Friday, March 06, 2009

Colorado Springs Gazette Mentions 20/20 Probe

Colorado Springs Gazette's reveals 20/20's probe into Small Smiles.


Small Smiles dentistry focus of ‘20/20′ probe
March 5th, 2009, 2:02 pm by Brian Newsome

Small Smiles Dental Centers, a national chain with offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo,  will be featured Friday in a “20/20″ report about questionable practices. Small Smiles, which serves mostly children on Medicaid, has come under fire in various media stories for restraining kids, not allowing parents to be present with them, and doing unnecessary procedures to get Medicaid reimbursements Here is a YouTube clip from an ABC News investigation in the D.C. area.

A spokeswoman for “20/20″ confirmed the report will air Friday at 8 p.m. MST. Correspondent Deborah Roberts reported from Pueblo, according to 20/20 media relations publicist Alyssa Z. Apple, but Colorado Springs is not specifically mentioned.

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