Dr. Zeitman - my regular periodontist. My gum condition requires Scaling and Root Planning and regular perio-maintenence cleaning. What particularly set him apart is the honest billing practice. I have changed 3 general dentists because they all have devised tricks to throw in surprise charges. Dr. Zeitman is extremely reasonable. For example, I was given a quote by a previous dentist of $1800 for "Scaling and Root Planning". The actual price should be around $173 * 4= 692, or at most $780. The $1800 outrageously threw in charges such as irrigation multiplied 4 times, which should not be a separate charge. I had changed to a different dentist who performed a Perio Maintenance cleaning that my insurance should cover 100%. However, they charged $134 out-of-pocket expense for Fluor and irrigation against my wishes. Dr. Zeitman's office never plays this game. When he performs Scaling and Root Planning, he only bills the insurance on selected areas, areas that are actually under this procedure. He will however clean my entire teeth in this process without separately charging. He has done 2 Scaling and Root Plannings for me and each time only charged a bit over $300. I currently do not want another general dentist for fear of repeating all past experience. I choose Dr. Zeitman to do two Perio Maintenance cleaning and 1 Scaling and Root Planning a year, which my insurance cover. Like his professional mannerism. He listens and addresses all my Qs.
Posted: 1/16/2008 • Link to this review