A 45 year-old woman named Volbona Yzeiraj from Albania was recently caught posing as a dentist near the Boraie Development LLC (more on location wsj.com). The woman had a small amount of dental training in Albania, but she was never trained in the United States. From 2012 to 2013, Volbona worked as an office manager for a dentist. When the dentist would leave the building, Volbona would work on the patients herself. She would introduce herself to the patients as Dr. Vol, and Volbona would then encourage her doomed patients to pay with cash for a discount. She performed root canals and other dangerous operations. However, many of her patients would return complaining that they had bad infections from the procedures.
Patients came in day after day, and they would complain about the poor work that Volbona had done. The real dentist was angry that Volbona performed the procedures without his consent. The dentist immediately fired Volbona, and the patients that Volbona worked on were surprised and angry to find out that their surgeries were preformed illegally. Volbona Yzeiraj has been sentenced to seven years in prison, which surprisingly shocked her. Stories like these are exactly why people fear the dentist. For more information on this story, visit Buzzfeed.