Unlicensed Practice of Dentistry
updated: Dec 24, 2012, 9:07 AM
Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Community: Deputies Arrest Suspect for Ulicensed Dentistry Practice in Moorpark - Media Release
Nature of Incident:
Unlicensed Practice of Dentistry in Moorpark Apartment
Report Number: 12-26422
Location: 600 Block of Spring Road, Moorpark, CA
Date & Time: 11/17/2012 to 12/19/2012
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
William Escobar Moorpark 40
On 12/19/2012 the Moorpark Investigations Unit, in conjunction with the California Dental Board,
completed a one month investigation with the service of a search warrant in the 600 Block of Spring
Road. In November of this year, a person reported to Moorpark Patrol that they had received dental
services from William Escobar in a residential apartment unit, in Moorpark. The reporting party stated
Escobar cleaned his teeth, injected him with an anesthetic in his gums, and evaluated him for the
extraction of a tooth. The reporting party did not have enough money to pay for the extraction, so the
service was not performed. The reporting party suffered swelling and pain at the injection site.
According to the reporting party, Escobar later called and threatened him, stating he owed him (Escobar)
When Detectives served the search warrant at Escobar's apartment they discovered an elaborate illegal
dental operation, complete with dental chair, tools, anesthetic drugs, false teeth and orthodonture type
items. Escobar had converted his bathroom into a dental office. Evidence revealed Escobar had
numerous customers, including apparent teenage children who were receiving orthodonture care at the
Escobar was arrested for several charges including felony practice of dentistry without a license,
misdemeanor furnishing of dangerous drugs, and possession of needles.
The investigation is continuing. The Moorpark Police Station is seeking any customers of Escobar to
contact the department. Investigators are especially interested in speaking to any children and their
parents who received dental or orthodonture care from Escobar.
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest
and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain
anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
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