Showing posts with label Georgia Investigating Over Use of Papoose Board. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Georgia Investigating Over Use of Papoose Board. Show all posts

Monday, April 02, 2012

Corporate dentistry is dangerous to the public and the dentists who work for them.

Just last week the Georgia Board of Dentistry denies it’s ability to regulate “dental practices”, but they don’t mind to nail an individual dentist for following the “dental practice” protocol for treatment of their patients.

Georgia Board of Dentistry Denies Ability to Regulate “Dental Practices”


From: Concerned citizen
To: Georgia Board of Dentistry
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Question / Comment:
Dear Director,
I'm seeking Public Record info on Actions the Georgia Dental Board may have taken against dental facilities, under the "Kool Smiles" brand, or dentists employed by this interstate company.
Thank You,
Concerned Citizen


From: Georgia Board of Dentistry
To: Concerned Citizen
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Your email has been received by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. The Board does not have the authority to sanction dental practices; therefore, there are no sanctions against "Kool Smiles." Also, we would need the name of specific dentists in order to search for board orders. You can query for board orders by individual practitioner at
Georgia Board of Dentistry

I’ve gotten the same kind of info from other state dental boards over the years and it appears nothing has changed unless it’s gotten worse.

Where and with whom do the dentists who work for these “dental practices” file complaints?

Dangerous ‘eh?

You bet!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Georgia Also Investigating Over Use of Papoose Boards

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) commented on a possible Class Action Law suit against Kool Smiles, P.C. and the care management organizations (CMO), Peach State Health Plan and WellCare of Georgia.

In a press release dated August 22, 2007 DCH said it was thoroughly investigating complaints by parents/guardians of patients as well as practicing dentists of Kool Smiles, P.C.

Allegations include but are not limited to:

— “Unusual patterns of patient restraint”(such as use of restraining boards for children) and sedation vs. Traditional Pain Management (usage of Nitrous Oxide or IV sedation) .

— “Over-utilization of stainless steel crowns” in children compared to other dentists and normal averages;