Showing posts with label 18 Kool Smiles Dentists Sanctioned. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 18 Kool Smiles Dentists Sanctioned. Show all posts

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kool Smiles buying up “complaint” referenced domain names.


Looks like Kool Smiles is preparing for war. Note NCDR,LLC owns approximately 225 other domains! 

C’mom…that’s funny!

Funniest part is the contract email address:

Not so, “private registration”…

Friday, June 17, 2011

Another Kool Smiles "Chop Shop" opens on taxpayer dime in East Chicago, IN

Here ya go folks, taxpayers get to pick up the tab for another Kool Smiles "chop shop".  Wonder if these lawmakers realize they are opening an illegal clinic, sure they do! Many of these dental mills stay out of Illinois due the their Medicaid system.  It's low and slow.  But not Kool Smiles or Dental Dreams, nope they don't care how low they go or how long it takes to get your tax dollar.  If you have something to say about these illegal clinics, email me at  I want to hear what you have.


New Office Marks Extension of Successful Public/Private Partnership Inaugurated in Gary, Indiana

EAST CHICAGO, Ind., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- East Chicago residents will soon have something new to smile about. Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities, is opening a new office in East Chicago in partnership with the East Chicago Community Health Center (ECCHC).

The new location will open June 20 and is located within the East Chicago Community Health Center at 1313 West Chicago Avenue. It will be the company's third office in the area, bringing East Chicago residents a convenient option for quality dental care. The grand opening was celebrated on June 15th. Attendees included State Representative Earl Harris, State Representative Charlie Brown, State Senator Lonnie Randolph, Ms Gilda Orange, Chairman East Chicago CHC and East Chicago Councilwoman, Frank Mrvan Township Trustee, Mayor Anthony Copeland, Ms Te-Reika Chambers, representing Congressman Visclosky, Mark Vanderheight, Primary Healthcare Associates, Dr. Gerri Browning, East Chicago CHC Chief Medical Director, Mr. Dwayne Mitchell, CEO East Chicago CHC, Dr. Ricardo Hood, East Chicago CHC Medical Director and Health Commissioner of the City of Gary.

This new office aims to replicate the success of the 2010 launch of a similar center in Gary, IN which is celebrating its one year anniversary. In only 3 months after the Gary public/private partnership was established, dental patient access more than doubled from 12 patients receiving oral health care to over 30 patients receiving oral health care each day.  To establish a similar access opportunity for East Chicago residents, the new office will increase access to the area's residents who need it the most, offering families a centrally located resource for dental care that will complement the existing medical offices.  The East Chicago Community Health Center is funded by taxpayer dollars through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Read the entire Press Release

Monday, August 10, 2009

18 Kool Smiles Dentists Sanctioned By Georgia

Here's the link:

Because of incorrect information given The Journal Gazette, a story Aug. 2 on Page 1A about Kool Smiles dental clinics misstated the sanctions imposed on the company after an audit by the Georgia Department of Community Health. The department now says 18 individual Kool Smiles dentists can no longer do Medicaid work under Georgia programs.

A subsequent editorial published Tuesday cited the same incorrect sanctions. It should also have identified WellCare, which terminated its business with Kool Smiles, as one of three managed-care providers in Georgia.

Also, because of incorrect information given to The Journal Gazette, the story misstated the Medicaid costs associated with the clinics in Georgia as reported by WellCare Health Plans. WellCare now says Kool Smiles dentists made up about 5 percent of WellCare’s network but represented about 20 percent of the cost.

As a final point of clarification, where the story detailed Kool Smiles’ 2007 loss of its ability to do Medicaid work in Georgia, the allegations by WellCare, not the state audit, led to the chain losing its contract as a provider there.