Outrageous? Indeed it is! Sadly I still hear these stories about children, in essence, tortured by unexpectedly having teeth removed by these school dental programs. This time it’s in Baltimore. Although it’s unclear, in my opinion it’s very likely Reachout Healthcare’s Smile America Partners that is owned by Morgan Stanley investments. I would love to see the permission slips sent home to parents. If anyone has one, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mom Outraged, School Dental Program Removes Child’s Teeth Without Her Knowing
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A mother is outraged after her third grader came home from school with three of his teeth missing. She says his elementary school performed a dental procedure she never knew about.
A Baltimore City mom is looking for answers: Why did the school allow serious dental work — without making a single phone call to parents.
9-year-old Michael is still brought to tears by the pain. He’s now missing three teeth — pulled out by a dental program visiting his school. His mother, Shanda Flemming, tells WJZ she never was notified that the procedure was happening.
“And then two on this side. One top and one bottom,” says Flemming.
Baltimore City Schools says Flemming signed a permission slip, but Flemming thought it was for routine cleanings.
“I’m angry about this. I don’t think that it should have happened like that,” says Flemming.
She says she was blindsided when Michael came home with a swollen mouth.
“They just said they was gonna clean my teeth,” says Michael.