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17 May 2012

The Concept Of Dental Practices Backed

by Code Monkey

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The concept of Dental practices backed by private-equity firms, the idea of quotes, and dentist performing work on kids at school based just on a parents consent form seems ripe for abuse.\ \ My son is almost two, and the idea of “baby root canals” being performed on the wrong child at school who had the same name (in the article) is unnerving.\ \ This quote from a private equity firm manager highlights to me what is wrong with what I think of as “hyper” capitalism in our society where nothing comes before a profit.\ \ “ ‘How is JLL going to generate a return on its huge investment without further squeezing our dental practices financially?’ asked Bouchillon, whose group has about 25 dentists.”

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Dental Abuse Seen Driven by Private Equity Investments

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