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Warrant issued in B.C. for arrest of alleged illegal dentist

August 12, 2013 - 7:36 PM

VANCOUVER - A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who B.C.'s College of Dental Surgeons alleges has been working as a dentist for more than 10 years despite not being licensed or qualified.

The college's lawyer, Brent Olthius, says Tung Sheng Wu did not appear in court Monday, nor did he send a lawyer on his behalf.

The college says it wants Wu apprehended and it has asked the court for the stiffest possible penalty, including the potential for jail time.

Olthius says the search for Wu is now up to the police and Wu's information has been entered into a national police database.

The college has said Wu, who also goes by the name David, isn't registered to practice in B.C. and there was no indication he was competent to practise.

Last week, the Fraser Health Authority said letters were being sent out to clients who may have been exposed to unhygienic conditions while being treated by Wu, and the college noted the man had records for 1,500 clients seized from his home.

News from © The Canadian Press , 2013
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