Two FDWs put to prison for unregistered dentistry

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Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts

Two Indonesian Domestic Workers were jailed by the Shatin Magistrates’ Courts on Sept. 29 for engaging in an unregistered dentistry.

In a government announcement, the Immigration Department investigators said they conducted a series if investigation in mid-April this year and arrested four domestic workers suspected of renting a room during their weekly rest or holidays.

The four domestic workers violated their conditions of stay by providing dental services for their natives. These FDWs never have any formal dental training and were not registered dentists in Hong Kong.

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Two of the four domestic workers were convicted and sentenced earlier. The other two were also found and was sentenced to two months and 12 days’ imprisonment. They were also charged with helping the practice of dentistry by unregistered person who were charged with three months’ imprisonment.

“They should perform domestic duties for employer specified in the contract. The helper should not take up another employment, including part-time domestic duties.” an ImmD spokesman said. “Offenders are liable to prosecution and upon conviction face a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to two years’ imprisonment. Aiders and abettors are also liable to prosecution and penalties.”

The spokesman also stressed that any person who is not a registered dentist, and practises dentistry in Hong Kong shall be guilty. Violators will be liable and if found guilty will be charged with a maximum fine of $100,000 and up to three years’ imprisonment. Aiders and accomplices are also liable to examination and penalties.