Aspen Dental is a dental company with 488 dental offices throughout the United States that performs dental treatments and dental evaluations, according to the Aspen Dental website and Huffington Post. However, there have been many reporting of misconduct amongst the Aspen Dental offices.
Aspen Dental is a corporate chain that has been taking advantage of adult customers. There have been more than 1,000 complaints between 2006 and 2010, reports the Huffington Post. The company is known for forcing treatments on patients that they not only cannot afford, but that they also do not need. Former dentists with the company have spoken out anonymously as have many former patients. While many patients want to do something about what has happened to them, they are not sure what can be done. Dental malpractice suits are often expensive and take a considerable amount of time to pursue, which most of the Aspen Dental patients do not have, reports the Huffington Post.
It is important for people to get routine teeth cleanings and to take good care of their teeth because a build up of plaque or bacteria can lead to not only gum and tooth decay, but also to heart disease, reports Kid's Health. Furthermore, teeth are an important part of the way that people eat and without teeth, it can be difficult to enjoy food. It is recommended that all people brush their teeth twice daily at home as well as their gums, according to Kid's Health.