Woman who pleaded no contest to practicing dentistry without a license sentenced
WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — A Waukesha woman who pleaded no contest to acting as a dentist was sentenced for her crime on Monday, March 9th. A Waukesha County judge sentenced Noemi Aguilera to 30 days Huber with standard release conditions plus $631 in fines.
Aguilera initially faced four charges, including child abuse (recklessly causing great harm), child abuse (recklessly causing harm), and two counts of practicing dentistry without a license. In the beginning of February, those charges were amended. Aguilera pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor practicing dentistry without a license charges — and the court found her guilty.
Prosecutors say Aguilera was doing dental work on her living room couch — seeing up to 10 patients a day. One of those was a 13-year-old who suffered pain and bleeding after getting braces from Aguilera.
An undercover officer made an appointment with Aguilera, pretending to have a daughter in need of braces. A criminal complaint says Aguilera told him the overall cost “would come to approximately $900, compared to the $5,000 or $6,000 that one would pay if going to a dentist.”
The officer says Aguilera admitted she did not have a license, but had worked as a dental assistant. The officer says she claimed to have been doing the work for six months, and used disinfectant soap to sterilize her equipment.
Police found 14 different casts of people’s teeth during a search of Aguilera’s home, each with a name written on the back — and a calendar book with 281 appointments.
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