When a dental office greets you with multiple people, all dressed in uniforms, wearing headsets and carrying clip-boards, you know you will be getting "shuffled around" and, boy, did we ever!
I had just moved here from Colorado and my parents moved to Bradenton from St. Petersburg about a few years before. My elderly parents were going to these "dentists" once they moved to Bradenton, and were getting outrageous claims that all sorts of dental work needed to be done. They told my dad he had gum disease, my mom needed all sorts of expensive dental repairs. They had gotten their teeth cleaned every 4 months when in St. Pete--yes, four times a year, believe it or not and their dentist would surely have told them about work needing done since he saw they so often...
I was skeptical about this new dentist office they were going to-- Creekwood Dental, and so I went there myself to get filed off a teeny tip of a tooth that was rough on the end of my front "eye" tooth. Before I could escape they had given me approx. 30-40 X-Rays and was telling me I needed a root canal (on a tooth that previous had one), several fillings replaced, on and on they went. I was very upset because what they filed off took maybe 2-3 seconds, yes! --seconds. My dental insurance was billed for a huge amount and I was feeling ripped off.
The following week, I went to a dentist in St. Petersburg that my parents used to go to, who was known to be very honest and to the point. He confirmed what I suspected--none of my parents dental "work" needed done; I did not need any root canals. My dad did not have gum disease, on and on. I was so angry I went into their offices at Creekwood Dental and in a loud voice (in front of an office full of waiting patients,) told them how they ripped me off and demanded my money back. They gave me a "copy" of my dental X-rays that were xeroxed copies that were so blurry and hard to read. There ought to be a law against these people. I hope they read this and hopefully they will remember it--2009--check your records, Creekwood!