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Bogus dentist made £200,000 tricking pensioners with false teeth scam

By December 19, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

A ‘dental charlatan’ made £200,000 by tricking elderly people into buying ill-fitting homemade dentures from his bogus business

Stephen Sicklemore, 52, preyed on vulnerable pensioners, charging £800 a time and causing them agonising pain with his poorly made false teeth. cosmetic dentist london.

Although he was a qualified dental technician, he wasn’t legally allowed to make and fit the dentures. But he advertised in the Yellow Pages as a legitimate operation called The Denture Clinic.

Trading standards officers who raided his home found a filthy makeshift laboratory in a utility room with no proper sterile area.

Judge Graham Cottle warned Sicklemore, of Dawlish, Devon, he faced jail for bringing the dental profession into disrepute and breaching the confidence of those who put their faith in him…dental implant london

‘This was a course of conduct over two-and-a-half years. You were not qualified to do so. This was a fraud on the public and you must expect to  receive a sentence of imprisonment.’

David Sapiecha, prosecuting, said Sicklemore had been warned in August 2008 about carrying out the work.

Sicklemore admitted three offences of unfair commercial practice and sentencing was adjourned until the new year….read more

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