Unlicensed dentist treats patients in her living room – patient needs hospitalization after dental visit

After running an unlicensed dental practice out of her Los Angeles living room, Clara Medina pled no contest to one count of battery after a person was allegedly hospitalized after she performed a root canal, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Here's what you need to know:

1. Investigators found Ms. Medina was practicing dentistry out of her living room, but was not licensed to practice.

2. The patient who was hospitalized alleged she needed to receive additional care due to injuries she sustained while undergoing a procedure by Ms. Medina.

3. Investigators said the patient went to visit Ms. Medina in March 2017 after experiencing a toothache. The patient was uninsured.

4. Ms. Medina then attempted to perform a root canal with the patient on her living room lounge chair. Investigators alleged the needles Ms. Medina may have caused the patient permanent nerve damage.

5. Ms. Media was sentenced to three years of probation, according to the report. She also has to pay full restitution to the victim.

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