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Dentist allegedly practicing without license and with dirty tools

Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to stop a Chicago man from holding himself out as a dentist because he is allegedly not licensed in Illinois and has been the subject of complaints including dental tools encrusted with blood.

According to the complaint, Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez has been asked repeatedly to stop practicing dentistry by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) because he does not have a license in Illinois.

Still, the complaint states Gonzalez continues to practice dentistry and advertise his dental practice on Spanish language radio shows and in newspapers.

When investigators from IDFPR visited Gonzalez' residence at 5123 S. Kedzie, they found his dental degree from Mexico displayed in the waiting area as well as other indications that the office continues to be up and running despite a cease and desist order from IDFPR.

IDFPR has also received several complaints about Gonzalez, including one complainant who witnessed blood droplets on the floor, dental tools encrusted with blood and Gonzalez using the same gloves for different patients, the complaint states.

Read the complaint after the jump.

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