CORRECTION: In a news report on April 8, 2013 about a man whose dental treatment resulted in the removal of all of his teeth, Fox59 incorrectly reported the name of another dental patient interviewed in the story as “Sheena Cortez.” The patient’s name is Sheena Castro.
CLARIFICATION: In the April 8, 2013 story updating developments in a previous story about dental treatment, Fox59 requested comment from Amazing Family Dental, P.C. Representatives did not comment at that time. In its initial April 5, 2013 report on this story, however, Fox59 received the following statement from the dental office in response to its request for comment: “Amazing Family Dental, PC and its Dentist comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by keeping patient information confidential. This dental office also cooperates with patients by making patient files available to the patient on the patient’s request.”
A corrected version of the story appears below:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The family of a 21-year-old claims their loved one spent the last two days in the hospital.
Christopher Crist has been fighting an infection allegedly at the hands of an Indy dentist. That dentist still refuses to tell his side of the story.
Crist doesn’t have any teeth now.
“They pulled every last one of them,” said Crist.
Crist said his dentist took out 29 teeth that he did not want pulled while he was sedated.
“I am going to look like a freak now,” said Crist. “Honest to God.”
Sheena Castro was in the exam room next to Crist at the time of his procedure at Amazing Family Dental.
“I have never seen a dentist, pull every one of someone’s teeth out like that,” said Castro.
She said it looked like something out of a horror movie.
“It looked scary,” said Castro.
Castro continues to deal with her own pain. The result of her latest dental visit.
“I am still in pain from the two crowns,” said Castro. “My mouth does not shut all the way. My teeth do not touch.”
After our original story aired, we got more than a dozen calls, all telling a similar story. That story was that the dentist at Amazing Family Dental has been taking out too many teeth.
Rose Hill went to the dentist to take care of one tooth that was bothering her. She said the doctor pulled her entire bottom row.
“I was shocked,” said Hill. “I said, ‘What do you mean you have to take them all? There is not anything wrong with them. They are not bothering me.’”
For a second time, Fox59 went to Amazing Family Dental for an explanation. The doctor never came out of his office, instead he told his staff to call the police.
The family of Crist still plans on suing the dentist. Fox59 is not releasing the dentist’s name because he has not been named in any legal action yet.