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"Mobile Dentist" yanked off Santa Fe streets

File photo of a dentist looking in a patient's mouth, November 28, 2006 John Giles/PA Wire

Say "uh oh!"; police in Santa Fe, N.M., arrested a man they say was practicing dentistry out of his car, and was unlicensed.
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(CBS/AP) SANTA FE, N.M. - He calls himself "El Dentista" - but police in Santa Fe say 36-year-old Eliver Kestler has been operating without a license as a "mobile dentist" and they've pulled him off the street.

Police say Kestler was doing his drilling and filling out of a car.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Kestler, also known as Eliver Lopez, was arrested Saturday following a tip from a former customer.

According to police, investigators discovered Kestler with a portable drill machine and other dental equipment in a small, red Chevrolet sedan.

Authorities say Kestler told police that he had a dentistry license in Mexico but not in the U.S.

Kestler, who was wearing blue hospital scrubs when he met with police, was arrested on a number of charges, including practicing dentistry without a license.

It was unclear if he had an attorney (not to mention a hygenist).

  • Barry Leibowitz

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