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May 07, 2015
Insurers for troubled dental chain Small Smiles' to pay out $39 million in tentative settlement.
Nashville Business Journal

April 30, 2015
Pediatric dentist facing accusations of malpractice and child abuse during dental procedures is now also facing a state Medicaid fraud investigation.
News 4, Jacksonville

April 29, 2015
Jacksonville pediatric dentist is under fire after multiple parents came forward accusing him of hurting their children while in his care.

February 20, 2015
CSHM, owner of Small Smiles dental chain that was excluded from the Medicaid program last year, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

February 17, 2015
CSHM, LLC (Small Smiles) files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy just 4 months it was excluded from the Medicaid program.

February 05, 2015
Double billing and unlicensed administration of drugs behind search warrant executed by Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Unit at Churchill Dentistry in Ocala, Florida.

January 09, 2015
Many American children on government assistance programs are being taken advantage of, as dental billing fraud remains commonplace.

January 08, 2015
Corporate-owned dental chains try to optimize income by defrauding Medicaid and preying on vulnerable low-income children.

April 03, 2014
Pediatric Dental Management Chain CSHM, LLC, formerly known as FORBA Holdings, excluded from participating in all Federal health care programs for 5 years.
Office of Inspector General

March 12, 2014
Company accused of subjecting kids to painful and unnecessary procedures and charging the government for millions of dollars no longer eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.

July 24, 2013
Senate report wants dental chains booted from Medicaid

July 23, 2013
United States Senate issues report blasting private equity ownership of dental clinics

July 17, 2013
$35,000,000 verdict for unnecessary root canals

December 11, 2012
NBC TODAY Show Exposes Small Smiles Continuing Misconduct
NBC Today Show

September 21, 2012
More Legal Problems for New York Small Smiles Dentists

August 31, 2012
Judge Allows Claims Against Small Smiles for Putting Revenue Generation Above Patient Care to Proceed
Times Union

August 30, 2012
New Practice Takes Over Former Small Smiles Dental Clinic in Syracuse to Help Serve Medicaid Patients.

August 27, 2012
Judge Denies Motions to Dismiss Fraud and Other Claims Against Small Smiles and Others

July 04, 2012
Small Smiles Receives the Largest Stipulated Penalty from the Office of Inspector General for Violations of it's Corporate Integrity Agreement

June 25, 2012
Despite "flagrant violations" and "alarming findings", Small Smiles not expelled from Medicaid

June 14, 2012
Nice Skadden Arps article on CSHM violation of it's Corporate Integrity Agreement

May 17, 2012
Private Equity Dental Drives Fraud, 'Assembly Line Service,' & Child Abuse for Profit

March 11, 2012
BP Settlement Boils Down to Big Payday for Lawyers.
New York Times

March 02, 2012
Medicaid Dentists Worried Changes to Medicaid Will Delay Care.
KOSA.com Odessa

March 01, 2012
Syracuse Small Smiles Clinic Closing This Month.
WSYR Syracuse

March 01, 2012
Rochester Smiles Clinic May Close.
13WHAM Rochester

February 29, 2012
Medicaid Dentists Hire Recruiters to Lure in Patients.
WFAA.com Dallas

February 23, 2012
Small Smiles’ Operator Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection While Clinics Remain Open.
Wall Street Journal

February 21, 2012
Small Smiles Private Equity owner files for bankruptcy, prepares to sell business.

February 03, 2012
State Policies May Encourage Teens to Have Babies.
WFAA.com Dallas

December 20, 2011
Texas Senate to Hold Hearings on $184 Million in Medicaid Payment for Braces.
WFAA.com Dallas

December 02, 2011
Parents Band Together to Shut Down California Dentist Dr.Dove.

October 31, 2011
High student debt turns young dentists into indentured servants propagating dental fraud.
New Mexico Dental Journal

September 24, 2011
Texas Dentists Using Medicaid to Fuel Private Jets.
WFAA.com Dallas

September 06, 2011
Texas finally starting to crack down on Dental Medicaid crooks. It's about time.

September 01, 2011
The National Press Turns Focus Towards Medicaid Dental Abuses.
Columbia Journalism Review

August 31, 2011
Angry parents are beginning to file complaints about dentists who abuse their children.

August 19, 2011
Hard hitting story of Texas taxpayers being ripped off by Dental chain.
WFAA.com Dallas

June 19, 2011
Legislative changes kickoff effort to crack down on improper Medicaid reimbursement for braces.
WFAA.com Dallas

June 08, 2011
Is Wall Street making hundreds of millions systematically bilking Medicaid?
WFAA.com Dallas

June 04, 2011
More evidence that "Texas is Open for Business".
Amarillo Globe News

June 03, 2011
Third lawsuit filed in New York alleging shoddy dental treatment by Small Smiles.

May 13, 2011
Really Interesting Story – Texas Medicaid dental expenses completely out of control. Texas taxpayers pay big for straight teeth.
WFAA.com Dallas

April 07, 2011
Ten Syracuse Families File Lawsuit Against Local Dental Clinic.

April 06, 2011
Syracuse-area families sue Small Smiles dental clinic for mistreatment of children.

April 06, 2011
Lawsuit: baby teeth drilled, pulled, crowned unnecessarily.

April 06, 2011
Should dentists use restraints on kids?

April 06, 2011
State scrutinizing Small Smiles dental clinic as families sue.  

April 05, 2011
Former Small Smiles patients file lawsuit.  

February 06, 2011
Suit: Dental chain hurt kids for profit.

February 06, 2011
Syracuse-area families sue Small Smiles dental clinic for mistreatment of children.

January 22, 2011
Toledo patients add to claims in Small Smiles lawsuit.

May 06, 2010
Small Smiles faces another lawsuit.

April 07, 2010
Imagine being told your young child has seven cavities -- but when you get a second opinion, you find out he really has none.

February 10, 2010
When their investment took a $24 million dollar hit for fraudulent Medicaid claims , FORBA’s owners looked for ways to deflect the blame...

February 03, 2010
National Dental Management Company Pays $24 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations...
Department of Justice Press Release

January 28, 2010
Attorney General Eric Holder weighs in on Small Smiles...
WJLA News ABC Washington DC

January 21, 2010
New York State Medicaid Inspector General Announces Oversight Agreement with FORBA Dental...
State Of New York Office Of The Medicaid Inspector General Press Release

January 20, 2010
Dentists for Small Children Pay Big Settlement...
WHAM News ABC Rochester

January 10, 2010
Small Smiles Reaches Settlement for Medical Fraud...
ABC News

April 05, 2009
Revealing How Dentists Profit By Abusing Children...
Nieman Reports

January 12, 2009
State of New Mexico invested in Small Smiles clinics?
Rio Grande Foundation

November 07, 2007
Small Smiles Responds to ABC's Investigation...
ABC News

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