Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Parents in Marion County are not likely to forget the pain inflicted on children at the hands of pediatric dentists Michael and Rebecca Tarver. Ocala Post recently received several e-mails from parents who are concerned that the former owner of Polliwog, Michael Tarver, might still be operating in Florida. Following an investigation, Ocala Post discovered […]

Churchill Dentistry raided for the second time

Churchill Dentistry raided for the second time

  Ocala, Florida — Churchill Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, is back in the spotlight once again. In addition to child abuse allegations, there have been allegations that former owner Michael Tarver overbilled Medicaid for multiple procedures performed by his office. In November 2013, Ocala Post reached out to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration […]

More patient abuse allegations for Churchill Dentistry, LLC., formerly Polliwog Dental, LLC.,

More patient abuse allegations for Churchill Dentistry, LLC., formerly Polliwog Dental, LLC.,

Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the former owner of Polliwog Dental LLC, now Churchill Dentistry LLC, is back in the spotlight following new allegations of patient abuse. On April 28, 2014, Kembra Henderson took her 3-year-old daughter to Churchill Dentistry to see Dr. Michael Tarver, known to children as Dr. Mike. After her daughter’s procedure, […]

Michael Tarver, former owner of Polliwog Dental, practicing in Ocala

Michael Tarver, former owner of Polliwog Dental, practicing in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — On January 13, 2014, a case involving a lawsuit that was filed against Pediatric Dental Partners, LLC, formally known as Polliwog Dental, was reopened. Pediatric Dental Partners, LLC is registered to Michael Tarver, the former owner of Polliwog Dental, LLC. Andrea Frederick and Tiffany Sullivan, two former Polliwog employees, are suing Polliwog […]

Dentist kills 3-year-old Finley Boyle

Dentist kills 3-year-old Finley Boyle

  Kailua, Hawaii — On December 3, 2013, mother Ashley Boyle, took her three-year-old daughter, Finley Boyle, to Island Dentistry in Kailua, Hawaii for a dental visit. Dr. Lilly Geyer had previously insisted that her daughter needed four root canals. Prior to the root canals being done, Dr. Geyer administered a high dose of Demerol […]

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

  Ocala, Florida — New trouble for Churchill Pediatric Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, owner Rebecca Tarver and former Polliwog Dental owner Michael Tarver. In late October, two former employees that were fired by the pediatric dentists in retaliation for cooperating with DOH, filed a lawsuit against Polliwog Dental, LLC. The complaint is for violating the […]

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

  Ocala, Florida — Despite more than a dozen complaints from parents and employees, former Polliwog owner Michael Tarver was approved by the Board of Dentistry to have his Dentistry License reinstated. Complaints were made to the Ocala Police Department as early as 2012, but it wasn’t until the middle of 2013 that the Department […]

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

    Ocala, Florida — As if Ocala residents would not notice, Polliwog Dental has changed its name; Polliwog is now Churchill Dentistry. Michael Tarver is not the registered owner of Churchill Dentistry. A quick search of “Churchill Dentistry” reveals it is registered to a Wendy Churchill. However, Ocala Post realized that “Churchill Dentistry” has […]

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

  Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the owner of Polliwog Dental, LLC., is hoping to have his license reinstated this month. Tarver, who practices pediatric dentistry, got his medical license suspended in early September 2013, after serious allegations of child endangerment surfaced. Starting in 2012, Tarver has had multiple complaints filed against him at the […]

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Ocala, Florida — The allegations continue to stack up against Michael Tarver, the owner, and operator of Polliwog Dental. The latest developments in the case do not really surprise parents, whose children have attended the pediatric dentistry. Ivy Castillo, a parent who has taken her five-year-old to the dentistry said, “I have experienced first-hand the […]