• Report: #319679

Complaint Review: David Hazan, DDS

  • Submitted: Thu, March 20, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, February 24, 2010

  • Reported By:orlando Florida
David Hazan, DDS
Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida Altamonte Springs, Florida U.S.A.

David Hazan, DDS Dentist Altamonte Springs, Dental Experience orlando, Over charge for root canal Altamonte Springs Florida

*Consumer Comment: Take your complaint to RateMD's.com

*Consumer Comment: OrlandoDentistReviews.com - Has additional Information about this dentist!

*Consumer Comment: Absolutely Correct on The Part of the Dentist

* : Open lines of communication guarantee the elimination of misunderstandings

*Consumer Comment: What a joke! David Hazan named in another rip off report. Goes to show the validation of this one!

*UPDATE Employee: Going beyond the call of duty

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On the 15th of February a Friday night I was overwhelmed with mouth pain and numbness and started to seriously get worried about my teeth. It is very hard to find a dentist in the area on a Friday night so I tried to tough it out, but by Saturday I was in so much pain I went to an emergency centra care facility locally in Orlando and the doctor gave me some pain medication and a phone number to an emergency dentist. I called David Hazan and he said he is open and come over to his office in Altamonte Springs. I told him I'm on my way and showed up about fifteen minutes later.

David Hazan told me it was going to be a charge for the x-rays which I was fine with, upon the initial x-ray he said he would have to do another x-ray and I would be charged again. I found this puzzling since I figured I would pay once for x-rays not for each x-ray but I gave him an additional payment for another x-ray.

Now I'm in serious pain and sitting in his chair and David Hazan tells me that I need a root canal done because I have some blockage and that is where the pain is coming from and the numbness. He proceeds to tell me that the price of this root canal will be $1540 to get it taken care of right there and now. I'm sitting in his chair with my mouth wide open and the device still in my mouth to hold it open when he asks do you want me to put it on that same card this charge? I said If that will make this numbness and pain go away then I agree to the charge. Well the Dentist proceeds to do the root canal, now I have had a root canal before and I feel like this Dentist was going for the world record in speed on this root canal, because I was done within 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes he said okay all done and leaves the room. I asked what is this feeling along the back of the tooth and he replied he still needs to get it polished. For $1500 why wasn't it polished right then? I went home and researched on root canals and the average cost of one without insurance and the highest I found was $800. I also scheduled an appointment for another Dentist that Monday and asked him what he would charge for the Root Canal in tooth #10 and he said $550 if you have no insurance.

I have tried e-mailing David Hazan with no reply and I feel that his practice is very deceptive and taking advantage of consumers situations. In no way should he be charging almost three times the amount for a root canal. If something isn't done about my situation I will put together a couple of websites with this complaint and make sure I market them on search engines so no other customers go to his office.

Mark
orlando, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/20/2008 12:20 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/David-Hazan-DDS/Altamonte-Springs-Florida/David-Hazan-DDS-Dentist-Altamonte-Springs-Dental-Experience-orlando-Over-charge-for-roo-319679. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Take your complaint to RateMD's.com

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Please take tour complaint to RateMD's.com (They also report on dentists).

This site is where people go to pick a practitioner, and many times a story such as yours may discourage them from going to the practice!!!!

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

OrlandoDentistReviews.com - Has additional Information about this dentist!

AUTHOR: Imoria - (U.S.A.)

I checked out additional information about David Hazan, DDS in Altamonte Springs, Florida and it seems like he has a bad attitude and overcharges according to:

www.orlandodentistreviews.com

In particular, at www.OrlandoDentistReviews.com/david-hazan-dds-altamonte-springs-florida-dentist

I wouldn't recommend going to someone that charges $1600 for a root canal. Even if it is an emergency that seems outrageous and the fact that this guy took this man's credit card while he was in the chair and had stuff in his mouth is ridiculous. I can't believe a Dentist would even hold sensitive tools and then go run the credit card and make the person sign it while sitting down, etc. Very unprofessional in my book!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Absolutely Correct on The Part of the Dentist

AUTHOR: Jake - (U.S.A.)

I work for an emergency dental care office in MA and I can tell you that the dental office is completely correct. This is a common practice with disgruntled patients. And I am sure the second "rip off report" is similar. First of all a root canal on a front tooth is NOT $1500.....if you have it done at a discount office. However, if you have it done correctly.....by a talented doctor....who also places the filling or post.......and does it on an emergency basis, it is quite likely to cost thsi much. It is also based on demographics. But patients in an emergency situation are not in a position to argue fees until AFTER they are comfortable. So tell me.......does anything about the complaint reference mistreatment? Failure to get him out of pain? No, just that he felt forced to accept the treatment plan. Well, you got your self into this situation. Teeth do not abscess overnight. Oh, the pain can come on suddenly, but the underlying cause is the result of neglect. So next time you wanna blame someone for why you cannot just saunter into any old dental office and/or shop for the lowest price, look at why you are in pain to begin with
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Open lines of communication guarantee the elimination of misunderstandings

AUTHOR: Lucia - (USA)

Dental insurance is not a guaranteed form of payment. As a matter of fact, when you call to verify dental coverage eligibility, dental insurance companies always provide a disclaimer that reads : Dental Coverage is not a guarantee of payment of services rendered. Far too often dental providers have accepted dental insurance as a courtesy, and rendered needed Dental services in the anticipation of perceiving payment, when in fact, no payments were ever perceived. All Dental offices will provide you with a form that states, that ultimately the insurance coverage is a contract between you and the Insurance co., and that the Dental office is not privy to that contract. Ultimately, the payment responsibility falls on the patient. As a result, most dental offices are refusing to work with Dental insurance companies. Why should they agree to provide the needed services that the patient agreed to undergo, only to have coverage denied, and then to have the patient bicker that : the insurance company should have covered it, otherwise they would not have had the procedures performed. It is at the sole discretion of each individual office as to how they conduct business pertaining to Dental insurance benefits and coverage.

1. Inquire before you buy

2. Coverage is not a guarantee of payment

Today, most Fee For Service dental offices will provide you, AS A COURTESY, with a claim form after you have paid fully for services and have had the services rendered,. The Claim form will have a full description of the ADA procedure codes rendered along with the fees of each individual procedure. It is now the patients responsibility to get their reimbursement. A treatment plan form is always given to the patient to inform them of the procedures along with their respective charges, and a consent form explaining the risks and benefits of having the procedures performed. It is not until those two forms are signed and payment is perceived that ANY work can be commenced, including : EXAMS, XRAYS , even LOCAL ANESTHESIA ( INJECTIONS ).

The patients theatrics provides an inaccurate depiction of the events that actually took place. A SIGNED consent form and treatment plan was established prior to any commencement of any therapy. The patient Mark, UNDERSTOOD, AUTHORIZED AND CONSENTED to have these procedures performed at the established set price, then AGREED TO PAY for such services, only to RENEG on the contract by resulting with slander and extortion in order to obtain money back. Tooth pain does not oblige you to having any work performed. You can always shop around for lesser expensive services. The fact that the patient was caught at the last minute on a Saturday night to have this tooth treated should not oblige the patient to having the work rendered had he not AGREED to having the work performed in the first place. It is pretty pathetic to note that only once the pain had subsided and the care had been rendered does the patient complain about the fee. It is even more pathetic that the patient writes a letter explaining to the doctor that unless he reimburses him half the cost, he will slander his name on the internet, as he is a web site designer.

Every Dentist charges differently, because of the level of technology that they practice. If you want to purchase services from a Dentist with the latest technology in Dentistry, dont expect to pay less because the Dentist that you are used to going to, operates a dental clinic, with antiquated technology, and with Hours of operation that are not as convenient.

By All means, DO SHOP AROUND for the type of dentistry that you are comfortable with, but by all means DONT COMPLAIN AFTER YOU HAVE AGREED, AUTHORIZED AND PAID FOR HAVING DENTAL PROCEDURES PERFORMED, and result to extortion if you dont get your way or money back.

Good communication is key for good Patient-Doctor relationship and enhances better patient care. The Doctor stands behind his work, should a procedure or appliance fail prematurely, such a procedure or appliance would gladly be redone at no additional charges. But DO expect to have all WARRANTIES VOIDED when communication breaks down.

Buyer PLEASE : DO Shop around for the type of dentistry that fits your budget.

If Budget and NOT QUALITY are the driving forces in you decision process then dont agree, dont authorize and dont consent to having the work rendered, AND PLEASE LEAVE THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS STORIES at home.

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#5 Consumer Comment

What a joke! David Hazan named in another rip off report. Goes to show the validation of this one!

AUTHOR: Imoria - (U.S.A.)

If you google David Hazan name you see the first two results are ripoffreport.com. An employee tries to rebuttal here and stick up for the Doctor but you can tell they know it was wrong. In my opinion, David Hazan is an unprofessional, no personality, price gauger that takes advantage of people in desperate situations. Defense is brush after every meal and you won't get screwed over by David Hazan? I don't get it how about being a good Dentist with reasonable fees and practices and then maybe you won't have such a bad reputation already.
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#6 UPDATE Employee

Going beyond the call of duty

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

On February 15th the patient presented to our office after regular scheduled hours and presented with a severe agonizing toothache. The patient was glad we were able to accomodate him when every other dentist office was closed. He originally pointed to area of tooth # 12 -13 the bicuspid area and said he had been to his previous dentist but found nothing wrong. Dr Hazan examined the entire left side of his mouth and found it was actually referred pain from a dental abscess from tooth # 10 where recurrency of decay was present under a deep filling. an additional xray was required since the abscess was actually in a different area from where the patient felt pain and additional charges were going to be incurred to which the patient was explained and subsequently authorized our staff to perform. A Treatment plan was devised to correct the properly diagnosed condition, involving a root canal treatment and a build-up. The financial costs (fees ) were presented to the patient orally and written byt he financial coordinator, PRIOR to the rendering of services, the patient authorized the transaction and signed the written estimate and a consent form for the procedure after the risks were explained to him verbally. The patient authorized the transaction in order to get relief from pain, and to have the procedure performed. Not once did the patient mention that the fees were outrageous. The procedure was performed and completed and the patient left grateful. A post op appointment was scheduled, but the patient never presented to the appointment. Approximately 1 week later, when the patient received his credit card statement, and was pain free he sent the office a threat letter that if we didn't reimburse him for half the money he would slander the good Doctor's name (on dedicated websites that he would create since he was a website designer ) who went beyond the call of duty to open his office after hours and provide care to alleviate his dental pain. The patient portrayes the situation as an episode from " Little SHop of Horrors ", however the reality is that he was caught in a bind with no insurance and had neglected to see a dentist for several years and neglected to care for his oral health. Now that the price had to be paid to his credit card company, after the services were rendered the patient figured a little extorsion could get him money back. Our recommendations to patients are the following : Don't get caught in a bind with dental pain , visit your dentist regularly for routine cleanings and check ups, and if you are price shopping for a second opinion or for a lesser fee, do so BEFORE you commit to treatment. Brushing and flossing after ever meal with frequent dentist visits will contribute to good oral health. :)
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