Completely dysfunctional, high turnover and VERY dishonest pricing. A nightmare and complete bully-like managers who threatened me when I told them my experience. After reading the reviews online I... saw similar experiences. They don't seem to think anything is wrong with overpricing, mis-communicating and treating both clients and their own employees unprofessionally.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
BE CAREFUL!!! This dentist got paid twice (I made a payment and the insurance made a payment for the same service) and, I was never informed of that, until I asked for a statement for my taxes 9... months later. When I called them to get the money they owed me, I got the run around! I finally got paid but, if I hadn't asked for that statement I would have never known and they would have kept my money since I was never going back there after I had to go back 5 times for Dr. Johnson to get a crown on the same tooth!!!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I won't go into the gory details. This is the worst professional practice of any kind I have ever used. My visits were painful, the equipment was broken, the dentists are inept and uncaring -- they couldn't do a simple job correctly, and my tooth is now ruined. AND they charged an arm and a leg. I can't help but notice that there is a large group of early five star ratings from one-time raters. This makes me believe that the guy who said that he heard someone in the office encouraging staff to post phony glowing reviews was correct. Pick a random dentist out of the telephone book before you venture into this place.
Posted: 5/30/2008 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
Completely dysfunctional, high turnover and VERY dishonest pricing. A nightmare and complete bully-like managers who threatened me when I told them my experience. After reading the reviews online I saw similar experiences. They don't seem to think anything is wrong with overpricing, mis-communicating and treating both clients and their own employees unprofessionally.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $500 - $999
Date February 2015
Posted: 4/27/2016 • Link to this review
BE CAREFUL!!! This dentist got paid twice (I made a payment and the insurance made a payment for the same service) and, I was never informed of that, until I asked for a statement for my taxes 9 months later. When I called them to get the money they owed me, I got the run around! I finally got paid but, if I hadn't asked for that statement I would have never known and they would have kept my money since I was never going back there after I had to go back 5 times for Dr. Johnson to get a crown on the same tooth!!!
Posted: 2/04/2015 • Link to this review
Don't waste your time or hard earned money on this place. The wait time is horrible, the staff is very unprofessional and don't know the meaning of the word customer service. I would not let these techs work on my dog much less me ever again. They lose paperwork then say you never filled it out. This place is the absolute worse.
Posted: 9/09/2013 • Link to this review
It's always such a scary experience to go into a dentist office for me and even though I knew I would be having to get needles put into my gums for pain the staff was very compassionate towards me. They did all they could to try to put my mind at ease. They're a good professional team and I would recommend them to anyone who's needing a good dentist office.
Posted: 1/16/2013 • Link to this review
I went through un-necessary work, they would start and then go to something else without completing anything. I was put through pain and humiliation, I was given a denture that didn't have all the teeth, had they taken the time to do the right thing I would not have lost my teeth. THEY were the reason for severe reactions to too many medications. I was told I needed to see an allergist (who needed a letter from him that I couldn't get for 4 or 5 months, finally sat in the office for an hour and told them I would wait for it)or would be refused service, I found another dentist who has taken care of me and everything is fine, I needed no allergist or pain medication, I have because of them lost all of my teeth and say you should be aware of his type of treatment. You should get a second opinion before going through any work you don't need...
Posted: 9/01/2012 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
Other than the cramped space and ancient equipment this situation just got more horrible. I went here specifically because they help with TMJ. I am new to Atlanta and had no idea where to start. I thought I did my research and I asked a lot of questions when I called seeking information. I felt comfortable. After my mediocre cleaning I was shuffled into another room where 3 assistants stood. Dr. P came in and may have been the most offensive, inappropriate person / doctor I have ever encountered. He made comments about my weight, told me I was prediabetic and blamed my dentist of 30+ years for my TMJ because I had teeth "that God put in my mouth for a reason" as a child removed as an alternative to braces. I am 35 years old, very active and currently living a healthy life. At one point, in front of the 3 assistants, he pointed to my stomach and told me I needed to "lose that". After all of that humiliation Im taken into another room by one of his people and shown a 30 second video and then asked for $3000. When I tell her Im not in a position to pay $3000 up front she goes to get the doctor who then comes into the room and lectures me about how other treatments are bad and how I need to find a way to get this money for my own health. Needless to say I will not be going back to this place and I have reported them to the ADA.
Posted: 4/04/2012 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
I have never had a cavity in my almost 30 years before now, and suddenly I had 5! The only think in the world I am terrified of is receiving a shot in the mouth. Believe it or don't I barely felt the shots I received. I was surprised, because when I was little, I had to have multiple teeth extracted before I could have braces, and the oral surgeon always had me climbing the chair in terror and pain when giving me the shots. I would definitely recommend Atlanta Dental Group to my friends who need fillings but are scared, or have children who need fillings.
Posted: 3/20/2012 • Last edited: 7/26/2012 • Link to this review
I've been coming to Dr. Padolsky for years. He is always very informative, compassionate, and helpful. There's never a long wait and that's one aspect I love about this office. The facility is clean and the entire staff is friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Padolsky for your next dentist visit.
Posted: 12/29/2011 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
Out of the four dentists I've had over the course of my life, Dr. Padolsky is by far the best. My husband and I decided it was time to switch dentists and we started bringing our family to Dr. Padolsky last year--we are so happy we did. From our very first visit, Dr. Padolsky and the rest of her staff have done everything they can to make us feel as comfortable as possible. Before, I never really liked visiting the dentist because I always left either feeling ripped off, sore, or confused about the health of my teeth and mouth. At Dr. Padolsky's he and the hygienists do a very thorough job inspecting and cleaning our teeth, they are all very very gentle, and the prices that we pay for the services we receive are fair. Dr. Padolsky takes his time to explain any issues with our teeth and discusses a course of action with us. The hygienists have taught us a great deal about how to properly take care of our teeth. Even my kids, who tend to be pretty shy, don't mind going to see Dr. Padolsky. If you dread the dentist, you should definitely switch and give Dr. Padolsky a try. I'm sure he will give you a totally different experience.
Posted: 12/19/2011 • Link to this review
I didnt read Kudzu first and I regret it. They scam you b/c you're in pain and they are open. Be prepared to bring LOTS of cash(they dont verify insurance on Sat). They will charge you for MOST expensive procedure and a FULL set of Xrays! My total bill was almost $1500. No afterhour service if you have a problem (they say go to emergency room!)They charged me incorrectly but refused to remove because they would owe me a refund! Office very cramped and drill broke off during procedure! Unless you want your pain to continue..look elsewhere!
Posted: 10/27/2011 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
This is one of the worst experiences I have ever had. This dentist had the worst bed side manner I have ever seen. Not to mention he took advantage of the fact that I knew nothing about dentistry. After breaking a bridge he told me the most expensive treatment he could offer. Not knowing I went ahead and said okay. Then later after I got a second opinion I found out that I had other options. Then they told me my med records would be 100.00 to get a copy of. THIS PLACE WILL RIP YOU OFF FOR EVERY PENNY THEY CAN!
Posted: 10/02/2011 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
The office is dirty, you can tell no one has cleaned the floors in a while. Dr. Padolsky will gouge you for money on dental treatments, but he won't spend money on adequate equipment to treat you. He treats his staff very disrespectfully. STAY AWAY from this dental office because they will scam you. Dr. Padolsky is not a dentist to help you with your dental needs and will only treat you with respect if he knows he can squeeze a few pennies out of you.
Posted: 9/10/2011 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
Dr. Padolsky and his staff make your visit to the dentist calmand enjoyable. Unlike some dentists you dread to go see. The office manager Jon was extremely polite and very helpful. They did a fantastic job. I walked in there a little nervous, but as soon as I sat down in the chair I was relaxed. The staff are very friendly and sociable. It made my visit quick and easy. I will highly recommend the Atlanta Dental Group to everyone I know.
Posted: 7/16/2011 • Last edited: 9/10/2011 • Link to this review
WOW. I really, really should have read the reviews on here before venturing into this place. After reading these reviews, it has become apparent that very little (if anything) has changed in this office over the last few years. Same dingy building, same broken suction in the dental chair, same harassing phone calls, same belligerent dentist. I must say that the hygienist, assistant, and front desk staff were all extremely sweet, gentle, and accommodating. Dr. Padolsky, however--what a monster. In the hour that I was in this office, I witnessed him belittle, insult, and yell at two female members of the staff to the point where one was almost in tears. IN FRONT OF ME AND ALL OF THE OTHER PATIENTS. I felt so horrible for these ladies who had been so nice to me, and whispered to one that I was sorry. She simply shrugged and said, "It's okay, he does this all the time." That was all I could possibly stomach. Suffice to say, I will NOT be returning to this office any time soon. I genuinely hope that these kind girls find work at another office, where they will not have to deal with this abuse.
Posted: 6/06/2011 • Last edited: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review