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Cheryl Laing And Jessica Gullickson, Dental Office Employees, Performed Root Canals Without Training: D.A. (VIDEO)

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BRYN MAWR, Pa. -- Authorities say a pair of crooked Pennsylvania dental office employees ran an after-hours, word-of-mouth operation where they performed root canals, pulled teeth and installed braces without proper training.

Montgomery County prosecutors say they've identified three patients who received treatment from the impostors, but X-rays indicate there could be dozens more.

A grand jury report alleges 45-year-old dental assistant Cheryl Laing and 24-year-old receptionist Jessica Gullickson used the Bryn Mawr dental practice where they worked to provide low-cost services to uninsured patients.

One patient reported a tooth extraction was a painful 45-minute ordeal and another said the receptionist was left to "find the root" during a root canal.

Both women were arraigned Monday on charges including theft and conspiracy. Phone listings for them couldn't be located Tuesday.

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