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Apr 23, 2013 1:47 AM by Associated Press

Police: Unlicensed 'mobile dentist' roamed NM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A man who calls himself "El Dentista" is facing charges after Santa Fe police say the unlicensed tooth doctor was found operating as a "mobile dentist" out of a sedan around town.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/11Fk6xj) that 36-year-old Eliver Kestler, also known as Eliver Lopez, was arrested Saturday following a tip from a former customer.

According to police, investigators discovered Kestler with a portable drill machine and other dental equipment in a small, red Chevrolet sedan.

Authorities say Kestler told police that he had a dentistry license in Mexico but no license in the U.S.

Kestler, who was wearing blue hospital scrubs when he met with police, was arrested on a number of charges, including practicing dentistry without a license.

It was unclear if he had an attorney.

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