St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests woman for practicing dentistry without a license

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for unlawfully practicing orthodontics in St. Bernard Parish, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Aireon Davis, 28, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Mehle Avenue in Arabi, was booked Wednesday, July 7 with two counts of practicing dentistry without a license.

On June 22, Sheriff Pohlmann said, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau received a complaint from the parent of a 15-year-old female who said Davis put braces on their child’s teeth without their consent and charged her a fee.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Davis was advertising the illegal orthodontic business on Instagram under the account “bracee_yourself,” and running it out of her apartment.

Based on this information, detectives obtained a search warrant for Davis’ apartment, where detectives retrieved various dentistry tools and supplies from the residence.

Louisiana law prohibits anyone from practicing dentistry without first being authorized and issued a license by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. According to the board, Davis does not have a license to practice dentistry in Louisiana.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has been a victim of Davis unlawfully practicing dentistry on them is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (504) 271-TIPS or 8477.