Tampa man arrested for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license

- A Tampa man was arrested for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license and throwing away medical trash at his home Winham Street. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested 42-year-old Abdel Rahman Hussein Rabah at his alleged illegal practice, located at 6441 Eureka Springs Road in Tampa.

Florida's Department of Health got a complaint in December 2017 about the supposed illegal dentist, prompting an investigation. 

FDLE says the investigation showed Rabah posted photos on social media of his dentistry work but he did not hold an active license to practice. FDLE also says Rabah sometimes referred to himself as “Dr. Abdel Rahman.” 

Investigators say Rabah would throw out medical waste at his Tampa home, including used syringes, extracted teeth, and bloodied paper towels.

Rabah faces charges of unlicensed practice of a health care profession and practice of dentistry or dental hygiene without a license. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail on a bond of $30,000.

This was a joint investigation with Homeland Security Investigations.The Florida Department of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Tampa man arrested for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license
  • Polk deputies hold active shooter training
  • Brain power: Mind-controlled drones focus of USF research
  • Court tries to determine Morse's mental fitness
  • Youngest member of prestigious art society calls Lutz home
  • Teens fire BBs into crowd of homeless Tampa residents
  • Deputies search for vehicle of interest in Avon Park gas pump skimmer case
  • Speeding car crashes, stuck halfway up power pole guide wires in St. Pete
  • FHP searching for truck involved in deadly Seminole crash
  • Holiday travel handbook: All you need to know about gas prices, food transport, traffic conditions