• Report: #343880

Complaint Review: Western Dental (aka) WDS

  • Submitted: Tue, June 24, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, May 24, 2009

  • Reported By:Laguna Beach California
Western Dental (aka) WDS
www.westerndental.com Nationwide U.S.A.

Western Dental (aka) WDS Western Dental Services billing and collection practices + are fradulent (coming from an insider) Orange California

*Consumer Comment: What to do?

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It does not amaze me what I've read here so far, what truly amazes me is to see that a company like this can still be in business, I've worked at this company for a short period of time and can't imagine seeing myself being a part of such a ripoff "corporation" their practices, morale and everything else leave a lot to be desired, no ethics, no order, billing and collections is a huge mess in that office, nobody knows what they are doing, don't know how to read accounts, supervisors never take care of problems, it is all a huge scam and the typical politics and clicks, filled with uneducated ex gang members, etc., I'm sure that just about 90% of their so called "employees" never stepped into a college campus, nor graduated even from high school, it's amazingly toxic and negative being in this nasty environment. I feel for the people who are victims of this ring of idiots and really crooks, as all they do is bill them for something they've already paid for and I still haven't mentioned the huge mess of all the offices, missapplying payments, it happens all day, they apply the wrong payment to another account and so on and so forth, not to mention a so called assistant supervisor told the people on the floor that if the patient has a refund not to let them know and never to discuss any information about their insurance share and what they've paid, I couldn't believe my ears when I heard that, I am desperately looking for another job, with the economy it's the toughest right now, but if you have any questions you can gohead and write me, or ask me.

Laguna Beach, California

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

what to do? I'm so po'd....
I had work done originally by Dr Simeran who has since left without notice. Dr Shakur took over. Cleanings, teeth pulled completed. Then on june 10th 2008 my vaneers were ordered. They made up a 2nd (replacment)contract since I added 4 vaneers in front. Due to the pulled tooth I needed a bridge, they were going to use vaneers (hugger bridge)they tried this and it would not work. So Dr Simeran said it had to be a bridge I put down $1500, and 3 payments of $400. I am a cash patient. I have been making monthly payments.of $115.00. Then the fiasco begins with the office staff and Dr Shakurs no shows to my apts. She had told me she wanted only her to take care of me.
Dr Shakur repeatedly left when I had an apt, leaving me to go back home. office staff would call and say bridge or vaneer were in when they weren't and took too long to call when they were. They repeatedly did the impressions wrong, when the bridge came it would not fit, not meeting the gums, Dr Simerin, saying he would not deliver them like that because they were not wright, the same thing happened when Dr Shakur took over. The assistants wrote in each time "patient unhappy with bridge or vaneer". lie! The dentist said it was wrong. My vaneers in the front were delivered and I only ordered 4 in the front. One cracked the first week. Dr Simeran said it could not be fixed until they were finished with the bridge. It eventually fell out making my front teeth look terrible, different size and different color. Now dr Simeran is gone for good. Dr shakur continues to order impressions and they continue to come in ill fitting.
The office manager changed so many times I do not know how many.
I was told when arriving for apts dr was not therre, or my order had not come in (even tho I was called) or I would have to wait 2 to 3 hrs in the waiting room then it would be a 3 hr procedure after I get in the chair, so I can come back if I want. I left. Randy called me on the freeway, almost home and said thats not what the girl said. They continually lie and put false statments in the charts. by March of 2009 I am very annoyed. I told them they have breached this contract and want a credit or money back and I will go elsewhere. I filed a complaint to corportate, which disagreed with me, they gave me a $200 credit for my inconvience. My last apt dr Shakur had left again as she did so often. I was always given a variety of different reasons by different people. On my last day there (In April 2009) I told them it had better be right because I have to move from the area as I have been out of work and have to move in with a friend out of town. Again, different dr, Dr Park said they did the impression wrong so it will not fit. OMG, I cannot beleive it. They want to do another impression. I said I cannot drive back and forth from Oceanside, a 2 hr drive. Dr Parks orders the assistant to do about 10 xrays, he kept saying they were not good, he seemed annoyed at me.
They said they will get the ok to transfer it to oceanside. I have now been with a missing front vaneer for over 9 mths.
I also told Dr Park that now that the temporary bridge has been in sooo long it hurts and i cannot eat on that side. Hot and cold is very painful too. He pulls it out and touches it with an insturment, asks if it hurt which it didnt'. He puts in the permanent bridge, after I have it in the same pain is back.
I am now living in Oceanside and call their office. The girl says they dont' do other offices work. I told her corporate ordered it, she said she would call me back Monday. She did not. I waited afew more days and called and she said, I told you we are not going to do it. I again mentioned that it was approved. She said she will call me back. I call Cathdral city and they say they dont' understand. Corporate calls and says I broke repore. Huh? That sounds like an excuse not to take my case because they will have to do it for free I was told. Now they want me to go to Murrietta, too far of a drive. In the mean time I get a bill for over $1200 more than I owe. Fallen (another new office mngr) took it upon her self to charge me more and will not listen to reason. I have the chart copies as I asked for them when I filed the complaint. The manager Fallen, (another new office mngr) said she changed it. For what? I have not had any extra work added on since the vaneers. Looking at the chart its obvious she is charging me for the bridge and the hugger bridge (vaneers )they were going to put there origianlly. I asked for an accounting twice in the last 6 mths. She said I will not get one. She refuses. She said I can have chart copies, I already have those. I keep getting calls from Alma from Corporate telling me I have to go to Murrietta after I have told her it is too far and I can't go there. They should have put in my bridge and replaced my broken vaneer in less than 1 year. I am still in pain, and very upset about the tacking on of over $1200 to my bill. (the 2nd contract) I cannot get this resolved since Dr Simeran was the only one that knew what was happening and no one else is compentent, or cares.
Including corporate. I HATE WESTERN DENTAL and I'm furious that I did not know how horrible they are before I started getting my teeth worked on there. Why should I pay for work that has been shoddy at least and incomplete. They do not work with you, or keep promises. I faxed corporate a letter of complaint about the tacked on $1200 plus, theres been no answer. At this point I have stopped making my payments, they are going to screw up my credit for their incompentence and arogance.
Earlene Caves
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