According to reports, including the one at The City Wire, Heartland Dental has taken control of My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry, founded by the late Dr. Rodney Pat Steffan in Oklahoma City, OK. What reports fail to mention is who actually “controls” Heartland Dental. That would be Ontario' Teachers Union Pension Fund. According to Business Week, the union pension fund took over in December 2012, to the tune of $650 million.
That is a scary statement for any and all My Dentist patients!
This is what makes it so shady and hard to determine the ownership and control of these corporate mills.
“Through our affiliation with Heartland Dental, I am confident we will continue operating My Dentist with the integrity and same caring heart we have always demonstrated,” Dr. Jennifer Chambers said. “I am personally excited as both a Clinical Director and a practicing dentist to carry-on the values and practices instilled in us with My Dentist while enhancing our capabilities going forward with our Heartland Dental affiliation.”
There is that word, ‘affiliation” again! Jot down Dr. Jennifer Chambers’ name, I’m sure someone will need this information in the future.