Complaint Review: Dr. Michael Perelgut
Dr. Michael Perelgut Dentist, ripoff, uncaring, unprofessional, unsympathetic, improper, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonorable, disreputable Toronto Ontario
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Dr. Michael Perelgut was my dentist for years, until one day he wasn't. He was a jack of all trades, a periodontist, orthodontist, and cosmetic teeth whitening guy. Whatever he could do, he did - you were never referred to a specialist, because he believed he was the specialist. However, there were several things he did that made me start thinking he wasn't a dental wizard.
Firstly, he decided to replace a bridge in my back molar instead of a crown without ever discussing the advantages or disadvantage of one over the other. He ended up filing down two very good teeth even more to support the bridge without a discussion.
Another thing he did was Invisalign's. Everything went well with the Invisalign's, but after giving me my night retainers, he didn't seem to care that he hadn't replaced them in two years, and I had to remind him persistently. My ah-ha moment was when he did my laser teeth whitening and gave me a bad chemical burn to an area of my gum on my lower front teeth. He was non-pulsed about the whole thing and avoided responsibility. No apologies ever. The area was white then turned yellow over a week after becoming infected. I nursed my own gums back to health with Peridex, Tea Tree oil, and vitamin E, because he had no other recommendation but to wait out the infection!
I was wary of ever going back to his office again. After all this was a man who I noticed over the years was verbally abrasive to his female staff of assistants and was seemingly psychopathic. You could see the power dynamics in play at his workplace and you had to ignore it. I wasn't worried about that, because I could handle his tongue if he ever turned it on me. Funny enough he never did, because I was a paying customer, not an insurance case. I went back for my teeth cleanings once a year or so with the dental hygienist, but knew I wanted a new dentist.
One day my girlfriend who was also a patient of his had to get her back molar removed, and Dr. Perelgut pulled, and yanked at this tooth so hard she thought her jaw was going to fracture. She told him as much, but he persisted. All he had to do was break the tooth into pieces he later confessed, but he wanted that sucker out whole! She was a basket case after that. She literally had PTSD from the experience, and she decided she wasn't going to give him any more of her money either.
So when we asked for our x-rays, and signed a release document, and said good-bye, was it any surprise that this psychopathic dentist made every excuse he could to NOT send our x-rays to our current dentist?! After several telephone and email requests we had to let him be, and pay for new x-rays. I would not recommend Dr. Perelgut to anyone who cares about their teeth or their mental health.
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