A man accused of impersonating a dentist in Ottawa-Gatineau — to the point where he pulled patients’ teeth — was arrested in Toronto yesterday.
Gzim Bytyqi, 50, of Ottawa, allegedly pulled teeth and made dentures and bridges for clients, despite the fact he is not a licensed dentist. He faces several charges.
Police say Bytyqi operated dental offices in Ottawa, Gatineau and in and around Toronto. Police say he was known to operate under the name of Dr. Jimmy Connolly.
According to police, Bytyqi claimed to have been a dentist in Kosovo prior to coming to Canada.
It’s alleged he targeted citizens from his community looking for low-cost dental work.
Bytyqi turned himself in to Toronto police yesterday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Friday.
He is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, fraud under $5,000, false representation of a doctor, a dentist title and dentist qualifications and design.