Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kool Smiles Dental Clinics (Chop Shops) - Dr. Tu Tran–King of the Hill-

7729 Stables Dr Atlanta front view
In 2002 the dentist who owns this $1.2 million dollars home in the suburbs of Atlanta was merely a dentist working at a Medicaid clinic in Denver Colorado.  The clinic was owned by Dr. Edward (Eddie ) DeRose and his son Michael DeRose.

Dr. Tu Tran and his buddy Dr. Pham both worked for the DeRoses.  They learned the business model, tore out on their own and opened up their first chop shop in Atlanta in 2003. 

In 2004 they lured Friedman Fleischer and Lowe, a private equity firm in San Francisco, to hop on the gravy train and spread illegal Kool Smiles dental centers across the nation.

Guess when this luxury home was purchased, yep, 2004. Out of dental school just 6 years and buys a $1.2 million dollar home!!??

By the way, Dr. Tran is on 2 years probation in Georgia.  He’s had numerous sanctions in other states as well.  Seems he needs to attend the LEAP program, Law, Ethics & Professionalism program. (see sanctions below) I’m guessing many at Kool Smiles do.

  • Single Family Residence 7790 Stables Drive Atlanta

  • Year Built: 2004

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Approximately 5,745 Sq Ft

  • Lot size: 30,174 Sq Ft

  • Stories: 2

  • Rooms: 10

  • Purchased 12-9-2004

  • Purchase price – $1,190,000

  • 7790 Stables Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350

  • Now, who owns these Kool Smiles Dental clinic?  Dr. Tran.  Really?

    He's been sanctioned in Georgia and needs to take classes on the laws and ethics of dentistry, but this guy is still lending his name to put on the doors of clinics in which he does not practice!!

    Dr. Tu Tran Georgia Sanctions February 2011