Sunday, June 22, 2008

Conflict of Interest at Department of Medical Assistance Services-Virginia

I just find it totally amazing that Dr. David Strange of Kool Smiles is on the Dental Advisory Committee of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services. He may have a licenses there but I bet you he's never touched a patients mouth in Virginia, yet he wants to be an adviser!! What is he planning to give advise them about.

It's that like the fox watching the hen house. He is in business with Dr. Tu M. Tran and Dr. Theim Pham who originally trained and worked with Drs. Michael and Ed DeRose at Smile High Clinic which morphed into Small Smiles. Want to take a guess where Tran, Pham, and Strange are from, Colorado!

Not only this, but Dr. Harry M. Joseph is an employee of both Small Smiles and Kool Smiles according to Doral's May 2008 Handbook, so what gives with that.

I think there is a clear conflict of interest here!

Dental Advisory Committee Members (updated) 2008

Dr. David Strange (from the Kool Smiles website)

Dr. David M. Strange, Chief Dental Officer
Dr. David M Strange is a board certified pediatric dentist. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center along with his certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from the Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX and his MS from the Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr Strange was formerly an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and also served as the President of the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He previously served on the Constitution and By-Laws Committee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently serving on the Council for Dental Benefits of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr Strange is also a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Georgia Dental Association and the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. His three children and wife live in Atlanta after relocating from Denver, Colorado.

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