Tuesday, 26 April 2016

'Horror Dentist' Sentenced To Prison

Dr. Jacobus Van Nierop
A French court has found a man dubbed the “horror dentist” guilty of assault and fraud and sentenced him to eight years in prison. The court also barred him from practising dentistry for life.
Dutch dentist Jacobus Van Nierop, 51, had fled to Canada in late 2013. He was arrested in New Brunswick in 2014 and then ordered extradited.
Van Nierop, who French media dubbed the “horror dentist”, was accused of causing “mutilations” or “permanent disabilities” to scores of patients from 2009 to 2012, of overcharging patients and billing them for imaginary procedures and of illegally practicing dentistry in France.
About 100 plaintiffs had filed complaints against Van Nierop, ranging from having multiple healthy teeth removed, drill bits left in their gums and teeth, abscesses, recurrent infections and misshapen mouths after he did work on patients.
One patient, Sylviane Boulesteix, 65, testified she was unexpectedly summoned to the Dutchman’s dental office in May 2012. Without warning, the dentist pulled eight of her teeth out and immediately fixed dentures on her raw gums. For hours, the woman said she sat “gushing blood.”
In the following days, she said Van Nierop refused to relieve her pain. A judicial expert described the dentist as a “cruel and perverse” man whose incompetence made Boulesteix lose several healthy teeth, go through a trauma and suffer irreversible damage to her mouth.
Psychiatric experts said Van Nierop shows a narcissistic pervert personality with an absence of all moral sense and that he doesn’t feel any compassion.
Van Nierop replied: “I have no feelings anymore. So, if I was offering my apologies today, I would be lying.”

Wow!

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