Monday, December 03, 2012

Parents not surprised over raid of Rome, Georgia dental office

ROME, Ga. - Police are investigating allegations of abuse at a children's dental office in Rome. Authorities say that MCG Management, Inc., doing business as Children's Dentistry in Rome, is under criminal investigation.

According to the district's attorney's office, the investigation began with allegations of Medicaid fraud. The Rome Police Department executed a search warrant last Thursday based on the criminal investigation, as well as complaints from parents that their children may have been improperly restrained. There were also allegations that some of the children they have had improper, if not necessary, dental work done.

Police seized several crates and boxes from the office in the raid. One woman told FOX 5's Patty Pan that she wasn't surprised to hear of the Medicaid allegations. "I took my daughter to the dentist office and they basically told me that she had one cavity. And took her back four days later to have her one cavity filled and they billed her insurance for nine cavities total," said the woman, who asked not to be identified.

Mary Bodkin, whose grandkids have been going to the dentist office for years, said that she doesn't believe the accusations. "It breaks my heart because they take wonderful care of both my granddaughter and a lot of other people. This is wrong," said Bodkin. Authorities say that no criminal charges have been filed. They say it is an ongoing going investigation. Anyone with claims is urged to download a form from the Rome News Tribune website, fill it out and bring it to the Rome Police Department.

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Children’s Dentistry of Rome
204 Redmond Rd NW,
Rome, GA 30165
Ph: 706 291-2550 - Fax: 706 291-8349


Dr. Maheshvar Patel DDS Bio from website

patel“Truly it is a privilege and honor to educate my community about oral health. Along with improving oral health, it is essential that my patients feel comfortable and enjoy coming to our office. In today’s society a clean, healthy smile gives us more confidence. My motto is to live life to the fullest… Carpe Diem.“

Dr. Patel, a Georgia native, raised in Cartersville, Ga and graduated Cass High School in 2002. His scholastic abilities earned him the Etowah Foundation and Mercer University scholarship. He was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mercer University in 2006. Then he continued on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University in 2010. Dr. Patel was in the Honors program for Orofacial Pain/TMD Management clinic for two consecutive years at New York University. This experience allowed him to receive an award from the Academy of Orofacial Pain for providing excellence in the diagnostic and treatment aspects of orofacial pain. Along with his scholastic achievements he was a great leader among his peers. Dr. Patel served as President for two consecutive years at a highly acclaimed NYU Dental organization. Being a leader allowed him to be what he is great at, which is the ability to help others and motivate his colleagues.

After gaining world class education from NYU Dental, he pursued interest in treating children. With his knowledge and experience in treating anxious pediatric patients, he has acquired the ability to give them a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Patel’s charismatic personality allows his patients to feel comfortable and relaxed. His focus is to provide the best quality of dental treatment.

Professional Organizations:
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Georgia Dental Society
Northwestern District Dental Society
Georgia Dental Association

In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys playing volleyball, golf, painting, playing with his nephew and nieces, and supporting the Atlanta Falcons. On the weekends you can find him barbequing with his friends and family


MCG Management Articles of Incorporation

CFO Robin Guice
204 Redmond Rd.
Rome GA 30165

CEO Christy Mcstotts
204 Redmond Rd.
Rome GA 30165

Secretary Robin Guice
204 Redmond Rd.
Rome GA 30165