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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Murder suspect arrested at place of employment–Kool Smiles!

Another example of the “quality” care brought to the “underserved” children by dental mills like Kool Smiles, Small Smiles and various others.

Augustine, ShabazzEver wonder how well these dental mills vet their employees?  Not very damn well!

I mentioned in a post a month or two ago, I bet there were all kinds of criminals working in these places.  I had in mind, child molesters since abusing children sets pretty well with the folks there.

However, it’s accused murders as well! 

Just think of the children this dental hygienist had his hands on.  He is accused of suffocating a 26 year old woman to death in 2004.  Was he thinking about suffocating your child while he was so close to their little faces?  Was he thinking about putting your child in the Charles River where he is accused of dumping Julaine?  What about his co-workers?  Aren’t you Kool Smiles folks ready to blow the whistle wide open on this retched company.Julaine Jules

Probably!  How could he not! 

Think of all the personal information this creep had at his disposal?  Scary!

Here is the woman he is accused of murdering.  Julaine Jules, a Hatiean-American woman who had worked at a children’s museum.

North Carolina Senate Bill 655–HB 698–Dentistry Management Agreements

 

Let’s break with tradition and “Read the Bill”. 

You can read the proposed bill putting much needed limits on dental management companies in North Carolina by clicking here.

Primary Sponsors - Louis PateAustin M. Allran

Co-Sponsors -Tom ApodacaDoug BergerAndrew C. BrockEd JonesWilliam R. PurcellRichard Stevens

Click here to keep up with the Bill.  See where it has been, and where it’s headed.

Wonder if this was designed to cut the head off the Michael DeRose head.  It is my whole heartedly belief he still profits from the Medicaid Dental Centers k/n/a Smile Starters.

Within weeks of the $10 million dollar fine/settlement he and Dr. Tish Balance signed all the clinics were amazingly sold to one of their Lead Dentists, Dr. Raf Rivera.  However, the management company remained-Root Dental Management.

In 2010 Michael DeRose was put on the no fly list, i.e. List of Excluded Individuals, where he is not to profit directly or indirectly from collecting Medicaid for services.  Well, I consider the sham in North Carolina, Dr. Michael DeRose profiting indirectly

Wonder if Roger Walters is also still involved down there?

Related:

Root Dental Management-FORBA Smell the Same April 21,2008

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Small Smiles Dental Centers owners guided by Shari’ah-Sharia- Rules and Principles

Arcapita Bank-Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain-is the investment firm who purchased the Small Smiles Dental Centers/Church Street Health Management from the DeRose family in 2006. 

The following statement is taken from Arcapita Bank’s Annual Financial Statement as of June 30, 2010, Ernst & Young auditors:

“…and that the Bank has complied with the terms of its banking license and has also complied with the "Islamic Shari’ah Rules and Principles as determined by the Shari’ah Supervisory Board of the Group.”

Arcapita Shari'ah Rules Statement

I’m thinking they would prefer me beheaded.

 

Related:

Sharia Banking Principles
The Principles of Islamic Banking

North Carolina is finally getting it when it comes to these fake practice management companies, who are really corporations, that own and operate clinics. Essentially practicing dentistry without a license!

However, Catherine Hughes from the Wealthy Dentist does not!

 

 

From the Wealthy Dentist

Catherine Hughes – June 21, 2011
Dentists Beware: The Government May Want To Tell You How To Manage Your Practice
The North Carolina Senate recently upheld Senate Bill 655, which would require the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners to examine all business contracts entered into by dental practices in their state.

No other state in the union has implemented such restrictions on dental practice management, or sought such inclusive authority over how dentists manage their business.

Talk about the far-reaching arm of the government!

I am amused at Ms. Hughes last state, about the far-reaching arm of the Malouf 10711-Strait-Lane1government!  I could blow her friggin mind about the far reaches of the Hedge Funds arms stealing tax payer dollars, causing health care costs to skyrocket!  All so the “wealthy dentist” can live like this:

Value: $14 Million Dollars!

Of course that is only his “first” home.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ohio’s AG sues Allcare Dental. Wonder how that will work out?

I’m guessing it will be a waste of time and energy but looks good to the voters.  AG should be brining criminal charges against the Executive Director of the Dental Board.  Her and the Dental Board member are the one that let them set up the illegally operated chop shops and screw the taxpayers of Ohio over, ripped them off and left the with no teeth at all! 

 

KWWL TV

By LISA CORNWELL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio's attorney general has sued a closed New York-based dental chain, alleging that the company violated consumer laws by failing to provide services and products paid for by patients.

Allcare Dental and Dentures abruptly shut down its offices nationwide in January.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed the lawsuit Friday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus. It seeks restitution for consumers and $25,000 in civil fines for each Ohio law violation.

The attorney general's office says it received more than 940 complaints against the company, mostly involving failure to deliver. DeWine's office says consumers disputed about $2 million in payments to Allcare in their complaints.

Telephone numbers listed for the Williamsville, N.Y.-based company have been disconnected. Court records did not list an attorney for the company.

Ohio AG announced sentencing for dentist guilty of Medicaid Fraud

 

Hey, Church Street Health Management-Small Smiles, NCDR, LLC-Kool Smiles and other dental mills fake owners, listen up:

Ohio AG Announces Sentencing for Cincinnati area Dentist for Medicaid Fraud!

6/22/2011

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Dr. Jeffrey Glenn, of Cincinnati, has been sentenced to five years of community control and ordered to pay restitution of $225,000, after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated theft, a third-degree felony.

Friday, June 24, 2011

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Names New Executive Director

Dr. J. A. Dean is announced as the new Executive Director of the ABPD replacing Arthur J. Nowak, who currently is on the Advisory Board Member of Church Street Health Management.

Word is that upper management at Small Smiles Dental/Church Street Health Management is quite happy about this announcement, saying “…he’s from Indiana and we know him…”, referring to Dr. Dean. 

Evidently they are hoping to get Dr. Dean to do what he can to make things favorable for CSHM.  Hold you’re ground Dr. Dean.  Just be forewarned.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tina’s Bill Proposal

Promoting a fellow crusader

Pass Tina’s Bill

Tina's Bill Proposal requires all dentists that the state allows to continue practicing while on probation to give each patient at the place of treatment a sheet explaining he/she is on probation and the reasons for that probation, have the patient or parent or guardian sign for it, and have the signed statement put in the patient chart file 1:52:18 is the time of the testimony on this video http://www.calchannel.com/channel/viewvideo/2131%20www.calchannel.com

Ohio Dentist Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that Dr. Jeffrey Glenn, of Cincinnati, has been sentenced to five years of community control and ordered to pay restitution of $225,000, after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated theft, a third-degree felony.

An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services review of Glenn's billing indicated an unusual pattern. That triggered an investigation within the Ohio Attorney General's Health Care Fraud Unit.

Investigators interviewed Glenn and employees of his office, Bond Hill Dental Center, sifted through almost 3,000 patient records obtained through a search warrant, interviewed dentists that subsequently treated Glenn's former patients and interviewed Glenn's patients. The results indicate that over the course of four years, beginning in 2006, Glenn repeatedly billed Medicaid for dental work that was not done.

$50,000 in restitution was paid on Thursday. The balance, $175,000, is due within five years. 

The money will be repaid to ODJFS and four of Ohio's Medicaid managed care organizations that were also falsely billed.

Fox 19 News – Cincinnati

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Straight Smiles - Another illegal dental clinic owned and operated by Church Street Health Management opens in Worcester, MA

(T&G Staff/CHRISTINE PETERSON)

I hope the folks at “Straight Smiles” are paying real close attention to the Medicaid Orthodontics scams being exposed in Texas, since I’m sure that is exactly what this is as well, if not worse.

[honestly I can hardly even say “straight smiles” since I immediately think of “straight face” and how they keep one I’ll never know]

In the article below the “Lead Orthodontist” said about the patient she was examining:

“ Zulanihs had a loose tooth and small signs of a posterior cross bite. Although she was not ready for braces, interceptive treatment would widen the upper arch of her palette”

(her licenses say she is a “general dentist, searching the Dentaquest site for MA Orthodontists, there is only 2 in a 30 mile radius, and she is NOT one of them)

[she means a palatal expander as seen here and here ] hyraxmodelRPE

“If this wasn’t found or not acted upon, it could result in trauma as well as recession of her lower anterior teeth.” 

[trauma!  really? well dang good thing the child got in there in time to prevent such a trauma]

It really means we found something, ever so tiny and insignificant but I think I found something so we can bill the taxpayers of Massachusetts.

Is it legal?  Well, of course not.  However I asked a dear friend, a dentist, living in Massachusetts about having to be a “real” orthodontist and advertising as a “specialty” when you are NOT a specialist?  Here is their reply:

As for the ortho question, you are going to just love my unclear and muddled answer! In the wacky state of Massachusetts, general dentists can do ortho, provided that they can "perform to the same standards" as specialists. (If that truly is the case, then why would any Orthodontist spend the extra 2-3 years in residency?)
In medicine, that is almost like your ear/nose/throat guy deciding he'll take a swing at open heart surgery.
The regulations, as far as I'm aware mostly have prohibitions against advertising to the public as a specialist. This pretty much falls in line with the ADA position. Hope this helps.

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Texas - WFAA TV–State takes action after Byron Harris expose'


by BYRON HARRIS
Bio | Email
WFAA
Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:51 PM
Updated yesterday at 4:17 PM

News 8 Investigates

From the air, it looks like there's a shark in swimming pool of the 13,000-square-foot mansion in Frisco. Turns out the shark is only painted on the bottom, complementing the water slide, next to the tennis court, which gives the place the look of a resort.

It all belongs to owner of Smiley Dental Clinics, which last year collected at least $1.9 million in Medicaid orthodontics (MO) fees, according to state records.

While the shark in the dentist's pool may be an illusion, it's not imaginary that Texas dentists have been swimming in a sea of Medicaid money over the last three years.

I think Small Smiles Dental Centers and Church Street Health Management is on the verge of more sanctions


ChurchandCapitalCornerSignBefore I get into this, let me say the following is not even close to being based on anything other than my observations. Maybe that sounds a bit odd to admit.  But according to the covey of “artful dodgers” at Small Smiles Dental Centers and Church Street Management, everything on this blog has no basis and is pure hogwash.  So I don’t know why they visit here forty ‘leven times a day.
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However, I’m smelling something happening at 618 Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee.  I’ve heard “chatter”  CSHM is reviewing their “breach” of the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) signed in January 2010 with the Office of Inspector General.
1.   I’m told they are scurrying to gauge exactly how far from the truth the reports sent to the OIG, as required by the CIA, with their actual patient/parent complaints from the third party call center, employee exit interviews, employee complaints via the “hotline” and Daily Patient Logs, that reveal the actual overtreatment still taking place on a daily, patient by patient basis.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Where is Dr. Thien Chi Pham, Kool Smiles founder, now?

I was told some time ago, when Dr. Pham left Kool Smiles he landed in Arizona, guess that report was correct.  

molar magic
Molar Magic Orthodontics LLC
1864 E Florence Blvd
Ste 1
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Phone: (520) 876-5200
Fax: (480) 393-0926

Super Pages
Carecredit
Facebook

According to Molar Magic’s facebook page, they opened in August 2009.Dr.PhamandMolarMagicstaff

molarmagicvideogames

Must be a Medicaid clinic, at least it’s not a mill, but never forget he was trained by Dr. Eddie DeRose,

“Molar Magic is a comprehensive general dentistry and orthodontic for children and young adults ages 1-20. At Molar Magic we believe oral health care can and should be fun, comfortable, and easy. Stop in anytime for a tour! Let us work our magic!”

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dental Group Practice Association (DGPA)– Supporting the corporate practice of dentistry where executives get rich, dentists get the shaft and patient care is not even considered.

drmecklerDental Group Practice Association (DGPA)
“a non-profit industry organization representing Dental Service Organizations (DSOs).”
Collectively, practices serviced by DGPA members have:
-1,500+ dental practice locations in 46 states
-3,200+ affiliated/owner dentists
-5 million patient visits
-Projected revenue of more than $5 billion by 2015

So is this “group” going to be the “World Organization” to oversee all facets of dental care at a corporate dental clinic near you?  I hear they meet, and basically divvy up the country and decide who can take over where and set prices, as well as put the pressure on the insurance companies to had them the cash.  Of course they will give you some shitty dental treatment in the midst of it all, but that is NOT the goal.

Appears they are tight with the American Student Dental Association by sponsoring many of their events. Also the Student National Dental Association.  Gosh wonder why that is?
You must read on and learn about this bunch.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

ATTN: Former Kool Smiles Dental, Ocean Dental, Dental Dreams employees

I would really like to hear from any of you.  Please contact me at cckaddie@yahoo.com

Is “Patient Advocate” Angela Newberry out of a job at Small Smiles Dental Centers?

Here is a listing for a job opening at Church Street Health Management dated June 17, 2011.  Pity the poor fool who takes this job! YIKES!  I hope any applicant takes time to read the Corporate Integrity Agreement this company has signed with the Department of Justice and Inspector General’s Office.  Read it carefully!  Smell the jail?

Director/Patient Advocate

Duties include:
Reporting to the SVP, Chief Compliance Officer, the selected individual will be responsible for recording, remedying, and responding to comments, concerns and complaints by patients of CSHM Associated Dental Practices. The Patient Advocate is also charged with ensuring that patients and, for minor patients, patients' parents and/or legal guardians are informed of CSHM's commitment to quality care and provided with contact information for submitting complaints. The Patient Advocate will report to the Chief Compliance Officer. The Patient Advocate will also be a key member of the Compliance Department and a member of CSHM's Compliance Committee.

Angela has been the topic of conversation of late at CSHM due to her prior association with Universal Health Services (UHS) and it’s string of “youth education” treatment centers.  UHS has complaints out the wazoo about the abuses that goes on behind the doors to pre-teens and young adults.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Standard still being lowered when it comes to dental anesthesia

My point in sharing these links is to point out that even though kids are dying from teeth extractions performed by DDS and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons... standards are being lowered still !

States where dental hygienists may administer locals

http://www.adha.org/governmental_affairs/downloads/localanesthesiamap.pdf

States where dental hygienists can administer nitrous

http://www.adha.org/governmental_affairs/downloads/Nitrousmap.pdf

Dental Hygiene Practice Act Overview:

Permitted Functions and Supervision Levels by State

http://www.adha.org/governmental_affairs/downloads/fiftyone.pdf

Comparison of Tasks: Dental Therapist vs Advanced Dental Therapist

http://www.dentalboard.state.mn.us/Default.aspx?tabid=1165

The principles, competencies, and curriculum for educating dental therapists

(American Assoc of Public Health Dentistry Panel)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00263.x/full

Another Kool Smiles "Chop Shop" opens on taxpayer dime in East Chicago, IN

Here ya go folks, taxpayers get to pick up the tab for another Kool Smiles "chop shop".  Wonder if these lawmakers realize they are opening an illegal clinic, sure they do! Many of these dental mills stay out of Illinois due the their Medicaid system.  It's low and slow.  But not Kool Smiles or Dental Dreams, nope they don't care how low they go or how long it takes to get your tax dollar.  If you have something to say about these illegal clinics, email me at cckaddie@yahoo.com.  I want to hear what you have.

 

New Office Marks Extension of Successful Public/Private Partnership Inaugurated in Gary, Indiana



EAST CHICAGO, Ind., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- East Chicago residents will soon have something new to smile about. Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities, is opening a new office in East Chicago in partnership with the East Chicago Community Health Center (ECCHC).



The new location will open June 20 and is located within the East Chicago Community Health Center at 1313 West Chicago Avenue. It will be the company's third office in the area, bringing East Chicago residents a convenient option for quality dental care. The grand opening was celebrated on June 15th. Attendees included State Representative Earl Harris, State Representative Charlie Brown, State Senator Lonnie Randolph, Ms Gilda Orange, Chairman East Chicago CHC and East Chicago Councilwoman, Frank Mrvan Township Trustee, Mayor Anthony Copeland, Ms Te-Reika Chambers, representing Congressman Visclosky, Mark Vanderheight, Primary Healthcare Associates, Dr. Gerri Browning, East Chicago CHC Chief Medical Director, Mr. Dwayne Mitchell, CEO East Chicago CHC, Dr. Ricardo Hood, East Chicago CHC Medical Director and Health Commissioner of the City of Gary.


This new office aims to replicate the success of the 2010 launch of a similar center in Gary, IN which is celebrating its one year anniversary. In only 3 months after the Gary public/private partnership was established, dental patient access more than doubled from 12 patients receiving oral health care to over 30 patients receiving oral health care each day.  To establish a similar access opportunity for East Chicago residents, the new office will increase access to the area's residents who need it the most, offering families a centrally located resource for dental care that will complement the existing medical offices.  The East Chicago Community Health Center is funded by taxpayer dollars through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Read the entire Press Release

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.

Send me your Kool Smiles information or documentation its time they too stop torturing children and raping the Medicaid system in their illegal clinics.

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cckaddie@yahoo.com

Here is the sign off highway US41 in Terra Haute, Indiana pointing to one of the Kool Smiles Dental Centers.

I recently took this during one of my stops on my “where in the world is the next illegal dental clinic” tour which I began in April. 

I also took the time to check out the clinic and even spoke with the next door business owners, who had a lot to say.

There was a cute little shop right next door that two lovely grandmother type ladies owned.  I was in need of a wedding gift so I went in to see what they had.  After I picked out a couple of nice items, the graciously offered to gift wrap them, which gave me time to ask them about the dental clinic next door. 

Immediately the woman scowled.  I knew that she knew it was a bad bad place.  Just a few inquisitive questions got her to talking.  She told me about the horrible and terrifying screams they hear through the walls.  She told of the many times her patrons who would be shopping would look at her and gasp.  She told me there are times where customers have become extremely upset hearing the shear terror in the tiny screams coming through the walls. 

IMG_0885She said it was where a lot of Medicaid children went, she didn’t know I l already knew all about these folks.  This day, it was nice outside, sun shining and a slight breeze, they had their backdoor open to let the breeze flow though.

She said her and her partner had stepped out back earlier and listened at the back door of the Kool Smiles and it made them both sick.  They had called in a complaint a time or two but nothing was ever done, it’s a dentist office, that treats children, who cares if there are screams she was told.

Who cares?  I do.  Don’t you? 

If you are a former employee please contact me, send me what evidence you have, your identity is strictly confidential.  I couldn’t know all I know if I didn’t keep my informants identity a secret.  Heck, just send me some documents anonymously, that’s fine too.

cckaddie@yahoo.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Is Church Street Health Management the new World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools?

 

Is Church Street Health Management-Small Smiles Dental- the current World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS)?  What about NCDR.LLC-Kool Smiles Dental?

WWASPS billed itself as an “umbrella organization” of independent institutions for education and treatment of troubled teenagers.  So does CSHM.  CSHM insists it only manages independent dental clinics.

WWASPS mistreats minor for federal dollars.  So does CSHM.  In fact CSHM’s top management, who are 4 of it’s board members, operated the same kind of facilities WWASPS does, under the name Keys Group Holding,LLC.  Isn’t that odd. 

WWASPS sued a mom who spoke out against their cruelty to children.  So did CSHM.  - Me.

WWASPS sued for mistreating children.  So is CSHM.

WWASPS expose’ was featured by PBS. 

 

Related:

Crimes and Corruption
Romney, Toture and Teens
Over The GW , by Nick – film about these camps for abuse

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UHS Youth facilities were owned by same group of misfits who now run CSHM and Small Smiles Dental Centers

Much like the DeRose family built their crooked empire then sold out,  the current Small Smiles Dental Centers management created these horribly torture facilities and sold to Universal Health Services.  Current patient advocate for Small Smiles Dental Centers came over from UHS to work with her old friends  - Angela Newberry

Rick Santorum And Universal Health Services: Presidential Hopeful Serves On Board of Hospital Chain Being Sued By DOJ
Huffinton Post

 

Attention former residents and employees – the HP wants to hear from you.  Email them! jason.cherkis@huffingtonpost.com.

June 7, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who announced his bid for president Monday, has spent the past four years serving on the board of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), one of the country's largest and most troubled hospital chains.

It turns out Santorum may have had a more personal stake in railing against President Barack Obama's signature health care legislation and beating the drum for less government intrusion in our health care system. Both federal and state officials have routinely cited UHS for a seemingly endless number of violations, ranging from Medicaid fraud to patient neglect and abuse. Investigations have uncovered everything from riots to rape to homicide at UHS facilities.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Kentucky requirement for Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) at dental offices a step in the right direction

 

AED REQUIREMENT
201 KAR 8:550, only dentists who perform general anesthesia/deep sedation and moderate sedation would be required to have an automated external defibrillator in their office. 

General Dentists and Minimal Sedation permit holders would not be required to have an AED.

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General Anesthesia/Deep Sedation - A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused, but respond purposefully following repeated or painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory function may be impaired. Patients may require assistance in maintaining a patent airway and spontaneous ventilation may be inadequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

How can a male registered nurse afford to give his family a home like this?

 

Value: $1,329,000
5,746 sq. ft.
1652 Jacobs Drive
Gallatin, Tennessee
Sumner, County

1652 Jacobs Drive Street Gallatin TN

1652 Jacobs Drive Sat View Gallatin TN

1652 Jacobs Drive Plot Gallatin TN

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Michael G. Lindley, Al J. Smith, Brad Gardner, Rodney Cawood and Mike McCulla of Church Street Health Management/Small Smiles Dental Centers have let children die on their watch before it appears

A Pattern of abusing children for profit going back to the 1980's. 
Chad Youth Center deaths in 2007
Former Chad Employee Speaks Out
Quote from Tennessee Hall of Shame
Death ruled a homicide at youth center
Chad administrator McDuffie assured DHS that Chad was a "nurturing and positive environment." He said the facility had hired more staff and made children's safety a priority. The former owners of Chad also said it was a safe and therapeutic place for children when they handed over the keys to Universal Health in October 2005. "Our goal was to effect treatment in as nonphysical a way as possible," former chief executive officer Michael G. Lindley said. Al Smith, another former top executive with Chad's former owner, said: "Did untoward events happen? Absolutely. But was it a culture? I don't believe so."
DHS staffer Haiying Xi reported, a youngster had been cut on the chin in a restraint, requiring stitches. Chad had not reported this to regulators, DHS learned. Finally, DHS official Stephen Rosenberg wrote to Chad. "The investigation could not determine any pattern for the use of illegal physical restraints," Rosenberg wrote.  But children died.
Neil Campbell and Michael Lindley
Above Neil Campbell and Michael Lindley (right) pictured at NAPHS in 2003

Your tax money for Wall Street, no not the bailout-Worse!

From WAFF

In 2009 the Richard J. (John) and Leanne Malouf home rated 42 in top 100 most expensive homes in Dallas!  He’s just a dentist!  What did his neighbors think he did?  How did he explain he was screwing his neighbors as well as taxpayers to live like this?  He’s only 45 years old!
by BYRON HARRIS
Bio | Email
June 8, 2011

Last year, lax state regulations allowed dentists to legally collect nearly $200 million to straighten the teeth of poor children in Texas at taxpayer expense.
That's more than the rest of the United States combined.
Orthodontic treatment for children is generally an elective, cosmetic procedure that many parents spend thousands of dollars on for their children. But Texas pays for orthodontics under Medicaid like no other state in the country.
In 2010, Texas spent $184 million on Medicaid orthodontics.
Medicaid is designed to provide health care for the poor.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Want out of your employment contract with your dental mill? Tell ‘em to shove it! The company is operating an illegal operation, and they know it.

You might want to read up on Penny v OrthAlliance 2003
Corporations practicing dentistry is down right illegal, always has been.  Now, when is someone going to enforce the laws?

Currently, some Dental Boards say they do not have the authority.
Well, what the hell do we need them for?  Monthly dog and pony shows?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

American Association of Dental Boards

Our Mission Statement

  • To serve as a resource by providing a national forum for exchange, development and dissemination of information to assist dental regulatory boards with their obligation to protect the public.

  • Values Held by the AADB

  • AADB values protection of the public whenever it seeks dental     health care.

  • AADB values collaborative relationships within organized dentistry among educators, accreditors, examiners and regulators.

  • AADB values meeting the needs of all its members.

Really?? 

Monday, June 06, 2011

Small Smiles Dental closing one of it’s Oklahoma City dental centers.

 

I’m hearing is only temporary, hope to reopen in the fall.  I hope that is NOT possible by the time fall gets here!

Isn’t Oklahoma where that waterboarding dentist, Megann Scott worked?

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Church Street Management - Small Smiles Dental Centers - New Malpractice Carrier

I'm hearing it's CNA.

So folks, when you are making your complaints and reporting incidents and "adverse events" at the dental centers, don't forget to shoot off a report to CNA!

Massive influx of foreign-trained dentist and complete take over of our medical and dental health care profession? You decide

Someone found this on the Internet and sent it to me.  I felt it absolutely should be reposted as it is yet another picture of what is happening right under our noses and we all need to wake up from our peaceful slumber:

 

We will soon see a massive influx of foreign-trained dentists. While everything else has been outsourced, the last majorly unaffected areas of the American economy are health care and the service sector. By virtue of the logic that health care not be outsourced, we as a profession were complacent.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Small Smiles Dental Centers, more lawsuits filed, this time in Rochester, NY

June 2, 2011

Sheila Sawyer joining Small Smiles Dental Centers as In House General Counsel–the previous candidate backed out.

Sheila Sawyer is leaving Wallar Lansden, where she was partner.  
“For the past five years, Sheila’s practice has focused on litigation and government investigations and during that time she has been instrumental, acting as our outside counsel, in assisting the Company with numerous state investigations, successfully resolving all of them.”
Sheila will be leading the Human Resources team, with consists of among other, DeRose relatives, Jacob and Jenna Kochenberger.  Combing “legal” and “human resources” should be a hoot.
It’s said, Sheila has been “a fan of, and terrific advocate” for Small Smiles Dental Centers Church Street Health Management. 
Sheila’s start day is July 18 if all goes well.

Texas gone hog wild and pig crazy with taxpayer sponsored dental care

 

2007    $399,000,000
2008    $768,000,000
2009    $961,000,000
2010    $1,235,000,000

In essence, Medicaid expenditures in Texas for dental services have gone up 300% in 4 years.  I suppose it’s a case of out of control kids going to sleep with Sippy cups.  Or theft on a monumental scale.  No wonder every dentist in the country wants to come to Texas to make his/her fortune!

Actually you don’t have to actually be a dentist to profit, just hire one.  I’m packing now, look out Texas, here I come.

Section 5 page 6 of Texas Medicaid and CHIP 8th edition – January 2011

Yet today, Texas announced it was “expanding” it’s Medicaid spending for dental care!  Texas taxpayers, your Texas government has lost it’s ever lovin’ mind!

Here ya go, Texas, bend over!  Oh wait, sorry, you already are bent over, well, stand back up and do it again.