Almost 2,000 people in desperate need of dental care, are claiming they’ve been ripped off after Manukau Smilecare, which owns a dozen clinics across Auckland, went into receivership, NZ Herald reveals. 1661 patients who made prepayments are owed a total of $770,000, and it is unlikely they will get any refund. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) receiver John Fisk, says it’s up to the companies who bought the clinics to decide if they will to continue those patients’ care at an agreed price. A Commerce Commission spokesperson said it had not received complaints relating to Manukau Smilecare and cannot provide comments without investigation.