|3 arrested for running illegal dental operation|
(Scroll down for video) Police shut down an illegal family run dental office in Florida.
An old man, his wife and his daughter are in custody after authorities discovered a secret dental office in their small house in Havana, police said Wednesday.
The operation was discovered in the 1000 block of West 11th Street, police spokesman in Miami, Kenia Reyes, said.
Humberto Perez, 81, Maria Perez, 69, and Odalis Perez Hernandez, 38, were arrested at the house, police said.
Police said they learned of the illegal dental operation from the mother of a 14-year-old girl, who was taken by her mother and grandmother for treatment.
When the family came to the home, they were greeted by Maria Perez, who took them to the back of the house where there was a "dental office in full operation," police said.
Police said Humberto Perez performed dental work on the girl, giving her prescription medication during treatment.
She felt weak, sick and uncontrollable pain during the procedure, but when Humberto Perez told him about the pain he refused to stop and continued with the procedure, police said.
The girl's mother, Claribel Altamonte, said her daughter was crying in excruciating pain and Perez injected medication into her gums, cutting her four front teeth and eventually ended up pulling them off.
They face child neglect charges, police said. Detectives believe there may be more victims, who have not yet come forward.