Report: #9061

Complaint Review: Dentist at UCSB ripped me off

  • Submitted: Tue, December 11, 2001
  • Updated: Tue, December 11, 2001
  • Reported By: carpinteria CA
  • Dentist at UCSB ripped me off
    Santa barbara, California

UCSB student health Dental crown rip-off

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A tooth of mine was giving me troubles so I decided to go to a dentist to see what it was.

I am a student at the University of Cal. at Santa Barbara. So, believing that the student health center would be the most affordable and sympathetic to the monetary stains students are in, I went to the on campus dental clinic to get it taken care of.

I was told my tooth had cracked and needed a 3/4 crown to repair it. I asked my parents what to do and they said just get it taken care of at school.

Because there they would be the most reliable. After my first visit, which included drilling of the tooth, I was talking to my girl friend who warned me that I may be getting a gold crown and that I should request a porclein crown.

I called the dental office and told them that I was never asked what type of crown I wanted and I rold them that if possible I wanted the white crown.

I also asked if the cost or strength was any different. The manager of the dental clinic on my campus is named Marsha, who told me the cost was the same and that gold was only slightly more malliable.

I told her that I would think about it and let her know which I wanted. Marsha then called me back and told me I would be charged an additional one hundred dollars if I wanted the porclien crown.

I then called several dentists who said that peolpe hardly ever wanted the gold crown and that both cost the same.

So why was I charged an additional hunderd dollars if they both cost the same.

I called and talked to Marsha again who said that my tooth required "more detailed" work.

This dentist, , falled to treat me with the professionalism you expect from a person in his position.

He should have informed me of my choices of crown type, which he never did. Instead he chose to make the decision himself and then charged me more money for his lack of professional service.

All the other dentists I talked to gave me all my options on the phone before they started drilling.

In addition, I found out that I could have gotten the work done for several hundred dollars less.

I will edit this again and provide the dentist name.

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