Update: Orthodontist Closes Business; Cites His Health

Here's the website from Dr. Timothy A. Adams regarding the lawsuit over his solar panels on his house:


Posted October 30

An Omaha orthodontist who closed his business last week because of health reasons has new information for patients left in the cold. Tuesday night, Dr. Timothy Adams cellphone message says he's transferred his patient list to Dr. Mike Morrison of Nebraska Smiles.

In the message, he thanked his clients for their patience and said that he recruited Dr. Morrison to continue treatments at no additional costs.

The phone message at Adams Orthodontics, 171st & Center, said these decisions have been sudden and unexpected and urged patients to contact Dr. Morrison if they have questions or an emergency.

Dr. Morrison can be reached here:
9006 Ohio St, Suite 3
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 397-4443 (Office)

Posted October 29

A number of viewers called Fact Finders with a question. Why did a West Omaha orthodontist close without warning?

"Wires came loose -- back in there," said Lane Eggen of Waterloo who stopped by the office of Dr. Timothy A. Adams at 171st and West Center Monday night. The 8th grader needs some work on his new braces but his dentist has closed the office.

"Less than a week ago -- they were still taking appointments," said his father Bob Eggen.

He's not alone. As we interviewed the Effen family, Sarah Ehlers walked away from the building in disgust.

The Columbus woman had an appointment for her 5th grade son Monday afternoon. "We get him out of school early, drive an hour-and-a-half, we come here and the door is locked. We have no answer -- no clue.

What frustrates many people we talked with is they have no guidance -- there isn't a Plan B here. All they know is the office is closed effective immediately.

The note taped to the front door reads: "Dr. Adams has developed a medical condition and is no longer able to work on patients."

Angry parents, who up to this point had been satisfied with Dr. Adams care, now wonder why they can't get their dental records or the decency of a phone call or letter about the closed business.

"If this was the end of this business there was no this is where we feel you balance is and you owe us this much or we owe you this much....there was nothing like that," said Bob Eggen. "They closed up shop and are done."

We left a message on Dr. Timothy Adams home phone but have not heard back.

On his website, he makes this pledge in treating orthodontic patients: “Treat each and every patient as I would want to be treated”

State ethics code says dentists have an ethical obligation to furnish dental records and give the opportunity to get treatment from another dentist if something changes with their practice.

Channel 6 News interviewed Timothy Adams in 2011 for a different subject. He was in the middle of a neighborhood dispute over the solar panels he put on his home without permission from the homeowners' association. Adams took out a billboard on I-80 explaining the fight.

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