This New Year brought news that Allcare Dental had collapsed- leaving thousands of patients without dental care and without their money. This company-wide collapse prompted the intervention of numerous State Attorney General's Offices to assist patients in recovering some of the money they had paid to Allcare Dental; money paid to Allcare without any dental services even having been rendered to them as patients.
Allcare Dental had operated its clinics just like Aspen Dental, with patients being pressured by aggressive Office Managers into assuming large financial debts before any dental treatment had even been provided. Aspen Dental, like Allcare, was NOT designed to be a "dental" operation - it is a pure "profiteering / racketeering" venture controlled from its corporate headquarters in Syracuse, New York. It has been uniquely designed to defraud patients of their money through deceptive business practices and high pressure sales techniques without any concern for the patients' dental health care.
Dr. Matthew Messina, consumer adviser for the American Dental Association, encouraged patients to file complaints with their state attorney general and contact their state dental boards. The attorney general in Pennsylvania did the same, and representatives from the New Hampshire attorney general's office were at the Allcare office helping patients and urging them to file complaints with the state. For most of these patients, any hope of recovering their money already paid to Allcare is virtually hopeless.
Patients should act now before Aspen Dental collapses if they expect to recover the money they have paid to Aspen. Follow the recommendations of the American Dental Association and then demand that Aspen refund your money for any dental treatment not yet received. It's time to prepare for the collapse of Aspen Dental now before they shut down and run like Allcare.
Product or Service Mentioned: Aspen Dental Dental Services.