I visited Dr. Larry Sluss due to his convenient location from my home. For my initial cleaning appointment with the hygienist, everything seemed to be in order despite the distasteful early 1970 office décor. During my dental appointment, I began to notice some oddities. First, Dr. Sluss had no dental assistant and at times would even fumble around as though he needed an extra hand. In fact, on one occasion I discussed the benefits of an assistant. He asserted that not hiring an assistant provided him with an opportunity to pass these savings on to the patient. Second, I noticed he did not have a dental sink next to the procedure chair which made rinsing awkward as he would ask you to spit in a cup. Finally, all the dental equipment appeared to be antiquated and the waiting area was truly worn. As if all these observations were not enough, I was especially astonished after knowing what my insurance company paid to learn my balance. I stopped the services, but continued to pay my bill. One month, I did not receive a bill in the mail and finally went by the office to pay it. Since this payment was late, the "friendly" receptionist added almost $25.00 for late payment and interests. The "obvious" office savings combined with inflated dental prices appear to have afforded this staff the luxury of two-hour lunch breaks, seeing fewer patients, and a four-day work week. And to think, it is all at your expense!
Posted: 2/05/2010 • Last edited: 8/03/2010 • Link to this review