Farnoush Allen DDS

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  • 7500 Greenway Center Dr # 120

    Greenbelt, MD 20770

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  • 301-474-2505

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I am a co-worker, not a friend of Cynthia M who had written the review about Dr. Allen's office above. I referred her to Dr. Allen a few yrs ago and to this day I regret it. My family and I have been going to Dr. Allen's office for the past 40 years even before she took over the old dentist and have referred many patients to her office. Cynthia is an anxious obsessive compulsive self absorbed person who is extremely hard to work with and was kicked out of many dental offices. I don't know what happened between her and Dr. allen's office, but don't you find it strange that She and her family are still going to Dr. Allen's after all that bad mouthing above, and getting treatment? And this is almost 4 years later?I know she used to get free nitos oxide from Dr. Allen just like many other patients. But since her office charges it and then writes it off she thinks she has been charged for it. Dr. Allen has given my family and I so many breaks and has reconstructed all our teeth. She helps the homeless in the winter in her office on the weekends and does a great deal of free dentistry. I used to work for medical offices for years before working for university system and most of these patients don't know that all fees for billing are set by insurance and not by doctors. I am so embaressed I referred her to Dr. A.

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I am a co-worker, not a friend of Cynthia M who had written the review about Dr. Allen's office above. I referred her to Dr. Allen a few yrs ago and to this day I regret it. My family and I have been going to Dr. Allen's office for the past 40 years even before she took over the old dentist and have referred many patients to her office. Cynthia is an anxious obsessive compulsive self absorbed person who is extremely hard to work with and was kicked out of many dental offices. I don't know what happened between her and Dr. allen's office, but don't you find it strange that She and her family are still going to Dr. Allen's after all that bad mouthing above, and getting treatment? And this is almost 4 years later?I know she used to get free nitos oxide from Dr. Allen just like many other patients. But since her office charges it and then writes it off she thinks she has been charged for it. Dr. Allen has given my family and I so many breaks and has reconstructed all our teeth. She helps the homeless in the winter in her office on the weekends and does a great deal of free dentistry. I used to work for medical offices for years before working for university system and most of these patients don't know that all fees for billing are set by insurance and not by doctors. I am so embaressed I referred her to Dr. A.

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The best thing about this dental office was the hygenist, who I liked very much. She was friendly and thorough, the cleaning was painless. This was the only good experience that I had at this dental office.

I saw Dr. Allen only for a short while, but had many problems with the treatment process and outcome.

? I had to wait more than an hour to be seen by the dentist on several occasions.

? Dr. Allen had very poor communication, she would suddenly leave the room in the middle of talking to you, and disappear into some other part of the office. She also did not answer direct questions about post-treatment care or explain exactly what procedures she was going to do beforehand. If I had been clearly told what procedures she intended to do beforehand, I would not have consented to the entire treatment plan.

? One day when the office was very behind schedule, Dr. Allen pressured me into having a procedure done without anesthetic for no apparent reason other than to avoid having to wait for the anesthetic to set in. She then ignored my repeated stop signals when the procedure was very painful and did not stop to ask if I was doing ok, when I really wanted her to stop and administer anesthetic.

? My insurance was billed for procedures that were not performed (x-rays). This was not noted until after I switched dentists and the new office tried to retrieve the records.

I am not a dentist and cannot judge the quality of the work that was done. However, I have had serious problems with more than 50% of the teeth that Dr. Allen treated for simple filling replacements although these teeth were asymptomatic prior to treatment. As soon as it was apparent that I would need significant dental work to address these problems, I switched to a different dentist and have been much happier.

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The best thing about this dental office was the hygenist, who I liked very much. She was friendly and thorough, the cleaning was painless. This was the only good experience that I had at this dental office.

I saw Dr. Allen only for a short while, but had many problems with the treatment process and outcome.

? I had to wait more than an hour to be seen by the dentist on several occasions.

? Dr. Allen had very poor communication, she would suddenly leave the room in the middle of talking to you, and disappear into some other part of the office. She also did not answer direct questions about post-treatment care or explain exactly what procedures she was going to do beforehand. If I had been clearly told what procedures she intended to do beforehand, I would not have consented to the entire treatment plan.

? One day when the office was very behind schedule, Dr. Allen pressured me into having a procedure done without anesthetic for no apparent reason other than to avoid having to wait for the anesthetic to set in. She then ignored my repeated stop signals when the procedure was very painful and did not stop to ask if I was doing ok, when I really wanted her to stop and administer anesthetic.

? My insurance was billed for procedures that were not performed (x-rays). This was not noted until after I switched dentists and the new office tried to retrieve the records.

I am not a dentist and cannot judge the quality of the work that was done. However, I have had serious problems with more than 50% of the teeth that Dr. Allen treated for simple filling replacements although these teeth were asymptomatic prior to treatment. As soon as it was apparent that I would need significant dental work to address these problems, I switched to a different dentist and have been much happier.

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I came to Dr. Allen several years ago based on the recommendation of a friend. I've never felt she was great, but since she's a bit of a perfectionist, I have generally trusted her work. However, last fall while prepping me for a filling, she gave me an extra shot of anesthetic that I totally didn't need, and hit a nerve. My tongue was numb for more than 2 months. The accident was forgivable, but her response to it was not. She would not return my phone calls and I basically got the sense she wanted me to go away, and not interrupt her busy schedule with my problem - even though it was caused by her. All I wanted was some advice on how to handle it, but she had none and didn't want to bother talking with me.

She has also traumatized me by berating me for being nervous (while holding a drill in my mouth so I could not respond). Oddly enough, I was not nervous - but of course it's dentistry, so I wasn't at my most relaxed, either, especially with her berating me throughout the appointment, telling me my supposed nervousness was causing her difficulty. The thing was, I could tell she was uptight for some reason, but blaming me for it was absurd. It was weird. Then for my next 2 appointments, she forced me to take the nitrous oxide - and I'm not exaggerating, she bulllied me into accepting it - and then on my bill from her was an extra $162 because the insurance company does not cover it.

I concur with the other reviewer that their billing system is odd - I've also had charges crop up for unexplained things well after the fact - and they do seem a bit keen on milking every penny out of me that they can.

I really would not recommend this practice. I hope there are better ones out there (there must be!) and that I find one!

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I came to Dr. Allen several years ago based on the recommendation of a friend. I've never felt she was great, but since she's a bit of a perfectionist, I have generally trusted her work. However, last fall while prepping me for a filling, she gave me an extra shot of anesthetic that I totally didn't need, and hit a nerve. My tongue was numb for more than 2 months. The accident was forgivable, but her response to it was not. She would not return my phone calls and I basically got the sense she wanted me to go away, and not interrupt her busy schedule with my problem - even though it was caused by her. All I wanted was some advice on how to handle it, but she had none and didn't want to bother talking with me.

She has also traumatized me by berating me for being nervous (while holding a drill in my mouth so I could not respond). Oddly enough, I was not nervous - but of course it's dentistry, so I wasn't at my most relaxed, either, especially with her berating me throughout the appointment, telling me my supposed nervousness was causing her difficulty. The thing was, I could tell she was uptight for some reason, but blaming me for it was absurd. It was weird. Then for my next 2 appointments, she forced me to take the nitrous oxide - and I'm not exaggerating, she bulllied me into accepting it - and then on my bill from her was an extra $162 because the insurance company does not cover it.

I concur with the other reviewer that their billing system is odd - I've also had charges crop up for unexplained things well after the fact - and they do seem a bit keen on milking every penny out of me that they can.

I really would not recommend this practice. I hope there are better ones out there (there must be!) and that I find one!

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Dr.Allen's dental experience was quite disappointing. They do not want what is best for the patient. My entire family started off going to the clinic. She put my mother through a lot of pain which is forgivable because dental procedures are not supposed to be most pleasurable. But after pulling several of her teeth out, we went to ask for second and third opinion after she wanted to pull out 2 more teeth, ONLY TO find out it was all completely unnecessary.
For my filling procedure. I paid for my procedure. As it was cosmetic and insurance did not cover all of it. I paid the month my procedure took place. Yet, I still receive bills for this procedure (a filling-that took place 2 years ago). The bills are not expensive, they are $10 to $30. And every time i call, i find a new charge. Sometimes she says it is part of what the insurance did not pay (although we clarified before the filling procedure that insurance would not pay for any of it) and sometimes it's a late fee for something.. What i don't understand is why she didn't include these charges when the procedure was taking place. I would not have said 'No', knowing it was necessary. But getting bills for a procedure that occurred 2 years is ridiculous especially when i paid for it out of my pocket. I have really begin to question her intentions.
Overall, I would not recommend this clinic to anyone. There are several other dentists in this area that do care about the well being of their patients and are not just trying to make money off of us.

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Dr.Allen's dental experience was quite disappointing. They do not want what is best for the patient. My entire family started off going to the clinic. She put my mother through a lot of pain which is forgivable because dental procedures are not supposed to be most pleasurable. But after pulling several of her teeth out, we went to ask for second and third opinion after she wanted to pull out 2 more teeth, ONLY TO find out it was all completely unnecessary.
For my filling procedure. I paid for my procedure. As it was cosmetic and insurance did not cover all of it. I paid the month my procedure took place. Yet, I still receive bills for this procedure (a filling-that took place 2 years ago). The bills are not expensive, they are $10 to $30. And every time i call, i find a new charge. Sometimes she says it is part of what the insurance did not pay (although we clarified before the filling procedure that insurance would not pay for any of it) and sometimes it's a late fee for something.. What i don't understand is why she didn't include these charges when the procedure was taking place. I would not have said 'No', knowing it was necessary. But getting bills for a procedure that occurred 2 years is ridiculous especially when i paid for it out of my pocket. I have really begin to question her intentions.
Overall, I would not recommend this clinic to anyone. There are several other dentists in this area that do care about the well being of their patients and are not just trying to make money off of us.

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