More NM victims of unlicensed dentist come forward

Posted at: 04/25/2013 6:59 PM
Updated at: 04/25/2013 8:17 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe police say more victims of a man who calls himself "El Dentista" have come forward.

Eliver Kestler, also known as Eliver Lopez, is facing charges after police say the unlicensed tooth doctor was found operating as a "mobile dentist" out of a sedan around town.
 
The 36-year-old Kestler 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.
 
Authorities say Kestler told police he had a dentistry license in Mexico but no license in the U.S.
 
Police on Thursday said they have received several calls about the mobile dentist.
 
One woman told investigators she allegedly had teeth removed by Kestler but he didn't come through with replacements. She says about 20 people in her neighborhood received similar services.
 
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