On 09/16/11 I was not allowed to go back even though she was being sedated! It took them close to an hour to call her to do the work. I was NEVER told that she would be strapped down...what is the purpose of the sedation medication? Why does a sedated child need to be strapped down without a family member present? The "child cocktail" must be a hoax to collect a $150.00 fee from the Parents because it does not work. He admittedly told me after they were finished that my daughter "tried to break away" and "she kept trying to get up"! Why didn't he stop to come get me? I AM LIVID! He then said to me that "he told her she had to be a big girl and he had no more problems after that." When they walked my daughter around the corner she was horrified, crying excessively and saying "Mom I couldn't breathe.". I said what do you mean? He didn't care to explain and she just clinged to me sobbing! At home when she woke up about an hour later, she said she could not breathe because he placed his hand over her mouth while pinching her nose and telling her "SUCK IT UP YOU HAVE TO BE A BIG GIRL"! She said she could not breathe!!! He did this while she was strapped down, so not only could I not hear her yell for me BUT she could not try to fight for herself!
He has 3 office locations that I know of and has already been on the news in Bakersfield regarding this type of abuse he is causing to his minor patients! There are 2 other Facebook Groups that have been created regarding this "child specialist" Edward E. Dove, DDS 1)Bakersfied Dentist Does Not ROCK and 2)Let's investigate Dr. Dove of Chatsworth...you won't believe that this is happening frequent and often and is very unacceptable to a lot of parents! I wish I saw the news story that Bakersfield aired on him on 09/01/11 because I would have never taken my daughter to him. She has nightmares about this incident and I will have a hard time(which I already did) getting to ever go to ANY Dentist for any future treatments or cleanings! I want him sanctioned so he cannot continue to abuse and place fear in helpless children. I also want him to be in prison for abusing my daughter, because if I did what he did I would have been arrested after the Police spoke to her! The reason he continues to get away with it is because our Law Enforcement and Authorities are not doing their jobs! If he was stopped when the first parent contacted the Law, he would not have been able to do this to my daughter or the other children that have been hurt emotionally and physically by Edward Dove. Please see that this does not fall through the cracks and the necessary actions are setup to properly stop this man from abusing his position and our children!