Corporate dental chains see big profits in adults who can't afford care

By David Heath and Jill Rosenbaum

How corporate dentistry mines profits from patients short on cash.

Aspen Dental faces class action suit

By David Heath

11 patients file a class action lawsuit against the corporate dental chain Aspen Dental alleging deception and violating laws in 22 states.

Dental chain may be booted from Medicaid program

By David Heath

Small Smiles, under federal scrutiny for performing unnecessary dental treatments on children, could be barred from the Medicaid program.

Senate report recommends ouster of large dental chain from Medicaid program

By David Heath

Small Smiles should be removed from Medicaid for encouraging dentists to perform unnecessary treatments to boost profits, investigators say.

IMPACT: 'Dentists' probe leads to new Texas law

By David Heath

Center's 'Dollars and Dentists' investigation brings about new Texas law.

Texas tries to crack down on dental chains that put profits ahead of patients

By David Heath

GOP legislator in Texas says its time to end "outrageous activities" of corporate dental chains.

Evidence of overtreatment at dental clinics serving poor children

By David Heath

Sen. Charles Grassley says the business model of corporate dental chains has led to overtreating patients medicaid patients.

VIDEO: FRONTLINE's Dollars and Dentists

How corporate dentistry mines profits from patients short on cash.

When the dentist won’t see you

Millions of Americans are ending up in the emergency room instead of the dentist’s chair when they have problems with their teeth.

The Center for Public Integrity and FRONTLINE investigate abuses in dentistry

By iWatch News

A Center for Public Integrity and FRONTLINE investigation

Writers and editors

David Heath

Senior Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Heath comes from The Seattle Times, where he was three times a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.... More about David Heath