Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:44
Dentistry, along with the American Dental Association, contributed to the capture of the one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. James “Whitey” Bulger was taken into custody last week in California with his long-time girlfriend Catherine Greig.
Bulger was alleged to have been a crime boss in the Boston area and fled 16 years ago to avoid apprehension.
To aid in the long search to find him, the FBI contacted the ADA in 2007 to notify dentists that a fugitive may be looking for a dentist. The FBI believed Bulger may make a trip to the dentist because Greig was a dental hygienist and wanted to keep up on her oral health.