• Mother says hearing-impaired child drew picture of dentist hurting her

    By: Russell Colburn


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Action News spoke with a woman who says a local dentist choked her hearing-impaired daughter.

    Multiple parents came forward Tuesday, accusing a Dr. Howard Schneider, a local pediatric dentist, of hurting their children

    The woman didn't even believe her daughter, until she saw other families share similar stories on Action News Jax. 

    Marlesa Brazil says Schneider messed up the work on her 9-year-old daughter, Anajah Scott.

    Brazil says her daughter is now traumatized by the experience.

    She says they are now taking legal action and seeing another dentist to fix the work.

    Brazil has a message for Schneider.

    “Dr. Schneider -- I just want to say, please just go ahead and confess, you know you choked my child. I'm very upset, you know what you're doing, its alot stuff on you, just give up your practice and we'll go easy on you,” Brazil said.

    Protesting parents have been protesting at the office since Tuesday trying to get Schneider to close his doors.

    Action News found out the Attorney General’s Office has told JSO it'll handle all the allegations against Schneider from allegedly hurting children to insurance fraud.

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