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Trial set for woman charged with practicing dentistry without license

CONYERS — The trial of a Rockdale County woman charged with practicing dentistry without a license is scheduled to begin in August before Superior Court Judge Robert Mumford.

According to Mumford’s trial calendar call, Kessia Shauna Curtis must appear before the judge at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Assistant District Attorney Paul Stalcup will be prosecuting the case. No attorney for Curtis was listed on the calendar call.

Curtis has been charged with two counts of practicing dentistry without a license and one count of theft by taking.

Curtis was arrested in August 2012 when deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office investigated a complaint that there were several illegally parked vehicles at Curtis’ home at 2110 Fairway Ct., Unit B, and that an illegal dentist office was being operated there.

According to the RCSO incident report, the deputy knocked on Curtis’ door and Curtis answered the door wearing a surgical mask. Curtis allegedly told the deputy that she was “just clipping someone’s braces wire, that she was an orthodontic assistant and what she was doing was not illegal,” the incident report states.

When asked what orthodontist she worked for, Curtis allegedly hesitated before giving the name and telephone number of an Atlanta orthodontist. She said she didn’t know the address, only that it was in Atlanta, according to the incident report.

Curtis also told the deputy that the reason there were so many vehicles at the location was because four adults lived there.

After obtaining a search warrant, RCSO detectives found cleaning equipment and other dental equipment and supplies.

Comments

82011 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Why do our county crime-fighting resources go wasted to something trivial like this? We have thefts, hold-ups, cars stolen and I haven't gotten to violent crimes even. This is such an easy crime to charge someone with and more difficult than PULLIN' TEETH to convict. Better hope I don't get on that jury!

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Elmo 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I wonder if she offered "roots" canals....just wonderin'

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will 8 months, 2 weeks ago

She be working for a orthodontist in the ATL and she only know his street name "dj grill". I think this is part of Hussein obamas sweeping health care reform. Shenaenae down the street is the local Root Dr., she be able to remove that root some homie put on you. They will do the work for an EBT card or something else the government handout program affords these peeps.

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Elmo 8 months, 2 weeks ago

"Why do our county crime-fighting resources go wasted to something trivial like this? "

Maybe because "practicing dentistry without a license" IS a crime. I'm sure all of the licensed dentists would agree. I'm sure they could remind us all of the things that could go wrong, thus harming the patient, without the proper training and experience. There is a reason they go to school so long, and intern, to be licensed dentists.

I hope they throw the book at her.

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