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Suit: Dental chain hurt children for profit

from Times Union

Ten Schenectady, N.Y., families are suing Small Smiles/Access Dentistry, a national dental chain that has been in trouble before. The suit filed in state Supreme Court in Schenectady County alleges dentists at Access Dentistry at 1839 Central Ave. in Colonie performed unnecessary procedures on the children and physically restrained them. The suit charges the company with fraud, malpractice, negligence, battery and breach of fiduciary duty. "The lawsuit alleges that it is not right to hurt children to meet corporate revenue production quotas," said Patrick J. Higgins, a lawyer at Powers & Santola, who represents the families. Among the claims in the lawsuit are the following. more

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