Signature Smiles' employees facing more charges, Oklahoma dentist impersonator was never licensed

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 00:46:52-04

TULSA -- Former employees of a south Tulsa dental clinic, Signature Smiles, are facing more charges.

As patients come forward with tales of botched dental work, doctor Bert Franklin's office remains closed.

Tuesday, 2 Works for You learned of at least one other dental assistant, Sadie Hight, who is accused of falsifying narcotics prescriptions.

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Court documents allege she forged prescriptions for hydrocodone and ultram at Franklin's and another clinic.

Tuesday, prosecutors filed felony charges for alleged fraud totaling $80,000 for Bert Franklin. The documents say Franklin charged a woman's American Express card the money without her permission two months before he allegedly murdered 19-month-old Lincoln Lewis.

The charges come after 34-year-old Paige Maples was charged for unlawfully repairing dentures at Signature Smiles. The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry says Maples never had a dentist license.

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