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;

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