By Naveen Dhaliwal
Oklahoma City, OK (KOCO/CNN) - An Oklahoma mother and daughter are accused of posing as dentists and operating on dozens of people.
The two women surrendered to police Monday.
Elizabeth Hinojosa walked out of the courtroom just moments after being arraigned.
"I'm glad they turned themselves in, it makes it a little bit easier for us, it makes it easier for the victims," said Susan Rogers with the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry.
Authorities have accused Hinojosa of posing as a dentist and operating on dozens of people in Oklahoma City.
State health officials say Hinojosa, along with her daughter Monica Salazar who was also in court, face felony charges for practicing in two metro dental clinics.
"Each time she actually practiced dentistry on anybody, did any kind of procedure, individually putting on a cap, in individually grinding a tooth, any of those. Each and every one of them is their own separate felony," said Rogers.
They say the pair stole thousands of dollars for fraudulent work. So far authorities say there are about 50 victims, but not all are coming forward.
"We've been working on the investigation all day again, we have new victims that came forward," said Rogers.
Hinojosa had been hired as a Spanish translator and part-time dental assistant, according to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry.
Her daughter worked at one of the same offices.
Authorities say that after a patient's initial appointment, they would book a return date for treatment at a time after the dental office was closed.