Fake dentists are making a comeback - at the unlikeliest of places

PETALING JAYA: Nearly four years after a red flag was first raised, fake dentists are back in force and giving authorities the slip by going online and having “pop-up stores” in the unlikeliest of places, while being helped by local celebrity “endorsements”.

The Star examined 117 profiles on Instagram and Facebook promoting uncertified dental services online, 42% of which provided mobile home-to-home services or set up temporary "clinics" at hotel rooms, making it tricky for authorities to trace and put a stop to their operations.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 53
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Difficult for people to vote if MyKad lost in floods, says Rina
PKR member from Indian community to be appointed as vice-chairman, says Negri MB
Newly crowned Miss Tourism 2022 has a knack for numbers
Seat negotiation among Pakatan parties in Perak almost done, says state PKR chairman
Heated exchange between Saravanan, Opposition MPs over holding GE15 during floods
Najib's 1MDB trial: Lawyer Shafee apologises over recent media statement
Bank officer ran into Jho Low at Najib's house during setting up of AmBank account
Environment ministry outlines low-cost, high-impact solutions to deal with floods
GRS and BN to cooperate in Sabah during GE15
Major changes recommended to GEG Bill ahead of Oct 6 tabling

Others Also Read