Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN with Reviews - YP.com
By: tammy.warnerhood
21st Century Dental
Don't go there. I am a patient on Medicair and Medicaid, My only income comes from disability. I went in for a routine cleaning that my insurance would have paid for. They convinced me I needed a special cleaning that insurance did not cover. I tried to tell them at that time that I could not afford what insurance would not pay. The girl at the desk talked me into agreeing to a payment plan because the amount I had to pay was only going to be $64.00. When I went back for the service, I paid $20.00 at that time. Which means my balance should have only been $44.00. This was in October, I wasn't able to pay the remainder yet because of the extra cost of the holidays. I had talked to a lady about 2 weeks ago because I had another appointment for the same service and didn't want to come back until I could pay the remaining balance. I told her I would be in when I got my February check and pay some on the bill. I just got a bill from a collection agency for the amount of $360,44. I don't know where this amount came from, but if this issue isn't resolved soon, I will be making a complaint with the BBB. Why would an office like this one want to take advantage of poor people on disability? And to be honest, I don't even believe that I needed the extra work that was not covered. I think they were just jacking up the bill to get more money. I had planned to return to this office to complete my service, even though I wasn't fully convinced I needed all they said I did. I will probably never go back there again. I was treated rudely by the Hygienist and now by the front desk person. By the way, I was a dental assistant and graduated from Professional Careers Institute and also have a sister who is an assistant so I'm not ignorant to dentistry.......
By: Amanda G.
ImmediaDent - Urgent Dental Care
I could not figure out why anyone would write a bad review about this place. I was in major pain on a Saturday and couldn't wait to be seen by someone. I was actually nervous because I saw some bad reviews (even though my husband had a good experience a few years ago), but they were the only ones who were open and could get me in. I was so glad I went there! I am even considering using Dr Swoverland as my regular dentist. Every single person there was very polite, friendly, and professional from the receptionist to the dental assistants. They were all very competent and caught some things that I knew were wrong that my regular dentist didn't see. I just knew it! They showed me the xrays and explained everything thoroughly as well as all my options. The dentist was also knowledgeable about people like me who have trouble with anesthesia (I usually am met with blank stares by other professionals). I was in good hands. Like I said, I am surprised by bad reviews. Both my husband and I have been here and have had the same wonderful experience. It makes me wonder if the type of people who put in reviews are just impossible to please. My only complaint was the wait time (an hour), but how can anyone expect an urgent care facility to get you in on time? There's no way for them to know how many people there will be at one time since they offer walk-ins and emergencies and can't always schedule in advance. I prefer to wait if it means they'll be thorough with me and do a great job. It was well worth the wait.
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By: Alana L.
Kool Smiles
Friday, 1/29/16, was my daughter's appt. There were some issues with the computer and my insurance. It looked like I was going to have to reschedule my appt., but thanks to Raina and Mya, I did not have to. These ladies went above and beyond to make sure that my daughter AND me were taken care of and she was able to get her filling. I was ready to leave and just find another provider but thanks to Raina and Mya, I will continue to being my daughter back to this location no matter how far it is from my house. In addition through it all, they made ME smile and laugh! These ladies were awesome!! This customer will be back! Again, I am thankful for these ladies turning my nightmare into what is now a non-existent matter to me.
By: shynika.hall
ImmediaDent - Urgent Dental Care
I've been disabled for a while and sent to many specialists to help diagnose and treat my pain. I had not been to a dentist in over 10 years due to fear and some medical conditions. I finally broke down and went this morning after excruciating pain that has lasted about a week. The staff was kind and efficient. They understood my trepidation and concerns and did everything in their power to make my visit comfortable. I was a walk in patient and had my teeth cleaned and 7 extracted (4 of which were wisdom teeth) and was in and out in 3 hours. I would definitely recommend this office to my friends and family.
By: s.foster
Dr. Maxwell Miller's Downtown Dentistry
I work in the dental field as a hygienist, and I CHOOSE to go to Dr. Miller. There are multiple reasons why I elect to have my dental work done by Dr. Miller. He is very conservative in recommending treatment. Dr. Miller also is very thorough and precise. As a hygienist, I am very picky about my teeth and I could not be more pleased with the work I had done last week. He and Kacie did a fabulous job on my filling. They have a true passion for dentistry and it shows through in the quality of their work. He is the ONLY dentist that I will have work on my teeth. Thank you so much!!
By: Kyle S.
HealthNet People’s Health & Dental Center
I cannot say enough good things about Rachel Bell and the other women I've encountered in the Title X Family Planning clinic of People's Health Center. Everyone who works there is so nice and friendly, eager and willing to explain anything, and answer all questions. And they have the kind of demeanor not typically found in the healthcare industry—they are sweet and funny, non-judgmental, and genuinely seem to care about all of their patients. I have never been so at ease during any OBGYN visit as I have been the last couple times I've been there. Highly, highly recommended.
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By: Mia H.
Kool Smiles
My children have been going there since toddler yrs they are 17 and 18 now always great service. This visit was even better Dee was amazing my daughter had to have some wrk done and Dee treated my daughter like her own( lol even tho she's 18 she's still my baby an acts as such) but Dee made her comfortable with her they laughed joked around and returned the same way then when it was time for me to co fence with her about the care I felt the same comfort like old friends..... kudos Kool Smiles E. 53rd you got a winner
By: judi.young.338
Jaime L Steele DDS, MSD
My daughter absolutely loves going to Dr. Jaime! She has been afraid in the past and she has special needs. They always are happy to see her and take excellent care of her. She had to have some procedures done and was a little nervous about it. But the assistant took her time, didn't rush into it, and by the time it was time for Dr. Jaime to come in, my daughter was smiling and proud of herself for being brave. The work she had done was excellent and looks great! They take great care of the kids!
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By: kmtinsley620
Kool Smiles
The whole staff at the keystone Kool smiles is great! I've always been terrified of the dentist, they have put all my concerns to rest. They treat my son and I with the upmost care and respect. My son loves the people and the fun environment here as well. It's so helpful to have an office that tries to make the kids have ways to occupied! Dee is great! My son is excited to go back with her! She's warm and welcoming and full of love! I couldn't imagine taking my son to any other dentist.,
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By: shiloh59
Farthing Annette T DDS PC & Papineau Scott D PharmD DDS
I was referred by my dentist who doesnt see kids and took 3 yr old there because he complained of hurting. We were taken back and everything explained to me and he was able to pick toy from pile. I was not allowed to go back while doing procedure but when he came out he was smiling. He had to have a front tooth pulled and teeth cleaned. He took it very well. Has no problem returning to dentist and Im here to make him an appt now per his req for cleaning and checkup. He is now 4.
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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