NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Patients went to a Bronx dentist for root canals, injections and to have their teeth pulled – but there was one major problem.
As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, prosecutors said the woman who did the work never went to dental school, and was lying to unsuspecting patients.
She called herself “Dr. Val,” but prosecutors allege Valbona Yzeiraj, 45, of White Plains, had no authority to use the honorific.
According to investigators, Yzeiraj was actually the office manager Dr. Jeffrey Schoengold. She would slip on a lab coat when Schoengold was away and perform dental work on unsuspecting patients at his office at 3800 Independence Ave. in Riverdale between November 2012 and August 2013, prosecutors alleged.