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Dental Care Company to Pay $23.9M in Whistleblower Settlement

“The allegations in these cases are particularly egregious because they involved medically unnecessary dental services performed on children,” said John H. Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Co... read more

Kool Smiles to pay $23.9 million to settle claims of ‘unnecessary procedures' on patients

The DOJ claims the company, known locally as Kool Smiles, “knowingly submitted false claims to Medicaid for unnecessary ... dental insurance, and could not afford to pay. The companies will continue t... read more

Children’s dental chain “Kool Smiles” settles after being accused of performing unnecessary surgeries

Kool Smiles was found to have submitted false claims in 17 states. According to the Justice Department, they knowingly did procedures that were not necessary because they knew the government would pay ... read more

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Dental chain with Arizona locations to pay $24M in false claims settlement

PHOENIX — A national dental chain with multiple locations in Arizona has agreed to pay about ... was related to services provided from 2009 to 2011. “The DOJ has alleged that Kool Smiles was knowingly ... read more

Dental Chain Pays $23.9 Million For 'Unnecessary, Expensive Work'

A dental chain has paid $1.7 million million to Massachusetts as part of a national settlement that claims ... Kool Smiles Clinics across the nation supported by Benevis, including eight in Massachuse... read more

National chain of dental clinics to pay millions for allegedly submitting false claims

The DOJ alleged that between January 2009 and December 2011, Kool Smiles clinics in 17 states knowingly submitted false claims for unnecessary baby root canals ... Smiles dentists provided fewer total ... read more

Parents Are Suing a Popular Chain of Kids' Dentists After 2 Children Die

On Wednesday, January 10, it was announced that Kool Smiles had been forced to pay a $23.9 million settlement to the United States Department of Justice following allegations that the company knowingl... read more

State Highlights: Fla. Targets For-Profit Stem Cell Clinics; Ga. Gov. Proposes Extra $23M For Children’s Mental Health Services

Florida has the second highest number of for-profit stem cell clinics ... claims to state Medicaid programs - including Texas' - and performing unnecessary dental work on children. The fine against Be... read more

Massachusetts Kool Smiles Dental Offices Surpass $5 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Children and Families

There were more than two million such visits in 2012, which generated more than $1.6 billion in unnecessary costs ... www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/massachusetts-kool-smiles-dental-offices-surpass- ... read more

Dental abuse seen driven by private equity exploiting care firms

Isaac’s dentist was dispatched to his school by ReachOut Healthcare America, a dental management services company that’s in the ... which manages 130 Kool Smiles clinics, these people say. NCDR is own... read more

Shattered smiles: In Texas' about-face, an example for Florida

The state saw the percentage of kids getting dental care skyrocket from 33 percent of children receiving dental services ... increase in claims submitted for medically-unnecessary fillings. The same t... read more

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