Oklahoma Smiles

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  • 309 Sw 59th St # 105

    Oklahoma City, OK 73109

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  • 405-631-2700

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I took my grandchild to NW 39th street and I will say they never refused me to come back with her. In fact they did state we were welcome to come back. We were referred to a childrens dentist due to the fact , she would have nothing to do with the chair. They took x-rays took us back and then explained surgery as a option for her dental work. She did receive caps and has been fine. However I will say I am going to have her double checked at another dentist things were not that bad. and the dentist their was very friendly and explained everything to us. But I will say the alarms do go up.

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I took my grandchild to NW 39th street and I will say they never refused me to come back with her. In fact they did state we were welcome to come back. We were referred to a childrens dentist due to the fact , she would have nothing to do with the chair. They took x-rays took us back and then explained surgery as a option for her dental work. She did receive caps and has been fine. However I will say I am going to have her double checked at another dentist things were not that bad. and the dentist their was very friendly and explained everything to us. But I will say the alarms do go up.

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I'm a mom of a 7 yr old girl i had taken her there cause i heard they were great then i remember the first day she wen't back they wouldn't let me go with her . i was upset and thought to my self WHY??? however when they came out to get me they said she is all done and she is going to need caps her theeth was fine before the got a hold of them then i remember they use to have sgins in there that stated if you leave while you'r children are in the back we will call D.H.S now that is some crap. I can also tell you that i had taken my 16yr old sister there and she came out and said now i know why you'r lil girl don't like it they are to ruff and rude after that i got them in to a better place . Now my daughter has problems with her theeth and i BLAME them this place SUCKS!!!!!!

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I'm a mom of a 7 yr old girl i had taken her there cause i heard they were great then i remember the first day she wen't back they wouldn't let me go with her . i was upset and thought to my self WHY??? however when they came out to get me they said she is all done and she is going to need caps her theeth was fine before the got a hold of them then i remember they use to have sgins in there that stated if you leave while you'r children are in the back we will call D.H.S now that is some crap. I can also tell you that i had taken my 16yr old sister there and she came out and said now i know why you'r lil girl don't like it they are to ruff and rude after that i got them in to a better place . Now my daughter has problems with her theeth and i BLAME them this place SUCKS!!!!!!

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My friend just took her 3 year old son to this place and had a nightmare experience. They tied him up and didn't notify her, she only found out because he wet his pants and when she asked him what happened he said they didn't let him go because he was tied up. When she went back in to ask them about it they said that it was something common for them. The treatment they gave him was silver caps, which she found out later were absolutely not necessary. The reason she found this out was because he had a big cut on his lip (which they claimed was from him bitting himself) and the cut got a really bad infection, which SS wouldn't treat so she had to go to another dentist and that's when she was told the caps were not even needed.
Needless to say, this place is HORRIBLE!
Just ask yourself: why won't they let you go to the back with your child?!

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My friend just took her 3 year old son to this place and had a nightmare experience. They tied him up and didn't notify her, she only found out because he wet his pants and when she asked him what happened he said they didn't let him go because he was tied up. When she went back in to ask them about it they said that it was something common for them. The treatment they gave him was silver caps, which she found out later were absolutely not necessary. The reason she found this out was because he had a big cut on his lip (which they claimed was from him bitting himself) and the cut got a really bad infection, which SS wouldn't treat so she had to go to another dentist and that's when she was told the caps were not even needed.
Needless to say, this place is HORRIBLE!
Just ask yourself: why won't they let you go to the back with your child?!

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I am an employee at the NW 39th and Portland office. I have been here since the day we opened and took our first patient on August, 21, 2006. I worked in the back with the children for over a year. Now I work in the front office. We DO allow parents in the back with their children. ESPECIALLY if the parent is not comfortable with their child going back alone. At our office an actual dentist comes out and speaks to you in one of our consult rooms about your child's treatment needs. If we feel it is not necessary for a child to have crowns we DO NOT put them on. We do everything according what it best for your child. Almost everyone on our staff has children of their own and would never do something to a child that we wouldn't feel comfortable having done to our own child. We love it when children come in and remember our names and want us to work on them. If a child is uncomfortable we will do minimum treatment, maybe just one filling that day, and then have the child come back another day. When they come back we try to have the same assistants and doctor work on them so they get to know us and feel safe with us. We are not "all about production". We pride ourselves here on doing what is best for your child. I am proud to work for this office in North OKC. I hope all of you can give us a chance to show you how different we are than other offices.Thank you.

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I am an employee at the NW 39th and Portland office. I have been here since the day we opened and took our first patient on August, 21, 2006. I worked in the back with the children for over a year. Now I work in the front office. We DO allow parents in the back with their children. ESPECIALLY if the parent is not comfortable with their child going back alone. At our office an actual dentist comes out and speaks to you in one of our consult rooms about your child's treatment needs. If we feel it is not necessary for a child to have crowns we DO NOT put them on. We do everything according what it best for your child. Almost everyone on our staff has children of their own and would never do something to a child that we wouldn't feel comfortable having done to our own child. We love it when children come in and remember our names and want us to work on them. If a child is uncomfortable we will do minimum treatment, maybe just one filling that day, and then have the child come back another day. When they come back we try to have the same assistants and doctor work on them so they get to know us and feel safe with us. We are not "all about production". We pride ourselves here on doing what is best for your child. I am proud to work for this office in North OKC. I hope all of you can give us a chance to show you how different we are than other offices.Thank you.

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This national chain of dentists is not only corrupt in their business practices, but also abuses it's child patients. Google "Small smiles big tears" and it will display an archived story from 9news.com nd abcnews.com about the heinous practices of this chain. Just a few things they do:-they do not allow parents to go back into the procedure room with their child even though Dental Board Regulations mandate parents be allowed to sit with children during treatment.-They tell parents that their children need unnecessary treatments, such as caps or root canals, when these treatments are absolutely unnecessary. They do this to bill HMO and insurance companies and make a profit. -They use a devise called a papoose board on younger children, with acts as a kind of straight jacket, to restrain a protesting child.-Children have been known to wet their pants, vomit, and scream while in treatment.These people are nothing but profit seeking monsters, who exploit the poor and abuse their helpless patients. Again google this story. I cried when I saw the video footage. Read more from abcnews.comfrom abcnews.com Four-year-old Miguel is one of the patients Small Smiles has treated. During his visit, a dentist restrained him on a device called a papoose board. Miguel's mother was not allowed to watch because that is the policy at Small Smiles. "[It's]not that we are doing anything wrong, but as a parent you wouldn't want to see your child strapped up like that," said Williams. Williams said he used the board on small children about half of the time. "You could potentially spend two hours on a kid who's not stabilized and moving around. That's not cost productive for us," Williams said. But the restraints weren't the only disturbing thing about patients' treatments. The dentist treating Miguel pinched his nostrils in order to force his mouth open. It's a practice most dentists abandoned years ago.

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This national chain of dentists is not only corrupt in their business practices, but also abuses it's child patients. Google "Small smiles big tears" and it will display an archived story from 9news.com nd abcnews.com about the heinous practices of this chain. Just a few things they do:-they do not allow parents to go back into the procedure room with their child even though Dental Board Regulations mandate parents be allowed to sit with children during treatment.-They tell parents that their children need unnecessary treatments, such as caps or root canals, when these treatments are absolutely unnecessary. They do this to bill HMO and insurance companies and make a profit. -They use a devise called a papoose board on younger children, with acts as a kind of straight jacket, to restrain a protesting child.-Children have been known to wet their pants, vomit, and scream while in treatment.These people are nothing but profit seeking monsters, who exploit the poor and abuse their helpless patients. Again google this story. I cried when I saw the video footage. Read more from abcnews.comfrom abcnews.com Four-year-old Miguel is one of the patients Small Smiles has treated. During his visit, a dentist restrained him on a device called a papoose board. Miguel's mother was not allowed to watch because that is the policy at Small Smiles. "[It's]not that we are doing anything wrong, but as a parent you wouldn't want to see your child strapped up like that," said Williams. Williams said he used the board on small children about half of the time. "You could potentially spend two hours on a kid who's not stabilized and moving around. That's not cost productive for us," Williams said. But the restraints weren't the only disturbing thing about patients' treatments. The dentist treating Miguel pinched his nostrils in order to force his mouth open. It's a practice most dentists abandoned years ago.

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Both my 13 year old daughter and 18 year old son have gone to the one on NW 39th Street and we have had no problems. We were met in a professional, friendly manner, the dentists, after checking out my children, brought me back to a room to explain what was going on and what, if anything, needed to be done (daughter only needed a follow-up cleaning appt. - son needed his wisdom teeth extracted as he was experiencing problems and pain from them). When my son was apprehensive about having them taken out without being "knocked out" they were understanding and helped me get him a surgeon who not only took our insurance, but understood my son's concerns and alleviated them.

I can understand the reactions of smaller children going to a dentist. It is not always a reflection on the dentist - or on the parents - as it is normal for young child's reaction to be upset when separated from their parents, and even more so to go with those s/he is not familiar with. That is why it is usually recommended that, prior to the actual visit, you schedule a "meet and greet" appointment (an informal one) where the child can meet the dentist and assistants, see the rooms, be able to see the equipment and so on, so that they will have a better understanding of what to expect when the actual appointment day arrives. My children were also quite fearful about going in to a dentist's office, until I read the suggestion about the 'meet and greet' appointment and believe me, it helped a LOT. It's more about the fear of the unknown, than it is about the actual people and event.

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Both my 13 year old daughter and 18 year old son have gone to the one on NW 39th Street and we have had no problems. We were met in a professional, friendly manner, the dentists, after checking out my children, brought me back to a room to explain what was going on and what, if anything, needed to be done (daughter only needed a follow-up cleaning appt. - son needed his wisdom teeth extracted as he was experiencing problems and pain from them). When my son was apprehensive about having them taken out without being "knocked out" they were understanding and helped me get him a surgeon who not only took our insurance, but understood my son's concerns and alleviated them.

I can understand the reactions of smaller children going to a dentist. It is not always a reflection on the dentist - or on the parents - as it is normal for young child's reaction to be upset when separated from their parents, and even more so to go with those s/he is not familiar with. That is why it is usually recommended that, prior to the actual visit, you schedule a "meet and greet" appointment (an informal one) where the child can meet the dentist and assistants, see the rooms, be able to see the equipment and so on, so that they will have a better understanding of what to expect when the actual appointment day arrives. My children were also quite fearful about going in to a dentist's office, until I read the suggestion about the 'meet and greet' appointment and believe me, it helped a LOT. It's more about the fear of the unknown, than it is about the actual people and event.

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I went to small smiles today with my 20 month old son. When they attempted to take him in back without me I flipped. Against my better judgement and the medical need I allowed them to take him. He came back calm and had been crying but mellow at this point. They then informed me and my wife that my son needed extensive work, 9 caps. There was no way this could be the case, I didn't see one described cavitity and still and questioning why I let them do the work. I DID let them AND WANT TO SHOOT MYSELF IN THE HEAD FOR WHAT I LET THEM DO TO MY SON. DO NOT GO HERE! They are a business first!!!!! NONE OF THE DDS ARE PEDIATRICIAN CERTIFIED!!!!!!!!!! all general dds. DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!

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I went to small smiles today with my 20 month old son. When they attempted to take him in back without me I flipped. Against my better judgement and the medical need I allowed them to take him. He came back calm and had been crying but mellow at this point. They then informed me and my wife that my son needed extensive work, 9 caps. There was no way this could be the case, I didn't see one described cavitity and still and questioning why I let them do the work. I DID let them AND WANT TO SHOOT MYSELF IN THE HEAD FOR WHAT I LET THEM DO TO MY SON. DO NOT GO HERE! They are a business first!!!!! NONE OF THE DDS ARE PEDIATRICIAN CERTIFIED!!!!!!!!!! all general dds. DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!

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I have children ranging from 8 to 17 yrs old. It has been my experience with taking them to see any dentist, that the parent is never allowed to go in with their child. Unless the dentist asks for the parent during or after see the patient. My daughter was 2yrs old when she fell and hurt a front tooth, I was not allowed to go in with her. Their excuse is the rooms are not large enough to allow parents.

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I have children ranging from 8 to 17 yrs old. It has been my experience with taking them to see any dentist, that the parent is never allowed to go in with their child. Unless the dentist asks for the parent during or after see the patient. My daughter was 2yrs old when she fell and hurt a front tooth, I was not allowed to go in with her. Their excuse is the rooms are not large enough to allow parents.

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This is a large dental clinic and advertises that it takes Medicaid , it is nearby so i thought it would be the perfect dental clinic for my daughters.
Upon arriving i was informed i would NOT be allowed to go back with my daughters , which in the case of the 16 yr old would have been ok , but my younger daughter was terrified and i had to cancel both appointments , they insisted they had told me when i called but i am sure that they didnt as i would never agree to this .

PROS: Quick appointments
CONS: No flexibility in their rules

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This is a large dental clinic and advertises that it takes Medicaid , it is nearby so i thought it would be the perfect dental clinic for my daughters.
Upon arriving i was informed i would NOT be allowed to go back with my daughters , which in the case of the 16 yr old would have been ok , but my younger daughter was terrified and i had to cancel both appointments , they insisted they had told me when i called but i am sure that they didnt as i would never agree to this .

PROS: Quick appointments
CONS: No flexibility in their rules

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