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Indonesia’s self-taught dental workers say they fill a need in society – just not in Hong Kong

Published May 02 2021 at 1:00 AM GMT
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  • When four Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong were arrested last month for breaching the conditions of their stay and offering dental services despite having no training, it caused a stir.
  • The four had rented a room on their days off to offer treatments such as scaling, trimming, fillings and braces – charging between HK$200 and HK$2,000 – to fellow Indonesians.
  • In comments to the media, a Hong Kong Immigration Department spokesman said practising dentistry without registration was a threat….



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  • Published May 2, 2021 1:00 AM GMT