Dentist intentionally rips out healthy teeth from 100 patients because he struggles with gender identityBy Mason White 10:40 AM March 10, 2016
|Jacobus van Nierop|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A dentist was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly intentionally ripping out healthy teeth from numerous patients because he was depressed and struggled with gender identity issues, police in France said.
Jacobus van Nierop came from the Netherlands to Chateau-Chinon, where he opened a dental clinic.
At first, residents were delighted with the clinic, but soon, horror stories began to circulate. Some patients reported that van Nierop, intentionally pulled out their healthy teeth, and some even had their jaws broken.
They were given heavy anesthesia, and were left with abscesses and infected gums.
Fillings were pulled simply to be replaced by more expensive composite material, and some said that their mouths bled for days.
65-year-old Sylviane Boulesteix told investigators that she visited van Nierop for a check up. She was given seven or eight shots, and van Nierop pulled out eight teeth at once.
As a result she suffered from bleeding for three days. Another victim reported that the dentist left pieces of flesh hanging everywhere after removing a tooth.
After 120 patients filed complaints it the police, van Nierop was arrested. He was charged with assault and fraud. If convicted, van Nierop faces up to 10 years in prison.
During questioning, van Nierop told investigators that he is depressed, suffers from gender identity issue and has suicidal thoughts.