Trauma at the Dentist: 'They Took My Son's Smile Away'
It's a promise many parents make before taking their children to the dentist: Don't worry, it won't hurt too much. But at some dental clinics catering to low-income families on Medicaid, that promise was broken behind closed doors.
Sources say because Medicaid pays low reimbursement rates, some clinics push to make a profit by performing more procedures than necessary.
Parents claim that the Medicaid Dental Center clinics in North Carolina were more concerned about profits than they were about patients. As a result, their children were left with awful memories, even though several years have passed since their visits.
Brandon Dillbeck was 5 years old when he says he was