Showing posts with label Albany Access Dental Clinic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Albany Access Dental Clinic. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Moriarty-Leyendecker: Spotlight on Small Smiles


Spotlight on: Small Smiles

In 1967, Small Smiles was one of the first clinics in the nation to extend dental services to Medicaid patients - a generous and welcome gesture, since Medicaid paid far less than insurance or out-of-pocket payments for dental procedures.

By 2010, Small Smiles was churning through patients at the impossible rate of one every ten minutes. The company's dentists strapped children as young as two into a straitjacket-like device to perform dental procedures. Parents are no longer permitted in the waiting rooms and cannot watch their children as they go through multiple fillings or even intense dental surgery.

Worst of all, the procedures being performed are frequently not medically necessary.

How did this happen? How did such unethical methods spring out of a community-serving dental practice generously willing to take Medicaid patients at a time when few dentists were? Where did it all go wrong?

The answer lies in the owner. Who, it turns out, is remarkably difficult to locate.

Read the full article here
Recently filed lawsuits against Small Smiles Dental brings media attention

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Should dentists use restraints on kids?
Syracuse area families sue Small Smiles dental clinic for mistreatment of children

Friday, August 15, 2008

Small Smiles In New Albany Still Treating and Mistreating Children; Collecting Medicaid Dollars Once Again!

New Albany Small Smiles Clinic Still In Business. The sign simply says Dentist Clinic, but the new name actually is Albany Access Dentistry as I've reported on here before.

Thank goodness more parents are suing Forba/Small Smiles! Their Legal Eagles of King and Spalding should be quite busy right about now.

Of course Forba is going to say they no longer own this clinic but that simply is an out right lie. They know they own it, I know they own it and others know damn well they own it!

If you do a 'who is' for who owns and administers the Albany Access Dentistry website you will see that it's FORBA. Yeah, they registered that name just days following the Albany clinic being shut out of the medicaid program in NY.

Anyone who reads this blog knows that Small Smiles/Forba always seems to find a way to skirt the laws of every state in which they operate. But something tells me this is all coming to a swift end very soon. These reports are not going away, and I certainly am not going away, not as long as Forba insists on abusing children for profit!