Great Expressions Dental Centers Douglasville-Hwy 5

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Great Expressions Dental Centers go beyond dental services to provide top of the line patient care for you and your family.
  • 3271 Highway 5

    Douglasville, GA 30135

    Cross street: From East (Atlanta): Take I-20 West to Highway 5 (Exit #34) toward Douglasville. Turn left off of the exit and travel down Highway 5 approximately ¾ mile.

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  • 678-836-2111

About Great Expressions Dental Centers Douglasville-Hwy 5

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Mon-Fri 8am-5pm ; Sat Closed ; Sun Closed

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This was our first visit to Great Expressions due to changing insurance policies. \n\nWe were in the office for 2.5 hours without getting our teeth cleaned. In fact, they barely touched either my or my wife's teeth. \n\nFirst, they took 18 x-rays for each of us. This process took 20-30 minutes. I have never had a dentist take so many x-rays. At the same time, they tried to get me to pay an extra $50 for an oral cancer screening not covered by insurance. \n\nWhen they got done with my x-rays, my came in and was in tears because they were telling her that she had gum disease, periodontal disease, bone decay, needed her wisdom teeth removed and needed braces. She said that our old dentist, who has a really good reputation but is not part of our new network, did shoddy work and did not clear her teeth well.\n\nMy BS detector was going off at this point.\n\nI waited a long time for the next phase. When they finally came to examine me, they barely looked in my mouth and said that I had two cavities, gun disease, periodontal disease, bone decay, etc. \n\nThey recommended a complete debridement for my wife ($125 out of pocket) and a perio scaling and root planing ($472 out of pocket) for me. \n\nFor much of the time that we were in the office, our children (ages 3 and 8) were sitting alone in the waiting room. Our son said that they did about 6 x-rays on him, which concerned me about the amount of radiation that they exposed the kids to.\n\nWhen we left the office, we called our old dentist who gave us a checkup and cleaning six months ago, and they said that there was no way that what Great Expressions was telling us was correct. There was no way our teeth and bones could gotten so bad in six months. \n\nWhen I googled reviews for the office, I found this site. With so many people having the same problems they said that we have, I am convinced that they are a bunch of crooks who are intent on selling whatever services they can, regardless of whether they are needed or not. I called them back and told them what I thought of their service.\n\nIn addition to posting this review, I complained to my insurance company and notified their fraud division. I encourage anybody who has a similar experience to do the same thing. You can also file a complaint with the Georgia Board of Dentistry at sos.georgia.gov/plb/dentistry/complaint_procedure.pdf\n\nThe only good thing about the experience was that we got a heck of a lot of x-rays. We did take copies with us and we'll show them to our next dentist for another opinion.\n\nInterestingly, they were more interested in ""deep cleaning"" our gums than fixing my cavities. The Great Expressions people acted like we had never seen a dentist! \n\nIf you are a victim of Great Expressions, complain to your insurance company's fraud department. You can also file complaints with the Better Business Bureau, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Georgia Office of Consumer Protection. These people are scam artists and constitute a public health hazard.\n\n

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This was our first visit to Great Expressions due to changing insurance policies. \n\nWe were in the office for 2.5 hours without getting our teeth cleaned. In fact, they barely touched either my or my wife's teeth. \n\nFirst, they took 18 x-rays for each of us. This process took 20-30 minutes. I have never had a dentist take so many x-rays. At the same time, they tried to get me to pay an extra $50 for an oral cancer screening not covered by insurance. \n\nWhen they got done with my x-rays, my came in and was in tears because they were telling her that she had gum disease, periodontal disease, bone decay, needed her wisdom teeth removed and needed braces. She said that our old dentist, who has a really good reputation but is not part of our new network, did shoddy work and did not clear her teeth well.\n\nMy BS detector was going off at this point.\n\nI waited a long time for the next phase. When they finally came to examine me, they barely looked in my mouth and said that I had two cavities, gun disease, periodontal disease, bone decay, etc. \n\nThey recommended a complete debridement for my wife ($125 out of pocket) and a perio scaling and root planing ($472 out of pocket) for me. \n\nFor much of the time that we were in the office, our children (ages 3 and 8) were sitting alone in the waiting room. Our son said that they did about 6 x-rays on him, which concerned me about the amount of radiation that they exposed the kids to.\n\nWhen we left the office, we called our old dentist who gave us a checkup and cleaning six months ago, and they said that there was no way that what Great Expressions was telling us was correct. There was no way our teeth and bones could gotten so bad in six months. \n\nWhen I googled reviews for the office, I found this site. With so many people having the same problems they said that we have, I am convinced that they are a bunch of crooks who are intent on selling whatever services they can, regardless of whether they are needed or not. I called them back and told them what I thought of their service.\n\nIn addition to posting this review, I complained to my insurance company and notified their fraud division. I encourage anybody who has a similar experience to do the same thing. You can also file a complaint with the Georgia Board of Dentistry at sos.georgia.gov/plb/dentistry/complaint_procedure.pdf\n\nThe only good thing about the experience was that we got a heck of a lot of x-rays. We did take copies with us and we'll show them to our next dentist for another opinion.\n\nInterestingly, they were more interested in ""deep cleaning"" our gums than fixing my cavities. The Great Expressions people acted like we had never seen a dentist! \n\nIf you are a victim of Great Expressions, complain to your insurance company's fraud department. You can also file complaints with the Better Business Bureau, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Georgia Office of Consumer Protection. These people are scam artists and constitute a public health hazard.\n\n

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Do they have black stars for negative service?? I wish they did. Where shall I start....It started off with receiving a bill for x rays when I specified I only wanted what was covered under insurance. When I questioned the company they told me, ""It's not that much just pay it or we will turn you in to collections."" Then the story gets better when I go for another 6 month cleaning and after being called back to the dentist chair and sitting there for almost an hour, the hygentist FINALLY shows up with no apology and no reason why. TWO hours after my appointment was scheduled I was finally told I have severe decay and a cavity on two teeth. I was then informed I had to pay my previous bill before I receive anymore treatment. I was also told my next bill for the filling would be $93.00. Since I havent had a cavity since I was 8, I decided to get a second opinion. I then went on requesting x rays for the next week but guess what they never faxed me the form. When I finally got the x rays (requesting every x ray in my file) and paid $25.00 I went to the other dentist for a second opinion and SHOCKER the x rays I requested were not only in an envelope with a different patients name on them but they were over a year old! In the meantime my sister decided to loan me the 93 it would take for my filling and went to drop the payment off at the Great Expressions on hwy 5 next to Burger King in Douglasville, GA. And here's another shocker, they charged her for the x rays as well. Now they refuse to give me the money back, they have belittled me, lied to me, and avoided me. Not only am I so done with this office, I cant help but warn others not to go here not to speak to Ursala, not to speak to front office. Run run far and fast with wallets tight in your hand, because that is all they are interested in....your money!

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Do they have black stars for negative service?? I wish they did. Where shall I start....It started off with receiving a bill for x rays when I specified I only wanted what was covered under insurance. When I questioned the company they told me, ""It's not that much just pay it or we will turn you in to collections."" Then the story gets better when I go for another 6 month cleaning and after being called back to the dentist chair and sitting there for almost an hour, the hygentist FINALLY shows up with no apology and no reason why. TWO hours after my appointment was scheduled I was finally told I have severe decay and a cavity on two teeth. I was then informed I had to pay my previous bill before I receive anymore treatment. I was also told my next bill for the filling would be $93.00. Since I havent had a cavity since I was 8, I decided to get a second opinion. I then went on requesting x rays for the next week but guess what they never faxed me the form. When I finally got the x rays (requesting every x ray in my file) and paid $25.00 I went to the other dentist for a second opinion and SHOCKER the x rays I requested were not only in an envelope with a different patients name on them but they were over a year old! In the meantime my sister decided to loan me the 93 it would take for my filling and went to drop the payment off at the Great Expressions on hwy 5 next to Burger King in Douglasville, GA. And here's another shocker, they charged her for the x rays as well. Now they refuse to give me the money back, they have belittled me, lied to me, and avoided me. Not only am I so done with this office, I cant help but warn others not to go here not to speak to Ursala, not to speak to front office. Run run far and fast with wallets tight in your hand, because that is all they are interested in....your money!

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I wish I could give 0 stars on this. Not only did the fillings take 3 hours, but the dentist complained about missing lunch breaks while working on my teeth, gave me very dangerous incorrect information about drug safety while breastfeeding, left cavity residue that had to be filed off at another dentist, didn't adjust my bite which gave me a lot of pain for almost a month, and gave me a rinse that left dark marks on all my teeth that took 2 months and multiple cleanings with another dentist to correct. All of this was discussed with Tonya and Nadeen, both ""managers"", and they failed to do anything about this. DO NOT GO HERE.

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I wish I could give 0 stars on this. Not only did the fillings take 3 hours, but the dentist complained about missing lunch breaks while working on my teeth, gave me very dangerous incorrect information about drug safety while breastfeeding, left cavity residue that had to be filed off at another dentist, didn't adjust my bite which gave me a lot of pain for almost a month, and gave me a rinse that left dark marks on all my teeth that took 2 months and multiple cleanings with another dentist to correct. All of this was discussed with Tonya and Nadeen, both ""managers"", and they failed to do anything about this. DO NOT GO HERE.

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I felt uncomfortable from the moment I walked in but I kept the appt. for my daughter. They found cavities (I got a second opinion just to make sure). I was so happy they referred us to a pedodontist. That was our way out and I took it. Their customer service is terrible. I stood at the counter waiting while I watched them talk and sit around. I heard them talking badly about one patient. I would never recommend this dentist. Everyone should read reviews first and then decided. Learn from the people who have been there and had bad experiences.

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I felt uncomfortable from the moment I walked in but I kept the appt. for my daughter. They found cavities (I got a second opinion just to make sure). I was so happy they referred us to a pedodontist. That was our way out and I took it. Their customer service is terrible. I stood at the counter waiting while I watched them talk and sit around. I heard them talking badly about one patient. I would never recommend this dentist. Everyone should read reviews first and then decided. Learn from the people who have been there and had bad experiences.

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I experience the same thing. Extreme wait until after having an appointment time. Poor service. Money making by telling that I need a deep root cleaning which I know that I did not. After I questioned them and told them that my mother practice dentistry for over 30 years, they came back and said No I did not need it but just continue to floss and brush regularly. Terrible experience and would not recommend anybody to go there. This was my first and last visit. I have decided to go to a private practice office instead of this company.

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I experience the same thing. Extreme wait until after having an appointment time. Poor service. Money making by telling that I need a deep root cleaning which I know that I did not. After I questioned them and told them that my mother practice dentistry for over 30 years, they came back and said No I did not need it but just continue to floss and brush regularly. Terrible experience and would not recommend anybody to go there. This was my first and last visit. I have decided to go to a private practice office instead of this company.

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COERCION, EXTORTION UNETHICAL TECHNIQUES - MONEY HUNGRY
Take my advice, stay away - I had misdiagnosis, unnecessary crown. They forced me once to have an unnecessary "Deep Cleaning" They tried again. Now I'm reporting the particular Dentist to the GA BOARD OF DENTISTRY. Everyone here should report their particular dentist, maybe we can stop this type of practice. We need a Class Action Suit against Nanston

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COERCION, EXTORTION UNETHICAL TECHNIQUES - MONEY HUNGRY
Take my advice, stay away - I had misdiagnosis, unnecessary crown. They forced me once to have an unnecessary "Deep Cleaning" They tried again. Now I'm reporting the particular Dentist to the GA BOARD OF DENTISTRY. Everyone here should report their particular dentist, maybe we can stop this type of practice. We need a Class Action Suit against Nanston

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Unless you want to be bribed into getting unnecessary services, please avoid this place at all costs. My dentist at Nanston is insisting that I need to have a procedure done that two other dentists have deemed unnecessary. Very unprofessional and only out for the money!!!!

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Unless you want to be bribed into getting unnecessary services, please avoid this place at all costs. My dentist at Nanston is insisting that I need to have a procedure done that two other dentists have deemed unnecessary. Very unprofessional and only out for the money!!!!

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I was in a SUBSTANTIAL amount of pain due to a nasty gum infection that flared up over a weekend. After waiting for 2 hours and dealing with a non-communicative "Tech", Dr. Afi Wilkins perscribed antibiotics, but no pain meds, telling me that I'd feel better in 2-3 days. I wasn't asking for a months supply of Oxycontin...just something to get me through the next "2-3 days", but she flatly refused. After all that, they sent me to the front desk to schedule a follow-up appt., but instead of that I requested my records in order to find a more caring dentist. If that's the type of "care" you're looking for, then Nanston Dental and "Dr." Wilkins is your place. If not, then I would suggest finding someone else to care for your dental needs.

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I was in a SUBSTANTIAL amount of pain due to a nasty gum infection that flared up over a weekend. After waiting for 2 hours and dealing with a non-communicative "Tech", Dr. Afi Wilkins perscribed antibiotics, but no pain meds, telling me that I'd feel better in 2-3 days. I wasn't asking for a months supply of Oxycontin...just something to get me through the next "2-3 days", but she flatly refused. After all that, they sent me to the front desk to schedule a follow-up appt., but instead of that I requested my records in order to find a more caring dentist. If that's the type of "care" you're looking for, then Nanston Dental and "Dr." Wilkins is your place. If not, then I would suggest finding someone else to care for your dental needs.

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Can't explain the other review. That is not the Dr. Reese that I met. My experiences have been very positive. He is very caring and answers all questions. Excellent manners and mostly.....NO PAIN. I would say meet him for yourself. hairy b, you sound as if you have issues???

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Can't explain the other review. That is not the Dr. Reese that I met. My experiences have been very positive. He is very caring and answers all questions. Excellent manners and mostly.....NO PAIN. I would say meet him for yourself. hairy b, you sound as if you have issues???

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In 9-2008, I had a tooth extracted by him and was told that I needed a sinus lift with an implant. I consistently, for 5 MONTHS asked for an ins. letter for the sinus lift and even went in 3 TIMES asking for this letter. I gave up and finally made an appointment. I scheduled the appointment, PAID IN FULL UP FRONT ($3400!) and was ready to go, so I thought. My appointment was confirmed, when his asst. calls me to say that "he doesn't want to do it, but yet wants a periodontist, ACROSS TOWN to do it." I asked if they would give anesthesia, and I was told NO! I demanded another oral surgeon. So she found me one, AN HOUR AWAY, still with NO explanation from Dr. Reese. REGARDLESS of his lame excuse, he should have called me in, explained to me that he didn't feel comfortable, and referred me elsewhere. You would think he could do this BEFORE the 5 month time. Dr. Reese is an arrogant, incompetent, unprofessional, individual that lacks tact and caring for his patients. I would NOT recommend this individual for ANY treatment. Look elsewhere.

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In 9-2008, I had a tooth extracted by him and was told that I needed a sinus lift with an implant. I consistently, for 5 MONTHS asked for an ins. letter for the sinus lift and even went in 3 TIMES asking for this letter. I gave up and finally made an appointment. I scheduled the appointment, PAID IN FULL UP FRONT ($3400!) and was ready to go, so I thought. My appointment was confirmed, when his asst. calls me to say that "he doesn't want to do it, but yet wants a periodontist, ACROSS TOWN to do it." I asked if they would give anesthesia, and I was told NO! I demanded another oral surgeon. So she found me one, AN HOUR AWAY, still with NO explanation from Dr. Reese. REGARDLESS of his lame excuse, he should have called me in, explained to me that he didn't feel comfortable, and referred me elsewhere. You would think he could do this BEFORE the 5 month time. Dr. Reese is an arrogant, incompetent, unprofessional, individual that lacks tact and caring for his patients. I would NOT recommend this individual for ANY treatment. Look elsewhere.

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