Emmert, Richard W, Dds - Emmert Dental Assoc

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I'm new to Pittsburgh and found this dentist on Google. Saw some good reviews. I made an appointment for a routine checkup and cleaning - my last one was 6 months ago. I'm not having any pain or problems. The hygienist repeatedly told me how well she was cleaning my teeth (no one ever has before?), then the dentist, Dr. Morse, told me I needed 2 root canals! I said, what? I'm not having any pain or anything. She asked me if I had "drainage." I said yes, sinus drainage. She took x-rays and pointed to 2 back molars and said they were draining into my sinuses. First of all, what drains UP? Isn't that defying the laws of gravity? Second, I told her I've had sinus drainage since I was a small child - over 40 years, before I even HAD those back molars, I still had my baby teeth! She said I needed 2 root canals to the tune of $2,000+. I went home and called my previous dentist back in Florida. He got out my chart and my x-rays and said he didn't see anything that he thought could have progressed in 6 months to the need for a root canal. I said, "Should I get a second opinion?" He said, "I would." So I went to another dentist. He took x-rays, and also some other tests Dr. Morse did NOT take, and said, "You don't need a root canal." He did indicate I needed one of my fillings replaced, so I came back and had that done. He said there was some decay under the old filling, so he had to do a little more drilling, but no need for a root canal. RUN, RUN AWAY from Emmert Dental!!!

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I'm new to Pittsburgh and found this dentist on Google. Saw some good reviews. I made an appointment for a routine checkup and cleaning - my last one was 6 months ago. I'm not having any pain or problems. The hygienist repeatedly told me how well she was cleaning my teeth (no one ever has before?), then the dentist, Dr. Morse, told me I needed 2 root canals! I said, what? I'm not having any pain or anything. She asked me if I had "drainage." I said yes, sinus drainage. She took x-rays and pointed to 2 back molars and said they were draining into my sinuses. First of all, what drains UP? Isn't that defying the laws of gravity? Second, I told her I've had sinus drainage since I was a small child - over 40 years, before I even HAD those back molars, I still had my baby teeth! She said I needed 2 root canals to the tune of $2,000+. I went home and called my previous dentist back in Florida. He got out my chart and my x-rays and said he didn't see anything that he thought could have progressed in 6 months to the need for a root canal. I said, "Should I get a second opinion?" He said, "I would." So I went to another dentist. He took x-rays, and also some other tests Dr. Morse did NOT take, and said, "You don't need a root canal." He did indicate I needed one of my fillings replaced, so I came back and had that done. He said there was some decay under the old filling, so he had to do a little more drilling, but no need for a root canal. RUN, RUN AWAY from Emmert Dental!!!

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I will never see Dr. Carnevali again!!!
He may be soft-spoken and pleasant, but he will tell you that you need tons of expensive dental work. I fell for it!
$3000+ later... I thought, how could that be?!?!? I see my regular dentist every 6 months? How is it that all of the sudden I needed all that work?!?!?
My regular dentist was booked, but in hind-sight, I should have waited for an appointment with him instead of trusting Carnevali and feeling like I got robbed and taken advantage of.
Just my opinion, you can decide for yourself.

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I will never see Dr. Carnevali again!!!
He may be soft-spoken and pleasant, but he will tell you that you need tons of expensive dental work. I fell for it!
$3000+ later... I thought, how could that be?!?!? I see my regular dentist every 6 months? How is it that all of the sudden I needed all that work?!?!?
My regular dentist was booked, but in hind-sight, I should have waited for an appointment with him instead of trusting Carnevali and feeling like I got robbed and taken advantage of.
Just my opinion, you can decide for yourself.

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The office on Market Square is small and the service seems personalized (compared with some offices that just seem like a giant factory). The doc seems very competent and did a beautiful job on a root canal and crown. It all started with

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The office on Market Square is small and the service seems personalized (compared with some offices that just seem like a giant factory). The doc seems very competent and did a beautiful job on a root canal and crown. It all started with

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These guys are butchers. They preformed an extraction on me and left part of the tooth in. Then they told me it would work its way out eventually. My wife also went there a year later and they did a root canal on her. The tooth they worked on for my wife eventually had to be extracted by another dentist a year later.I recently had the piece of tooth removed. We have contacted an attorney. The reason we both used this dentist was for insurance reasons. Emmert hires butchers that dont have a clue! DO NOT USE THEM!

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These guys are butchers. They preformed an extraction on me and left part of the tooth in. Then they told me it would work its way out eventually. My wife also went there a year later and they did a root canal on her. The tooth they worked on for my wife eventually had to be extracted by another dentist a year later.I recently had the piece of tooth removed. We have contacted an attorney. The reason we both used this dentist was for insurance reasons. Emmert hires butchers that dont have a clue! DO NOT USE THEM!

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Experience was excellent. Third dental visit we had in a week. i tripped over this office on an internet search + couldnt be happier with the service

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Experience was excellent. Third dental visit we had in a week. i tripped over this office on an internet search + couldnt be happier with the service

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DR. C IS WONDERFUL, NICE AND KIND. GREAT ADDITION!

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DR. C IS WONDERFUL, NICE AND KIND. GREAT ADDITION!

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Dr. Gurecka was great !! :)

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Dr. Gurecka was great !! :)

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I am a new pt. I will be back for sure

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I am a new pt. I will be back for sure

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Make more dentist offices like this one!

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Make more dentist offices like this one!

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when i went in for cleaning they told me i needed to have a deep clean where they will numb you and clean under your gum line , and my b/f also had appt , they told him the exact same thing , huummm wondering if we really do need it , because he brushes his teeth after every meal and floss's daily actually carries floss with him , so not sure to beleave them ,

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when i went in for cleaning they told me i needed to have a deep clean where they will numb you and clean under your gum line , and my b/f also had appt , they told him the exact same thing , huummm wondering if we really do need it , because he brushes his teeth after every meal and floss's daily actually carries floss with him , so not sure to beleave them ,

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Although this dentist office offers convenient hours and several locations throughout the Pittsburgh region, please do not make the mistake I did by going here. Before shelling out thousands of dollars on dental work that they recommend,

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Although this dentist office offers convenient hours and several locations throughout the Pittsburgh region, please do not make the mistake I did by going here. Before shelling out thousands of dollars on dental work that they recommend,

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Dr C is a butcher and Michelle is a witch! Please people read the reviews and do NOT walk into this place! Jomarie is loud and obnoxious, run, run, run! I came in for a cleaning, was told I needed a root canal and crown or I would lose my tooth, after crying in the chair while the dr and assistant ignored me, I agreed to the work, never again!

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Dr C is a butcher and Michelle is a witch! Please people read the reviews and do NOT walk into this place! Jomarie is loud and obnoxious, run, run, run! I came in for a cleaning, was told I needed a root canal and crown or I would lose my tooth, after crying in the chair while the dr and assistant ignored me, I agreed to the work, never again!

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Every time my husband and I went to this dentist we were told we needed more work AND our bill was never clear,never itemized AND they didn't bill insurance correctly. I switched more than two years ago and I got a call from a COLLECTION AGENCY last night saying I owed Emmert money. I never recieved a bill, phone call, letter---nothing. Every time I went to the dentist I would check with Carol on our bill and she said she would check to make sure everything was in order and then I would never hear a thing. I have no idea what the bill they sent to the collection agency is for, whether they billed my insurance and why on earth they didn't contact me before sending it to a collection agency. They had no problem calling me at work when their hygenist didn't bother to show up---yet they report me without even trying to reach me. We always pay our bills.

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Every time my husband and I went to this dentist we were told we needed more work AND our bill was never clear,never itemized AND they didn't bill insurance correctly. I switched more than two years ago and I got a call from a COLLECTION AGENCY last night saying I owed Emmert money. I never recieved a bill, phone call, letter---nothing. Every time I went to the dentist I would check with Carol on our bill and she said she would check to make sure everything was in order and then I would never hear a thing. I have no idea what the bill they sent to the collection agency is for, whether they billed my insurance and why on earth they didn't contact me before sending it to a collection agency. They had no problem calling me at work when their hygenist didn't bother to show up---yet they report me without even trying to reach me. We always pay our bills.

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Good experience. Nice people. Would send a friend/family member.

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Good experience. Nice people. Would send a friend/family member.

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Love my new bridge - FEELS GREAT! Dr. C is wonderful!

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Love my new bridge - FEELS GREAT! Dr. C is wonderful!

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I've gone to Emmert Dental in Market Square for years with no problems but everytime I went they always had a story about my insurance and payment when I would ask for a reciept they'd always say don't worry about it we will work it out with the insurance company. The receptionist/billing clerk Carol, although very nice was always confused. Due to their shady billing practices they sent me bills for services that should have been covered and they tried to get money from me from services done 3-4 years before. I had to report then to my insurance company.

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I've gone to Emmert Dental in Market Square for years with no problems but everytime I went they always had a story about my insurance and payment when I would ask for a reciept they'd always say don't worry about it we will work it out with the insurance company. The receptionist/billing clerk Carol, although very nice was always confused. Due to their shady billing practices they sent me bills for services that should have been covered and they tried to get money from me from services done 3-4 years before. I had to report then to my insurance company.

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I was fighting with this dentist office for almost 10 month? they decided that it??s too much work to fulfill requirements of my insurance and they haven??t submit appropriate papers and my insurance of course didn??t pay them. They were harassing me for 4 month even thought I explain there person, who suppose to take care of paperwork? I believe Stephaney? so she has never call me back and refused to do anything at all and to talk to me. I was calling many times? maybe 15 or more? so I did all the work myself and talk to my insurance and actually its done? so I??m calling them right now and the same thing ?? they busy and don??t want to talk to me at all?. So they were harassing me demanding 500$ and when I resolved everything they now owe me 50$ instead. But they refused not even return me money but even talk to me.

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I was fighting with this dentist office for almost 10 month? they decided that it??s too much work to fulfill requirements of my insurance and they haven??t submit appropriate papers and my insurance of course didn??t pay them. They were harassing me for 4 month even thought I explain there person, who suppose to take care of paperwork? I believe Stephaney? so she has never call me back and refused to do anything at all and to talk to me. I was calling many times? maybe 15 or more? so I did all the work myself and talk to my insurance and actually its done? so I??m calling them right now and the same thing ?? they busy and don??t want to talk to me at all?. So they were harassing me demanding 500$ and when I resolved everything they now owe me 50$ instead. But they refused not even return me money but even talk to me.

Cons: real rip off

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I was hesitant to go here after the reviews I read. But I thought "Nah, that's probably just people who had a random bad experience." Wrong...

I went in for a routine cleaning and exam. No real problems to report.

Well, little did I know! I was then informed they "needed" to schedule 2-4 more appointments so they could replace all my fillings and give me several crowns!

As if that wasn't bad enough, the hygienist went so crazy with the water spray it was literally dripping off the back of my head onto the floor.

I won't be back, and wouldn't send anyone here. You're better off with cavities.

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I was hesitant to go here after the reviews I read. But I thought "Nah, that's probably just people who had a random bad experience." Wrong...

I went in for a routine cleaning and exam. No real problems to report.

Well, little did I know! I was then informed they "needed" to schedule 2-4 more appointments so they could replace all my fillings and give me several crowns!

As if that wasn't bad enough, the hygienist went so crazy with the water spray it was literally dripping off the back of my head onto the floor.

I won't be back, and wouldn't send anyone here. You're better off with cavities.

Pros: Location, Easy to schedule

Cons: May be involved in insurance fraud

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They WILL NOT tell you how much anything will cost until it is done. Even when said, "don't do anything that isn't covered." they still did. Was even double billed! Dentest who have worked there have even said they are shady. Please, Please, Please think twice. Unless you are going to die if you dont get your tooth fixed ,and you tryed to remove it yourself,and there is no other dentist within 100 miles, then go to them.

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They WILL NOT tell you how much anything will cost until it is done. Even when said, "don't do anything that isn't covered." they still did. Was even double billed! Dentest who have worked there have even said they are shady. Please, Please, Please think twice. Unless you are going to die if you dont get your tooth fixed ,and you tryed to remove it yourself,and there is no other dentist within 100 miles, then go to them.

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I recently had a horrible tooth ache on a Saturday, (bad luck for me) I made 16 calls to dental practices in the area that all advertised for weekend emergencies. Emmert was the only one that would help me. Dr. Carnevali
was a gem, he saw me right away, got me out of pain and sent me on my way and even called me at home
on Sunday to see how I was. This was my most positive dental experience ever. The whole staff was friendly,
caring and genuinely concerned about me. If you are ever in a bind for a dentist, I'm sure these guys will help you out! This is the first time that I have ever done anything like this, but Dr. Carnevali was so wonderful, I wanted to let everyone know. I sent my boss there last week and she was blown away as well.
Thanks for taking such good care of me.

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I recently had a horrible tooth ache on a Saturday, (bad luck for me) I made 16 calls to dental practices in the area that all advertised for weekend emergencies. Emmert was the only one that would help me. Dr. Carnevali
was a gem, he saw me right away, got me out of pain and sent me on my way and even called me at home
on Sunday to see how I was. This was my most positive dental experience ever. The whole staff was friendly,
caring and genuinely concerned about me. If you are ever in a bind for a dentist, I'm sure these guys will help you out! This is the first time that I have ever done anything like this, but Dr. Carnevali was so wonderful, I wanted to let everyone know. I sent my boss there last week and she was blown away as well.
Thanks for taking such good care of me.

Pros: hours were convenient, sat. plus 4 nights a week

Cons: I didn't find them sooner

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I chose this dentist because of the convenient location. After having a cavity filled by Emmert Dental, my teeth became very sensitive. Less than a year later, the filling has become loose, causing an abscess and it is hitting a nerve. I now need a root canal to fix the horrible job Emmert Dental did.

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I chose this dentist because of the convenient location. After having a cavity filled by Emmert Dental, my teeth became very sensitive. Less than a year later, the filling has become loose, causing an abscess and it is hitting a nerve. I now need a root canal to fix the horrible job Emmert Dental did.

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Because I do not have dental insurance, I have been looking for a dentist practice that would be reasonable. I saw an ad for a special with Emmert and thought it would be a good thing to try (exam, cleaning and x-rays for $50). Two days before my visit though I woke up with a very sore tooth and thought I had a root canal problem. I called Emmert and they said I could come over and have an x-ray and an exam to check out what the problem may be. The dentist looked at the x-ray and probed a couple of my teeth and determined that i would need a large filling and may after getting it open determine whether or not I would need further work like a crown, etc. I made an appt for the next week for a filling and then the receptionist gave me the bill for the short exam and x-ray - $147.00!!!! I could have fallen over but what could I do. I mentioned that I never expected it to be that much - no response - so I cancelled the appt for the filling and decided to call my usual dentist who I had thought up to then was high. He would have charged me something like $80 for the exam and x-ray. I would NEVER ever recommend Emmert Dentists and I think they are very shady in the way they don't tell you up front what your appt is going to cost, even though they say they will always inform you.

Go somewhere else! This was the Robinson Township office but I'm sure the practice is the same at the other offices.

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Because I do not have dental insurance, I have been looking for a dentist practice that would be reasonable. I saw an ad for a special with Emmert and thought it would be a good thing to try (exam, cleaning and x-rays for $50). Two days before my visit though I woke up with a very sore tooth and thought I had a root canal problem. I called Emmert and they said I could come over and have an x-ray and an exam to check out what the problem may be. The dentist looked at the x-ray and probed a couple of my teeth and determined that i would need a large filling and may after getting it open determine whether or not I would need further work like a crown, etc. I made an appt for the next week for a filling and then the receptionist gave me the bill for the short exam and x-ray - $147.00!!!! I could have fallen over but what could I do. I mentioned that I never expected it to be that much - no response - so I cancelled the appt for the filling and decided to call my usual dentist who I had thought up to then was high. He would have charged me something like $80 for the exam and x-ray. I would NEVER ever recommend Emmert Dentists and I think they are very shady in the way they don't tell you up front what your appt is going to cost, even though they say they will always inform you.

Go somewhere else! This was the Robinson Township office but I'm sure the practice is the same at the other offices.

 

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