DutchNews, April 26, 2016
A Dutch dentist who was extradited to France to face charges of mutilating patients has been jailed for eight years and banned from practising his profession for life.
Mark van Nierop was charged with mutilating 120 patients without medical need between 2008 and 2012 at his practice in Chateau-Chinon. Van Nierop is said to have pulled healthy teeth, broken people’s jaws and left broken bits of equipment in patients’ gums.
Van Nierop, 51, was tracked down in Canada in September 2014 and extradited to the Netherlands on an international arrest warrant. A Dutch court ruled then he could be sent to France for trial.
The Dutch public prosecution department is currently investigating events at the practice he had in The Hague before moving to France, ANP said last month.