Showing posts with label Smiles By Design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smiles By Design. Show all posts

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dr. Daniel Chaparro III, owner of Smile By Design, under investigation by FBI

I found Dr. Chaparro’s concerns over his investigation by the FBI a bit odd.

Apparently, he has enough wrong doings on the radar of authorities to result in a raid by the FBI. Yet, his concerns seems to me a bit misplaced, but I could be wrong.

The icing on my cupcake was his apparent frustration of having to deal with the government’s “spider webs of government red tape”  He seems to think he was forced to see Medicaid patients.I doubt he was grumbling when he was receiving taxpayer monies for those services.

Looking at the 2011 data made available by the 2012 Kool Smiles funded Art Laffer DSO Study, Smiles By Design was way down on the list of outrageous billers in Texas.

However, Chaparro has been in trouble before.


"Chaparro has faced criminal charges in the past including aggravated and domestic assaults between 1995 and 2000, practicing dentistry without a license in 2003 and injury to a child in 2004. He was convicted of domestic assault in 2002, according to court records."

He was also disciplined by TSBDE in 2000 & 2006.

KCBDLubbock dentist warns of 'Big Brother' as FBI investigates Medicaid billing
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 12:03 PM CST Updated: Feb 20, 2014 10:45 PM CST

By Shaley Sanders - bio | email


A Lubbock dentist is voicing concerns about patient privacy and complaining about "Big Brother" after the FBI seized his patient records on Thursday morning.

The FBI executed multiple search warrant around 8 a.m. Thursday at the home of local dentist, Dr. Daniel Chaparro III and at his business, Smile by Design.

"They didn't need a warrant, they could come ask for anything they wanted and the record room is always open to them. I don't know why they escalated this to a drama, basically," Chaparro said.