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Be aware of dentists: Consumer Council

June 14, 2012 1:10 am

The Consumer Council is warning consumers of dentists who are unprofessional in services rendered.

This comes after 30-year-old woman sought the assistance of the council after she lost her healthy front tooth in a procedure.

The woman had visited a Suva-based dental clinic for just an L shape gold filling but after undergoing this procedure she developed complications.

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After returning to another branch of the same company, another dentist performed different procedures and within a span of three days, she lost her healthy tooth.

She now wears dentures and in the process the woman paid $200 and two 22-karat gold chains to the dentist.

In another case, an employee of a dental clinic impersonated as a dentist and carried out a tooth extraction on a woman from Canada.

The impersonator has no qualification and is not registered by the Fiji Medical Council.

The Consumer Council says in both cases the owners of the dental clinic who are registered dentists supported such illegal activities on their premises.

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