Tampa Man Arrested for Illegal Practice of Dentistry


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrest of Abdel Rahman Hussein Rabah, 42, of Tampa, for unlicensed practice of a health care profession and practice of dentistry or dental hygiene without a license. Authorities arrested Rabah at the illegal dental practice established at 6441 Eureka Springs Road, Tampa. 

In December 2017, the Department of Health contacted FDLE agents regarding complaints of Rabah practicing dentistry without a license. According to the investigation, Rabah posted photos on social media accounts of his dentistry work, but did not hold an active license to practice dentistry. Additionally, Rabah allegedly sometimes referred to himself as Dr. Abdel Rahman. Investigators also learned that Rabah discarded trash at his residence containing used syringes, extracted teeth, bloodied paper towels and bloodied dental gauzes.

Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case. Homeland Security Investigations, the Florida Department of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Rabah was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail on a bond of $30,000.