Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Parents complaining about Kool Smiles Dental and have been for years I might add–socks over their hands, tied down and blindfolded.

This is the crap you get when you get Private Equity firms, or as I call them, “Lenders for Criminals” are involved in medical care. It’s about the bottom line, not whether treatment is needed, nor is it delivered in professionally acceptable standards!! It’s illegal on so many levels and so far, we’ve not seen an Attorney General with the balls to stop it!

Hey, all you AG’s out there, I’ve got a back up set I’ll loan you! Give me a call! 

Parents Complain About Kool Smiles
By KGNS News

Story Created: Feb 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM CST
Story Updated: Feb 29, 2012
A dental office with a local branch could be in a lot of trouble.
Parents complained about what they call ‘unprofessional treatment’ their children received at Kool Smiles.

They described their kids having their hands covered with socks and tied up while a dental procedure was being done.
[I suppose this is somehow deemed better than Dr. Steven Adair’s Superman Cape idea!]
Some even complained of having procedures done without the proper sedatives.
[I’ve been told over the years, when giving nitrous, they only turn on the oxygen to give the appearance of giving nitrous to parents, bill for nitrous but save on nitrous.  I’d like an audit of amount of Nitrous billed and the amount of Nitrous purchased at each clinic!]
Now a San Antonio law firm says all Kool Smiles locations in south Texas are being investigated.

Attorneys said at least 1,000 complaints have been filed by parents who claimed their kids were mistreated.

Attorney George Mauze: "The complaints we are receiving is the fact that children were strapped down to boards and restrained; Many of them were blindfolded, socks on their hands; many instances of children typically screaming, crying, struggling during the procedure and the parents felt they were not adequately sedated."

Isabel Paredes\Parent: “Que les hacian a los dientes? los limaban con una maquina y les salia mucha sangre. Y los dormian? No no los dormian."

This mother said her kid was not sedated while being treated at Kool Smiles.  Attorneys said they are requesting medical records to be soon reviewed by pediatrics in the state of Texas to find out what services, if any, were necessary.

A wise person recently said: “ This is not the beginning of the end, it’s the end of the beginning.  Before this scandal is over, you will be able to get a free Private Equity owned dental clinic is a box of Cracker Jacks.”
Well, “wise person” I’m getting a big impatient!! Smile