In the old days dentists would strap children down in a “papoose” and work on them while they were screaming their heads off. The images are horrible and traumatic. The Texas Dental Board has banned the practice except in rare circumstances.
Children 1st Dental & Surgery Center (C1DS) has been providing a safe compassionate alternative to this barbaric dental procedure, providing anesthesia so little kids can sleep while even the most extensive dental work is done in a safe surgical setting.
Now the doctors at C1DS are going public with allegations one Houston insurance company is putting financial greed before the best interests of children.
Tomorrow at 10:00 am the C1DS medical team will ask the State Health Department to investigate, claiming underprivileged children are the only ones paying the price.
More than 600,000 Houston area children on Medicaid were eligible for insurance through one insurance plan, the Texas Children’s Health Plan. They have denied C1DS the right to see Medicaid patients, forcing some children to travel up to 80 miles to the closest dental surgical center. Dentists who want to send their patients to C1DS can’t. The Chief Beneficiary of this insurance game is Texas Children’s Hospital.
“All over the state we have been welcome, except in Houston where just one insurance company corners the Medicaid market”, says C1DS Dr. Craig Jacobs. “It is time for the State to protect these children and make it as convenient as possible to get safe treatment.”
WHO: Children 1st Dental & Surgery Center Medical Team
WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am
WHERE: 8700 S. Gessner Dr. # 200, Houston, TX 77074