Illegal dentist gets three months for contempt, but still no sign of him

VANCOUVER – A B.C. man accused of practising dentistry without a licence while working in unsanitary conditions has been sentenced to three months in jail for contempt of court.

But Tung Sheng “David” Wu was convicted and sentenced in absentia, because he has yet to turn himself in and authorities don’t know where he’s hiding.

B.C.’s College of Dental Surgeons went to court after the college raided Wu’s clinic in Burnaby in May, finding unsanitized dental supplies and equipment.

The college had asked that Wu be found guilty of contempt for defying a 2003 court injunction that ordered him to stop practising dentistry without a licence.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has agreed, sentencing Wu to three months in jail and ordering him to pay special costs.

There is a Canada-wide warrant for Wu’s arrest.

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