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Texas Law Cracks Down on Unnecessary Dental Treatments

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


A new Texas law will give regulators more power to crack down on dentists performing unnecessary treatments, especially on children, according to PBS Frontline.

A spokesman for the bill’s author—Republican State Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst of Brenham, Texas—said the law came about largely because of a joint investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and PBS Frontline. The investigation revealed a pattern of questionable practices by Kool Smiles, a chain focused on Medicaid-provided dental care for children.

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