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Complaint Review: Fred E. Zietz DDS

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  • Submitted: Thu, August 15, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, August 28, 2013

  • Reported By: roughandtoothless — Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin
Fred E. Zietz DDS
6333 W. University Ave. Middleton, Wisconsin USA

Fred E. Zietz DDS - Fred Zietz Family dentistry and Orthodontics DR. ZIETZ CROWNED ME Failed to get to the root of the problem Middleton Wisconsin

*Author of original report: No Harassment

*Author of original report: Attorney fees, court costs etc...

*Author of original report: patients disappear

*Author of original report: Fred Lies.

*UPDATE Employee: Nothing is wrong and we wanted to help

*Author of original report: Dr. Zietz has cleared my account.

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Dr. Zietz promised me credit for a botched root canal. He agreed to it in his own records.  I continued making payments after that until my balance was roughly what the root canal was originally charged.  No credit appeared on any statements.  
    Whenever I post a negative review on any website, it is suddenly countered by 2 positive reviews.  In my opinion Dr. Zietz  should be reprimanded  for the false, fraudulent and deceptive Internet postings by him, his wife and / or employees DE. 6.02(1).  I also feel he should lose his license for endangering a patient’s health, welfare and safety DE 5.02 (1, 2).  He allowed me to walk around with continuous infections from his work, which he occasionally would treat with antibiotics and percodan. He re-cemented the crown and charged me for it over and over again but the crown was never loose, the tooth was. [continued below]....

.....  He did this for four and a half years without ever getting to the root of the problem.  I have only recently learned that in cases of dental abscess, a root canal done with reasonable skill and safety would "normally be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth", - U.S. Library of medicine.  This would seem to indicate that root canals are usually the treatment for abscesses, not the cause.

    DE 6.02  Unprofessional advertising. The following, without limitation because of enumeration, constitute unprofessional advertising:
(1) Publishing or communicating statements or claims in any media which are false, fraudulent or deceptive.

    DE 5.02  Unprofessional conduct by a dentist or dental hygienist includes:
(1 )Engaging in any practice which constitutes a substantial danger
to the health, welfare or safety of a patient or the public.
(2) Practicing or attempting to practice when unable to do so with reasonable skill and safety to patients.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/15/2013 08:41 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fred-E-Zietz-DDS/Middleton-Wisconsin-54494/Fred-E-Zietz-DDS-Fred-Zietz-Family-dentistry-and-Orthodontics-DR-ZIETZ-CROWNED-ME-Fa-1076038. 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 Author of original report

No Harassment

AUTHOR: roughandtoothless - ()

I have been cleared of harassment charges by the police.  Why would I now harass his office?  The lady who answered the phone last May when I requested my records has always been nice to me.  I feel that working for Fred is enough harassment for anyone.

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#2 Author of original report

Attorney fees, court costs etc...

AUTHOR: roughandtoothless - ()

Attorney fees, court costs and complete return of all monies spent on tooth # 5; this is what it will cost Dr. Zietz when I take him to court. 

My dental records prove my case and I feel that when the mediator sees them he will have to agree.

I see that Dr. Zietz' license is up for renewal at the end of this month, what will the licensing board think of all this?

Dr. Zietz will have some "'splaining" to do, and that won't be cheap either.

When they see that he accused me of harassment and called the police on me with no basis for his complaint; will they not wish to examine all the pertinent records? 

They will see lots of unprofessional behavior and most likely charge him for their investigation as well.

It might be a good idea settle this.  All he has to do is buy back the bill from Stark collections now; however he seems to be too stubborn to listen to reason.

 

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#3 Author of original report

patients disappear

AUTHOR: roughandtoothless - ()

Isn't it odd that all the patients offered discounts "disappear" before the credit can be applied to their accounts, and why should that matter?  The accounts did not disapppear; they were sold to the collection agency with no discount or credit showing on statements.  He offers/promises credit for his mistakes but never actually gives them.

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#4 Author of original report

Fred Lies.

AUTHOR: roughandtoothless - ()

    I am not happy with Dr. Zietz’ rebuttal; I guess I will have to continue posting reviews on many more websites.  I have posted my valid complaints and facts backed up by my dental records.  The opposition responds with snotty comments, (HA!); and reveals personal health information like where I might live and the fact that I never let Dr. Zietz complete the work he proposed.  Is it a big surprise that I respond with even more complaints?   Others jump on the “I hate Fred” bandwagon as well as advertisements claiming you can make over $6000.00 a month working from home.

     The bottom line is that in my opinion, Dr. Zietz owes a set of dentures and a refund of all money taken from every patient he has ever wronged; however he has posted enough personal information and snotty comments about me to end his career.  I doubt that he could ever pay back the $10,232.00 I paid him over the years, for his unskilled work done with a complete lack of personal safety.  He might just end up working at a car wash or license plate factory.  I would have to sell the bill to a collection agency and be happy with ruining his credit.  How is that for justice?    

      I naively believed Dr. Zietz and eagerly hoped that he was right every time he said the crown had come loose again and that the “new” epoxy should hold it better.  I did not want to consciously admit that I had wasted all that money and was therefore a willing dupe when Fred said it was just the crown loose time and time again.  I only really began to get suspicious about his motives and honesty when he suggested that he could construct a dental bridge that would stabilize the tooth by using surrounding teeth to support it.  I felt I should get a second opinion about the bridgework especially after having the tooth removed and seeing the cracked root.   Fred still tried to sell me the bridgework in two thousand and ten, saying he could fill the gap where number five had been and the pressure and shear forces of chewing would be spread amongst adjoining teeth.

All he has to do at this point is clear my credit and buy the bill back from Stark Agency.  This is my last offer before litigation.  The record speaks for itself.  Full discount was promised twice for the tooth in question.  (All re-cementing work and removal added up to almost $3000.00; this is what I will be asking for in court.)  Middleton police have cleared me of any harassment charges.  I will show the police report to the judge as well as the X-ray of the tooth taken by the dentist who removed it.

Sincerely, TC

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#5 UPDATE Employee

Nothing is wrong and we wanted to help

AUTHOR: zietz dental office - ()

 Nothing was done wrong or Tim and his friends would find an attorney.  However, we offered to help reduce his bill and he never contacted us back or the collection service.  We offer discounts for people with no credit and then they disappear for years.  Also, the pictures shown have nothing to do with our work, so now they harass the office.

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#6 Author of original report

Dr. Zietz has cleared my account.

AUTHOR: roughandtoothless - ()

Dr. Zietz has cleared my account.with the collection agency.

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