FourFour Two: Dr. Albuquerque’s Dentist’s Accidental Death
Posted January 14, 2018 08:06:59After a long day of dental work, the dentist at Dr. Carlos Aguilar’s home in rural Albuquerque, New Mexico, had a terrible accident that killed him.
According to his wife, Alvaro Aguilar, he was doing a routine dental check when he suddenly went unconscious.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Aguilar’s father, Ricardo Aguilar Jr., told ABC News he knew his son well, having worked as his dentist for years.
He described the last three months of his son’s life as being difficult.
“He was my hero, he always wanted to help people.
I just can’t believe this happened to him,” Ricardo Aguiler Jr. said.
Ricardo Aguilar Sr. had seen Carlos Aguiler for years and worked with him when he worked as a dental assistant in Las Vegas.
Carlos was a kind and caring man, who was a natural leader and had a strong sense of justice, Ricardo said.
“It’s a horrible accident,” Ricardo said of Carlos Aguilers death.
“It is hard to imagine what he must have been going through.”
The family also is searching for answers.
“He would be like a brother to us,” Ricardo added.
“There’s nothing else that we can do for him.”
Carlos Aguilar worked in dental offices in Las Vacansa, Mexico and Albuquerque, N.M. His family said he had been with them for about 15 years.
His sister, Maria Aguilar Aguilar Navarro, said the family believes the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
She said she and her brother met Carlos at a bar in Las Palmas and had been in the same town for about a year.
“They had a lot in common,” she said.
Maria Aguilar added she had no idea why Carlos was on his way to the dentist’s office.
“I never expected him to die,” she told ABC.
“I was expecting a call from his wife.”