Medicaid Dental Care Economics

Let’s look at Medicaid and the economics of unneeded dental work in restrained children’s sensitive mouths performed by the lowest bidders who work really fast.

The Crosley Law Firm, with offices in San Antonio and Houston, posted “Were your children given unnecessary dental
treatment?” on

Are your children on Medicaid? Have they been to a chain dental clinic recently? Did they get more than 5 steel crowns? More than 5 root canals or pulpotomies? Was your child restrained or tied down? Are their steel crowns falling out now?

Some dentists and orthodontists may have targeted children on Medicaid for unnecessary and excessive dental work. If your
child has received more than 5 steel crowns or root canals, or other excessive dental work, they may be entitled to money damages.

Call the Crosley Law Firm right now or complete our online form for a free legal case evaluation.Remember, if your child was given unnecessary or excessive dental treatment, you have rights!

Regardless what one thinks of attorneys who fish for plaintiffs with the lure of cash awards, they aren’t to blame for the
ethical problems we are witnessing in Medicaid dentistry. Nevertheless, the Crosley Law Firm’s frightening words discourage the best dentists from signing up with Medicaid – causing even more kids from poor families to go to bed with toothaches. Apart from careless treatment creating long-lasting fear in children, lack of accessible dental care is arguably the most devastating harm that occurs when a small number of greedy, inhumane dentists dentally abuse children for Medicaid money.

Economic law clearly suggests that if Medicaid pays dentists a more competitive wage, improvements in quality will naturally
follow – eliminating additional costs of unnecessary dental work, plaintiffs’ attorneys and micromanagement of dentists by CMS.

What’s more, should the Accountable Care Act move forward, the eligibility expansion will add millions of children in 2014
who will be entitled to dental care. Are we going to leave even more kids whose parents have no choice, to the mercy of poorly-paid dentists – or even worse – to poorly-trained, poorly-paid dental therapists?

If it were your children, what level of quality would you prefer? I thought so.

D. Kellus Pruitt DDS