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Op-Ed: The dentist who came from hell

By R. C. Camphausen     Apr 30, 2013 in Crime
For most people, a visit to the dentist is a feared and traumatic experience, and most of the time some form of anesthesia is welcome. It can, however, be the wrong decision to make.
The international, English language edition of the German Der Spiegel carries a horrifying experience that overcame a client during his visit to the dentist.
The magazine does not explain just why the client in question went to the dentist in the first place, but it must have been serious, like pulling a tooth or two, because he apparently agreed to being anesthetized.
What he didn't agree to, yet what happened, was that the dentist then proceeded, without having asked for consent, to pull out 20 of the man's teeth.
Imagine that! Coming back to reality from having been in painless dreamland, to find yourself not only in pain, but with half your mouth empty.
But don't fear, even if you live in Germany.
The dentist has meanwhile been sentenced for causing bodily harm and for violating the guidelines for applying full anesthesia. Second, the court also took away his license to practice because it was found that there was no medical need for pulling that many teeth in the first place.
Even so, the good doctor decided to gamble with fate and appealed the loss of his license. He lost the case, can't ever work as a dentist again and will also have to pay for the trauma he caused.
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