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He has a very hot and weird office, and it doesn't look all that great. He stretched my mouth out to take photographs of the teeth and of the work he was doing, and he made that extremely painful. He kept digging out the tooth so it was completely hollowed out and he did it on another one. It required skin graft because he took it down so deep and destroyed the integrity of the gum. He had also given me a treatment plan which involved taking all of my fillings out and replacing them; based on some photograph that he had taken and blown up, he was trying to convince me that they were all eroded. After this incident we started looking for a new dentist and we found another doctor, who is wonderful. He is a latex-safe dentist which is fantastic for people who have latex allergy, like me. The new doctor examined it and told me that my teeth were perfectly fine. Dr.
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was going to replace 8 fillings and presumably, he was going to hollow them all out the way he did the other two. It is incredibly horrible and I would advise people not to ever go to Dr.
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. I just can't imagine someone going there for dental care and think that he is just fine. My husband saw him too and he hated him. We had just moved to
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, and we went to him because we needed the cleaning to be done. He never seemed like he had anybody in there more than one person at a time. The office was nominally clean, and he had political stuff posted up inside the bathroom. I was surprised I had to wait even though there wasn't anybody there. In terms of his bedside manner, he showed us bogus pictures and made extremely painful photographs; nobody else does that. He is a liar. We were billed for stuff that weren't done.
- Debra S.
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Went in for an initial consult with the doctor ($100 insurance paid). Dr.
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and his staff were very friendly and explained everything very clearly. They showed us a video of what to expect, which also educated us about how
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teeth grow in, how the doctor will remove them and what possible complications could be encountered. At the end of our consult, his staff went over the cost (approximately $1,900 without insurance). Fortunately our insurance paid for everything thanks to my son who figured out we'd owe $0 if 2 teeth were removed in 2010 and the other 2 teeth removed in 2011. Otherwise, our portion would have been 1/2 the cost. That's the only reason I gave them a "B" for billing, because it would have been nice if they pointed that option out to us instead of us pointing it out to them. The doctor prescribed all of the necessary medication (including a valium-type medication) prior to the surgeries. Healed very quickly with only minimal swelling and an annoying throat laceration - no bruising.
- Eric and Rachael C.
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I was having a lot of pain from an infected tooth. My regular dentist reccomended seeing the guy who does root canals. I only had $500 left on my dental plan and I simply could not afford the root canal, so I opted for an extraction.
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was the oral surgeon my dentist reccomended for this. He was able to see me that very day. Before I went in, I researched the cost on the Internet and found it to be about $150 for a straightforward extraction. When I checked in I told the receptionist that I was concerned about cost and to please tell the dentist to be mindful of that and not do anything unnecessary or expensive. She looked up my dental plan info and showed me an estimate of what the costs would be, reassuring me that I was not going to go over my limit. I saw on the estimate that she had written $350 for "surgical extraction". I told her that did not jibe with my internet research. She said the cost of a regular extraction was indeed $150 and that the price she listed was for a -surgical- extraction. I asked her if that mean cutting the gum and using stitches and she said yes. I said, "So, if I just need a regular extraction it will be $150?" and she said yes. I was taken into the room by a dental assistant who seemed very nice. Then Dr.
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came in and I gave him my story. He said "You cant afford a root canal? What do you do for a living?" I told him I teach high school. He said "Well, then you probably make more than me! How can you not afford a root canal?!" I swear to God that is exactly what he said. Anyway, he gave me the shots to numb the area then he left to go work on another patient. While I was waiting, I saw and heard some other women (presumably staff) running and yelling in the halls - seriously, running and YELLING about something they seemed excited about... The dentist was gone for so long that the novacaine started to wear off and I could still feel a lot of pain at the root. When he returned and I told him this, he seemed both doubtful and irritated. He prodded my tooth with a dental tool and I jerked and moaned. So he said he was going to give me a shot of "the strong stuff." He did that and then left for a very long time. When he came back, I could still feel pain inside the gum and that seemed to really irritate and inconvenience him. He said I would need to be sedated. I said okay, but then the receptionist came in and told me that would be an additional $600 - so now I would be over my coverage and have to pay $550 out of pocket. That was what I had been trying to avoid in the first place. I asked to speak to the doctor. Several minutes later he came in, stood with his legs apart and his hands on his hips and said, impatiently, "You wanted to talk to me?" I asked him to just yank it out - that I would fight through the pain. He refused, saying that wasn't possible. By this time I was in a lot of pain and I was very anxious to have this tooth out and be done with it. So I agreed to the sedation. When he put the tourniquet on my arm, it felt like a wire digging into my flesh. I told him it really hurt and he barked at me that he couldn't do the i.v without it, so i just said please hurry. A few seconds later, I was out. When I woke up, I was disoriented, woozy, bleeding, and in A LOT of pain. The nice nurse was there. I started crying uncontrollably. She was not very comforting. She told me to stop crying. She walked me up to the front desk where the friend that I had called was waiting to drive me. (I had asked "nice nurse" to give me an accurate estimation of the time my friend would need to arrive, and she under-estimated by about 40 min., making my friend wait...) I was asked to sign for the charges, even though I was disoriented and under the influence. I was coherent enough to notice that I was still being charged for a "surgical extraction" so I questioned that, since I did not have any stitches. The receptionist dismissed my question by quickly retorting "That's what the doctor said it was!" I signed the form so I could get the h*** out of there, but I am now wondering if I have a case for small claims court...
- Lisa C.
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His staff treats me very well. His receptionist has been there ever since I began going there. I've had quite a few hygienists, but I see him every four months. While I was working it was covered by insurance, but now I pay on my own. Before retiring, I did all the major dental work, so when I go now it's just to do maintenance. Everything is working beautifully; I have no complaints.
- Vienna F.
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He is very personable. He could do your whole mouth in one day if you wanted. He likes to work at a clip, and keep on going. I just started going to him this year and so far I really like the honesty and not trying to sell you something you don't need. I like the straight scoop, which he will give you.
- Anne W.
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Arina Hung DDS

1931 Sycamore Ln
Davis, CA

Aronson, Dr. David C.

14 Cernon St
Vacaville, CA

Arthur Burbridge DDS

7485 Rush River Dr
Sacramento, CA

August Rademacher DDS

PO Box 663
Lotus, CA

Azin Tarifard DDS

9170 Elk Grove Florin Rd
Elk Grove, CA

B Michael Rawlins DDS

7916 Pebble Beach Dr
Citrus Heights, CA

Babak Djifroudi DDS

195 Blue Ravine Rd
Folsom, CA

Bach-Mai Pham DDS

5247 Elkhorn Blvd
Sacramento, CA

Bandani, Dr. Abdolhossein H.

3838 Watt Ave
Sacramento, CA

Barry Macdonald DDS

5410 Park Dr
Rocklin, CA

Barry Mercer DDS

PO Box 5
Loomis, CA

Bath, Dr. Sarwandeep

940 Colusa Ave
Yuba City, CA

Beams Dental Care

10943 Olson Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA

Beams, Dr. Jill R.

10943 Olson Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA

Beautiful Smiles - James Yang, DDS

255 W Court Street
Woodland, CA

Behrooz Kanzali DDS

2693 Florin Rd
Sacramento, CA

Benicia Family Dentistry

321 First St
Benicia, CA

Benton Runquist DDS,MS

635 Anderson Rd
Davis, CA

Berg, Dr. David J

87 Scripps Dr
Sacramento, CA

Berg, Dr. David J.

87 Scripps Dr
Sacramento, CA

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