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Dentist Suspended, Faces Fraud Charges

Horror stories about botched dental care fill a 21-page affidavit for a Pasco County dentist charged with fraudulently billing Medicaid for the services.

Miranda Smith of Smiles and Giggles Dentistry is accused of more than $140,000 in Medicaid fraud and had her license suspended, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The arrest affidavit allegations range from having children sedated for nonexistent cavities, to installing ill-fitting dentures, to getting unlicensed assistants to performing work for which they were unqualified, the Times reports. Smith denies the allegations and says she is owed $300,000 in back pay from Medicaid, according to the Times.