Arrest warrant issued for woman accused of running unlicensed dentist office in Phoenix

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 20:55:54-04

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for a Valley woman accused of treating patients at an unlicensed dental practice.

Elda Graciela Margez De Zamora, 54, is wanted for failing to appear at a pretrial conference in July.

She was arrested in May after an undercover special agent with the Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation after receiving a tip from Phoenix police about an unlicensed dental and orthodontics office.

According to a statement from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Margez De Zamora is accused of setting up a makeshift dental and orthodontics office at her Phoenix apartment which was set up similarly to a doctor’s office.

An investigator found multiple dental instruments and dental trays in the apartment, as well as a bed that was being used as a dental chair, a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s Office said.

It is believed that the suspect lived in Mexico and would drive to Phoenix to perform dental services for cash, according to the Attorney General’s Office

Margez De Zamora is facing fraudulent schemes and practices and practicing dentistry without a licenses charges.