The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621 jholl@ucnj.org

Man arrested for practicing illegal dentistry

Jairo Camacho DOB: 7/4/1969 - charged him with running an illegal dentistry practice - arrested on June 24 at 821 Jersey Ave in Elizabeth, the same place he was illegally treating patients

Police arrested a Colombian native last week and charged him with running an illegal dentistry practice out of an apartment in Elizabeth, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Jairo Camacho DOB: 7/4/1969 was arrested on June 24 at 821 Jersey Ave in Elizabeth, the same place he was illegally treating patients, said Romankow. An investigation was launched last week after officers discovered the illegal practice while serving an arrest warrant – for an unrelated case -- at the address.

It is believed that Camacho was running the illegal practice for upwards of two years and was equipped with all the necessary equipment and prescription drugs commonly found in a legitimate dental practice, said Romankow.

 

Camacho is charged with 3rd degree Practicing Dentistry without a license and possession of prescription drugs. He is being held at the Union County Jail on $50,000.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Johnny Ho at 908-527-4551.

 

These criminal charges are mere accusations.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.