbubunot ng ngipin but we cannot do anything not unless may reklamo,” Bayot said.
Bayot warned the public that these fake dentists charge lower fees to entice people to avail of their services.
Patients victimized by these fake practitioners seek help from legitimate dentists and thus, spend double the amount.
Bayot advised patients to have their dental procedures done by legitimate practitioners.
She advised them to look for the proper signage where the license of the dentist should be posted.
The Philippine Dental Association recently conducted an information drive in the different schools in the city to warn students about the proliferation of these fake dentists.
Bayot said that most of the time, the fake practitioners victimize college students who avail of the do-it-yourself braces. (RGAAGo)