Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 28 January 2011 09:06
Emergency Dental Care USA, a dental chain, has said it will treat patients who paid for treatment from Allcare Dental before it abruptly closed.
An agreement was reached last week and Michael Obeng has agreed to treat the Allcare patients. Patient records will be transferred.
Emergency Dental Care USA began in Nebraska in 1996 and now has 11 dental offices in nine states. The staff of Emergency Dental Care USA will contact the former Allcare patients and will set up appointments for the unfinished treatment.
The patients who paid for treatment yet didn’t receive it were left in the dark about what would happen. Patients who are in pain will be the first ones to receive the dental work because they most likely received some of the dental work but the procedures were not completed. These people are to be contacted as soon as possible.
Allcare closed in early January because of financial problems. Patients were not notified that their appointments were cancelled and the company’s Web site and telephone lines were down.