A self-taught dental practitioner was arrested on Koh Samui on Sunday for opening an illegal clinic to attach fashion braces for clients.
Pol Lt-Colonel Sompol Buranathet, deputy commander of Koh Samui police station, said on Monday that Sasiporn Robru, 24, a local resident, had been arrested at a shop-house in Moo 4 village in Tambon Mae Nam.
Police seized equipment and eight dental braces from the property.
Sompol said police had acted following tip-offs by local residents that the shop-house was providing illegal dental services.
Sasiporn admitted that she had run the shop to attach fashion braces for many clients for over a month, charging Bt300 to Bt800 per customer, Sompol added.
She said she used to work at a dental clinic where she had observed braces being fitted, and she later further studied the technique from watching YouTube clips.
She then bought fashion braces from a shop, opened her own brace-fitting clinic and promoted the business on her Facebook page.