FILING BANKRUPTCY: Smile Smile Implant
Center’s owner Thomas John Teich is seeking Bankruptcy protection from his numerous creditors and patients that he has ripped off, me included. Note date and time, for the Meeting of Creditors. MEETING OF CREDITORS: April 17, 2013, 411 W Fourth Street, Room 1-154, Santa Ana CA 92701 at 11:00 A.M. in addition his partner in DBA Smile Implant Center, Nadia Abazarnia is also filing Bankruptcy. Both, Thomas John Teich and Nadia Abazarnia owe $635,000 for a WRONGFUL DEATH judgement in which Paula Kane died while in Smile Implant Centers care. Case Number:30-2010-00422590.
Smile Implant Center, owner Thomas John Teich: Bankruptcy Case Information: United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. Case Number 8:13-bk-12014-CB Smile Implant Center’s DBA partner: Nadia Abazarnia Case Number: 8:13-bk-12017-TA
Smile Implant Center DBA owners, Nadia Abazarnia and Thomas John Teich request the court to dismiss Bankruptcy case # 8:13-bk-12017-TA Chapter 13. The Bankruptcy case was dismissed although the court retains jurisdictions on all issues arising under 11 U.S.C. SS 10, 329 and 362. All persons currently seeking monies from Thomas John Teich for judgements etc. should pursue collective actions inasmuch as Thomas John Teich will most likely try to hide money or file bankruptcy again possibility a chapter 7. I won a judgement against Smile Implant Center in 2012 in the amount of $5100.00 but still have not been paid?// Johnny B Good
Woman Goes to Smile Implant Center in
Newport Beach, Dies; Daughter of Deceased Wins Malpractice Suit
By Yasmin Nouh Thu., Jun. 7 2012 at 3:32 PM
Los Angeles resident Paula Kane went to the Smile Implant Center in Newport Beach for dental implants after seeing a newspaper advertisement in January 2010. When she entered the facility around 9:30 a.m., anesthesiologist Dr. Barry Friedberg administered her drugs while she stayed awake--Kane's anesthesia of choice for the procedure known as "oral conscious sedation." Hours later, she went into respiratory arrest; her blood turned dark, according to one of the dental assistants present; deadly combination of propofol--the same drug that killed Michael Jackson--along with benzodiazepines had shut down Kane's respiratory system. When she was taken to the hospital, doctors diagnosed her as brain dead. A few days later, her daughter, Tanisha Mitchell, took the 57-year-old off life support.
Mitchell filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the center's owner, Dr. Thomas Teich, and Friedberg; Orange County jurors found both men guilty of wrongful death two years later on May 22, 2012. Teich did not have a permit to administer oral conscious sedation, while Friedberg had been unregistered with the Dental Board of California for general anesthesia.
"I would think you don't expect to go in for dental implants and be overdosed on propofol and die especially when that patient has gone in thinking [he or she] will get drugs like valium," said Mitchell's attorney Jeffrey Wolf of Heimanson and Wolf, LLP in Los Angeles.
The verdict outlined $635,000 for pain and suffering damages, but was then reduced to $250,000 per California's cap on non-economic damages. Both men will equally split the cost.
Teich, who still practices in Newport Beach, is not unfamiliar to malpractice lawsuits. He's been charged with medical malpractice twice before in California, and is currently involved in 13 other malpractice cases.
Teich moved to California from Arizona several years after the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners revoked his license in August, 1994 due to insurance fraud, repeated acts of gross negligence and unprofessional conduct among other charges. He spent eight months in federal prison for committing the felony of mail fraud, according to a stipulation agreement.
Six years later, he got his license back on a probationary basis in 1999, during which he applied and obtained a California dental license in 2002. Even after the move, the malpractice suits piled up against Teich, to the point that Richard DeCuir, executive officer of the state's dental board, filed a complaint in April, 2011 requesting the board revoke Teich's license, citing record of failing to upkeep medical records, personal injury against patients, unprofessional conduct and gross negligence again.
DeCuir filed the complaint in April, 2011; four months later, Teich paid $72,400 in an arbitration award to a former patient for injury including nerve damage in another lawsuit. DeCuir's accusations are currently still pending a decision according to Russ Heimerich, spokesperson for the Department of Consumer Affairs.
The Medical Board of California has yet to subject Friedberg to any disciplinary actions. Friedberg, who describes himself as "your friendly, neighborhood anesthesiologist" on his website, continues to practice anesthesiology, and run a private, nonprofit foundation called Goldilocks Anesthesia. He authored Getting Over, Going Under: 5 Things You Must Know Before Anesthesia, and spoke about anesthesia to various outlets during the Michael Jackson trial.
Smile Implant Center. I can't say enough about my experience with the Smile Implant Center in Newport Beach. Doctors, technicians, staff, and lab artists are Professional, highly skilled, take pride in their work, they are warm, and caring. They are ethical and evaluations and recommendations are right on. A mix of crowns and implants were done and it was a major job. No charge for X-rays and reasonable prices made my work affordable. Having it all completed at one location, unlike other dentist where a job is divided between a dentist office, periodontist office and an offsite lab made no sense to me and is too expensive. Thank you Smile Implant Center! I recommend you highly and I am totally impressed by you.
I love this dentist!.
I wish they would let me give them 10 stars! I am an older senior and thought I was too old to get implants. The Smile Implant Center did my implants in two visits. one for the free exam and X-Rays and next time i went in in the morning my new teeth, much better than my originasl were ready for me at the end f that day. The price was greattoo and I felt less pain than getting a filling, not bad at all.
I am recommending Smile Implant to all my family and friends.
Really nice people and very professional. I was really nervous about having a lot of dental work done to get implants but I needed them badly. I am just over 61 years old and my own teeth had failed yet I just could not learn to live with dentures. Smile Implant Center was super fsair about the price they charged and they give you free X-Rays, Free exam and all kins of stuff like that but best fr me s they did all my work in ONE DAY! It didn't hurt a bit because they also give you free anesthesia that really works. If you need or think you need dental implants, go to Smile Implatn Center. You will be glad you did!
Made my teeth look 22 years old again and they are so nice!. I read the ads from the Smile Implant Center, about how they give you free exams, CT-Scans and X-Rays and how they develop a treatment plan to give you implants as good as your original teeth, all for free before you decide if you are going ahead with implants but I didn't really believe it. I was sure they would say "But you have to pay first and we will re-bate you later." But that is not what happened. They were not pushy at all and all those things, anesthesia too, really are free! I was nervous about getting implants but it was easy. I hated my old dentures. I told friends I had rocks in my mouth becuase I couldn't speak clearly. Now I feel great and my teeth look like they did when I was 22 years old. The staff at the Smile Implant Center is so very nice and they do great work. I would recommend them to everyone.
have no hesitation in recommending the Smile Implant Cente.
As you know, the success of any organization depends on the people working there.
I recently had six teeth extracted, six implants done, and a Phonare bridge installed to the implants.
I was so impressed with Dr. Garry Jones and the work that he did, that I wanted to drop you a note to that fact.
Be Warned about Smile Implant Center's Refund Process!!!. I 'm really unhappy with the Smile Implant Center!!! It only took Smile Implant a couple of minutes to get my credit card number and charged me $2625 on October 21, 2011. However, when I requested for a refund because I got sick and not able to do the implant procedure, their financial representative told me I won
Now I can just bite into an apple. It happened later in my life. I started having more and more bone loss. Something had to be done and so we decided that when I could afford it we would go ahead and have work done. I had to have a bone graft and two bridges with separate implants on the sides. It
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