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Bay Dental
Thought I was being taken care of had no idea what I was getting my teeth into ...mind you I have had many teeth drilled and bonded this was by far the roughest I'd ever been treated.... ...chipped up badly my teeth around the ones fixed!!! Teeth not even being worked on messed with....fixed bonded teeth were grinded where they didn't even get bonded!! What the heck!!! That's my enamel that didn't even need to be grinded for what reason!!!?? They feel like turtle shells so rough and look like cracked glass in the light they are so horribly done is this dentist on something seriously!! I cannot believe he has 5 stars or any one has not had his license pulled for malpractice with this typeOf work.... if I could give negative stars he would get as many as possible absurd he can get away with this kind of work on people's poor teeth!!! ...I am mortified with my teeth and scared for the future of them after having them "fixed" seriously devistating depressing to think your getting your teeth fixed properly and have them messed up looking worse than before!! Cant even understand how this con has seriously not been reported maybe I will be the first after I have everything documented by my previous dentist and fixed
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By: 215grow
DR Cruz's Dental Office
He is unethical unmoral. Drilled my tooth then cracked it with his tool took him a few trys to crack but he finnaly got it. I guess he thought I deserved to not have teeth?
By: Elliot K.
Tustin Avenue Dental Team
Great family dentist who is able to provide a complete dental service.I have done my braces here and am satisfied.
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By: Terri W.
John Parkhur
I have been going to Friendly Smile Dental for almost 5 years. Dr Parkhur and his entire staff are wonderful. They take the time to thoroughly go over and explain your x-rays and options, and set up a plan that works for me, the patient. A great dentist at fair prices (what a concept!).
By: Katy H.
California Dentistry & Braces Of Sa
Where should I begin with this "dentistry"?First off, the quality of the facility itself is incredibly poor. The interior walls were cracked, chipped in some places, and unevenly painted. The waiting area was substandard. Now onto the service: Unacceptable and barely tolerable. I had an appointment at 2:30 and arrived 15 minutes in advance. My mother and I waited for 3.5 hours until we could finally see the dentist. The dentist was, by far, the most inadequate, rude, and unprofessional person I have ever met. He was unclear about what he wanted me to do and made me switch seats 3 times. He also literally yelled at my mother to "relax" even though she was just sitting. Also, with his ancient equipment (most likely from the 1980's), he and his assistant declared that I had a cavity on every tooth. I am not exaggerating when I say this, but that is exactly what he told me. I later found out that this was untrue (from a far better dentist). I warn you to NEVER come to this establishment.
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By: Kimberly S.
Choi, Luke, DDS
If I could lower the star I would I had braces for four years drained me of my money and I still have a crooked smile.... I would question his techniques because I wouldn't see improvement and he would make up some nonsense. But i stayed there because I thought well this guy has degrees and what not maybe he knows what he's talking about. Nope now I have to find another place to fix up his messed up job.
By: Mike W.
United Dental Care
Excelent!! Never have I had a better Dentist. If it don't look good to her she won't let you leave till it does.
By: sue.carrigan.39
Bay Dental
It must be nice to have a professional office and have unprofessional office employees who think that mistakes are never made by themselves and that are rude and inconsiderate to clients.
By: Casey Y.
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
My choices of pediatric dentists were limited because of my insurance but luckily South Coast Pediatric accepted mine. The office and staff left a good first impression. My kid has a really bad case of anxiety but they handled her well. Overall pleased and will return again.
By: Lauren V.
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
I would like to say my three and a half year old can be quite the fighter when it comes to any sort of examination. To my surprise, Dr. Kent and his staff handled him beautifully on his first visit. Their office accommodates children with toys, prizes, and a kid friendly staff! I also appreciate the fact that they are more than patient when answering all my parental questions and concerns. I would highly recommend this office.
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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