WPB dentist accused of practicing without a license

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A dentist, accused of practicing without a license, had a bond hearing in court Wednesday morning. This is not the first time Miriam Rubano has been charged with practing without a license.

According to a sheriff's report, Rubano's license has been suspended since October of 2012. Deputies say Rubano continued to practice on patients after her license was suspended.

According to Rubano's attorney, he says, his client had a right to practice as a dental assistant which doesn't require a license.

One of the patients, who filed a complaint with the sheriff's office, said Rubano gave him a root canal eariler this year at one of her offices, Terrific Smiles.

The patient said he continued to have pain after the procedure and saw another doctor. That's when, the patient says, he was told the root canal was done incorrectly.

Deputies say Rubano was also arrested in April of this year for prescribing pain killers without a license which is still an open case.

The judge revoked her bond on her open case and gave her a bond of $25,000 each for these new charges for practicing without a license.

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