Showing posts with label Leonard Green Partners (LGP) Private Equity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leonard Green Partners (LGP) Private Equity. Show all posts

Friday, April 17, 2015

Aspen Dental Business Practices Remain Under Fire

Below is a story I received yesterday about Aspen Dental. The relator asked to remain anonymous, I understand why.

I read your recent post regarding Aspen dental. What happened to that patient you most recently wrote about happens all the time. As a former employee of Aspen Dental I know firsthand that if we see a mistake made by a dentist we are to keep her mouth shut. If we speak up or God forbid inform the patient of a mistake we are terminated. We are not allowed to question a doctors treatment plans. It is very frustrating especially when you have over 10 years experience in the dental field and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt the treatment is incorrect. I have watched doctors pull the wrong teeth, leave root tips and charge the patient for an extraction, sell them prosthetic devices they don't need and illegally bill them. When a doctor is caught pulling the wrong teeth, the document is falsified saying the remaining teeth were found to be periodontally involved and we extracted them for free for you, then the patient is tricked into signing it.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Who owns Aspen Dental? Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) Private Equity

Leonard Green & Partners are the true owners of Aspen Dental Centers. They own or are heavily invested in several popular brands. (see below)

The one that concerns me is U.S. Renal Care - a renal disease management company.

Now that we see how they operate Aspen Dental,  I shutter to think how this company maintains it’s production numbers or how they keep costs down at U.S. Renal Care. Might be worth someone looking into. 

Aspen Dental Class Action Complaint

LGP Collage






Other Leonard Green & Partners Investments:  

Aspen Dental

Neiman Marcus

BJ's Wholesale Club


The Container Store, Inc

Rite Aid

David's Bridal



Sport Authority

Equinox Fitness

J. Crew


Jo-Ann Fabrics

Whole Foods