Allen M. Bressler, DDS

★★★★☆
Dr Bressler leads a team of professional general dentists and specialists, including periodontists, orthodontists, and hygienists so that almost all dental services can be completed in our offices.
  • 1532 Flatbush Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11210

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  • 718-434-5800

About Allen M. Bressler, DDS

Categories
  • Dentists
Hours
Monday: 09:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Saturday: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Avoid this place at all costs. This is the classic office that preys on people by ignoring their most dire complaints and trying to get them to sign up for as many unnecessary procedures as possible. This is especially true if you're on Medicaid/ Medicare. You could walk in there with a cavity the size of the grand canyon and yet be pressured into getting veneers, tooth whitening, or some other ridiculous procedure. I went into this place with a severely cracked and impacted wisdom tooth and it kept scheduling me over the course of several weeks for other things while this tooth kept breaking apart. They didn't care about it or this other tooth that was bothering me.

On top of this place being predatory, it is completely untrustworthy. I happen to know that this office plays games with insurance. First, it gives patients so-called discounts by charging them one thing, then filing claims with the insurance for something else. Secondly, it lies to patients about insurance coverage. The reason why is simple. Insurance companies, in order to cover themselves from offices trying to scam customers into getting unnecessary procedures, ask practitioners to send them evidence that a procedure is warranted before they approve it. If the insurance company finds that the procedure isn't medically necessary, it'll inform the patient of that fact and deny the claim.

This office has learned to circumvent this approval process by just flat out lying to the patient's face about what is and isn't covered. When confronted about the lie, the staff will either act naive like it had no clue that it was supposed to go through some approval process; tell you another lie; or arrogantly assert that it was the insurance's responsibility to let it know what it does and doesn't approve.

Everything else that this place does is suspect. Even their diagnoses and billing. When I first had a consultation, I was told that I had a certain amount of cavities and that everything would come out to $1600. Then a week and a half later when I came back I was told that "we found more cavities" and that the bill would be $1800. (How do you "find more cavities in the wake of a patient's absence?). Then as I sat in the chair to get work done, the dentist found "more cavities." Interestingly enough, all these "cavities" this dentist kept finding were on teeth he had literally drilled the year before. Meanwhile, this office-- which kept "finding new cavities"-- never could seem to find the tooth with the broken filling I kept begging them to take a look at.

Don't even bother with customer service. I'm going to tell the world what happened. This place scheduled me for a cosmetic procedure, which I stupidly paid for in advance using my credit card. After consenting to it, I decided to cancel the next day. This is when I got the classic runaround. Every time I would ask about the refund, I would be told to call the manager. When I finally got the manager, she told me that I would be called back. She never did. I called her back. This is when the place "sicced" the office bully on me. This is a nasty, rude, condescending woman who works at the front desk. Interestingly, in the weeks leading up to the confrontation about this cancellation, she kept acting demure, like she didn't have the authority to handle billing matters and was just an office grunt. But as soon as I refused to back down, she was enlisted to belligerently argue with me about whether I was entitled to a refund or not, with the office manager passive aggressively hiding out somewhere to let this woman do her dirty work for her.

After getting hung up on, I had the matter settled with my credit card company who of course found in my favor. But I learned my lesson, anyway: 1) don't ever trust any referral from an online site or service 1-800-DENTIST (this is the second dentist referred to me by this place that was more interested in getting me to sign up for expensive cosmetic procedures than taking care of the most dire problems) 2) never pay for any medical or dental work upfront

BTW, the glowing reviews you see of this office across the web are shill reviews. It's easy to tell, because almost all of them will attribute things that Dr. Bressler himself doesn't do. Although this is his practice, he is almost never there and has other people handling the bulk of his business. So when you read someone saying stuff like, "Oh, he takes my X-Rays", or "He does a great job cleaning my teeth" or "He fills my teeth" or something to that effect, it's all bogus. He has hygienists, dental assistants, and other dentists who do the bulk of the work so don't believe it when people are saying that he's the one doing all of it. It's nonsense.

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Avoid this place at all costs. This is the classic office that preys on people by ignoring their most dire complaints and trying to get them to sign up for as many unnecessary procedures as possible. This is especially true if you're on Medicaid/ Medicare. You could walk in there with a cavity the size of the grand canyon and yet be pressured into getting veneers, tooth whitening, or some other ridiculous procedure. I went into this place with a severely cracked and impacted wisdom tooth and it kept scheduling me over the course of several weeks for other things while this tooth kept breaking apart. They didn't care about it or this other tooth that was bothering me.

On top of this place being predatory, it is completely untrustworthy. I happen to know that this office plays games with insurance. First, it gives patients so-called discounts by charging them one thing, then filing claims with the insurance for something else. Secondly, it lies to patients about insurance coverage. The reason why is simple. Insurance companies, in order to cover themselves from offices trying to scam customers into getting unnecessary procedures, ask practitioners to send them evidence that a procedure is warranted before they approve it. If the insurance company finds that the procedure isn't medically necessary, it'll inform the patient of that fact and deny the claim.

This office has learned to circumvent this approval process by just flat out lying to the patient's face about what is and isn't covered. When confronted about the lie, the staff will either act naive like it had no clue that it was supposed to go through some approval process; tell you another lie; or arrogantly assert that it was the insurance's responsibility to let it know what it does and doesn't approve.

Everything else that this place does is suspect. Even their diagnoses and billing. When I first had a consultation, I was told that I had a certain amount of cavities and that everything would come out to $1600. Then a week and a half later when I came back I was told that "we found more cavities" and that the bill would be $1800. (How do you "find more cavities in the wake of a patient's absence?). Then as I sat in the chair to get work done, the dentist found "more cavities." Interestingly enough, all these "cavities" this dentist kept finding were on teeth he had literally drilled the year before. Meanwhile, this office-- which kept "finding new cavities"-- never could seem to find the tooth with the broken filling I kept begging them to take a look at.

Don't even bother with customer service. I'm going to tell the world what happened. This place scheduled me for a cosmetic procedure, which I stupidly paid for in advance using my credit card. After consenting to it, I decided to cancel the next day. This is when I got the classic runaround. Every time I would ask about the refund, I would be told to call the manager. When I finally got the manager, she told me that I would be called back. She never did. I called her back. This is when the place "sicced" the office bully on me. This is a nasty, rude, condescending woman who works at the front desk. Interestingly, in the weeks leading up to the confrontation about this cancellation, she kept acting demure, like she didn't have the authority to handle billing matters and was just an office grunt. But as soon as I refused to back down, she was enlisted to belligerently argue with me about whether I was entitled to a refund or not, with the office manager passive aggressively hiding out somewhere to let this woman do her dirty work for her.

After getting hung up on, I had the matter settled with my credit card company who of course found in my favor. But I learned my lesson, anyway: 1) don't ever trust any referral from an online site or service 1-800-DENTIST (this is the second dentist referred to me by this place that was more interested in getting me to sign up for expensive cosmetic procedures than taking care of the most dire problems) 2) never pay for any medical or dental work upfront

BTW, the glowing reviews you see of this office across the web are shill reviews. It's easy to tell, because almost all of them will attribute things that Dr. Bressler himself doesn't do. Although this is his practice, he is almost never there and has other people handling the bulk of his business. So when you read someone saying stuff like, "Oh, he takes my X-Rays", or "He does a great job cleaning my teeth" or "He fills my teeth" or something to that effect, it's all bogus. He has hygienists, dental assistants, and other dentists who do the bulk of the work so don't believe it when people are saying that he's the one doing all of it. It's nonsense.

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the greatest dentist in NY....HE DOES AN AMAZING JOB...HIGHLY RECOMEND....

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the greatest dentist in NY....HE DOES AN AMAZING JOB...HIGHLY RECOMEND....

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I had a bad toothache and saw the doctor. He x-rayed me and we learned I had a cavity and he filled it up. My toothache went away after the novacaine wore off. Simple and easy. He's a good guy.

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I had a bad toothache and saw the doctor. He x-rayed me and we learned I had a cavity and he filled it up. My toothache went away after the novacaine wore off. Simple and easy. He's a good guy.

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Root canals stink no matter how you look at it. It is going to hurt. Dr. Bressler paid particular attention to the anesthetic so I think that helped the process go a lot more smoothly for me. I appreciate his commitment to not hurting me so bad. Thanks doc!

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Root canals stink no matter how you look at it. It is going to hurt. Dr. Bressler paid particular attention to the anesthetic so I think that helped the process go a lot more smoothly for me. I appreciate his commitment to not hurting me so bad. Thanks doc!

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Excellent dentist. Yes it's doubtful that your appointment will be right on time and the office can be hectic. But he's a popular dentist for a reason. Excellent, pain free dentistry. Went to NYU and very experienced. I've been going to him for years but was moved to write this review today after he pulled my two left wisdom teeth in 5 minutes. It took 15 minutes for him to numb my mouth ( which he takes very seriously) and then pop, pop both teeth were out. I'm 35 and the teeth are supposed to have longer roots over 30. Friends have told me getting them out can take an hour and is painful so I've been dreading it for years, I couldn't believe he popped those teeth out in a flash. He said he's taken out 100's of wisdom teeth over the years.
His periodontist Valentina did gum flap surgery for me. That's another proceudure that is supposed to be painful and it didn't hurt a bit. These guys take minimizing pain seriously. Got me over my fear of dentists.

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Excellent dentist. Yes it's doubtful that your appointment will be right on time and the office can be hectic. But he's a popular dentist for a reason. Excellent, pain free dentistry. Went to NYU and very experienced. I've been going to him for years but was moved to write this review today after he pulled my two left wisdom teeth in 5 minutes. It took 15 minutes for him to numb my mouth ( which he takes very seriously) and then pop, pop both teeth were out. I'm 35 and the teeth are supposed to have longer roots over 30. Friends have told me getting them out can take an hour and is painful so I've been dreading it for years, I couldn't believe he popped those teeth out in a flash. He said he's taken out 100's of wisdom teeth over the years.
His periodontist Valentina did gum flap surgery for me. That's another proceudure that is supposed to be painful and it didn't hurt a bit. These guys take minimizing pain seriously. Got me over my fear of dentists.

Pros: Pain free, experienced, very skilled, takes many kinds of insurance

Cons: office can be hectic but he's popular for a reason

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I have to say..I am VERY afraid of dentists..but Dr. Bressler got me over my fears.. I had to get my cavities filled and I didn't feel a thing. He truly is an AMAZING dentist!!

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I have to say..I am VERY afraid of dentists..but Dr. Bressler got me over my fears.. I had to get my cavities filled and I didn't feel a thing. He truly is an AMAZING dentist!!

More about Allen M. Bressler, DDS

Dr. Bressler holds a BA in Biology from New York University and a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation, he served as a Captain in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. During his years of service, he functioned as a Dental Surgeon for the armed forces in the United Kingdom. After he was discharged, he started his own private dental practice in Brooklyn in 1969. After many years of additional study, he has attained a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he is a member of many dental organizations including the American Dental Association, The Dental Society of the State of New York, the Second District Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of the Peninsula Dental Society.

 

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