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Two Charged in Glue Dentistry

 
 
Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2003 08:03 pm
When I thought I had heard the last of Florida stupidity, up comes this story:

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Two Charged with Glue Dentistry
Wed February 5, 2003 01:05 PM ET
MIAMI (Reuters) - Two flea market jewelers were arrested on charges of practicing dentistry without a license after an undercover investigation found they were gluing gold inlays to people's teeth from the back of their 10-year-old Honda.
Word-of-mouth marketing drew several customers a day who flipped through a photo album of styles before bargaining over the cost of the cosmetic procedure that could range from $150 to $1,000, investigators said.

"They could give you a whole rack of gold, or just cover a few teeth. They even had gold vampire fangs, if that's what you wanted," said Jim Leljedal, a spokesman for the Broward Sheriff's Department.

Investigators said Island Gold Enterprises Inc. was operating from the Swap Shop flea market in Fort Lauderdale for more than a year before police were tipped off by an unhappy customer whose teeth were damaged.

"We found Superglue-like adhesives in the suspects' car and extremely unsanitary conditions," said Enrique Torres, chief investigator for the Florida Department of Health's criminal investigation unit in Broward County.

When the inlays are not properly applied, food can become trapped underneath, causing infection, bone stress and deterioration and disease, he said.


What amazed me was that people would pay good money to have their teeth fixed by a jeweler, from the back of a truck! Shocked
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au1929
 
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2003 08:09 pm
There is a sucker born every day. Was it P.T. Barnum who said that?
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gezzy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 07:47 am
LOL! Just when you think you've seen it all, haha!
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 08:35 am
Hmm. Quite the sticky wicket, indeed. Still, no reason to come unglued over the foolishness of other people. The described behavior can be dismissed as merely tacky.

Hopefully, the DoH will really put the bite on these guys.

Now, I think I've said a mouthful...
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williamhenry3
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 11:25 am
Proving once again that all that glitters is not always gold.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 11:40 am
blacksmithn- You've given me my belly laugh for the day! Laughing
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 04:58 pm
Fangs a lot, phoenix!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 05:01 pm
I always appreciate the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth! Very Happy
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 05:11 pm
I think the level of humor here has reached it's Crest, leaving a cavity that won't soon be filled.
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 07:10 pm
ain't that the . . .

never mind
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 08:44 pm
You're wise to extract yourself so quickly!
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 09:09 pm
You've gotten to the root of the problem.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 09:18 pm
blacksmithn- If you don't stop it, I'm gonna CROWN you! Very Happy
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 10:14 pm
This is all decaying very quickly.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2003 11:43 pm
Aw, their bark is worse than their bite.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2003 06:52 am
Brace yourself. Here comes another post!
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au1929
 
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Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2003 07:49 am
Cut it out I've got a bridge to cross
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2003 08:16 am
Is there a molar to this story?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2003 08:18 am
I suppose that if we drill down deep enough, we will find it!
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gezzy
 
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Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2003 09:21 am
LOL!
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