VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – A Virginia Beach woman, Cristine Caro-Valencia, has been arrested after being charged with performing unlicensed dentistry in the building next to her husband’s veterinary clinic.
According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, in June, detectives began working with an anonymous source who said they had their teeth worked at Cosmetica Dental Labs on Virginia Beach Boulevard.
The person complained of pain after being drilled and pulled out of teeth, then eventually went to another dentist, records show.
According to court documents, Cristine Caro-Valencia and her husband are well known in the Hispanic community. Records went on to say that the anonymous source claimed Cristine provided services to the Hispanic community without questioning the identity of the patients.
Law enforcement monitored the business for months. In July, police searched the trash Cristine Caro-Valencia allegedly brought in the dumpster and said they found medical needles, bloody towels, rubber mouth molds, dental probes, gloves and more. evidence.
During a regular inspection of the husband’s office, the VBPD, DEA and other law enforcement observed dental chairs, supplies, brochures, molds, dental cleaning tools, gauze and other items compatible with a dental office in the building next to hers, according to the court records.
Law enforcement officials also said they saw payment invoices and notes written in Spanish.
There is no Cristine Caro-Valencia licensed in the state of Virginia for dentistry.
She was arrested on November 22, 2021.
We contacted his lawyer Bob Morecock, who made this statement to us: “No comments at this time and none have been authorized from him. As the saying goes, there are three sides to every story – make sure you cover them all in this case. “
Cristine Caro-Valencia is due to have a preliminary hearing on February 11, 2022.