Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I hate Dr. Dove of Bakersfield Facebook Group going viral

September 1, 2011
8:00 CST
Mr. Cook has started another group under a new name – Bakersfield Dentist DOES NOT ROCK!!
Was Dr. Edward Dove trained at one of the Corporate dental mills infecting the nation?
September 1, 2011
6:00 AM CST

I dunno, but I’m thinkin’ this has now become a HUGE story.
It appears as of this morning Facebook decided Free Speech is NOT for them.  After 40 or more complaints about Dr. Dove of Bakersfield reciting the same issues, Facebook took down Mr. Cook’s facebook group!!
If 40 parents posted similar stories about Dr. Dove in a period of a couple of days, imagine the real number of abused patients!  Facebook should be supporting Mr. Cook, not dissuading other victims from speaking out! 
Facebook, you can take down Mr. Cook’s page but it does not change the facts.
Mr. Cook, you have my full support and so do all the other’s who are being silenced! 
Another group has started “Let’s Investigate Dr. Dover”.  You can join it here!
August 31, 2011
A very upset parent has created a facebook group.  Here is the link to the group.
This is the parent’s post:
This past Monday which was August 22nd I took my 5 year old son to have a tooth that I was told needed to be extracted. After arriving at the office my son was given a sedative by mouth in a small cup to drink. He immediately threw up at least 50% of the mixture. I was told to keep an eye on him as he might have vomited it up and it not work.
After approximately 15 minutes a nurse came to me and my son and she wanted to take him in the back for the procedure. He was not ready and he was still very alert. I told the nurse this and she informed me she was only going to be taking x-rays and would be back shortly with him.
Ten to 15 minutes later a nurse comes from the back frantically calling for me and I can now hear my son screaming my name. I rushed to the back and he was being held down by the shoulders by 3-4 nurses and I snatched him up very quickly. He had blood coming from his mouth and was wet from head to toe.
He had urinated all over himself. This Dr. had removed my sons tooth while he was not sedated and not numb. My wife and I confronted the staff. I was furious and red. I asked why he was was operated on since I just told the nurse he was not ready. I also asked why they did not stop if he was urinating himself. Dr. Doves exact words were " I cant help it if your son pees during operation" I was getting redder.
At this time I decided it would be better for me to leave the office and get my son out of the office. My wife and I were trying to calm him and get him into the car and my rage got the best of me. I had to confront the Dr. I went back into the office and demanded somebody speak to me and explain how against my wishes my son was operated while not sedated and that I was ( expletive off). The office manager came to the front and took me to a back room to speak in private.
I asked her how they could do this, why they would do this and why did they not stop when he was obviously in pain and scared. The office manager responded" Normally we go ahead with the procedure because people take time off work to get there kids here and we want to get it done for them" I was getting redder. The office manager then said" she would put it my sons file to not operate unless he was completely sedated". I had to leave the office before i burst.
So after leaving I called the Bakersfield Police department and informed them I wanted to file a assault or battery against the Dr. for what the did to my son and explained the story as I did above. I was told by a officer over the phone that this was a civil case and there was nothing they could do. BS!! I thought. So I called a few lawyers to see about filing a claim against the Dr. 
No help here locally from anyone I called which was a few big names here in Bakersfield. I then called the District Attorneys office and told my story to them.
Finally after speaking to very nice woman there and telling her my story she gave me the information I needed to be able try and make sure this does not happen to another kid and possibly more. I am now in the process of that and will be filing my case within the week.

If any others reading this have had any dealings with this dentist please forward your story to this site or you can PM me through my Facebook. I hope this also will help in bypassing this dentist office for your kids.
If you have had problems with Dr. Edward Dove of Bakersfield, join the group and share your experiences or you can post a comment here.  All comments here are anonymous.  You can use any user name and any real or false email address.  The form just requires you use something. 
Of course Dr. Dove has hit the media express trying to cover himself.  Four years ago I would have fallen for the “Dr. Dove is the victim” spin, but not anymore.  When I read what dad had to say, it was exactly what this blog has been about for 4 years!!

Excerpt from the Dr. Bicuspid article:
Edwin Zinman, DDS, JDS, a San Francisco attorney who specializes in dental law, says dentists have successfully filed defamation suits related to Internet content, but it can be hard to prove.
"One thing is fact, the other is opinion," he told "Some courts have found Internet content to be privileged commentary, and dentists have lost where it is ruled to be opinion, which patients are entitled to have."

Read the full Dr. Bicuspid article here.

It appears Dr. Dove finally ran across a patient who has parents with some balls.
Here is a comment from the Dr. Bicuspid article from:
8/29/2011 11:54:07 AM
Curious as to the information Jason Lipscomb got on the complaints started by the Cook family that got this issue to go viral. Reason being there have been complaints that stint back to 2010 that sound very similar. This article seemed very bias, and a call to all the dentist to "circle the wagons" rather then to inquire and see if there is any validity to the claims. I say if Dr. Dove has a defamation case, to go forward with it! A large number of parents are hoping to see this, and are not worried in the slightest. Your article is also going viral on the net, and many are sharing the same views that you will protect your own over a child. The comments coming from Dr. Dove are anything but compassionate. You would think the first concern he would have would be the child.