Oklahoma woman charged for forging dental assistant permit

A woman in Oklahoma has been charged with forgery and practicing dentistry without a license after allegedly posing as a dental assistant, according to a Jan. 22 report by The Oklahoman.

Carla Joy Dickenson worked at an Affordable Dentures & Implants office location in Oklahoma City and for Heather Cox, DDS, for more than a year, allegedly submitting a forged permit to both practices. 

According to an affidavit submitted by an investigator from the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry, the documentation that Ms. Dickenson submitted had the wrong color state seal, a different font and a clearly inaccurate permit number. 

Ms. Dickenson admitted to using another person's permit to create her fake one. She also claimed in the affidavit that she used to work in dentistry eight to nine years ago, but her permit lapsed. 

Affordable Care, the parent brand of Affordable Dentures & Implants, did not immediately respond to Becker's request for comment.

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