A “dentist from hell” is facing criminal prosecution after being filmed on CCTV allegedly abusing a boy and girl in her surgery.
Inna Kravchuk, nicknamed the “evil tooth fairy”, is in her 30s and used to work at a dental surgery in the Ukrainian city Rivne.
Police say the footage shows Kravchuk allegedly shake a girl named Ulyana, then three, who appears to be scared of a syringe.
Her mother, Ekaterina Morochanets, was not in the surgery room and has now filed a complaint with police, reports say.
"I still cannot accept this truth,” she said.
“The dentist knew that our child was disabled, she had heart problems.”
More footage allegedly shows the dentist violently banging a boy's head on a horizontal chair.
The boy, Maxim, five, was undergoing treatment and didn't complain about the alleged incident to his mother, Anna Nazarchuk, at the time.
“Apparently he was so intimidated,” she said.
“You can see from the video, other comments are not necessary."
She, too, is filing a complaint with police.
In a video message to her new clinic called Only Kids, Kravchuk said: “My wish is to create a place where children will feel comfortable. With a lot of light, warmth, toys and happiness.”
She has denied any wrongdoing concerning the two cases highlighted in the videos, and has hired a lawyer to defend herself.
But other alleged cases have been brought forward, including one where a girl’s lip was badly injured during a tooth extraction.
Another mother said her child, five, suffered bruising on the neck and arms during dental treatment.
Kravchuk’s former employer at Hollywood clinic, Inna Pekarska, said: “She developed superiority with colleagues and patients, and, unfortunately, began to lose patience in working with children.
“That is why we had to interrupt our cooperation with her.
“Judging by the latest events and feedback from many mothers, the same thing continued at the new place of work, which led to such consequences.
“I sincerely sympathise with all mothers whose children have had such a negative experience.”
Kravchuk claims the videos do not show the true story, and that she is the victim of a war over dental business in her city since she is now Pekarska's competitor.
Law enforcement authorities have opened a pre-investigative check on improper or negligent fulfilment of medical duties leading to “serious consequences” for children, reports say.
The maximum penalty is five years in jail.
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