Patients say the dentist office FBI raided is shady

NOW: Patients say the dentist office FBI raided is shady


SOUTH BEND, Ind.—FBI agents were at South Bend Family Dentistry on Thursday morning.

A spokesperson for the FBI’s Indianapolis Division confirmed that agents were serving a federal search warrant but did not provide any other information.

Federal agents were coming in and out of the door all day carrying boxes of evidence.

We went in to ask the dentist what was going on, but employees walked us out the door saying “you guys have to go.”

When asking if they had any comment to the FBI presence at their business one employee said: “No we already told y’all don’t come in here.”

The dentist's office is run by Dr. Trang Mai.

Federal agents spent a good part of the day at the business. They were joined by an agent from the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

It’s unclear exactly why the FBI was there, but patients were spooked – even one who made an appointment yesterday.

“We arrived a lot of cars in the parking lot. We came to the door it says closed, it’s locked. I said this is strange. When I walked around the side of the building, all the shades are down,” Rebecca Megyese said.

“I was in shock. Like seriously, the FBI coming to a dentist office, seriously? But you never know, people are probably licenses expired, they probably did something illegal,” Sarah who didn’t want to be identified because of her connection to the practice said.

But she’s not the only one who says this dentist has a troubled history.

“In the past, I’ve gone to her to get fillings done. She’s messed up my fillings. It’s ridiculous, she’s messed up several of my friends,” she said. “Even the time I was pregnant I had to go to another dental office and they had to fix what she messed up.”

“It doesn’t surprise me at all, not at all,” Kendall Terry, one former patient said. “This place is terrible, I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody.”

Kendall terry got a crown and everything seemed fine at first.

“So then they told me to come back the following week for a check-up but then, while they were doing a check-up they told me there were other procedures that needed to get done,” Terry said. “I’m no dentist so I trusted them. Then that turned in to more issues.”

Terry said he eventually had to go to the emergency room three times.

“Because I was in so much pain. Then my blood pressure went up. I was taking like 4 different medications,” he said.

He now said he doesn’t think he needed any of those extra procedures and is hoping the raid shuts the office down for good.

“I think it’s good. It gives me a sense of comfort knowing that it’s still good things that can happen to people that basically cut corners with the law,” he said.

Once the federal agents left the office did reopen and started seeing patients once again despite the raid.

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