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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A woman is accused of taking dental impressions and charging for dentures without a dentistry degree or license to practice dentistry.

According to reports, 79-year-old Mary Contreras Diaz faces a felony charge after she allegedly practicing dentistry without a license.

Diaz claimed to be a dental technician and the dentist she worked for died after suffering a heart attack in March 2012.

Mary Contreras Diaz(credit: provided)

Mary Contreras Diaz
(credit: provided)

According to prosecutors in the case, after the dentist died, Diaz took dental impressions for two patients and charged them a total of $1,800 for dentures, $600 each.

One of the patients reported Diaz to the district attorney’s office and an investigation was launched. Upon the investigation, it was revealed that Diaz had never had a license to practice dentistry. She was arrested and later posted her $5,000 bond.

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