Univ Of Wa School Of Dentistry

★★★☆☆
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1959 NE Pacific St Ste D322

Seattle, WA

98195

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I had the worst experience ever. First of all the receptionist is like a broken record. She states they are there to work on patience that are in pain and need immediate help. I came their because I had little money and I needed an Open an Broach treatment for an abses. This is where they clean out the infection and then it buys you enough time to save up for the rest of the root canal. She stated that is what they could do for me. I took my only day off got up at 6am to be there by 8:45. Got their at 8:30 and waited 30 min after my appointed time to see someone. The student dentist seemed unsure. Then he started to look at my mouth and stated you have a crown. We cannot to an open and Broach on a crown. The instructor came over and stated she had 8 other students and didn't have time to have this student watched while he preformed the service. Then they stated they could call over to their advanced student but now it would cost me just about as much as the regular dentist quoted me last week. Then they stated would I consider an extraction. My options where either becomes a patient of the school wait until after the first of the year and then pay 800 or more for the root canal or have an extraction. So now they take and picture. Which it took him twice but he still didn't get it right and blamed it on me because I didn't bite down hard enough. Now they tell me they can??t pull the tooth either because the root goes in toward my sinus and I would need an oral surgeon for that. Then they tell me maybe they can farm me out to an oral surgeon in town but now 300 or more plus what I'm going to be charge with them for doing nothing. All the while I see several other people being given the same we can??t do anything for you and being charge their so called exam fee plus the 10 dollar parking. I'm still in pain with an abcess and 80 poorer. THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PUT IN WRITING ALL THEIR EXCEPTIONS TO THEIR SERVICES. MOST PEOPLE IN PAIN HAVE MORE DIFFICULT ISSUES. PEOPLE COME THEIR TO SAVE MONEY NOT TO WASTE IT. The instructor was course and rude and I could have saved 80 dollars by the receptionist being able to tell me they don't do that service on crowns. And by the way I told her over the phone I had a crown because I told her I had been to a dentist and what they had quoted me for the service. She stated it would cost me around 200 for the exam and the open and Broach. First I am so happy because I would finally be out of pain. Then the next day I'm traumatized and unhappy because a clinic that is suppose to be helping people who are in need and in pain just sent me out the door with nothing but a VISA CARD SLIP. UNBELIEVEABLE. I wonder how many other people have gone to that school besides me and the sweet old Chinese lady they sent packing and got a bill and no treatment. I had already been to a real dentist and had a picture taken and a treatment plan made. I showed it to them minus the picture. I didn't need a second opinion I needed help.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst experience ever. First of all the receptionist is like a broken record. She states they are there to work on patience that are in pain and need immediate help. I came their because I had little money and I needed an Open an Broach treatment for an abses. This is where they clean out the infection and then it buys you enough time to save up for the rest of the root canal. She stated that is what they could do for me. I took my only day off got up at 6am to be there by 8:45. Got their at 8:30 and waited 30 min after my appointed time to see someone. The student dentist seemed unsure. Then he started to look at my mouth and stated you have a crown. We cannot to an open and Broach on a crown. The instructor came over and stated she had 8 other students and didn't have time to have this student watched while he preformed the service. Then they stated they could call over to their advanced student but now it would cost me just about as much as the regular dentist quoted me last week. Then they stated would I consider an extraction. My options where either becomes a patient of the school wait until after the first of the year and then pay 800 or more for the root canal or have an extraction. So now they take and picture. Which it took him twice but he still didn't get it right and blamed it on me because I didn't bite down hard enough. Now they tell me they can??t pull the tooth either because the root goes in toward my sinus and I would need an oral surgeon for that. Then they tell me maybe they can farm me out to an oral surgeon in town but now 300 or more plus what I'm going to be charge with them for doing nothing. All the while I see several other people being given the same we can??t do anything for you and being charge their so called exam fee plus the 10 dollar parking. I'm still in pain with an abcess and 80 poorer. THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PUT IN WRITING ALL THEIR EXCEPTIONS TO THEIR SERVICES. MOST PEOPLE IN PAIN HAVE MORE DIFFICULT ISSUES. PEOPLE COME THEIR TO SAVE MONEY NOT TO WASTE IT. The instructor was course and rude and I could have saved 80 dollars by the receptionist being able to tell me they don't do that service on crowns. And by the way I told her over the phone I had a crown because I told her I had been to a dentist and what they had quoted me for the service. She stated it would cost me around 200 for the exam and the open and Broach. First I am so happy because I would finally be out of pain. Then the next day I'm traumatized and unhappy because a clinic that is suppose to be helping people who are in need and in pain just sent me out the door with nothing but a VISA CARD SLIP. UNBELIEVEABLE. I wonder how many other people have gone to that school besides me and the sweet old Chinese lady they sent packing and got a bill and no treatment. I had already been to a real dentist and had a picture taken and a treatment plan made. I showed it to them minus the picture. I didn't need a second opinion I needed help.

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I had my basic exam which is required before work is done. I was so incredibly impressed. The grad students are very knowledgeable and exacting - they have to be to graduate. A dentist is standing by for final approval on any work. It was the most thorough exam I have had in all my years of dental visits which cost me thousands of dollars. My dentist had told me I needed 3 crowns - two replacements and one new one and a molar pulled for over $6,000. I found out at the school that I do not need any crowns - I could have a filling for the one but I will go ahead a get a crown - $650. I will use the money I save for a trip. I met many satisfied people in the waiting room. This is a well kep secret!

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★★★★★

I had my basic exam which is required before work is done. I was so incredibly impressed. The grad students are very knowledgeable and exacting - they have to be to graduate. A dentist is standing by for final approval on any work. It was the most thorough exam I have had in all my years of dental visits which cost me thousands of dollars. My dentist had told me I needed 3 crowns - two replacements and one new one and a molar pulled for over $6,000. I found out at the school that I do not need any crowns - I could have a filling for the one but I will go ahead a get a crown - $650. I will use the money I save for a trip. I met many satisfied people in the waiting room. This is a well kep secret!

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One of the reviews here is a little misleading -- the school does provide service by predoctoral students at reduced fees, but it also has other clinics, and it doesn't claim lower costs for those. The biggest advantage is that it has a very complete range of dental services under one roof, including some specialties you won't find very easily elsewhere -- dental care for people with disabilities or dental anxiety, etc. I had to have two extractions while taking blood thinners, and I had excellent care. (In fact, a private dentist downtown was very reluctant to do the extractions unless I stopped taking the medication, which was impossible.) So I used the school's hospital dentistry service, which specializes in patients with medical complications (they see transplant candidates, cancer patients, etc.). I had an almost painless treatment and virtually no bleeding afterward. Yes, the office decor isn't exactly stunning (it's a state institution, after all), but if you're more interested in the quality of treatment than the furniture, I can recommend it. (I'll be getting my regular dental treatment at the school's faculty practice clinic.)

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★★★★☆

One of the reviews here is a little misleading -- the school does provide service by predoctoral students at reduced fees, but it also has other clinics, and it doesn't claim lower costs for those. The biggest advantage is that it has a very complete range of dental services under one roof, including some specialties you won't find very easily elsewhere -- dental care for people with disabilities or dental anxiety, etc. I had to have two extractions while taking blood thinners, and I had excellent care. (In fact, a private dentist downtown was very reluctant to do the extractions unless I stopped taking the medication, which was impossible.) So I used the school's hospital dentistry service, which specializes in patients with medical complications (they see transplant candidates, cancer patients, etc.). I had an almost painless treatment and virtually no bleeding afterward. Yes, the office decor isn't exactly stunning (it's a state institution, after all), but if you're more interested in the quality of treatment than the furniture, I can recommend it. (I'll be getting my regular dental treatment at the school's faculty practice clinic.)

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Unless you have lots of money around don't go to them. They claim to be cheaper then a dentist's office, but charge similar rates, and charge you for things without even mentioning it. Also, there is no customer service, so if you want to talk to someone about your services you're passed around for hours with no results. I am very unhappy with their services and with their professionalism so unless you don't care about your money, stay away.

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Unless you have lots of money around don't go to them. They claim to be cheaper then a dentist's office, but charge similar rates, and charge you for things without even mentioning it. Also, there is no customer service, so if you want to talk to someone about your services you're passed around for hours with no results. I am very unhappy with their services and with their professionalism so unless you don't care about your money, stay away.

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They have a great pediatrics office that is part of the school of dentistry. Ive taken my kids since they were one, which is the age reccomended now. They have students and full fledged dentists. They are awesome with children, most general dentists dont see a child until 3 but its reccomended at 1, that doesn't make sense! So I took my girls here already loving the UW. They take state medical and are great there is one receptionist that is a bit rude but that alright, everyone else makes up for it! The kids get a new toothbrush and crest kids toothpaste every visit, they get a little token to pick a toy out of the little dispenser...its like putting a quarter in but its tokens for being good, makes it less scary. Kids enjoy the time. They also have a "quiet room" for kids like my daughter with Autism that don't particularily like the dentist office, but even she does well here because they make it a good experience.

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★★★★☆

They have a great pediatrics office that is part of the school of dentistry. Ive taken my kids since they were one, which is the age reccomended now. They have students and full fledged dentists. They are awesome with children, most general dentists dont see a child until 3 but its reccomended at 1, that doesn't make sense! So I took my girls here already loving the UW. They take state medical and are great there is one receptionist that is a bit rude but that alright, everyone else makes up for it! The kids get a new toothbrush and crest kids toothpaste every visit, they get a little token to pick a toy out of the little dispenser...its like putting a quarter in but its tokens for being good, makes it less scary. Kids enjoy the time. They also have a "quiet room" for kids like my daughter with Autism that don't particularily like the dentist office, but even she does well here because they make it a good experience.

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For those who do not have dental insurance, have a lot of extra time, and arae comfortable with student dentists, the UW Dental School might be a good choice for you. On average, the cost for services is less than those at private dentists. Payment for services is due the day completed. If you are accepted, throughout the quarter you are being treated so you must return for several appointments as the student continues to attend classes in the school year. A treatment plan is developed for you specifically. An instructor stops by to check on the student's work. At times, depending on your student dentist, services might not be as gentle as you might hope. But the students are very friendly and kind, ready to listen to any suggestions or complaints you might have. Another bonus is you do get much individualized attention. They did motivate me to keep my mouth in better shape (so I wouldn't have to return!)

PROS: Cheaper, in-depth care
CONS: Many appointments, takes time

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★★★☆☆

For those who do not have dental insurance, have a lot of extra time, and arae comfortable with student dentists, the UW Dental School might be a good choice for you. On average, the cost for services is less than those at private dentists. Payment for services is due the day completed. If you are accepted, throughout the quarter you are being treated so you must return for several appointments as the student continues to attend classes in the school year. A treatment plan is developed for you specifically. An instructor stops by to check on the student's work. At times, depending on your student dentist, services might not be as gentle as you might hope. But the students are very friendly and kind, ready to listen to any suggestions or complaints you might have. Another bonus is you do get much individualized attention. They did motivate me to keep my mouth in better shape (so I wouldn't have to return!)

PROS: Cheaper, in-depth care
CONS: Many appointments, takes time

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