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Abuse alleged at children's dental office in Rome

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ROME, Ga. -

Police are investigating allegations of abuse at a children's dental office in Rome. Authorities say that MCG Management, Inc., doing business as Children's Dentistry in Rome, is under criminal investigation.

According to the district's attorney's office, the investigation began with allegations of Medicaid fraud.

The Rome Police Department executed a search warrant last Thursday based on the criminal investigation, as well as complaints from parents that their children may have been improperly restrained. There were also allegations that some of the children they have had improper, if not necessary, dental work done.

Police seized several crates and boxes from the office in the raid.

One woman told FOX 5's Patty Pan that she wasn't surprised to hear of the Medicaid allegations.

"I took my daughter to the dentist office and they basically told me that she had one cavity. And took her back four days later to have her one cavity filled and they billed her insurance for nine cavities total," said the woman, who asked not to be identified.

Mary Bodkin, whose grandkids have been going to the dentist office for years, said that she doesn't believe the accusations.

"It breaks my heart because they take wonderful care of both my granddaughter and a lot of other people. This is wrong," said Bodkin.

Authorities say that no criminal charges have been filed. They say it is an ongoing going investigation.

Anyone with claims is urged to download a form from the Rome News Tribune website, fill it out and bring it to the Rome Police Department.

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