Woman charged with impersonating a dental assistant

A woman in Pennsylvania who reportedly falsely claimed to hold an expanded function dental assistant license and worked briefly for three dentists has been arrested, according to a story published on April 7 in the Bucks County Courier Times.

Rose Calese Horne, 43, of Middletown, PA, was charged with multiple felony counts of prohibited use of radiation source and misdemeanor charges or falsely claiming to hold a professional occupation license. Horne, who is on probation for similar charges in Philadelphia, was sent to county jail on April 5 pending bail or her next court date and was barred from working at any dental practice until her case was finalized, according to the story.

In November 2023, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General began investigating Horne after it received a tip that she was performing dental assistant duties, including taking dental x-rays, without licensing and certifications. The Dental Assisting National Board and the state dental board had no records confirming that she was a licensed dental assistant or certified to use dental x-ray equipment.

Source: Woman charged with impersonating a dental assistant / DrBicuspid.com

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