And with little choice we pass it on to you the patient. The suppliers listed below have a lock on the dental profession and have colluded to screw you and me.
In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation
United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Case No. 1:16-cv-00696 – BMC-GRB
Dentists specifically allege that Defendants Patterson Companies, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., and Benco Dental Supply Company acted in concert to fix margins and unlawfully raise barriers to entry by more efficient, lower priced competitors allowing them to maintain artificially high prices and margins. As a result of this activity, it is alleged that dentists paid higher prices for dental supplies than would have been charged absent the conspiracy, sums they seek to recover through this lawsuit. This of course has been passed on to you, the patient or has made it more difficult for me, the dentist to make a living.
Following years of hard-fought litigation, the parties reached a settlement agreement, providing for the payment of $80 million to the settlement class. At a Fairness Hearing held June 24, 2019, Judge Cogan approved the class settlement and granted class counsel’s motion for attorneys’ fees and costs.
Do you think you or I will see a dime of this recovery? I doubt it. But you and I paid the price for almost a decade of collusion among these dental suppliers.
Between dental suppliers and insurance companies screwing us, it’s hard to provide decent care to our patients. And despite being screwed we were still able to do so. I need a month of national dentist appreciation. And you deserve the quality care we try to provide despite these challenges.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341