I reported him to my insurance company, and gave him bad reviews online, where he has ads saying they do "sedation dentistry" (yet, when I asked for nitrous oxide for oral surgery they said they only use novacaine, and don't offer gas at all). So, that was a lie. Also, they say that he is 'warm and caring, catering to cowards", again, a lie. I'm a coward, though I've spent most of my life going to dentists to have teeth filled, etc (my teeth are bad, I know it). He belittled and talked down to me when I'd get scared, as he shoved the novacaine needle in my mouth, and when I still felt pain as he began to drill, he got annoyed and told me that I am the ONLY patient he's had in fifteen years that needed extra novacaine for this procedure. He said, "It won't be pretty, I will have to inject the roof of your mouth with a big needle,and it will hurt". Yeah, this is a caring, and gentle dentist..not! I can see being honest, but not like that, he is too brash and abrupt.
Add to this his endless chitchat as he keeps patients waiting, as he talks about other patients in the other room, while I could overhear. He also made fun of the tooth pulled out of my mouth, to his assistant, who was also unpleasant and unwilling to answer questions. I was insulted at their overly harsh ways of dealing with someone who came to them, in trust, to be treated with respect. The air of hostility in the air this last time was overwhelming. They simply ignored some of my questions, or blew them off, then later when I'd ask again, to finally get an answer, "I told you...". I told him, "No, you didn't tell me, you blew me off when I asked". Then he rolled his eyes and walked away when he realized that he wasn't going to win the disagreement. I kept my cool but showed him that if he wants my hard-earned money, he will answer my questions or I'll go elsewhere (what I told him at the end). Truth is, I'm going elsewhere. Anyone with this much anger has no right having his hands inside my mouth. It's a shame. I feel assaulted mentally. The state of Florida board claimed that they can't do anything about this situation due to they don't go after dentists for rudeness or bad "bedside manner". So, I complained to insurance and will read over tips here, to get further ideas. He moved from Pittsburgh down to Florida, I wonder if he left there due to something he did..will investigate that, too.