Dr. Brian J. Blocher, DDS

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About Dr. Brian J. Blocher, DDS

Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm

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Health & Medical
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I am currently on Medicaid and I avidly avoid the dentist. When I read the reviews here I became even more terrified of my unavoidable trip to the only oral surgeon I had the opportunity to see. I was to the point where I had to have 18 teeth completely removed, that was frightening enough.

When I arrived for my 8:30 appointment at 8:25 there were a few people already waiting. There are a lot of places that do their scheduling this way (schedule 3-5 for the hour & first come first served) this eliminates the possibility of everyone's appointments starting late due to one late patient. I was taken in the order in which I arrived, which was fine with me (especially) considering the waiting area is clean and inviting.

The young lady who took me back (J) was very nice. I explained to her that I was not doing well (having panic attacks). J did not just tell me about the procedure, she took the time to reassure me and make sure I was as ready and comfortable as possible. Anesthetic was discussed prior to the appt & Medicare only covers the local (no gas or IV)... so I was having 18 teeth removed with only a local anesthetic.

The Doctor came in, introduced himself, asked how I was, and gave me the shots (and they hurt no matter who you see). He told me to try to relax (let it work) and he would be back shortly. J made sure the anesthetic was working & reassured me about what I was about to experience.

Before I knew it, the doctor was back. There was one small spot that wasn't totally numb, but he quickly fixed it and started his work elsewhere. He spoke softly while he worked and he and J assured me that everything was going well even though I knew I was trembling slightly. At one point I raised just my one hand from my side (I felt something on my tongue). The doctor promptly paused to make sure there was nothing there and they made sure I was ready to continue. As quickly as they started, they were done. Before the doctor left the room, he assured me again with a genuinely caring smile (then buzzed away like a busy worker bee).

J made sure I knew what to do at home and waited for me to put the written instructions away. She urged me to call if I had any questions or concerns. I nearly gagged on the already full gauze and J took the time to put in new pads, making sure to show me how to place them in the most comfortable way later.

J walked me to the front desk / check out counter. The girl there was very busy. She didn't take the time to pause and smile for me, but she was polite and efficient... I was ready to go anyway.

It has been two days, and I should be in a lot of pain. Some people might be doubling up on their pain medication right now. I can honestly say I am not very uncomfortable. I am not even taking the narcotic pain medication tonight, only Ibuprofen. As I ate meatloaf for supper, I thought to myself of how a lesser doctor would have left me in quite a bit more pain.

I am very thankful to have had Doctor Blocher and his team!

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★★★★★

I am currently on Medicaid and I avidly avoid the dentist. When I read the reviews here I became even more terrified of my unavoidable trip to the only oral surgeon I had the opportunity to see. I was to the point where I had to have 18 teeth completely removed, that was frightening enough.

When I arrived for my 8:30 appointment at 8:25 there were a few people already waiting. There are a lot of places that do their scheduling this way (schedule 3-5 for the hour & first come first served) this eliminates the possibility of everyone's appointments starting late due to one late patient. I was taken in the order in which I arrived, which was fine with me (especially) considering the waiting area is clean and inviting.

The young lady who took me back (J) was very nice. I explained to her that I was not doing well (having panic attacks). J did not just tell me about the procedure, she took the time to reassure me and make sure I was as ready and comfortable as possible. Anesthetic was discussed prior to the appt & Medicare only covers the local (no gas or IV)... so I was having 18 teeth removed with only a local anesthetic.

The Doctor came in, introduced himself, asked how I was, and gave me the shots (and they hurt no matter who you see). He told me to try to relax (let it work) and he would be back shortly. J made sure the anesthetic was working & reassured me about what I was about to experience.

Before I knew it, the doctor was back. There was one small spot that wasn't totally numb, but he quickly fixed it and started his work elsewhere. He spoke softly while he worked and he and J assured me that everything was going well even though I knew I was trembling slightly. At one point I raised just my one hand from my side (I felt something on my tongue). The doctor promptly paused to make sure there was nothing there and they made sure I was ready to continue. As quickly as they started, they were done. Before the doctor left the room, he assured me again with a genuinely caring smile (then buzzed away like a busy worker bee).

J made sure I knew what to do at home and waited for me to put the written instructions away. She urged me to call if I had any questions or concerns. I nearly gagged on the already full gauze and J took the time to put in new pads, making sure to show me how to place them in the most comfortable way later.

J walked me to the front desk / check out counter. The girl there was very busy. She didn't take the time to pause and smile for me, but she was polite and efficient... I was ready to go anyway.

It has been two days, and I should be in a lot of pain. Some people might be doubling up on their pain medication right now. I can honestly say I am not very uncomfortable. I am not even taking the narcotic pain medication tonight, only Ibuprofen. As I ate meatloaf for supper, I thought to myself of how a lesser doctor would have left me in quite a bit more pain.

I am very thankful to have had Doctor Blocher and his team!

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I would NEVER recommend this uncaring unprofessional doctor to anyone. There were so many levels of unprofessionalism where do I begin. I too realized on both of my visits that I was one of at least 5 other patients with the same appointment time. Second, he didn't listen to, or even acknowledge me in the chair or talk to me about my problem. He actually asked me if I want all of my wisdom teeth or just some removed. I DON"T KNOW. You're the doctor, you tell me what is necessary! Anyway, he didn't care that I had TMJ and was extremely impatient with me forcing my sore jaw open. For the surgery I wasn't asked what kind of anesthetic or laughing gas I wanted. It wasn't even discussed or given the option. He just started injecting me with shots without warning. Very painful. He took the teeth out, which I FELT ever bit of it. Then, 30 seconds after the teeth were out I was dismissed by the nurse (who actually stayed around for the 30 seconds to give me my paperwork, wow). I was rushed out of the room. Again no care to see if I was okay from the SURGERY. This is surgery. I felt extremely ill and walked to the front desk and told the receptionist I didn't feel well. She didn't even look up at me, say hello, offer me any help. Anyway, I walked down the hall, feeling like I was going to fall over, went into the 1st floor bathroom and fainted. Luckily my mom was there who rushed to the information desk and asked to call the doctor's office. BUT HIS LINE WAS BUSY every time she called. So my mom took me to urgent care. Urgent care took my vitals and let me rest there and gave me nausea medication. They said my body was shocked and reacting from the surgery and medication. Later that week, I began to have so much pain. the medication/vicodin did not work. I called Dr. Blocher's office several times a day and everytime it was busy. I finally got through Friday (I had missed an entire weeks worth of work, having them been extracted on a Monday). They told me to come in that I probably had dry sockets. I came in at 7am on a Saturday, there were 5 other people there also with the same appointment time. The doctor didnt even get there until 7:45am! He then didn't even ask me what was going on and said he was going to rinse the extraction site. The "rinsing" was the worst piercing sensation and cause me so much pain, my mouth was bleeding everywhere. He used the syringe sprayer with so much force I was bleeding poorly. He didn't give me any gauze. I was actually crying it was so painful. He had absolutely no concern for the pain I was in. I told him that the pain medication did not work. And he said to me "but you used it anyway didn't you?" I could not believe he said that to me. After his line was busy the entire week, and I was desperate for any tiny amount of relief I could get. No one should ever have to go through the pain I went through and lack of compassion I experienced at the clinic. I wouldn't wish that poor treatment on my worst enemy. Time for the doctor to invest all of the MEDICAID money he makes on getting some training in bedside manners and actually LISTENING to a patients concerns. AND a second phone line is in order.

TERRIBLE.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would NEVER recommend this uncaring unprofessional doctor to anyone. There were so many levels of unprofessionalism where do I begin. I too realized on both of my visits that I was one of at least 5 other patients with the same appointment time. Second, he didn't listen to, or even acknowledge me in the chair or talk to me about my problem. He actually asked me if I want all of my wisdom teeth or just some removed. I DON"T KNOW. You're the doctor, you tell me what is necessary! Anyway, he didn't care that I had TMJ and was extremely impatient with me forcing my sore jaw open. For the surgery I wasn't asked what kind of anesthetic or laughing gas I wanted. It wasn't even discussed or given the option. He just started injecting me with shots without warning. Very painful. He took the teeth out, which I FELT ever bit of it. Then, 30 seconds after the teeth were out I was dismissed by the nurse (who actually stayed around for the 30 seconds to give me my paperwork, wow). I was rushed out of the room. Again no care to see if I was okay from the SURGERY. This is surgery. I felt extremely ill and walked to the front desk and told the receptionist I didn't feel well. She didn't even look up at me, say hello, offer me any help. Anyway, I walked down the hall, feeling like I was going to fall over, went into the 1st floor bathroom and fainted. Luckily my mom was there who rushed to the information desk and asked to call the doctor's office. BUT HIS LINE WAS BUSY every time she called. So my mom took me to urgent care. Urgent care took my vitals and let me rest there and gave me nausea medication. They said my body was shocked and reacting from the surgery and medication. Later that week, I began to have so much pain. the medication/vicodin did not work. I called Dr. Blocher's office several times a day and everytime it was busy. I finally got through Friday (I had missed an entire weeks worth of work, having them been extracted on a Monday). They told me to come in that I probably had dry sockets. I came in at 7am on a Saturday, there were 5 other people there also with the same appointment time. The doctor didnt even get there until 7:45am! He then didn't even ask me what was going on and said he was going to rinse the extraction site. The "rinsing" was the worst piercing sensation and cause me so much pain, my mouth was bleeding everywhere. He used the syringe sprayer with so much force I was bleeding poorly. He didn't give me any gauze. I was actually crying it was so painful. He had absolutely no concern for the pain I was in. I told him that the pain medication did not work. And he said to me "but you used it anyway didn't you?" I could not believe he said that to me. After his line was busy the entire week, and I was desperate for any tiny amount of relief I could get. No one should ever have to go through the pain I went through and lack of compassion I experienced at the clinic. I wouldn't wish that poor treatment on my worst enemy. Time for the doctor to invest all of the MEDICAID money he makes on getting some training in bedside manners and actually LISTENING to a patients concerns. AND a second phone line is in order.

TERRIBLE.

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Okay where to begin, got there at 0730 had overbooked clients waited two hours after appt time to get in. Was given informed consent form in waiting room to sign, never had procedure explained to me which is required by law, staff had incorrectly listed the tooth to be extracted luckily I stopped him in time, it was freezing cold in the room and as a nurse I know warmth is used in surgery settings for healing (evidenced based guys), said little when I asked a question about a concern my regular dentist brought up just "Don't worry", well now the inevitable happened. Called the office, receptionist poo-pooed it and said "You should be fine with the pain medicine you have". Research the history of this guy before going, seems like he is one of the few Medicaid providers so that is why he overbooks. Not patient centered care at all.

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★★☆☆☆

Okay where to begin, got there at 0730 had overbooked clients waited two hours after appt time to get in. Was given informed consent form in waiting room to sign, never had procedure explained to me which is required by law, staff had incorrectly listed the tooth to be extracted luckily I stopped him in time, it was freezing cold in the room and as a nurse I know warmth is used in surgery settings for healing (evidenced based guys), said little when I asked a question about a concern my regular dentist brought up just "Don't worry", well now the inevitable happened. Called the office, receptionist poo-pooed it and said "You should be fine with the pain medicine you have". Research the history of this guy before going, seems like he is one of the few Medicaid providers so that is why he overbooks. Not patient centered care at all.

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Excellent experience. Staff courteous and professional. Dr. Blocher was wonderful. I had expected pain and discomfort as well as a long time to get the tooth out. I was numbed up and extraction was completed in about 20 minutes. And no pain afterwards! Highly recommend Dr. Blocher.

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★★★★★

Excellent experience. Staff courteous and professional. Dr. Blocher was wonderful. I had expected pain and discomfort as well as a long time to get the tooth out. I was numbed up and extraction was completed in about 20 minutes. And no pain afterwards! Highly recommend Dr. Blocher.

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I waited longer than the time spent with the quack. The staff looked like interns all young and extremely unprofessional, gossiped in front of everyone. Dr. Blocher was rude and did not listen to anything I said. Seemed as though he had his mind made up before he even looked at my mouth. He wasn't even in the right area when he told me his diagnosis. I told him where to look and still made up b.s to cover up his mistake. It was a total waste of time!!! I will never go back and I am going to get a second opinion and see a real doctor! I would never recommend him to anyone!

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I waited longer than the time spent with the quack. The staff looked like interns all young and extremely unprofessional, gossiped in front of everyone. Dr. Blocher was rude and did not listen to anything I said. Seemed as though he had his mind made up before he even looked at my mouth. He wasn't even in the right area when he told me his diagnosis. I told him where to look and still made up b.s to cover up his mistake. It was a total waste of time!!! I will never go back and I am going to get a second opinion and see a real doctor! I would never recommend him to anyone!

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