Unlicensed dental assistant could face additional charges

A Pennsylvania woman charged with working as an unlicensed dental assistant could be facing additional charges after violating bail conditions, according to a May 9 report by Bucks County Courier Times.

Rose Horne was arrested in April after she worked at three dental practices in Pennsylvania without the required certifications. 

During a preliminary hearing May 8, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office revealed that Ms. Horne may have been working for a fourth dentist, which would violate the conditions of her bail. The bail conditions included barring Ms. Horne from working in a dental office until after the case was closed. 

The AG prosecutor said that the office is investigating a tip that Ms. Horne was working for a dentist in Philadelphia.

Two dentists and an office manager testified that Ms. Horne represented herself as certified to perform X-rays as an expanded function dental assistant. 

Neither the Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry nor the Dental Assisting National Board have any records that Ms. Horne is a licensed EFDA. 

Ms. Horne currently is charged with five felony counts of prohibited use of radiation source, the report said.

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