April 17, Chicago, Il
In a rented room between a Southwest Side auto body yard and a scrap metal facility, Francisco Rendon allegedly performed dental work on willing patients, despite not having a dentist's license, authorities said.Somehow I suspect his “patients” knew he wasn’t operating without a license given the environment.
Instead of sitting in a traditional reclining dentist's chair, patients sat in a leather office seat, according to police reports. The reports said that Rendon, 49, worked on teeth using something similar to a power tool usually used for polishing metal and that patients spit into a garbage can instead of a sink. Rendon told police he had a dental license he said he had earned in Mexico.
Rendon was arrested Thursday and charged with misdemeanor providing medical service without a license, said police Cmdr. David Jarmusz said.