Do NOT let this "Dr." Joel Stafford touch you or members of your family.
I went to Comfort Dental in Falcon, Colorado with a cavity around a filling in a molar. It could not be repaired. He extracted the tooth.
In doing tha:
1- he popped off a crown on an adjacent tooth -- said "oops", and then saw some decay that the X-ray did not pick up.
Instead of leaving the crown off and making a follow up appointment to fix the problem he GLUED THE CROWN BACK ON on and claimed it was a "temporary" gluing. Later he stated that the gluing was permanent and that he NOW had to break the crown off to fix the problem.
In other words he did it deliberately so he could charge me another $800 to $1000.00 for a "new" crown.
2- he was in such a hurry to try to jam so many patients into one afternoon that he BROKE OFF PATS OFHT ETOOTH HE WAS EXTRACTING. They stack patients up in adjacent treament rooms with HALF WALLS between them so you can hear them talking to waiting patients over the HALF wall (wazzup with that? between patients --not even a room for privacy)
He left two TOOTH FRAGMENTS IN MY JAW imbedded under the gum. He saw them because he mentioned them to his german female assistant but he left them in there -- he was in a hurry to run up bilable treatments. The fragments worked their way through the gum, became exposed, and I pulled them out and scraped them out with my fingernails -- after pain, infection, bleeding, and fear.
3- he tried four times to sell me bridge work for $3000.00 to $5000.00 (with an eight or ten per cent "cash discount" -- he never could remember which "discount" he was offering but it was based upon what they get charged if I used a credit card as opposed to a debit card).
4- he refused to consider any other alternatives but could not explain how a bridge would work since he had damaged the anchor tooth. All he wanted to do was get his part of the $5000.00
5-he got angry and mailed me my x-rays when I complained about his treatment and asked for another dentist.
This guy and hs group are only interested in the MOST EXPENSIVE treatment they can force on you, whether it will work or not and that is all they care about.
Oh -- did I mention that he also let two other teeth that I damaged in an accident sit for two months without doing anything, refusing to discuss crowns for them, and then trying to sell another bridge set for $5000.00!!!!!!
He will NOT take care of things at an appropriate level, but only tries to force feed the most expensive procedures upon you, and denies that any other procedures will work.
Other dentists do not agree with him, but they are unwilling to sign a certificate of review so you can sue this guy.
In the meantime try living for more than a month with tooth fragments imbedded under your gum after being told that it will cost $500 or more for someone else to take them out, as they work their way painfully to the surface, and then scraping and pulling them out with your fingernails while he drives around in his comfy car.
How nice for him, eh?
He is a butcher.