The Pearson dental group is no stranger to controversy.
The group’s reputation has been tarnished by its practices, but Pearson is also the face of orthodontics.
And now the group is facing scrutiny over an alleged scheme to sell fake teeth.
According to an investigation by the New York Post, Pearson and a dentist in Colorado were allegedly involved in a scheme to use the company’s brand as a marketing ploy to sell false teeth.
The scheme was discovered when the Post contacted Pearson to verify the authenticity of the dental products.
In a statement to the Post, the company defended the practice and said it is proud to be the sole provider of orthodic care to New York residents.
The statement said it has since removed from its website the claims of the company that it sells fake dental implants and has instructed the New Jersey state dental board to look into the matter.
But not everyone is convinced.
The investigation by ABC News uncovered multiple instances in which Pearson allegedly sold fake teeth for more than $10,000.
The dental group has denied the claims and said the products are made of real teeth and have been in place for nearly 20 years.ABC News also found that Pearson’s dental offices sold fake dental devices, which are typically used for dental implants, but the company said it no longer manufactures or sells them.