I wonder if any of you have ever taken care of a child with autism, and by that I do not mean, as a patient!
I wonder if you have ever been the sole caregiver to a child with autism. Because if you had, I believe you would not have let me walk my child into that room, let me hold him while you put him to sleep, tell him everything was going to be okay, that you were only fixing his four front teeth, and then put crowns on fourteen of his tiny teeth all at one time!
If you had truly cared for a child with autism, you would have known that the best thing you can do is ask their mother!
At what point did you decide that it was okay for you to go from FOUR teeth to FOURTEEN teeth, without my consent? Did you really think that you blaming his autism would make this okay?
Had you asked me, had you done what you are legally and ethically required to do, and tried to get my consent I would have told you NO!
Instead, you took it upon yourself to change my beautiful, creative, imaginative three year old childs entire mouth at one time, and then, blame it on autism.
When he screamed it hurts for hours, I called and called and you simply responded with, “he isn’t in pain, he just has autism, he is overwhelmed!”
I am not sure, how all of your years of dental training never told you that a person’s mouth, teeth, tongue, etc. are one of the BIGGEST sensory parts of the entire human body.
So much that humans do, they must use their mouth for. One very important thing would be eating, but even more importantly SPEAKING.
My beautiful child, my creative, spunky, stubborn, yet amazing child, has autism, autism does NOT have him.
If I could stand in front of the world and ask every one of you one simple question, I would ask you,
“Since when did autism become an excuse to treat a child like they were less than human, like they do not deserve the same rights as everyone else?”
Notice that I did not call out just a single dentist, I have grouped you all into one entity, there is a soul reason for that. There are many people I could call out, there are many people within your soulless excuse of a company that I could call out for what they did to MY child, MY child, should I say that again.
I am not sure a single person in South Mississippi Smiles understands that or acknowledges that one very important statement. All of you have hid behind your rose-colored glasses and acted like you just do not see me anymore. You have quit responding to the numerous tags, to the numerous reviews, you have quit using social media all together. To anyone reading this, that works there and has not spoken up, YOU ARE JUST AS GUILTY as the people that were there on that day!
Not only did you take my child’s autism, use it against him to do additional work on his mouth, you also took away my basic right as his mother!
You see, I am his protector, his advocator, his safe haven! I am the person that knows his wants, his needs, his likes, his dislikes; and I AM THE ONE WHO KNOWS what you did to him!
I am the one who KNOWS what you stole from him, what you stole from me!
My child, my son, Elijah, worked so hard to get where he was, he worked so hard to speak, to drink, to eat, and in two hours, you stole all of that from him, without even thinking, without even caring!
Because a DOLLAR SIGN was more important to you, than my son.
I know right now, you are just hiding out, your waiting patiently for me to give up, to stop advocating.
I just want you to know that I will never stop, I will never give up. The thing you are mis calculating is that I am the most determined mother you will ever meet, I have already lost family, lost friends, I have already been called names, and been judged.
All of that, just makes me stronger, it makes me MORE DETERMINED to make sure that you WILL take accountability!
I will keep shouting this at the top of my lungs to as many people as I possibly can, until you understand that placing FOURTEEN crowns at one time, without MY consent is not okay!
I will keep advocating until you understand that hiding behind autism, to make a dollar, and traumatize a three-year-old is NOT okay!
I do hope you like my response to your lovely cease and desist letter, I would be more than glad to stand in front of a judge, show him all my proof, tell him what the dental board has said and more.
I have been patiently waiting for you to reach out and make things right, I’m not sure if you know, but that post you want gone so badly has been viewed more than 41,000 times! Its only going to keep getting bigger!
There are many things that I am not sure how to accomplish, but advocating, well that’s something I know how to do very well!
I hope we will talk soon!
One pissed off mother!
We learned today that the dental board has dismissed our case, we know this is because the dental board is covering up for South Mississippi Smiles, there have been multiple news articles trying to shed light on what the dental board is doing.
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