Sunday, March 08, 2009

Trauma at the Dentist: 'They Took My Son's Smile Away'

It's a promise many parents make before taking their children to the dentist: Don't worry, it won't hurt too much. But at some dental clinics catering to low-income families on Medicaid, that promise was broken behind closed doors.
Parents, ex-employees claim extra procedures, poor treatment at dental clinics.

Sources say because Medicaid pays low reimbursement rates, some clinics push to make a profit by performing more procedures than necessary.

Parents claim that the Medicaid Dental Center clinics in North Carolina were more concerned about profits than they were about patients. As a result, their children were left with awful memories, even though several years have passed since their visits.

Read and view the rest of the story on the ABC News Web site.

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