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Call today!every child from their first tooth through age 20health choice and others acceptedrafael rivera jr. Dds pllc
Immediate and Emergency Appointments Available
Health Choice and Others Accepted
When we first came to Ft Bragg I looked around for a dentist for my 4 year old and this place seemed great. On our first visit, it seemed unusual to me that I was not allowed to accompany him back. We waited for an hour past our appointment time to be seen. An past that my son came back out and I was told he had 4 cavities, which seemed odd to me. I even looked at his teeth when he came home and there were no brown spots that go along with them, but had no reason to doubt the doctor. When we came back a month later for his fillings, my son was very nervous about getting fillings since he is only 4! They refused to let me come back past the waiting room, and my son got scared and started crying, so we left. I found another dentist by my home that accepted TriCare, and paid to get copies of the x-rays, and took them to the new dentist. The new office allowed me to go back with my son and showed me the xrays as well has had me look at my childs teeth as he poked them with the hook thing. MY CHILD HAD ZERO CAVITIES! The dentist has 28 years of experince here and said several families have come to them from Smile Starters and many children have been told they have problems when they don't so they can make money by charging the insurance company and making parents pay co-pays for the fillings and procedures. I even spoke to a dental hygenist that used to work at smile starters, who said if children cry or are scared they are physically held down and their hands held together so they can't move. Can you imagine how traumatizing?!?!?!? I am soooooo happy I decided to get a second opinion. Trust your gut, it just doesn't seem right to me that a parent is NOT ALLOWED to go into a back room with their toddlers and preschool aged children. I can't believe what these people are getting away with and it makes me sick what they almost did to my 4 year old. THINK ABOUT IT!!!!
Great job as always...
As far as the cleanliness and the service for my child I think that it was excellent. I would say that SOME not ALL of the dental assistants could watch the way they speak to the children.
We offer General Dentistry Services for patients ages 1 - 20. Our mission... to enrich the lives of staff, patients, and guests by creating increased access to compassionate quality dental care through community involvement, education and commitment to excellence.
United Concordia TriCare, Medicaid, Immediate and Emergency Appointments Available, Health Choice and Others Accepted, Hablamos Espanol
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