JS McElhinney III, D.D.S., LTD

★★★☆☆
Mon - Thurs 8-5
  • 3680 Grant Drive Ste.#D

    Reno, NV 89509

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  • 775-825-2788

About JS McElhinney III, D.D.S., LTD

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Health & Medical

Health & Medical
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Dr McElhinney is a very knowledgeable dentist. He explained everything that was found on the initial exam and provided solutions without trying to push me into unnecessary procedures. The staff is friendly and professional.

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Dr McElhinney is a very knowledgeable dentist. He explained everything that was found on the initial exam and provided solutions without trying to push me into unnecessary procedures. The staff is friendly and professional.

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Dr. McElhinney has been doing my work for several years now. I am very Thankful for his knowledge and professionalizem. I find his staff to be beyond reprouch. I have never been to a dentist that the entire staff has treated me so well. (I'm 62). One thing that I must ... anyone that can't put his name to his words is a piss poor man. Tom

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Dr. McElhinney has been doing my work for several years now. I am very Thankful for his knowledge and professionalizem. I find his staff to be beyond reprouch. I have never been to a dentist that the entire staff has treated me so well. (I'm 62). One thing that I must ... anyone that can't put his name to his words is a piss poor man. Tom

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Excuses excuses, for a basic lack of professionalism and procedure which should be present for all dentists licensed to care for others' oral needs in this industry. This dentist has an inexperienced staff, himself has an egotistical attitude that comes from insecurity and running a bad practice! Not from an understanding about what is best for your mouth!!, and a horrible location. (Want to get your teeth looked at on the bottom floor of a building with see through panes facing an apartment complexes balconies 5 feet away???) Talk about only being there to make a buck and from the looks of their office, they really could use some more patients. Was recommended that I get things done that I know I did not need just so this hard up dentist could make as much of a profit as they could from my insurance. Don't go to this dentist you will be very sorry that you did.

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Excuses excuses, for a basic lack of professionalism and procedure which should be present for all dentists licensed to care for others' oral needs in this industry. This dentist has an inexperienced staff, himself has an egotistical attitude that comes from insecurity and running a bad practice! Not from an understanding about what is best for your mouth!!, and a horrible location. (Want to get your teeth looked at on the bottom floor of a building with see through panes facing an apartment complexes balconies 5 feet away???) Talk about only being there to make a buck and from the looks of their office, they really could use some more patients. Was recommended that I get things done that I know I did not need just so this hard up dentist could make as much of a profit as they could from my insurance. Don't go to this dentist you will be very sorry that you did.

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Dr.McElhinney should not be a practicing Dentist.His newest untrained 3-days there staff member botched my x rays. He told me that I had to get a lot of crowns (4) and a root scraping when all I came in there for was to get a cleaning. I have all my teeth and they are in good condition. I think his main objective was to get as much of my insurance money as possible. When I refused his directives I was told "I could go down the street to another dentist". Then they tried to make me pay an incorrect amount right then and there even though I have insurance. I was walked into a back room and bullied by his account manager. I was refused medical records which are mine by legal right. I filed a complaint with the BBB. My insurance payed him and yet he is still sending me incorrect bills.

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Dr.McElhinney should not be a practicing Dentist.His newest untrained 3-days there staff member botched my x rays. He told me that I had to get a lot of crowns (4) and a root scraping when all I came in there for was to get a cleaning. I have all my teeth and they are in good condition. I think his main objective was to get as much of my insurance money as possible. When I refused his directives I was told "I could go down the street to another dentist". Then they tried to make me pay an incorrect amount right then and there even though I have insurance. I was walked into a back room and bullied by his account manager. I was refused medical records which are mine by legal right. I filed a complaint with the BBB. My insurance payed him and yet he is still sending me incorrect bills.

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Thirty years of successful dental practice can't be all bad! Some people don't like to hear the truth. They go to see a doctor, but don't want to hear their true condition. This patient complained about every dentist he'd been to in the past, complaining that they all wanted to do was pick his pocket. Some patients want a quick patch job for a complex problem. Just because an infection doesn't hurt does not mean that the infection is not real and is not causing real damage. Think of diabetes and high blood pressure---they're both silent killers that destroy organ systems without pain until it's too late. Gum disease is the same and destroys gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. Often there is no pain until the advanced stage causing loss of teeth. Patients that "just want my teeth cleaned" put the doctor and staff in a position of committing malpractice for doing inappropriate treatment for the patient's condition. The assistant this patient complained about has 20 years experience and is a very good assistant, although she had only worked for me for 3 days. We use high-speed digital x-rays which decrease radiation exposure by 90%, but they are somewhat more difficult for an assistant trained in the old-fashioned, film x-ray technique.

Message from JS McElhinney III, D.D.S., LTD

We offer laser dentistry, cosmetic dentistry with whitening, porcelain veneers and bonding; crowns and bridges and implants to replace missing teeth that feel natural and function like your own teeth. We offer the PerioProtect System for non-surgical treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease).

 

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