Alleged fake dentist arrested in Davao City

Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 27 2017 08:49 PM

Authorities arrested Alma Zuluaga, an alleged fake dentist, in Davao City Thursday for purportedly running a clinic without a dental license. Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News

DAVAO CITY - An alleged fake dentist was arrested while performing a dental procedure in her clinic on Quirino Street here Thursday.

Authorities learned that Alma Zuluaga has been practicing dentistry illegally for almost 10 years using the name of her late father.

Alma's husband Lloyd Falcon Zuluaga was also arrested for being an alleged accomplice.

 

Authorities confiscated boxes of medicine and dental equipment at Zuluaga's clinic during an operation on Thursday. Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News

Authorities confiscated boxes of medicine and dental equipment at Zuluaga's clinic during an operation on Thursday. Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News

Authorities confiscated boxes of medicine and dental equipment at Zuluaga's clinic during an operation on Thursday. Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News

Dr. Carlos Capitan, chairman of the Davao City Dental Chapter, said Zuluaga is not a licensed dentist even while she is a dentistry graduate.

He said there are more than 50 undocumented or unlicensed dentists in Davao City illegally performing dental procedures.

The Davao City Anti-Scam Unit and the National Bureau of Investigation confiscated Zuluaga’s dental equipment and records of her clients.

The Davao City Dental Chapter is set to file charges against Zuluaga for allegedly violating Republic Act 9484 or the law regulating the practice of dentistry.

The Zuluagas refused to comment.