“In 2010, top law enforcement officials from the Department of Justice and representatives of numerous state governments (including New York), announced that they had uncovered a nationwide scheme directed at infant dental patients and the Medicaid system. A dental clinic chain known as ‘Small Smiles’, operating in twenty-two states including New York – performed unnecessary, inappropriate, unsafe and excessive dental procedures on young children. It received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.”
So says Shawn Zukoski in a lawsuit he has filed in New York Supreme Court in the County of Schenectedy as one of the children alleged to have received unnecessary, and poor, dental care at the 22-state “Small Smiles” chain of dental clinics. Zukoski seeks punitive damages from Smalls Smiles Dentistry of Albany, five other LLCs or corporations, seven dentists and others.
From the Courthouse News Service:
Zukoski says he was treated at the clinic in suburban … (Continued…)