Thursday, September 29, 2011

Central KY Commercial Real Estate Blog: NAI Isaac Brings Kool Smiles Dentistry to Elizabethtown, KY

Central KY Commercial Real Estate Blog: NAI Isaac Brings Kool Smiles Dentistry to Elizabethtown, KY

koolsmilesWARNING to Elizabethtown, Kentucky residents; it looks like you are about to become the unwitting prey of a Kool Smiles dental center. 

Danger to your children awaits.  Remember the dental mill mantra “Patients may be hard to increase, but billable procedures are not!”  Creative dentistry at its best.

I feel Kool Smiles operates illegally in Kentucky under the statues of a Professional Service Corporation (PSC) where by the person owning and directing the “professional service” must be licensed by the “professional” board of the state, in this case the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and the person MUST perform those services. KRS 313.060 (3) no person shall conduct dental practice in their name unless he or she personally performs services as a dentist is such office.  Not less then 1/2 of the officers of a PSC and ALL of the officers other than the secretary and the treasurer shall be qualified persons to perform the professional services. See KRS 274.027 and 274.045 

Why the KY Dental Board ignores its own laws, rules and regulations is beyond me. 


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In the case of Kool Smiles PSC, the incorporator, Tu Minh Tran, DDS is the President, phone number 770-916-5028.  Mailing address is 1090 NORTHCHASE PKWY SE STE 150 MARIETTA, GA 30067-6407. Dr. Tran’s KY dental license number is 8540.

Dr. Tu Minh Tran does NOT even live in the state of Kentucky, let alone see or treat patients here.  He lives in a mansion just outside Atlanta.  By the way, in case you don’t know, Dr. Tu Minh Tran used to work for the founders of the Small Smiles chain of dental mills.  The dentists and other employees who work at Kool Smiles PSC are directed and paid by NCDR, LLC located at 1090 NORTHCHASE PKWY SE STE 150 MARIETTA, GA 30067-6407 – Managers of the LLC are Thomas Nance and Kevin Miller.  Kevin Miller is NOT a licensed dentist in Kentucky nor is Thomas Nance.  NCDR, LLC’s chief dental officer is NOT a licensed dentist is Kentucky.  Dr. Polly Blake Buckey, NCDR, LLC’s regional manager is the licensed dentist in charge of the Southern Indiana and Kentucky Kool Smiles.  According to, Polly Blake Buckey lives in Windy Hills, KY.

In many cases these dental mill dentists just hop from one mill to the next, take Dr. Jason W. Cooper, DDS for instance.  If you were to Google  “Kool Smiles Kentucky” your results would return Dr. Cooper at the 1301 Winchester Road # 225, Lexington Kentucky Kool Smiles clinic.  However upon checking Dr. Cooper’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) number you would find his record was updated in December 2010 and the current information is all Small Smiles information, see below.

Jason W. Cooper, DDS
KY Dental License number 8827
NPI number 1215261201
File last updated on 12-28-2010
201 W. 8th Street, Suite 810
Pueblo, Colorado

Business Practice Location:
3506 Village CT (this is Children’s Dental in Gary, a CSHM/Small Smiles dental center)
Gary, IN  46408-1428

So does Dr. Jason W. Cooper work for Kool Smiles or Small Smiles?  Well, it appears as early as June of 2011 he was at the Gary Small Smiles, otherwise known as Children’s Dental Clinic of Gary #008.