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Ryan Hamm is the Editorial Director for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.
In some weird dental news, a former Air Force contractor is alleging that she was accused by coworkers of being a "Hindu witch" and that her meditation invited demons into her.
While it’s fair to say that the best work of dental technicians can resemble wizardry, one dental technician in Maryland is fighting her termination by claiming she was called “a witch” by co-workers at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Ms. Deborah Schoenfeld, who practices Hinduism and has interests in Wiccan practices, was apparently referred to as a “Hindu witch,” according to sources contacted by the Air Force Times. She was later terminated for using profanity, a charge she disputes. Additionally, Shoenfeld allegedly was told she did not have the right to know who her accuser was.
A letter from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to the commander of Fort Mead provides a laundry list of additional grievances that Shoenfeld has against the Epes Dental Clinic at Fort Mead. They wrote:
An Air Force spokesman told the Air Force Times that officials are looking into Shoenfeld’s claims. Hopefully it reaches the proper resolution. In the meantime, other dental technicians should be encouraged to continue their technical and esthetic wizardry-before and after Halloween.
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