Drunk drilling dentist charged with reckless endangerment

A New York dentist who allegedly slurped vodka while treating patients has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.

Robert Garelick, 57, is accused of operating on unsuspecting patients while completely hammered.

Garelick apparently had bloodshot eyes at his Long Island office this week when he injected novocaine on the wrong side of a patient’s mouth — while swilling vodka from a sports bottle — then used a high-powered drill to file down another man’s chipped tooth. It was the last straw for his assistant Kimberly Curtis.

“I texted [a co-worker] . . . and told her he had the bottle in his hand and we had to do something,’’ Miss Curtis told authorities. Following a call from dental hygienist Dina Fara, cops rushed to the surgery and quizzed Garelick.

“ I’ve been sipping at that bottle all along today,’’ married dad of two Garelick told police. “I did something incredibly stupid.”

Garelick was charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanour offence. He plead not guilty and was released on his own recognisance.

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2 Responses to “Drunk drilling dentist charged with reckless endangerment”


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