Medicaid Dental Center of North Carolina will pay $10.05 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations, the United States Justice Department announced on April 9, 2008.

The company was accused of billing the North Carolina Medicaid program for medically unnecessary dental services performed on indigent children. Among the medically unnecessary procedures were pulpectomies (often referred to as a “baby root canal”) and placement of stainless steel crowns.

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