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Two women arrested for doing illegal dental work in Glendale

Apr 26, 2018, 9:13 AM
Jolene E. Houchens, left, and Melissa M. Pavey are accused of performing unlicensed dental procedur...
Jolene E. Houchens, left, and Melissa M. Pavey are accused of performing unlicensed dental procedures. (Arizona Attorney General Photos)
(Arizona Attorney General Photos)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced that two women were arrested for allegedly performing unlicensed dental work in a Glendale office.

Melissa M. Pavey, 45, and Jolene E. Houchens, 38, were accused of performing unlicensed tooth extractions and other dental procedures by utilizing drills, lasers and surgical tools.

Neither woman has ever been licensed as a dentist, authorities said.

A grand jury indicted the women on multiple felony charges before their arrest.

According to the indictment, the women billed victims thousands of dollars for the illegal procedures, and they also were accused of stealing a dentist’s identity by writing a prescription using his pad.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Section conducted the investigation after a referral from the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners and former patients.

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Two women arrested for doing illegal dental work in Glendale