Most kids fear going to the dentist but mine can't wait. After his first visit he was asking to go back! The doctor was very friendly and helpful. The staff is great with kids. I couldn't have felt more comfortable. I would recommend this dental office to any of my friends and family and have!
Posted: 10/21/2008 • Link to this review
Our 5-year old developed an infection under one molar, so we were referred to Children's Dental for treatment. We asked them to do only what was necessary to maintain a healthy mouth, and to ignore unnecessary procedures. What they did was nothing more than a shameless padding of the bill listing one extraction, 5 pulptotomies, and 3 crowns amounting to $1, 953 total with $746 out-of-pocket. When pressed whether the front teeth really needed to be bored down and fitted with crowns, the senior hygienist stated that the infection had undermined the teeth. But the dentist later stated that they had deep cavities and were not affected by the infection, unfortunately those "deep" cavities weren't showing in the x-rays when I asked to see them. Finally, the hygienist warned of later self-esteem issues and possible development of speech impediments should the teeth later need to be pulled due to inaction. Lesson Learned: Whether it's mounting economic pressure or the need to make a buck, dentists may say that they suggest only "conservative" treatments, but they do not always put the needs of their patients first. Parents need to be their child's health advocates and not be embarrassed or intimidated to question procedures that seem exorbitant, exaggerated or plain false. It saved us over $600, the insurance company over $1,300 and the child some unnecessary pain. Shame on them for not living up to the trust children & parents placed in them.
Posted: 7/11/2008 • Link to this review