Sham dentist pays $12,000 in fine/restitution

An Ottawa man paid $7,000 in restitution for practicing dentistry without a license after a disgruntled patient reported him to the authorities, reported in a recent story.

Gzim Bytyqi practiced dentistry in Kosovo before fleeing the country nine years ago and could not pass the tests to get a Canadian license, reported

Police raided Bytyqi's office after a patient treated by him developed severe infections and had to undergo surgery.

Bytyqi has pleaded guilty and will pay a $5,000 fine on top of the restitution.

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