Julian Sadarriaga Was A Dentist In The Community For Years, He Was Never Licensed To Practice | July 2
Delray Beach: What started as a routine procedure for dentures turned into treatment for oral cancer for one senior. Her ‘dentist’ Julian Sadarriaga has now been arrested for practicing without a license.
The department was alerted to J & D Dental Laboratory after an 83-year-old reported that she developed oral cancer from her dentures. With the help of the Department of Health, detectives began looking into the lab.
The woman, who always paid cash for her dental work, told detectives that she has been going to J & D Dental Lab since 2009 for denture repairs. She had seen an ad for the lab at Kings Point — an age 55 and older community — where she lives. In 2018, police say, she got new dentures. Saldarriaga did the fitting.
A few months later, she noticed sores developing in her mouth where the dentures were rubbing. The sores got worse and Saldarriaga told her to use an over-the-counter mouthwash. Then he “told her he had never seen anything like them and suggested she see a dentist,” police said.
Julian Saldarriaga, who owns the lab, was charged with practicing dentistry without a license, using dental equipment when not a licensed dentist and advertising himself as a dentist.
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