Showing posts with label Small Smiles Consent Forms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Small Smiles Consent Forms. Show all posts

Monday, June 09, 2014

Settlement reached between “owner dentist” Jodi Kuhn and CSHM/Small Smiles Dental Centers

What that settlement is remains unknown. Here is the latest entry on the court docket, dated June 3, 2014.

ORDER: The court has been notified that this case has settled. It is hereby ORDERED that a stipulation of dismissal or other settlement document shall be filed within thirty (30) days of the entry of this Order.

The preliminary injunction hearing set for June 5, 2014, and the initial case management conference set for June 6, 2011, are CANCELLED.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

CSHM’s Small Smiles Dental Centers Up to Same Old Crap

No, this is not big surprise; it’s been around 18 years. This business has been hanging on since 1995 when Eddie DeRose, Michael DeRose, Adolph Padula and John Parrish open its second dental clinic in Colorado.  Then came the first phase expansion with the creation of DeRose Management in 1998, operation Children’s Medicaid Dental Centers in Colorado and New Mexico.  Becoming so highly lucrative in the business of abusing children and defrauding Medicaid under the guise of providing dental care to the “underserved”, FORBA was formed by the “family” and expansion across the country began.  In 2006 the “family” found a group of idiots, including a Bahraini banker, to buy it for $435 million dollars.  In 2012, this group filed bankruptcy after 10 years of reports of child abuse and fraud finally caught the attention of Health and Human Services and they were investigated and fined $10 million.  The first reports were around 2003.

Lately, I’ve received two emails from people who CSHM have tried to recruit. As you can see emails dentists have shared nothing has changed.

From: Scott Shue []
Subject: Lead Dentist Opening

Employment with guaranteed base salary and monthly bonus.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, etc.  Malpractice is covered.  We offer 2 days of CME and 401k with 5% match and a 4-year vesting schedule.  General dentistry with an emphasis on pediatrics.  Salary range of $150,000 to $180,000 for the Lead position.  Efficiency-based model utilizing DA’s with expanded functions, office manager and clinical coordinator.  The requirements for the Lead Dentist position is to establish conformity, a congenial work environment, development of other Associates, etc.

…Salary is determined by experience, clinical expertise and interview/leadership skill which would be part of a discovery effort throughout the interview process.  Monthly bonuses are a % of the location’s net profit.  Basically, the pool is 35% of the total profit would be split between the dentists.  The Lead would then get an additional 10% and the Owners get an additional 5% for each location.  We do not have production “quotas”, just daily/monthly expectations

Scott M. Shue | Recruiter | CSHM LLC |
618 Church Street, Suite 520
Nashville, TN 37219
C: 770.855.1877 | O: 615.750.0342 | F: 615.986.1705




FYI – Dr. Jodi Kuhn, DDS the scam owner dentist for Small Smiles Dental Centers has now worked her way up to being called “owner of at least 11 clinics.  Five in Colorado, Five in Ohio and 1 in Kentucky. 

There are two types of management companies and below is a comprehensive comparison of the two.

Corporate DMSO

Dental Consultants and Managers

View Dentistry As A Business

View Dentistry As A Medical Profession

Employ The Dentist and Staff

Are Employed by The Dentist Who Owns The Practice

Own The Dental Offices

Manage Dental Offices As Needed by The Dentist

Are Backed By Wall Street Investors

Recommend Funding Solutions

Award Themselves with Dentist’s Earnings By Sweeping The Practice’s Bank Account

Invoice Dentist Practice and Take Payment Only For Services Rendered

Focus On Production Per Patient Agenda

Focus on Assisting Dentist With Quality Non-Medical Service.

Exploit Dentists’ Lack of Business Training

Teach, Mentor, and Assist Dentists With Business Needs

Have Fiduciary Duty To Financiers And Shareholders

Have Fiduciary Duty to the Dentist Who Hired Them

Convince Dentists They Don’t Need To Get Involved With Back-Office Operations

Encourage Dentists To Be Involved In All Management Decisions Of The Practice

Retreat and Hang Dentists Out To Dry In Times Of Trouble

Support Dentists And Offer Guidance Through Any Problem

Deploy Corporate Employed Office Managers To Reinforce Who’s In Control

Respect They Are Employed By The Dentists.

Understand High Profit Business Models

Understand Business Solutions For Dentists

Have an Master of Business Administration Degree

Have a Doctor of Dentistry Degree

Violate State Laws i.e. Dental Practice Acts To Hide True Ownership

Do Not Violate Laws When They Own A Dental Practice

Best Financial Gain Strategy With The Patient-Doctor Relationship

Do Not Come Between The Patient and The Doctor When Determining Treatment Options

View Dentists As Assembly Line Workers

Understand Dentists Are Medical Professionals Delivering Medical Care

Follow An Assembly Line Cookie-Cutter Business Models In Each Clinic

Provide Á la Carte Custom Services Per Owner Dentist Request

Set Quotas, Reward Top Producers With Bonuses and Dispose Of Non-Producers

Recommend Office Policies for Long Term Sustainability

Choose Suppliers And Vendors Offering Sub-Standard Materials

Recommend Trusted Suppliers and Vendors

Goal To Increase Profits Simply For Future Sale of Company

Goal To Promote Mom and Pop Practices

Control Every Aspect Of The Profession From Appointment To Patient Treatment Options

Provide Non-Medical Business Support Never Interfering With The Doctor Patient Relationship

Here is an example of a legitimate contract with a management service company looks like.

North Caroline DSO Management Services Agreement

Friday, July 11, 2008

Small Smiles Old Consent Form v. New Consent Form

Small Smiles Old Consent Form that says there is no known danger in strapping a child down in a straightjacket/papoose board.

See Here

Small Smiles New Consent Form telling parents a dentist, not assistant or hygienist but a DENTIST must inform the parents how, when and why a straightjacket/papoose board needs to be used as well as informing them their child could die if they use one.

See Here