AHPRA extracting 'backyard' dental clinics

Australia's health watchdog has raided several alleged backyard dental clinics that community sources claim have been operating in disadvantaged Melbourne suburbs for a decade.

In the past fortnight, AHPRA has raided four alleged backyard dental operations, sparking concerns many may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases.

Health authorities are warning those clinics uncovered so far in Meadow Heights and Roxburgh Park could be the tip of the iceberg, and are calling for those who have visited them to come forward. One man, Muhammet Velipasaoglu, has been