Monday, January 21, 2008

What's Going On At Ocean Dental Corporation?

I don't know exactly what is going on over at Ocean Dental Corporation, in Stillwater, OK but something has them checking out this blog pretty often in comparison to other visitors.

I have to give this some serious thought since guess what... they specialize in child dental care just like Small Smiles and Kool Smiles (check out the comments section) who have been busted for abusing and traumatizing children, using restraints and doing unnecessary dental procedures, as reported by WJLA TV in the DC area, 9News in Denver and 11Alive TV, Atlanta, Georgia respectfully.

They too are proud to announce they accept medicaid patients, which sends up red flags all over the place based on Small Smiles and Kool Smiles in my opinion. But so far, this blogger hasn't found any information on them, complaints or compliments.

Below is a list of Ocean Dental locations across the US.

Click on the address for a printable map.

City Address Zip Phone
Stillwater, OK 510 S. Duck 74074 405.377.7300
Oklahoma City, OK 1610 W. I-240 Service Rd. 73159 405.605.4900
Downtown Oklahoma City, OK 47 NE 23rd St. 73159 405.525.1222
Norman, OK 500 West Main Suite 200 73069 405-321-2349
Moore, OK 2305 S. I-35 73160 405.799.0800
Warr Acres, OK 3919 N.W. MacArthur 73122 405.787.7827
Enid, OK 913 W. Maple 73701 580.242.0300
Lawton, OK 5314 N.W. Cache Rd. 73505 580.595.9492
Shawnee, OK 4409 N. Kickapoo 74804 405.273.7077
Tulsa, OK 6801 E. Admiral Place 74115 918.836.8366
Muskogee, OK 930 A West Shawnee 74401 918.682.6060

East Cleveland, OH 8101 Euclid Ave. 44103 216.229.2500
West Cleveland, OH 3545 Ridge Road 44102 216.961.6860
Columbus, OH 3646 E. Main St. 43213 614.231.4800

Little Rock, AR 3024 S. University 72204 501.565.0606
Hot Springs, AR 221 Airport Rd., Space G 71913 501.321.4963
Fort Smith, AR 1326 S. Waldron Road 72903 479.484.0008
Jonesboro, AR 1810 E. Highland Drive, Suite B 72401 870-934-0339
Fayetteville, AR 745 E. Joyce, Suite 224 72703 TBA

Des Moines, IA 1345 E. University Avenue, #302 50316 515.264.9022

Louisville, KY 3977 7th St. Road 40216 502.447.5699

Corpus Christi, TX 1620 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 250 78416 361-853-3334

El Paso, TX 1166 N Yarbrough Drive 79925 TBA

update: Since posting this comment, there seems to be an email circulating through the company with a link to this comment, and people from Ocean Dental are this blogs best customers recently.

Still don't know what's going on over there, but something on this blog has them stirred up.

Looks like Ocean Dental has contracted with Tulsa School District to bring a mobile dental truck to the schools for dental treatment of children on Medicaid:

Here is the minutes from the meeting in Sept. 2007:

Enter into a contract with Ocean Dental to provide dental services for
Medicaid-eligible students through the operation of the Ocean Dental mobile
clinic during the school year 2007-2008.
There will be no cost to the District.

FURTHER RECOMMEND the attorney for the School District prepare the
appropriate contract and the proper officers of the Board of Education be
authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the District. Contact person-
Taylor Young.

RATIONALE: These services will be available to TPS schools that enroll
30 or more students. Routine and preventive services will be performed
within the scope of the clinic. These services are available to interested
schools meeting the criteria for participation.
The mobile clinic is totally self-contained requiring no District services.
Parent/guardians must give authorization to Ocean Dental to provide these
services. Students will not be placed under anesthesia which results in them
being unconscious. Services which require complex procedures will be
performed at Ocean Dental facilities.
The mobile clinic will be staffed with a dentist, an assistant and a staff
member who escorts children to the clinic on school property. A mutually
agreed upon schedule will be developed to prevent disruption of the
educational process.

7 Must Read Comments:

Anonymous said...

(Feb. 2008) Project update for two projects at Stillwater regional Airport. The EagleMed crew quarters/office and the Ocean Dental corporate hangar facility are moving forward in spite of the challenging weather conditions. I have grouped a few pictures of each project in progression for information purposes. "Doing pretty well on Medicaid dollars!"

Debbie said...

Send me the pictures and I'll post them.

Add see, those regular dentist no not what they talk about, you can make money treating medicaid children.

Anonymous said...

Pics @ bottom of link below:

Anonymous said...

Ocean Dental Clinics do not use and have never used restraints such as papoose boards.

Anonymous said...

I first "checked out" this article because I have a google alert set up on Small Smiles. I would bet many people have google alerts set up on a lot of different topics you discuss. As far as I know, restraints such as papoose boards are never used at any Ocean Dental clinic.

Anonymous said...

I worked at ocean dental. ocean dentalshould be investigated. I also heard children cry and a doctor tell the kids to shout up. They give to much nitrous. the children are getting sick, wont allow parents to come back. now they are committing insurance fraud, bad filling!! rct failure, abcessess and fistulas not treated because they are to busy. They have fired over 20 people in three years in the louisville office because they had been good employees, and didnt like what went on. Someone needs to do something . I reported it to the dental board but nothing is done!! Healthcare and being poor should never be at the cost of our children. RDH

Anonymous said...

Ocean Dental is a joke! The Cleveland clinics have dentists that do all type of illegal work on these children! If they ever get audited, I bet there will be all kinds of findings of fraud! Management are so afraid of losing their jobs that they just don't say anything. Dr. Hoecker doesn't know what the heck is going on with his company because his buddy Joe Akin runs everything. The money keeps rolling in, though, and they open up a new office every week in unsuspecting areas of the country. The employees are treated like dirt and told quite often how happy they should be to have a job! Ocean Dental's days are numbered...I can't wait until it blows up!