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Complaint Review: Ali Moheb

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  • Submitted: Sat, November 02, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, November 04, 2013

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Ali Moheb
1844 San Miguel Drive, Suite 206 Walnut Creek, California USA

Ali Moheb Alireza Moheb, Art Deco Dental, Moheb Dental, Unlimited Smiles Moheb Insurance Fraud and Improper Billing. Dental Board Problems Walnut Creek California

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Absolutely TRUE

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Dr. Alireza Moheb is corrupt!

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My wife went to see “Doctor” Ali Moheb in late 2011 at his Walnut Creek office. She needed a simple crown replaced on an upper tooth. We were recommended by another couple who knows the Doctor and had used him before.

First off- even though this office is under Moheb’s name, he has other, unlicensed, dentists practicing there. From what I understand he has a bunch of offices, and does the same thing in all of them. He has the practices under his license, then hires unlicensed dentists to work. There are NO licenses on the walls for these other dentists. Something we did not realize until we left.

We were scheduled for a cleaning and exam. After the exam we were told she would need to have a full root canal and a extraction, a post placed, crown, and two more crowns placed on adjacent teeth. This was NEWS to us, as she never had dental issues in the past. Moheb wrote up a treatment plan then told us to review it with the receptionist, who is not even a dental technician. The front office assistant, by the name of Blanca Casillas, said she is the manager, and proceeded to discuss financing and payment plans before we even knew the full extent of the work. Even WITH our dental insurance the price was miles higher than any other Dentist would perform.

I asked about the billing codes and was given a song and dance about the codes not being the important part and told to focus on the actual treatment. Moheb came over to see what was wrong and started arguing with me about the treatment asking me if I knew anything about Dentistry and telling me that I needed to pay the money and get the treatment. His assistant took him back to his office to calm down. A few minutes later he came out and apologized then he left. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN OUR WARNING TO NOT CONTINUE! However Blanca offered to reduce the bill by 20% and said they could “get creative” with the treatment in order to have insurance cover it. We are an older coupler on a fixed income and made the decision to get this treatment done for this reason.

After much back and forth where we now realize we were lied to blatantly by this Blanca Casillas woman and the doctor. We placed a down payment and were told to come back in two weeks for the casting and told total treatment would take 6 weeks for everything! I asked for a statement and she said that they are “automatically mailed”. We never received anything in the mail. When we left without the cleaning we did not know they would charge us for it. We did not see the charge until our next month’s billing statement from the Insurance Company which was AFTER our second appointment.

At the time of our next appointment they had “NO RECORD” of our initial down payment but again hoodwinked us into believing they would fix the issue and find out what happened. Only it turns out that they added this amount back on to the total treatment cost which had gone back up to the higher number. We did not find this out until AFTER this second appointment where they pulled what turns out was a perfectly healthy tooth. We paid the second installment and were told that they could not print an invoice because their “systems are down”. This time a Doctor Miles performed the treatment and not Dr. Moheb.

When we got our billing statement we saw that they billed our insurance company for the SAME PROCEDURES they charged us cash for saying Insurance would not cover it. Including the cleaning. It also says he performed procedures that he never did perform on my wife (casting for the new crown, a second tooth extraction, placement of a post, etc…)

My wife went for a second opinion when the pain would not subside and was told that Moheb’s plan for everything was a flat out LIE and that she only need a cracked crown replaced. This dentist asked where my wife had gone and when she said Moheb he laughed.

Apparently it is well known in the dental community that Moheb likes to party and is notorious for using drugs like cocaine and ecstasy which would explain why his behavior was so erratic during and after our initial exam. Many other dentists have reported his practice “Art Deco” also known as “Unlimited Smiles” for fraud when they take over his patients.

He can be seen all around the “San Francisco Bay Area” at clubs and parties just look at this link http://www.donovansf.com/PartyPics1.htm. We also heard through the Private Investigator we know that he likes to use escorts and has been for a while. With all of this it sounds like he must be using the money he SCAMS from his patients to pay for everything.

He says he lives in Arizona but he lives in San Francisco. This is a common trick to avoid paying taxes in California.

We wrote many letters to the California Dental Board and it turns out that he is being investigated by them and was sued by them:

http://www.dbc.ca.gov/public/dds50324_20110720_accu.pdf

When you look him up on the Dental Board’s website you see how many infractions he has: http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/WLLQRYNA$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=50324&P_LTE_ID=706

His credentials come from a Caribbean dental school where he says he is also a professor.  http://caribbeandentalimplant.com/ but look at the website and you can see that he is not listed on there as a professor. In fact they have no mention of their professionals at all! It is a scam just like Moheb and his “practice”! http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alireza-moheb-dmd-dicoi/1b/835/48


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/02/2013 07:41 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ali-Moheb/Walnut-Creek-California/Ali-Moheb-Alireza-Moheb-Art-Deco-Dental-Moheb-Dental-Unlimited-Smiles-Moheb-Insurance-1096575. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Absolutely TRUE

AUTHOR: Moc_law - ()

I am an ex-employee of the company and everything this man says is ABSOLUTELY TRUE! I was a part of the corporate and legal team that walked out on Dr. Moheb in January of last year due to the things detailed and more. We didn't plan it, we all just were tired of the lack of integrity with the things he made us do and the way we were treated. He lost our Operations Manager, our District Managers, his Billing Managers and his main legal counsel and myself due to his unethical practices. The only one who stayed was Blanca Casillas, who lives with Alireza. I worked directly under him and would hear his direction to the above or hear his lawyer arguing with him that he couldn't do what he intended.

Most of the dentist employed have had their license revoked or past trouble. He does this to employ them cheaper giving promise to them of repairing their reputation. Dr Moheb treatment plans all patients. If a case is under $6000 he punishes the staff for not selling it. He charges out Care Credit accounts to the full credit amount and comes up with treatment to fit the full extent that is given. During my time with him he had Gary Kadi, who is nationally known for being a lead consultant and a consultant that worked previously for the California Dental Board say that they would not work with him due to his dirty practice and not wanting to put their reputation on the line. 

If you look up further public records you will find multiple lawsuits for tax fraud, employee wrong doing lawsuits (Blanca is involved in most as well), there are current public files he is involved in now with the IRS for misclassifying 3 employees, employing illegal aliens in Arizona and California, insurance fraud, and other various infractions. 

There are so many more things I would like to bring forward but they would hurt others and they were simply following his direction while fearing his wrath. Trust me, he has quite a wrath! It is in everyone's best interest to stay as far away for his practices as possible. You can find his practices on www.unlimitedsmiles.com.

Once again EVERYTHING and so much more are ABSOLUTELY TRUE that this man has said.

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#2 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

Dr. Alireza Moheb is corrupt!

AUTHOR: Anonymous85751981 - ()

well all I have to say is Dr. Moheb is not only a fraud but he is corrupt I have been working for him in one of his offices for a couple months it took me about the same time to figure out his fraudulent and corrupted ways. since I have been in the office I have witnessed many unethical, horrible, immoral things going on. I have witnessed Dr. Moheb make the employees charge insurance fees that are not even necessary in Dentistry he forces us especially myself to charge the patient double triple quadruple times more than the actual price I have witnessed him do exams and diagnose extractions on teeth that do not need to even be extracted.

Not to mention Dr. Moheb diagnosing crowns on teeth that do not need crowns he diagnoses of full $1500-$2000 crown on a tooth that just needs a filling. he will extract a full mouth and put a $20,000-$40,000 treatment plan on somebody and expects and demands them to the point the patient cries to pay in full that same day. It is true that when you go inside of his Arizona offices there is no licenses of the actual doctors who are performing the treatment Dr. Moheb does in fact have doctors working in his offices but Dr. Moheb makes the office bill the insurance under Dr. Moheb's name.

I have also noticed that Dr. Moheb as he is in the patient's mouth tell the patient that he has no choice but to do sinus lifts gingivectomy if you know Dentistry gingivectomy is not needed all the time he will make up prices sometimes double triple quadruple even higher than that just to jump the price up. so he can get the money paid that day he does not care about the patient. I have even personally witnessed him while he is inside of the patient's mouth doing a $10,000 treatment plan in one sitting and telling the patient that he used real human bone for the bone graft but in fact no bone graft was even used and had the patient pay in full for things that were not done.

I have of a mile long list of patients that I have personally been keeping record of all these fraudulent things that Dr. Moheb has been doing he also comes into the offices and demands that the associate doctors diagnose patients the way he does. There are so many other things that I can say about this so called Dr. he claims that he is in fact a professor and orthodontist a lawyer and an anesthesiologist give me a break. From a short time but I have been employed for this unlimited smiles company I have seen many managers district managers dental assistance and someone so forth quit because of Dr. Moheb and the way he demands you to work.

I know for fact that he has a certain doctor in the Arizona offices working that has 14 lawsuits on his dental license and Dr. Moheb refuses to let this doctor go. this certain other doctor I believe is still employed because of the fact that he diagnoses just like Dr. Moheb perfers. This doctor that I am talking about diagnosis things that are unethical immoral and almost inhumane but Dr. Moheb will not fire this guy because this dentist is cheap labor and he has the patients pay for things that are not needed. And as far as Blanca Casillas's I do personally believe that she is corrupt and fraudulent as well I have witnessed her on a daily basis lying continuously about refunding multiple multiple multiple patients money back patients want the money back because it's it's corrupted work

she is a liar just like Dr. Moheb she is corrupt and I do not believe she has graduated past the eighth grade this lady has no idea what she is doing in fact I don't know where he found this lady as far as I know it is only doctor moheb and Blanca running the show of all of these offices. I can also tell you this but they both have their stuff in order and ready with legal advice lawyers attorneys all of that they're prepared all the time. I am currently seeking a new job but during these times it's been a little harder and I have three kids and a husband so I cannot just get up and walk out I really wish that someone can read our posts and possibly get together and get this guy he's going to reap what he sews. 

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