Poverty and Public Health
Mon May 20, 2013
NM Officials To Help Victims Of Unlicensed Dentist
New Mexico Department of Health officials want to help any victims of an unlicensed tooth doctor who was operating as a "mobile dentist" out of a sedan around Santa Fe.
State health officials are offering counseling and testing services for any victims of a man known as "El Dentista."
The services include no-cost confidential blood tests and referrals for additional services if needed.
Santa Fe police are trying to build a strong case against 36-year-old Eliver Kestler, also known as Eliver Lopez.
He was arrested April 20 following a tip from a former customer.
Investigators discovered Kestler with a portable drill machine and other dental equipment in a small, red sedan.
Kestler told police he had a dentistry license in Mexico but no license in the U.S.