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  • Drilling for Dollars: Children's Dentistry Investigation

    After a five month investigation WJLA found that the leading chain of dental clinics, Small Smiles, for Medicaid children used assembly line treatment that rewarded profit over compassionate care. The parent company of Small Smiles "set daily production goals for its 63 clinics and gave enormous bonuses to the clinics that billed the most to Medicaid."
  • From the mouths of babes comes ... Medicaid money

    This investigation examines how five Colorado dental clinics, which billed Medicaid for more than $16 million in 14 months, perform extensive dental work on children. The stories also reveal how children were restrained during treatment while their parents were required to sit in waiting rooms. Though one dentist defended the work, saying poor children tend to have poorer dental hygiene habits, two state agencies are looking into how the clinics do business.