Pediatric Dentistry-Los Altos: Gorgani Nick DDS

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  • 731 Altos Oaks Dr

    Los Altos, CA 94024

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  • 650-948-6884

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Excellent office overall. I have been taking my two children for 14 years. The office mailed us a custom book to read to my child with his name as the main character of a great first visit to see a dentist. When the visit happened they took his photo and stapled it inside the book. He was so delighted to see his home address, etc. in the story. They just touched his teeth with an instrument as he was nervous and saved doing a cleaning for the next visit when he was more at ease. We have moved a half hour away and still make the trip because the people here are professional and courteous and we never have to wait more than 10 minutes. Dr. Nick treats me as an equal and answers my questions patiently. He and the staff are kid lovers. I am so glad that he was recommended to me by my pediatrician (when her children lived at home they went to Dr. Nick also). The office has movies for the kids to watch while they are lying in the chairs - very kid oriented.

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Excellent office overall. I have been taking my two children for 14 years. The office mailed us a custom book to read to my child with his name as the main character of a great first visit to see a dentist. When the visit happened they took his photo and stapled it inside the book. He was so delighted to see his home address, etc. in the story. They just touched his teeth with an instrument as he was nervous and saved doing a cleaning for the next visit when he was more at ease. We have moved a half hour away and still make the trip because the people here are professional and courteous and we never have to wait more than 10 minutes. Dr. Nick treats me as an equal and answers my questions patiently. He and the staff are kid lovers. I am so glad that he was recommended to me by my pediatrician (when her children lived at home they went to Dr. Nick also). The office has movies for the kids to watch while they are lying in the chairs - very kid oriented.

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We have been patients of Nick Gorgani for 3 years and are finally fed up with the poor level of service at his practice. We will be going elsewhere.

1. Half the kids in Los Altos goes to this guy and the place is literally a factory. He spends about 45 seconds looking in your kids' mouth, but otherwise has his huge staff of hygentists handle the majority of your visit.
2. My son needed to get a butterfly retainer. Nick never caught this - I did. When he heard that I was talking to other orthos, other than the ones in his office, he proceeded to literally badmouth the 2 orthos I was considering. He said Dr. Larson was a 'quack' and Dr. Rouleau was only out for money. Not very professional in my opinion.
3. His front office desk staff which is one of the most incompetent offic es I have ever seen routinely makes scheduling errors causing my insurance to not cover our routine dental visit. They have on more than once ocassion scheduled earlier than 6 months casuing huge billing issues for our family, They then take no responsibilty for their mistakes.

There are tons of good dentists out there who actually care about their patients. I'm not sure why I wasted the three years I did there.

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We have been patients of Nick Gorgani for 3 years and are finally fed up with the poor level of service at his practice. We will be going elsewhere.

1. Half the kids in Los Altos goes to this guy and the place is literally a factory. He spends about 45 seconds looking in your kids' mouth, but otherwise has his huge staff of hygentists handle the majority of your visit.
2. My son needed to get a butterfly retainer. Nick never caught this - I did. When he heard that I was talking to other orthos, other than the ones in his office, he proceeded to literally badmouth the 2 orthos I was considering. He said Dr. Larson was a 'quack' and Dr. Rouleau was only out for money. Not very professional in my opinion.
3. His front office desk staff which is one of the most incompetent offic es I have ever seen routinely makes scheduling errors causing my insurance to not cover our routine dental visit. They have on more than once ocassion scheduled earlier than 6 months casuing huge billing issues for our family, They then take no responsibilty for their mistakes.

There are tons of good dentists out there who actually care about their patients. I'm not sure why I wasted the three years I did there.

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My wife came home in tears today after an incident with my 5 year old son and Dr. Gorgiani. I'm writing this review to prevent any other parents from having to go through the same experience.

The main issue was the lack of consent and disclosure in filling my son's cavity. Imagine your reaction if you took your son to the examining room and were told to wait outside only to come back to your child under sedation passed out.

At no time was the option of using nitrous oxide discussed and when questioned after the fact Dr. Gorgiani became very defensive and claimed that Nitrous oxide was used during the last visit (which it wasn't).

It felt as if Dr. Gorgiani had something to hide - he was very nervious when questioned about the need to use nitrous oxide. He was rude when responding claiming that this was standard procedure with all patients.

It felt like this was the quickest way and shortest path to getting paid without having to treat our son and my wife with any respect.

Needless to say we won't be going back to Dr. Gorgiani. And we hope that no other parent experiences what we went through.

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My wife came home in tears today after an incident with my 5 year old son and Dr. Gorgiani. I'm writing this review to prevent any other parents from having to go through the same experience.

The main issue was the lack of consent and disclosure in filling my son's cavity. Imagine your reaction if you took your son to the examining room and were told to wait outside only to come back to your child under sedation passed out.

At no time was the option of using nitrous oxide discussed and when questioned after the fact Dr. Gorgiani became very defensive and claimed that Nitrous oxide was used during the last visit (which it wasn't).

It felt as if Dr. Gorgiani had something to hide - he was very nervious when questioned about the need to use nitrous oxide. He was rude when responding claiming that this was standard procedure with all patients.

It felt like this was the quickest way and shortest path to getting paid without having to treat our son and my wife with any respect.

Needless to say we won't be going back to Dr. Gorgiani. And we hope that no other parent experiences what we went through.

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I honestly wonder if the bad review is for the "Dr. Nick" my kids know and love. My daughter absolutely LOVES Dr. Nick and actually asks to go to the dentist. His interaction with the kids is phenomenal. Our previous two pediatric dentists have had movies in the ceiling for the kids, as does Dr. Nick, but never have one of my kids actually given their dentist a huge hug every time they see him. Dr. Nick Gorgani is easily the best dentist (pediatric and otherwise) that I have ever gone too. I drive over highway 17 from Santa Cruz for my kids to see Dr. Nick. He is also very good about giving feedback after appointments and taking time out to explain procedures and treatments. I highly recommend him as a dentist! His staff is extremely friendly as well.

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★★★★★

I honestly wonder if the bad review is for the "Dr. Nick" my kids know and love. My daughter absolutely LOVES Dr. Nick and actually asks to go to the dentist. His interaction with the kids is phenomenal. Our previous two pediatric dentists have had movies in the ceiling for the kids, as does Dr. Nick, but never have one of my kids actually given their dentist a huge hug every time they see him. Dr. Nick Gorgani is easily the best dentist (pediatric and otherwise) that I have ever gone too. I drive over highway 17 from Santa Cruz for my kids to see Dr. Nick. He is also very good about giving feedback after appointments and taking time out to explain procedures and treatments. I highly recommend him as a dentist! His staff is extremely friendly as well.

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We've been going to Nick Gorgani for 3 years. His care and manner with kids is fine. However recently I have noticed his office is running behind schedule for each appointment. They were 30 minutes behind schedule for our last appointment. In addition, he nearly bit my head off when I asked a question. He must not have been in a good mood.

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We've been going to Nick Gorgani for 3 years. His care and manner with kids is fine. However recently I have noticed his office is running behind schedule for each appointment. They were 30 minutes behind schedule for our last appointment. In addition, he nearly bit my head off when I asked a question. He must not have been in a good mood.

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Been going to Gorgani for about 15 years with 3 kids. No problems, he has been great with the kids. This is a kid friendly place with Videos and a toy box to pick from after the appointment.

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Been going to Gorgani for about 15 years with 3 kids. No problems, he has been great with the kids. This is a kid friendly place with Videos and a toy box to pick from after the appointment.

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DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO THIS DOCTOR AS THEIR 1ST DENTIST EXPERIENCE
I took my 3 year old son for his 1st dentist appointment
I wanted to make sure to he will not get any trauma so that he can come later again
my son was scared from the doctor and cried , they tried talking to him for a couple of minutes and gave him stickers , but eventually seems like the doctor lost his patience and told me that we should try to get it over with fast, they asked me and another Nurse to hold his hands and fit and while the child was crying/screaming he was looking at his teeth, the doctor then started shouting on the boy to stop crying (several times)

after the check-up was over they gave him a toy , but I think no toy can overcome the trauma of this treatment

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DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO THIS DOCTOR AS THEIR 1ST DENTIST EXPERIENCE
I took my 3 year old son for his 1st dentist appointment
I wanted to make sure to he will not get any trauma so that he can come later again
my son was scared from the doctor and cried , they tried talking to him for a couple of minutes and gave him stickers , but eventually seems like the doctor lost his patience and told me that we should try to get it over with fast, they asked me and another Nurse to hold his hands and fit and while the child was crying/screaming he was looking at his teeth, the doctor then started shouting on the boy to stop crying (several times)

after the check-up was over they gave him a toy , but I think no toy can overcome the trauma of this treatment

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We have been seeing Dr. Nick Gorgani for over 5 years. We couldn't be happier with him and his staff. The office is super kid friendly. My kids are always seen very quickly and Dr. Nick and his staff are especially patient and gentle with my special needs son. In all our years of seeing Dr. Nick we have never felt rushed. He takes time to answer all my questions thoroughly. My kids will actually ask to go see Dr. Nick and will thank me afterwards for taking them to the dentist!!

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★★★★★

We have been seeing Dr. Nick Gorgani for over 5 years. We couldn't be happier with him and his staff. The office is super kid friendly. My kids are always seen very quickly and Dr. Nick and his staff are especially patient and gentle with my special needs son. In all our years of seeing Dr. Nick we have never felt rushed. He takes time to answer all my questions thoroughly. My kids will actually ask to go see Dr. Nick and will thank me afterwards for taking them to the dentist!!

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We had a butterfly (upper jaw expander) put in our son's mouth - the whole procedure went well. We were happy to catch this while he was young - it may even prevent more expensive braces later. I am always glad to get preventative work recommended and completed to our own dentist's satisfaction.

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★★★★☆

We had a butterfly (upper jaw expander) put in our son's mouth - the whole procedure went well. We were happy to catch this while he was young - it may even prevent more expensive braces later. I am always glad to get preventative work recommended and completed to our own dentist's satisfaction.

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Now I wish these dentists were for adults. My kids love going to the dentist. They are friendly to the kids, and at the end of each visit, they get a new toothbrush, dental tape, and toys to choose from a huge chest. Not only are they very good dentists, they have helped us with advice for our orthodontist, they accept emergency visits, have someone on call for emergencies, and have all the amenties that kids love. They can watch a movie, listen to music and get toys. Their experience is always a postive one. My kids are never afraid to go to their dental appointments. They also have orthodonistry. The dentists staff is usually very friendly and kind with the kids. They give reminder calls about appointments. And they make the wait time very short in the office.

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CONS: Their parking lot is not large enough.

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★★★★★

Now I wish these dentists were for adults. My kids love going to the dentist. They are friendly to the kids, and at the end of each visit, they get a new toothbrush, dental tape, and toys to choose from a huge chest. Not only are they very good dentists, they have helped us with advice for our orthodontist, they accept emergency visits, have someone on call for emergencies, and have all the amenties that kids love. They can watch a movie, listen to music and get toys. Their experience is always a postive one. My kids are never afraid to go to their dental appointments. They also have orthodonistry. The dentists staff is usually very friendly and kind with the kids. They give reminder calls about appointments. And they make the wait time very short in the office.

PROS:
CONS: Their parking lot is not large enough.

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Pediatric Dentistry on Altos Oaks Drive is always crowded with kids. You can tell how poplular this place is. Kids get watch video during treatment and get to pick goodies when they are done. Even though this place is always busy, my son never has to wait for the appointment. Doctor is always on time.

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★★★☆☆

Pediatric Dentistry on Altos Oaks Drive is always crowded with kids. You can tell how poplular this place is. Kids get watch video during treatment and get to pick goodies when they are done. Even though this place is always busy, my son never has to wait for the appointment. Doctor is always on time.

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Pediatric Dentistry physicians and staff are not only skilled professionals but caring and compassionate to their patients. As they adeptly provide their broad range of services, they are always sensitive to the unique charcteristics of the patients and carefully assess the timing of next steps in their individual dental care. Pricing is competitive. Communication is excellent.

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Pediatric Dentistry physicians and staff are not only skilled professionals but caring and compassionate to their patients. As they adeptly provide their broad range of services, they are always sensitive to the unique charcteristics of the patients and carefully assess the timing of next steps in their individual dental care. Pricing is competitive. Communication is excellent.

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Both my children get their dental and orthodontic care at Pediatric Dentistry of Los Altos and we have been very pleased with both the care and general atmosphere of the office. Everyone from the doctors to the schedulers are pleasant. I have found the care to be thorough without being over the top. I recommend them for your family.

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Both my children get their dental and orthodontic care at Pediatric Dentistry of Los Altos and we have been very pleased with both the care and general atmosphere of the office. Everyone from the doctors to the schedulers are pleasant. I have found the care to be thorough without being over the top. I recommend them for your family.

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Dr. Gorgani is part of the Pediatric Dentistry Group located in Los Altos. He is wonderful with kids. The office has a great receptionist staff and nurses. I highly recommed this group as a great dental staff for your children.

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Dr. Gorgani is part of the Pediatric Dentistry Group located in Los Altos. He is wonderful with kids. The office has a great receptionist staff and nurses. I highly recommed this group as a great dental staff for your children.

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This practice is pretty broad based with a dentist and a orthodontist under one roof. The fees are better here than some other places yet has similar amenities for the kids (ceiling mounted screen to watch videos or play games). Dr. Gorgani is really good with kids and the dental assistants are exceptional. It is really easy to work through the front office and they call you to remind you of the appt.--can be a lifesaver for the overscheduled family.

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This practice is pretty broad based with a dentist and a orthodontist under one roof. The fees are better here than some other places yet has similar amenities for the kids (ceiling mounted screen to watch videos or play games). Dr. Gorgani is really good with kids and the dental assistants are exceptional. It is really easy to work through the front office and they call you to remind you of the appt.--can be a lifesaver for the overscheduled family.

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