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By: Leslie D.
Civic Center Dental
Best Dentist ever!!! Very professional and great atmosphere! Watching a movie makes the time go by real fast! Always cheerful and pleasant.
By: Alexis G.
Horrible experience. Do NOT GO THERE. I scheduled an appointment for 3. I showed up on time, no one was even in the front office to assist me for 15 minutes. They took me back at 4. Then at 5 they tell me they cannot help me. Two hours spent in their office, dealing with their unprofessional staff, to be told that they cannot help, and the next available appointment isn't for another week and a half. Try to call them! You will not get a response, nor will they return your phone calls. To top it all off, they then charged me for an appointment! Gotta love them.
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By: New G.
Shine Dental
Dr. Swapna and her staff were a breath of fresh air after searching for a good dentist for over two years since my move from Fremont area . Dr. Swapna is very thorough and explains things in a manner that you can understand and make sound decisions from. I have been dealing with Dr. Swapna for over few months now, and have had her do both my routine check-ups, replace fillings, and some extensive workDr swapna has been meticulous about going over what I need to have done, why it's necessary, and the different options available to me. Handling the paper work, the scheduling, the financing, everything was easily handled by Dr Swapna office staff. They take a personal interest in your situation, so you really feel like you're dealing with friends. So if you're looking for dentist in Fremont, there is no better place then shine dental. It's best Fremont dental office. As long as I live in Fremont , I will never go to another dentist.
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By: Cipriano B.
Prestige Dental
Make sure your cost statement is in writing because it can prove beneficial later when you compare what you paid for and the payments made by your insurance. I had to get the insurance to help me what I thought to be an over payment: in the end after several emails, I was able to get refunded by this clinic for such. To quote my insurance "a participating dentist shall not make any charge to an eligible patient before or after treatment is provided other than the amount payable by the patient under the terms of the applicable dental care contract." Bottom line: we want to give a lesser than zero rating if we can.
By: Vivek S.
Dental Comfort
I've been coming here for several years and Dr. Anu Sharma and her staff have been great every single time! It's a very modern office and doesn't even feel like a dental office. Thanks Dr. Sharma!
By: Ryan K.
R Michael Alvarez DDS
Never in my life have I ever encountered a dentist I enjoy and trust than Dr. Alvarez. It's a running joke in the dental office, I come to relax here away from my pressures of my own office. He's professional, incredibly skilled in what he does, and his constant smile soothes any nerves one might have. Sergio, Lola, and the rest of the dental staff are great as well. If I could give them ten stars, I would.
By: Erik C.
R Michael Alvarez DDS
I've been a fan of Doctor Alvarez for almost 15 years. I feel like he's part of my family. All of his technicians and past technicians have always been wonderful.
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By: Kathryn S.
Today was my second visit and I'm thrilled with the service I get. It's always very professional yet friendly like a neighborhood dentist should beI look forward to getting my dentures because Cecelia has done such a great job of making the initial molds I know they're going to fit beautifully. I look forward to my next visit in three weeks for my first fitting.
By: Wyatt G.
Brookvale Family Dentistry
I got a referal to this dentist from 1-800-dentist, comments about that service at the end.I went in for an annual check up. Getting an appoint was challenging because their computer system was down for more than a week (I guess they don't know how to use an old fashion appointment book). When I got there they were very nice. Once in the chair they took xrays (digial so quick and easy) then the dentist did the exam. She made lots of disparaging remarks about how bad it was i.e. loss of bone, severe gum issues and I might lose teeth. They sent me out to the front desk where I got the sales pitch. They wouldn't do a regular cleaning which would be covered by my insurance, I needed a deep cleaning not covered by my insurance but they will give me a deal. And I need this antibiotic treatment on 20 of my teeth, again not covered and again they will give me a deal. So $1800 out of pocket first off. Then I needed a couple of fillings that would be covered and a replacement crown that would not be covered, The crown was not compromised but a piece of the porcelain coating was chipped off (cosmetic). I told them it was too much money and I had to think about it. They said no worries we can sign you up for a credit card, no interest for 12 months. I have a credit card but I go apply to see what it looks like. I am approved and then I read the print on the interest. 12 months no interest, after that 26%. As I am filling out the credit card application online in another room I hear the office manager giving the exact same pitch to two other patients (they need deep cleanings, will get a deal) . I left feeling like the whole process was a scam. When I got home I looked at reviews on yelp and google (which I should have done before going in but I figured the referal from 1-800-dentist was legit. This office has horrible reviews on both, complaint after complaint about my exact experience. So I decide to go to another dentist, one that has great reviews on yelp and google. They want my xrays (which are already paid for by my insurance). I called Brookvale, I have to come sign a release. I am ok with that but I have to pay them $35 for them to email my digital xrays to the other dental office. So my advice stay away from Brookdale, WRT 1-800-DENTIST: They sent me an email asking me to review the dentist they recommended. I clicked on the link, wrote my review and attempted to submit it but got an message in red that my review could not be added at this time. At that point I noticed that Brookvale had been in the 1-800-DENTIST system for 3 years and had zero reviews. I called1-800-DENTIST, told them I could not submit a review and was given another number to call which I did. I told them I could not post a review. They attempted to convince me that the review had been submitted but would be moderated first. I explained that it was clear the review had not been accepted at all. They gave me another number to call and warned me I would get a voice mail message but to leave my name and number. So more advice stay away from 1-800-DENTIST
By: Dee H.
Raoul Shah DDS Inc
This dentist does not do quality work, they stalk you to give them good reviews and does not back up the bad work he does. Don't bother
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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