Suffolk County Police arrested a dentist who they said was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while he conducted a dental procedure on a patient on Monday afternoon.
First Precinct police officers responded to a complaint at a dental office - located at 152 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst - about a dentist who appeared to be intoxicated at approximately 4:30 p.m.
After investigation police officials said First Precinct Crime Section officers determined Robert B. Garelick, 57, was under the influence of alcohol while performing dental work on a patient.
Garelick - who resides in Melville and is licensed to practice dentistry by New York State - was charged with one count of reckless endangerment, second degree.
According to police, he was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, January 22.
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