New York Officer Manager Poses as Dentist & Pulls Teeth

Valbona Yzeiraj mugshot

Valbona Yzeiraj mugshot

The manager at a New York dental office posed as a dentist when her boss was away, pulling teeth and even giving a pregnant woman an unauthorized procedure, authorities say.

Valbona Yzeiraj, 45, of White Plains, New York is accused of illegally performing a root canal, extractions and injections without a licensed dentist at her workplace.

She went by “Dr. Val” at Ultimate Dental Care, but she was really just an office manager. This doctor imposter, who claims to have had dental training in her home country of Albania, was indicted and finally arrested Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Yzairai now faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment, and unauthorized practice. She is also charged with larceny for allegedly trying to scam $20,000 from her boss on her way out the door.

Police say “Dr. Val” would schedule appointments while the doctor was gone, offering discounts to patients to get cash payments.  The scam unraveled when patients had complications and contacted the real dentist. “Dr. Val” was then fired.

At a bond hearing, a judge barred her from working anywhere in regard to dentistry for the duration of her case.

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