Dentist Oral Surgeon in Pasadena Burbank Glendale Area
After several years of attending Park Dental in Pasadena I am faced with looking for a new dentist, but the first order of business is fixing the dental situation I have now.
Primarily after my most recent visit this past week.
1. Fixing my two front teeth: I have been thinking about having my two front teeth fixed, I had a bonding done to them many years ago, perhaps 15 years ago at a dentist in Burbank, the job lasted much longer than I had ever anticipated. Park Dental sends mixed messages, that the there is structural damage cracks, and to not use the two front teeth. Then when the Dr. talks to me he seems confused, but says it is only cosmetic. So really, I am confused, how can it be cosmetic one minute and structural the next? Park Dental estimated veneers at $1100 per tooth, so figure about $2500 for the two front teeth veneers.
2. More seriously, I have xrays done every year, looking at xrays from 2010 and the most recent xrays from this week, the Dr. tells me they don’t know how they missed a dark spot, radio lucency, on tooth #25. That they should have caught it. I ask the Dr. to pull up side by side the two xrays, and he doesn’t seem to be able to. After a few minutes he asks his assistant to pull it up, but has a nonchalant attitude. Meanwhile I am freaking out, because this is my mouth, not his! The dark spot worries me. The Dr. writes up a referral to a dentist down the street. Dr. Stephens, who is an oral surgeon. (Note, if you can go to a dentist, that is also an oral surgeon, and has experience with reading xrays) or can ask for help. Needless to say I am now looking at a second opinion at a cost of several hundred dollars. Unless I find a better dentist I feel better about I will keep the appointment and see what they say. But I may get another opinion in the meantime.
A fairly petty thing, but it does speak on some level as to why my concerns could be validated, there is a sign on the window with the website of PasadenaCosmeticDental.com and there is a typo. The Dr. says he knows, it has been that way for a while.
So pretty much you don’t care about a typo that is public facing, what does that say about other aspects of your business?
I have been fairly pleased with services by Park Dental, up until now. The dental hygenist are careful and caring.
So now looking at new dentist in the Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale areas.
Here’s what I have found so far. Some have come as referrals through friends on facebook.
1. One of the best rated in the Burbank area.
Ramsey A Amin, DDS
Burbank, CA 91501
Irving A Meeker, MS, DDS
Pasadena, CA 91105