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Illegal dentist saw patients in July, court documents show

08/13/2013 06:36 EDT | Updated 10/13/2013 05:12 EDT
Three patients say Tung Sheng Wu performed dental work as recently as two weeks ago, despite having his illegal Burnaby practice shut down, according to affidavits filed in B.C. Supreme Court.

Wu, 62, allegedly saw two patients out of a Coquitlam basement suite in July and made at least one house call.

According to the affidavits, one woman told the Fraser Health Authority her husband had seen Wu to get braces, while another woman said Wu called her because her mother’s dentures were ready.

A third patient said Wu visited him at his home to make an adjustment on his braces.

Yesterday, a B.C. Supreme Court justice issued a warrant for Wu's arrest after he failed to show up for a scheduled court appearance. His whereabouts are unknown.

The justice also issued a permanent injunction, preventing Wu from performing dental work again in B.C.

The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. says it has located a van filled with Wu’s belongings that was to be shipped out of the country — evidence that Wu is trying to leave Canada.

'Bedroom dentist' shut down

In May, the college and RCMP officers shut down one of Wu’s clinics, set up in a bedroom of his Burnaby home.

CBC News obtained video of the raid, which revealed dirty and disorganized conditions. There was no evidence of any source for sterilized water.

Last week, the college issued a public warning and urged anyone who has been treated by Wu during the past 20 years to be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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