More lawsuits filed against Affordable Dentures and Implants

April 12, 2024 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK —  The number of lawsuits filed against Affordable Dentures and Implants and dentist Christopher Bugg in Kay County District Court is now nine.

On Dec. 20, 2022, the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry filed a felony count of practicing dentistry without a license against Henry A. Miller, who was employed as a dental assistant at the denture business located at 503 north 14th Street in Ponca City.

Officials report that an investigation revealed that Miller did not have a dental assistant permit. The charge was filed and a warrant issued for his arrest. (see story)

After the story broke, Ponca City resident Margaret Ann Dick filed a negligence suit against the business and dentist Christopher Ryan Bugg. (see story)

Soon other lawsuits followed. (see story)

This year another three suits have been filed and one was filed in December of 2023.

On Dec. 5, 2023, Eva Bradford filed a suit. She claims that Miller advised her to have her upper teeth removed and upper implants installed. Bradford claims she has suffered extensive damage in the form of having teeth unnecessarily removed.

On Jan. 11, Clyde Lee filed suit claiming that the dental group were negligent in their care and treatment beginning in October of 2022, which has resulted in significant past and future medical and dental expenses, loss of income, emotional distress and pain and suffering.

On Jan. 18, Jane Morgan filed a negligence suit. In the petition, Morgan claims that the defendants were negligent in the dental care and treatment she received and as a result she suffered permanent physical injury. Morgan claims that as a result she incurred unnecessary medical expenses.

On Jan. 30 Elizabeth Martin filed a suit. In the petition Morgan reports that on Jan. 18, 2022, she went to the business to receive a dental implant. She claims that the decision to receive the implant was made after Miller was authorized to give her advice. Martin states that she never discussed her options with Dr. Bugg. Martin alleges that as a result of Miller’s unlicensed dental work and advice, she suffered extensive damages, significant medical and dental expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering ,embarrassment and hedonic damages.

On Feb. 5, Jeffrey Layman filed suit. Layman states that he visited the business son April 1, 2021, to inquire about dental treatment. He alleges that Miller advised him that he needed his teeth pulled and have implants.  Layman states that at the advise of Miller, he was sold a contract for dentures that he did not receive and that Bugg and DDS have continued to negligently provide care to him as recently as December of 2023. Layman alleges that he has had several appointments all involving different adjustments and procedures.

Miller has yet to be located and arrested. A warrant remains active with bond endorsed at $2,000. Anyone with information on Miller’s location is urged to contact law enforcement.