Angell Iii Richard B Dds

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  • 200 Newport Center Dr # Ste 311

    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • 949-640-0020

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Got referred to Dr. Angell's office to determine if a root canal could save my tooth. The referring office explicitly instructed them to not do the root canal (to save money) if it was determined the crack was too deep to save the tooth.

When the tooth was opened, it was determined it could not be saved. I understand there is some work in opening the tooth and I would pay for that. My tooth was later extracted that day at another dental practice.

To my surprise, when I received the bill the office had charged $830 for the work. This is MORE than what another dentist would charge for a complete root canal. I already paid $275 up front during the visit while they also got compensated by my insurance.

What gets me is they were still after additional money because the insurance didn't fully pay what they felt they were entitled to. I called the office to explain how I felt the fees were too high given the original objective of trying to save money by not completing a root canal. In speaking to Nancy (billing admin) about this, her demeanor soon turned sour and she ended up hanging up on me. This is extremely RUDE and UNPROFESSIONAL behavior.

Unbelievable!

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Got referred to Dr. Angell's office to determine if a root canal could save my tooth. The referring office explicitly instructed them to not do the root canal (to save money) if it was determined the crack was too deep to save the tooth.

When the tooth was opened, it was determined it could not be saved. I understand there is some work in opening the tooth and I would pay for that. My tooth was later extracted that day at another dental practice.

To my surprise, when I received the bill the office had charged $830 for the work. This is MORE than what another dentist would charge for a complete root canal. I already paid $275 up front during the visit while they also got compensated by my insurance.

What gets me is they were still after additional money because the insurance didn't fully pay what they felt they were entitled to. I called the office to explain how I felt the fees were too high given the original objective of trying to save money by not completing a root canal. In speaking to Nancy (billing admin) about this, her demeanor soon turned sour and she ended up hanging up on me. This is extremely RUDE and UNPROFESSIONAL behavior.

Unbelievable!

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My prior dentist X-ray-ed a molar of mine and explained to me that I needed a root canal and referred me to Dr. Angell. I brought my X-ray taken from my dentist to Dr. Angell but Dr. Angell wanted to take his own X-rays anyway. He elected to perform the root canal and during the procedure observed a crack in the tooth he claimed he wasn't able to see during the X-rays. Half way through the procedure, Dr. Angell offered me two solutions; have the tooth pulled and later have a perminent replacement or he could finish the root canal but explained the expectancy of the tooth wasn't going to beyond 10 years and more likely to last approximately 5 years. I opted to have the tooth pulled and have a perminent replacement. However I was charged for a 3/4 root canal @ $900 and lead to believe he would then pull the tooth while I was in the chair and still numb. However he left the chair area and his staff instructed me that Dr. Angell does not pull teeth and that I would have to go to another dentist to have this done. If I knew this was the case I would have gladly paid Dr. Angell to finish the job since it was 1/4 the way from being a completed root canal and then had a crown placed on the tooth by my dentist at an approximately cost $900. But I later discovered a perminent replacement tooth would cost approximately $3000 to $4000 in addition to having the tooth pulled at a cost of $200. I have since had the tooth pulled and absorbed another fee of $35 for yet a third X-ray even though I requested Dr. Angell's office to forward my x-rays to the dentist I was seeing to have the tooth pulled. Dr. Angell's office never fulfilled my request. I feel I paid for unnecessary costs that could have been prevented. These are some considerations one should think about when choosing an endodontist.

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My prior dentist X-ray-ed a molar of mine and explained to me that I needed a root canal and referred me to Dr. Angell. I brought my X-ray taken from my dentist to Dr. Angell but Dr. Angell wanted to take his own X-rays anyway. He elected to perform the root canal and during the procedure observed a crack in the tooth he claimed he wasn't able to see during the X-rays. Half way through the procedure, Dr. Angell offered me two solutions; have the tooth pulled and later have a perminent replacement or he could finish the root canal but explained the expectancy of the tooth wasn't going to beyond 10 years and more likely to last approximately 5 years. I opted to have the tooth pulled and have a perminent replacement. However I was charged for a 3/4 root canal @ $900 and lead to believe he would then pull the tooth while I was in the chair and still numb. However he left the chair area and his staff instructed me that Dr. Angell does not pull teeth and that I would have to go to another dentist to have this done. If I knew this was the case I would have gladly paid Dr. Angell to finish the job since it was 1/4 the way from being a completed root canal and then had a crown placed on the tooth by my dentist at an approximately cost $900. But I later discovered a perminent replacement tooth would cost approximately $3000 to $4000 in addition to having the tooth pulled at a cost of $200. I have since had the tooth pulled and absorbed another fee of $35 for yet a third X-ray even though I requested Dr. Angell's office to forward my x-rays to the dentist I was seeing to have the tooth pulled. Dr. Angell's office never fulfilled my request. I feel I paid for unnecessary costs that could have been prevented. These are some considerations one should think about when choosing an endodontist.

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Dr. Angell handled a very complex dental issue for me. I had a lot of pain before going to Dr. Angell. The problem required mouth surgery during which the pain subsided to the degree I almost fell asleep! They kept having to wake me up so I could hold my mouth open! I hightly recommend Dr. Angell.

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www.richangell.com
Dr. Angell handled a very complex dental issue for me. I had a lot of pain before going to Dr. Angell. The problem required mouth surgery during which the pain subsided to the degree I almost fell asleep! They kept having to wake me up so I could hold my mouth open! I hightly recommend Dr. Angell.

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