Louis Spelios, DMD - CLOSED

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I have been there a couple times....everytime I go for a cleaning they ALWAYS tell me that I need a full mouth debribment which costs alot and then they try to get you to buy lots of stuff you dont need. Also they didnt give me the option to have silver fillings which my insurance covered..they just gave me the expensive ones that my insurance didnt cover. I just feel they try to get as much out of you as they are able.

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I have been there a couple times....everytime I go for a cleaning they ALWAYS tell me that I need a full mouth debribment which costs alot and then they try to get you to buy lots of stuff you dont need. Also they didnt give me the option to have silver fillings which my insurance covered..they just gave me the expensive ones that my insurance didnt cover. I just feel they try to get as much out of you as they are able.

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After reading the reviews I find that those of you saying that your second opinions say "No you don't need that work now" may be short sighted. Many dentists I have had in the past tell you what you want to hear. "Teeth are great" or "No problems". What they are failing to do is prevent. They are reactive dentists as oppossed to helping prevent the problem. I guess sometimes the truth hurts.

My experience at Dr. Olson has been excellent. I am presented with the options available to me, the associated costs, and the advantages/disadvantages of each option.

I prefer my dentist to tell me not what I want to hear, but what is the truth, and I have found that at Dr. Olson's office.

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After reading the reviews I find that those of you saying that your second opinions say "No you don't need that work now" may be short sighted. Many dentists I have had in the past tell you what you want to hear. "Teeth are great" or "No problems". What they are failing to do is prevent. They are reactive dentists as oppossed to helping prevent the problem. I guess sometimes the truth hurts.

My experience at Dr. Olson has been excellent. I am presented with the options available to me, the associated costs, and the advantages/disadvantages of each option.

I prefer my dentist to tell me not what I want to hear, but what is the truth, and I have found that at Dr. Olson's office.

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I recently became a new patient at the office off of Wycliff Rd. I was a little dissapointed that I didn't get my teeth cleaned on my first visit. My exam however was extremely thorough, and the Dr. and staff were all very nice and explained everything well. I needed a regular cleaning and was scheduled within the week. I really like the hygienist that worked on me and had a great experience overall. I am sorry to hear that others didn't feel that way. But, I don't think they are scammers. I take very good care of my teeth, but it has been three years since my last dental visit. Knowing this I imagine they would have tried to scam me if that's what they do.

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I recently became a new patient at the office off of Wycliff Rd. I was a little dissapointed that I didn't get my teeth cleaned on my first visit. My exam however was extremely thorough, and the Dr. and staff were all very nice and explained everything well. I needed a regular cleaning and was scheduled within the week. I really like the hygienist that worked on me and had a great experience overall. I am sorry to hear that others didn't feel that way. But, I don't think they are scammers. I take very good care of my teeth, but it has been three years since my last dental visit. Knowing this I imagine they would have tried to scam me if that's what they do.

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I just recently moved to the area and started seeing Dr. Greer. She and her staff are awesome. Dr. Greer was wonderful to my whole family and I felt very comfortable with her and the hygienist. I was diagnosed with periodontal disease and they recommended deep cleanings. I was concerned at first, because my previous dentist had never said anything about gum problems. I went home before I agreed to any treatment and did a lot of research. I was shocked by how many dentist fail to diagnose this problem. I was well read when I called the hygienist to ask all my questions. She explained everything very well and recommended I get a second opinion if I was still uncomfortable. After reading the previous reviews, I decided that a second opinion would be a good idea. The second dentist I went to agreed with her diagnosis. I know a lot of people said they were upset because they had to go in more frequently, but if you look on the Academy of Periodontology website you will find that shorter visits are recommended. I am very happy with how the treatment went and how I feel now. I would recommend this practice to anyone.

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I just recently moved to the area and started seeing Dr. Greer. She and her staff are awesome. Dr. Greer was wonderful to my whole family and I felt very comfortable with her and the hygienist. I was diagnosed with periodontal disease and they recommended deep cleanings. I was concerned at first, because my previous dentist had never said anything about gum problems. I went home before I agreed to any treatment and did a lot of research. I was shocked by how many dentist fail to diagnose this problem. I was well read when I called the hygienist to ask all my questions. She explained everything very well and recommended I get a second opinion if I was still uncomfortable. After reading the previous reviews, I decided that a second opinion would be a good idea. The second dentist I went to agreed with her diagnosis. I know a lot of people said they were upset because they had to go in more frequently, but if you look on the Academy of Periodontology website you will find that shorter visits are recommended. I am very happy with how the treatment went and how I feel now. I would recommend this practice to anyone.

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I recently moved to the area with my family and we started going to Dr. Greer's office on Wycliff Rd. in Raleigh. From the start the staff was friendly and competent. They were very thorough. They took a lot of x-ray's, but they were covered at 100% by my insurance. I wasn't about to complain b/c they wanted to check everything. My hygienist and Dr. Greer were very professional and likeable. My kids and I were diagnosed as perfectly healthy. My children got their cleaning done that same day. My cleaning was rescheduled within the week so that the hygienist had plenty of time to do a good job. When my husband went in, he did need to have a lot of work done, including deep cleanings. I was concerned about this at first, especially after reading the reviews so far. My husband and I decided to do our research about gum disease so we would be prepared to ask the office questions and get answers prior to treatment. The Dr. and hygienist were very understanding and did a great job explaining everything. They even showed us in his mouth why they diagnosed him the way they did. I am very happy with this office and my husband says his mouth has never felt better! I would recommend Dr. Greer to anyone.

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I recently moved to the area with my family and we started going to Dr. Greer's office on Wycliff Rd. in Raleigh. From the start the staff was friendly and competent. They were very thorough. They took a lot of x-ray's, but they were covered at 100% by my insurance. I wasn't about to complain b/c they wanted to check everything. My hygienist and Dr. Greer were very professional and likeable. My kids and I were diagnosed as perfectly healthy. My children got their cleaning done that same day. My cleaning was rescheduled within the week so that the hygienist had plenty of time to do a good job. When my husband went in, he did need to have a lot of work done, including deep cleanings. I was concerned about this at first, especially after reading the reviews so far. My husband and I decided to do our research about gum disease so we would be prepared to ask the office questions and get answers prior to treatment. The Dr. and hygienist were very understanding and did a great job explaining everything. They even showed us in his mouth why they diagnosed him the way they did. I am very happy with this office and my husband says his mouth has never felt better! I would recommend Dr. Greer to anyone.

Pros: very caring, thorough and professional

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I have been a patient of Dr. Greer for 2-3 years and started becoming suspicious of unnecessary charges. I went for my routine six month check up and I have decided to change dentists and leave her practice.
Reason: I was diagnosed with early stage periodontal disease and required to come every three months. I stopped going every three months and went every six months by flossing more, brushing more, using a rinse. My gums are now fine and have been the last 2 -3 visits. I have excellent dental insurance. Because they choose to classify my visit as Perio maintenance instead of routine 6 month cleaning, it costs me over $100. instead of my $40. deductible. I asked them what they do differently than a routine cleaning and they could not provide a good answer. Something about that would be insurance fraud. I spoke with my insurance company and they explained that they accept the claim that the doctor completes. The insurance company does not determine what to call it.
IN SHORT, I HATE THIS DENTAL OFFICE AND AM CHANGING TO DR. HARRISON, a dentist I used years ago and had to change due to insurance years ago.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Greer for 2-3 years and started becoming suspicious of unnecessary charges. I went for my routine six month check up and I have decided to change dentists and leave her practice.
Reason: I was diagnosed with early stage periodontal disease and required to come every three months. I stopped going every three months and went every six months by flossing more, brushing more, using a rinse. My gums are now fine and have been the last 2 -3 visits. I have excellent dental insurance. Because they choose to classify my visit as Perio maintenance instead of routine 6 month cleaning, it costs me over $100. instead of my $40. deductible. I asked them what they do differently than a routine cleaning and they could not provide a good answer. Something about that would be insurance fraud. I spoke with my insurance company and they explained that they accept the claim that the doctor completes. The insurance company does not determine what to call it.
IN SHORT, I HATE THIS DENTAL OFFICE AND AM CHANGING TO DR. HARRISON, a dentist I used years ago and had to change due to insurance years ago.

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I was patient of Dr. Olson for a couple years. End up switching doctors due to the same old story I need deep cleaning that will cost me thousands of dollars. I went to different dentist and he said my gumsare just fine and nosuch cleaning needed. I wish that would be a way to audit this officeand doctor to determine how many unnessesary procedures they try to pitch to poor patients. Will have to look into contacting my insurance company and American Dental Association.

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I was patient of Dr. Olson for a couple years. End up switching doctors due to the same old story I need deep cleaning that will cost me thousands of dollars. I went to different dentist and he said my gumsare just fine and nosuch cleaning needed. I wish that would be a way to audit this officeand doctor to determine how many unnessesary procedures they try to pitch to poor patients. Will have to look into contacting my insurance company and American Dental Association.

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Do not go to Dr. Olson and Spelios. There whol office is a con job. They are just ripping people off for things they do not need. After a year and a half of my entire family spending tons of money I decided to get to more opinions of the things they said I had wrong which as usual amounted to thounsands of dollars above my insurance. All I needed after a second and third opinion was a cleaning and a small cavity that I believe they ripped out. Do not go here unless you want to throw a lot of money away.

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Do not go to Dr. Olson and Spelios. There whol office is a con job. They are just ripping people off for things they do not need. After a year and a half of my entire family spending tons of money I decided to get to more opinions of the things they said I had wrong which as usual amounted to thounsands of dollars above my insurance. All I needed after a second and third opinion was a cleaning and a small cavity that I believe they ripped out. Do not go here unless you want to throw a lot of money away.

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Oh my gosh She was telling me the same thing! Wanted $1200 after my insurance to do all kinds of things. And come back every 3 months. I told her I could't afford it and then she refused to even clean my teeth. Charged $27.00 for copy of my xrays to take to another dentist. I am so glad I read this site. I will get a second opinion and after won't ever go back to her. Got my teeth cleaned a few years ago by them and they were very quick and did a very poor job. Thanks to all of the other people who entered their info.

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Oh my gosh She was telling me the same thing! Wanted $1200 after my insurance to do all kinds of things. And come back every 3 months. I told her I could't afford it and then she refused to even clean my teeth. Charged $27.00 for copy of my xrays to take to another dentist. I am so glad I read this site. I will get a second opinion and after won't ever go back to her. Got my teeth cleaned a few years ago by them and they were very quick and did a very poor job. Thanks to all of the other people who entered their info.

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STAY AWAY!!!! Worst Dentist I have ever been too! They are money hungry and insurance scammers. Not only was I charged at the appointment but I was also sent a bill in the mail, while at the same time my insurance company was being billed!!! I was also told I had peridontal disease and needed the expensive cleanings, my new dentist said I had nothing of the sort and my gums and teeth are perfectly healthy! I highly recommend Sninski and Schmitt Family Dentistry in Cary! They have been great!

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STAY AWAY!!!! Worst Dentist I have ever been too! They are money hungry and insurance scammers. Not only was I charged at the appointment but I was also sent a bill in the mail, while at the same time my insurance company was being billed!!! I was also told I had peridontal disease and needed the expensive cleanings, my new dentist said I had nothing of the sort and my gums and teeth are perfectly healthy! I highly recommend Sninski and Schmitt Family Dentistry in Cary! They have been great!

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Terrible dentist office on Wycliff Road. I had to change dentists due to an insurance change, and selected the Spelios office on Wycliffe (and Lake Boone). Subjected to several expensive and unnecessary painful treatments after being told I had gum disease. Never a word from my prior dentist about periodontal disease. I was told I would need to have special cleanings every 3 mos for the rest of my life. After dropping hundreds of dollars out of pocket, I switched dentists, and was told I had healthy teeth and gums with no periodontal disease. Awful experience, they give dentists a bad name.

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Terrible dentist office on Wycliff Road. I had to change dentists due to an insurance change, and selected the Spelios office on Wycliffe (and Lake Boone). Subjected to several expensive and unnecessary painful treatments after being told I had gum disease. Never a word from my prior dentist about periodontal disease. I was told I would need to have special cleanings every 3 mos for the rest of my life. After dropping hundreds of dollars out of pocket, I switched dentists, and was told I had healthy teeth and gums with no periodontal disease. Awful experience, they give dentists a bad name.

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My daughter and I got the same business - claimed she needed a dental debridement. They wanted around $250 for this procedure. They gave my husband the run-around with a bad tooth, and even refused to reschedule to an earlier date when he was in dire pain.

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My daughter and I got the same business - claimed she needed a dental debridement. They wanted around $250 for this procedure. They gave my husband the run-around with a bad tooth, and even refused to reschedule to an earlier date when he was in dire pain.

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Very,very ,very bad dentists. They are after your money not your dental health. Had very bad experience with them and the hygienists are bad as well. The people at the front desk are also very inefficient.

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Very,very ,very bad dentists. They are after your money not your dental health. Had very bad experience with them and the hygienists are bad as well. The people at the front desk are also very inefficient.

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After reading an article in the paper I looked at this site. I also went to the Lynn Rd office and had TONS of xrays and was told I had gum problems etc with pockets that need work and oh by the way along with that and this tooth brush it will be $1500 out of pocket....oh and we will NOT clean your teeth until you do all this other work FIRST. Went to different dentist and they said NO WAY did I have that problem. Someone told me they charge if you call and want your records and xrays. STAY AWAY, they should be investigated!!!!

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After reading an article in the paper I looked at this site. I also went to the Lynn Rd office and had TONS of xrays and was told I had gum problems etc with pockets that need work and oh by the way along with that and this tooth brush it will be $1500 out of pocket....oh and we will NOT clean your teeth until you do all this other work FIRST. Went to different dentist and they said NO WAY did I have that problem. Someone told me they charge if you call and want your records and xrays. STAY AWAY, they should be investigated!!!!

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New to the area and found Spelios and Associates on Lynn Road. They were in network for my insurance. Called for teeth cleaning. I was told I would have to come for exam to determine what type of cleaning I would need and then schedule another appointment for the cleaning. I agreed. I have always had my teeth cleaned every 6 months. No cavities or gum problems other than a little recession. After MANY xrays I was told by hygienist and doctor Olsen that they have 3 types of cleanings available. I had never heard of this. The cleaning they said I required was a full mouth debridement. The front office took me in a room to present me my estimate. They said insurance would cover some of the cost of the full mouth debridement. After calling my insurance carrier I was told none was covered. I believe they are trying to get all the money out of you by providing unnecessary procedures. After researching, full mouth debridement isn't even a preventative procedure like a normal cleaning. Don't be scammed by this dentitst.

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New to the area and found Spelios and Associates on Lynn Road. They were in network for my insurance. Called for teeth cleaning. I was told I would have to come for exam to determine what type of cleaning I would need and then schedule another appointment for the cleaning. I agreed. I have always had my teeth cleaned every 6 months. No cavities or gum problems other than a little recession. After MANY xrays I was told by hygienist and doctor Olsen that they have 3 types of cleanings available. I had never heard of this. The cleaning they said I required was a full mouth debridement. The front office took me in a room to present me my estimate. They said insurance would cover some of the cost of the full mouth debridement. After calling my insurance carrier I was told none was covered. I believe they are trying to get all the money out of you by providing unnecessary procedures. After researching, full mouth debridement isn't even a preventative procedure like a normal cleaning. Don't be scammed by this dentitst.

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Regarding the Lake Boone Trail Office....I would not recommend this dental office to anyone. When needing a crown they insisted that I have an expensive procedure, a crown lengthening, which my insurance company did not cover so I had to pay out of pocket for this very painful and expensive procedure. While talking to two other patients in the waiting room, they both said they had to get a crown lengthening also, which made me question the validity since I never heard of that before. The hygienist insisted on "mandatory" fluoride treatments also for which I would be required to pay...another out of pocket cost which I refused. This caused quite a little tiff with the hygienist. They constantly insisted I had gum disease and that I needed costly and painful treatments which I also refused to have. My husband was also told that he had gum disease and needed a scraping to which he complied and now I wonder if it was necessary. Since then he has refused to go back. The last time I went for a cleaning, they refused to do any work until I had a crown removed and treated and replaced with a new crown. That was it for me. I went to a new dentist who never mentioned any of this work needing done and said my gums were in great shape. He said nothing showed on the xrays that I needed the crown replaced, and never mentioned fluoride treatments. Save yourself a lot of pain and money and go elsewhere. Scammers!!!!

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Regarding the Lake Boone Trail Office....I would not recommend this dental office to anyone. When needing a crown they insisted that I have an expensive procedure, a crown lengthening, which my insurance company did not cover so I had to pay out of pocket for this very painful and expensive procedure. While talking to two other patients in the waiting room, they both said they had to get a crown lengthening also, which made me question the validity since I never heard of that before. The hygienist insisted on "mandatory" fluoride treatments also for which I would be required to pay...another out of pocket cost which I refused. This caused quite a little tiff with the hygienist. They constantly insisted I had gum disease and that I needed costly and painful treatments which I also refused to have. My husband was also told that he had gum disease and needed a scraping to which he complied and now I wonder if it was necessary. Since then he has refused to go back. The last time I went for a cleaning, they refused to do any work until I had a crown removed and treated and replaced with a new crown. That was it for me. I went to a new dentist who never mentioned any of this work needing done and said my gums were in great shape. He said nothing showed on the xrays that I needed the crown replaced, and never mentioned fluoride treatments. Save yourself a lot of pain and money and go elsewhere. Scammers!!!!

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I had the same experience as others here. Our family saw the same dentist in Cary for years. We only had to change dentist because the Cary dentist was forced to drop our insurance. After searching for a new dentist we settled for the Spelios office on Lake Boone Trail. We got the same song and dance. I was told I had gum disease and needed special cleanings. After several painful visits and bills exceeding $1000 I finally had enough. My wife visited and was given the same diagnosis. Since, we have begun visiting a new dentist and have had no mention of gum disease or problems.

Spelios is a bunch of crooks!!

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I had the same experience as others here. Our family saw the same dentist in Cary for years. We only had to change dentist because the Cary dentist was forced to drop our insurance. After searching for a new dentist we settled for the Spelios office on Lake Boone Trail. We got the same song and dance. I was told I had gum disease and needed special cleanings. After several painful visits and bills exceeding $1000 I finally had enough. My wife visited and was given the same diagnosis. Since, we have begun visiting a new dentist and have had no mention of gum disease or problems.

Spelios is a bunch of crooks!!

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My husband and I went to this dental office for more than year. Yes, they claim they cannot clean your teeth until you spend hundreds of dollars on this debridement. Get a second opinion, we left and went to another dentist who said that the debridement was not needed AT ALL!!

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My husband and I went to this dental office for more than year. Yes, they claim they cannot clean your teeth until you spend hundreds of dollars on this debridement. Get a second opinion, we left and went to another dentist who said that the debridement was not needed AT ALL!!

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I had that same song and dance - can't clean your teeth, you need full mouth debridement, redo all your fillings, a botched root canal - and thousands of dollars later, my teeth are so sensitive and in pain moreso than I've EVER been left with. If only I could go back...Made the mistake of having my friend go there --- after years with her dentist - and she received the same news...walked out with an estimate of almost three thousand dollars worth of work that needed to be done. Went back to the regular dentist and was blown away that she didn't need 99% of it. :(I gave them the benefit of the doubt - maybe it's better detection - could be...but now that my mouth is feeling worse than before, I say it wasn't worth it.

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I had that same song and dance - can't clean your teeth, you need full mouth debridement, redo all your fillings, a botched root canal - and thousands of dollars later, my teeth are so sensitive and in pain moreso than I've EVER been left with. If only I could go back...Made the mistake of having my friend go there --- after years with her dentist - and she received the same news...walked out with an estimate of almost three thousand dollars worth of work that needed to be done. Went back to the regular dentist and was blown away that she didn't need 99% of it. :(I gave them the benefit of the doubt - maybe it's better detection - could be...but now that my mouth is feeling worse than before, I say it wasn't worth it.

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My wife recently visited this office and was told she needed thousands of dollars of treatments due to the poor condition of her teeth. Of course, a second dentist found none of the problems found by the Spelios and associates. My last bill was padded with various charges that, after asking about, were for things like "instruction," whatever that is, and a $150 toothbrush, which I never asked for, and never received. Had I not read the bill in detail, I would have paid over $200 extra out of pocket.

Also, all of the positive "reviews" on this site were done on the same day, or a week later. Shady?

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My wife recently visited this office and was told she needed thousands of dollars of treatments due to the poor condition of her teeth. Of course, a second dentist found none of the problems found by the Spelios and associates. My last bill was padded with various charges that, after asking about, were for things like "instruction," whatever that is, and a $150 toothbrush, which I never asked for, and never received. Had I not read the bill in detail, I would have paid over $200 extra out of pocket.

Also, all of the positive "reviews" on this site were done on the same day, or a week later. Shady?

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Really mislead with regard to work that needed to be done..if it were not for other specialists I could have been in serious trouble...infections and rather serious perio problems...did work that was not appropriate given my situation, not informed of cost

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Really mislead with regard to work that needed to be done..if it were not for other specialists I could have been in serious trouble...infections and rather serious perio problems...did work that was not appropriate given my situation, not informed of cost

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Everyone was friendly and helpful - too much paper work though - at my first visit I got my teeth cleaned and was told everything looked good - they made it very easy

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Everyone was friendly and helpful - too much paper work though - at my first visit I got my teeth cleaned and was told everything looked good - they made it very easy

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Worst dentist I have ever been to. Not rude, not incompetent...but the last thing they want to do is clean your teeth. If you go here for A TEETH CLEANING, you will be forced to switch perfectly good fillings...you will be told you have to spend thousands of dollars out of pocket to treat a perio condition...you will come in for a cleaning and get X-Rayed, then sent out the door 10 minutes later told to come back for the cleaning....all the while, never getting the cleaning you came in for, and your teeth gradually get worse. Initially before I wised up, I asked that they could just do my normal scheduled teeth cleaning b/c the perio treatments were so expenisve...they refused to do this. So I have been going to this dentist for two years and havent had a teeth cleaning since 2007. Do not go to this dentist, it is a ripoff.

Also, all the good reviews on the same day are clearly someone at the dentist office posting them.

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Worst dentist I have ever been to. Not rude, not incompetent...but the last thing they want to do is clean your teeth. If you go here for A TEETH CLEANING, you will be forced to switch perfectly good fillings...you will be told you have to spend thousands of dollars out of pocket to treat a perio condition...you will come in for a cleaning and get X-Rayed, then sent out the door 10 minutes later told to come back for the cleaning....all the while, never getting the cleaning you came in for, and your teeth gradually get worse. Initially before I wised up, I asked that they could just do my normal scheduled teeth cleaning b/c the perio treatments were so expenisve...they refused to do this. So I have been going to this dentist for two years and havent had a teeth cleaning since 2007. Do not go to this dentist, it is a ripoff.

Also, all the good reviews on the same day are clearly someone at the dentist office posting them.

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This was the worst experience I've had at a dentist's office. Firstly I went at 1:45 for a 2pm appointment hoping to get my paperwork filled out in time. The office was closed for lunch and no one opened the door until 2pm (which is ok, but they could have told me that on the phone when I made the appt). The dentist (Dr Olson) was personally manning the reception and phones while I was there. Once taken inside I was wisked away for a panoramic x-ray (which luckily I knew was something Insurance only pays for once every 3 yrs) - so I asked if it was "required" - and they just said yes. When the doctor came in, she stayed all of 30 seconds and quickly dismissed me off as "I need a deep cleaning", without giving me time to ask questions. When the hygenist came back I asked if I get a cleaning. They said I would need to come back as a new patient (this trip was a diagnostic because I had said one of my tooth was paining) - they would then do a "comprehensive" exam with more xrays (some of which I would need to pay for out of pocket) and AFTER that I could come in for a cleaning. I left the place feeling like I was scammed - called and made an appt with another dentist's office who did a cleaning the first visit and used the Xrays from Dr. Olson's office (I did have to pay a $30 xray copy fee) - I will NEVER go back - I normally don't review online but HAD to do it to save the rest of you the ordeal I had to go through

PS: I second the other comment wondering how so many "great" comments were entered on the same day ?!

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This was the worst experience I've had at a dentist's office. Firstly I went at 1:45 for a 2pm appointment hoping to get my paperwork filled out in time. The office was closed for lunch and no one opened the door until 2pm (which is ok, but they could have told me that on the phone when I made the appt). The dentist (Dr Olson) was personally manning the reception and phones while I was there. Once taken inside I was wisked away for a panoramic x-ray (which luckily I knew was something Insurance only pays for once every 3 yrs) - so I asked if it was "required" - and they just said yes. When the doctor came in, she stayed all of 30 seconds and quickly dismissed me off as "I need a deep cleaning", without giving me time to ask questions. When the hygenist came back I asked if I get a cleaning. They said I would need to come back as a new patient (this trip was a diagnostic because I had said one of my tooth was paining) - they would then do a "comprehensive" exam with more xrays (some of which I would need to pay for out of pocket) and AFTER that I could come in for a cleaning. I left the place feeling like I was scammed - called and made an appt with another dentist's office who did a cleaning the first visit and used the Xrays from Dr. Olson's office (I did have to pay a $30 xray copy fee) - I will NEVER go back - I normally don't review online but HAD to do it to save the rest of you the ordeal I had to go through

PS: I second the other comment wondering how so many "great" comments were entered on the same day ?!

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Ever since I was very little I have had anxieties about going to the dentist. Painful experiences have left me hesitant to even set foot in a dentist office. I was referred to her office and both my husband and I see her routinely. From the minute you walk in the door of the Lynn Road office it is nothing but smiles and a great atmosphere. Dr. Olson is extremely efficient and I have never had to wait a long amount of time to be seen. Every procedure I have had has been explained to me along with the reasons why I needed it done. I recently had to have crown done and the entire experience was delightful-who can say that about dental work! I was in and out and haven't had any problems whatsoever! I will refer everyone I know to Dr. Olson (I have been for 3 years). Her staff is a team and you can really tell when you get to know them. Dr. Olson's intentions are genuine and she is a very compassionate person. I love going to the dentist! ( I would not have said that 3 years ago)

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Ever since I was very little I have had anxieties about going to the dentist. Painful experiences have left me hesitant to even set foot in a dentist office. I was referred to her office and both my husband and I see her routinely. From the minute you walk in the door of the Lynn Road office it is nothing but smiles and a great atmosphere. Dr. Olson is extremely efficient and I have never had to wait a long amount of time to be seen. Every procedure I have had has been explained to me along with the reasons why I needed it done. I recently had to have crown done and the entire experience was delightful-who can say that about dental work! I was in and out and haven't had any problems whatsoever! I will refer everyone I know to Dr. Olson (I have been for 3 years). Her staff is a team and you can really tell when you get to know them. Dr. Olson's intentions are genuine and she is a very compassionate person. I love going to the dentist! ( I would not have said that 3 years ago)

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I have never written commentary for any consumer website before, but felt I had to do so for anyone like me who has always been afraid of going to the dentist. I recently moved to Raleigh and a good friend referred me to Dr. Olson. She told me Dr. Olson was the best dentist she ever had. Of course, I went into my appointment with a great deal of anxiety and apprehension, not knowing what to expect.

From the second I entered the office and was greeted by Dr. Olson's staff, until the time I left with a clean set of chompers, I never felt more comfortable than I did at her office. Dr. Olson LISTENED to my concerns and fears, and gave me an honest and clear diagnosis of my situation.

It has been a couple of visits now since that first one, and I am no longer affraid of going to the dentist. In fact, I am more inclined to go knowing I have found a dentist that I trust and will take care of my teeth.

By far, the best dentist I've ever had!

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I have never written commentary for any consumer website before, but felt I had to do so for anyone like me who has always been afraid of going to the dentist. I recently moved to Raleigh and a good friend referred me to Dr. Olson. She told me Dr. Olson was the best dentist she ever had. Of course, I went into my appointment with a great deal of anxiety and apprehension, not knowing what to expect.

From the second I entered the office and was greeted by Dr. Olson's staff, until the time I left with a clean set of chompers, I never felt more comfortable than I did at her office. Dr. Olson LISTENED to my concerns and fears, and gave me an honest and clear diagnosis of my situation.

It has been a couple of visits now since that first one, and I am no longer affraid of going to the dentist. In fact, I am more inclined to go knowing I have found a dentist that I trust and will take care of my teeth.

By far, the best dentist I've ever had!

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I have been seeing Doctor Barker-Olson for several years and always been very pleased with the speed and accuracy in which I have been treated. The last time I went, I was experiencing a lot of pain when cold reached my tooth. Expecting to be told I would need the tooth pulled and a crown, I was pleasantly relieved and excited when I discovered there was a much easier and less costly treatment. After a few quick fixes, I left the office pain free and have been that way ever since. I would recommend this office to anyone wanting quick, reliable dental service

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I have been seeing Doctor Barker-Olson for several years and always been very pleased with the speed and accuracy in which I have been treated. The last time I went, I was experiencing a lot of pain when cold reached my tooth. Expecting to be told I would need the tooth pulled and a crown, I was pleasantly relieved and excited when I discovered there was a much easier and less costly treatment. After a few quick fixes, I left the office pain free and have been that way ever since. I would recommend this office to anyone wanting quick, reliable dental service

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I am not a fan of the dentist one bit. The last dentist I went to before Dr. Barker left me with a $3500 bill and 2 crowns that I'm not sure I needed.

I was referred here by a good friend of mine and the staff was very friendly and courteous. I had some dental work that needed to be tended to since I hadn't been in a while given my last dental experience. Rather than doing 2 additional crowns, I was advised that the silver fillings I had could simply be replaced with better materials at a small fraction of the cost.

I also have 2 front teeth that need to be replaced (left them on a gym floor at a tender young age) and I worked with the staff to schedule everything out so that it made sense for me from a financial and timing perspective. The group worked with me very well so that I could line up the treatments I needed with my insurance. There was never the slightest bit of pressure from anyone, but rather an excellent willingness to do what worked best for me.

I am very happy to come back into Dr. Barker's office and don't fear the dentist anymore. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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I am not a fan of the dentist one bit. The last dentist I went to before Dr. Barker left me with a $3500 bill and 2 crowns that I'm not sure I needed.

I was referred here by a good friend of mine and the staff was very friendly and courteous. I had some dental work that needed to be tended to since I hadn't been in a while given my last dental experience. Rather than doing 2 additional crowns, I was advised that the silver fillings I had could simply be replaced with better materials at a small fraction of the cost.

I also have 2 front teeth that need to be replaced (left them on a gym floor at a tender young age) and I worked with the staff to schedule everything out so that it made sense for me from a financial and timing perspective. The group worked with me very well so that I could line up the treatments I needed with my insurance. There was never the slightest bit of pressure from anyone, but rather an excellent willingness to do what worked best for me.

I am very happy to come back into Dr. Barker's office and don't fear the dentist anymore. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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Dr. Olson was really did a great job with my recent filling replacement. It had been bothering me from another dentist and she took her time and made sure it was done right this time. She was also very calming when I was nervous. Her and her staff was very attentive and made the experience smooth and relaxing.

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Dr. Olson was really did a great job with my recent filling replacement. It had been bothering me from another dentist and she took her time and made sure it was done right this time. She was also very calming when I was nervous. Her and her staff was very attentive and made the experience smooth and relaxing.

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I have been a dental assitant for the past 20 years and have just recently moved to the Raleigh area,so in choosing a dentist for my needs I was very selective with whom I chose. I had heard several good things about Dr.Barker-Olson from several friends and other dental professionals so I decided to give her a try. I was very impressed with the way I was treated in her office. Her tx recommendations were right on. There was such a calming and relaxing atmosphere from the time I entered until I left the office.I truly feel that Dr.Barker-Olson went over and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and truly understood any tx that was recommended.Most offices make you fell like you are being rushed in and out not at this office I felt as though I was the only pt in her office that day I was given so much personalized attention. If you want an dentist who truely cares about your needs I would choose Dr.Barker-Olson.

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I have been a dental assitant for the past 20 years and have just recently moved to the Raleigh area,so in choosing a dentist for my needs I was very selective with whom I chose. I had heard several good things about Dr.Barker-Olson from several friends and other dental professionals so I decided to give her a try. I was very impressed with the way I was treated in her office. Her tx recommendations were right on. There was such a calming and relaxing atmosphere from the time I entered until I left the office.I truly feel that Dr.Barker-Olson went over and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and truly understood any tx that was recommended.Most offices make you fell like you are being rushed in and out not at this office I felt as though I was the only pt in her office that day I was given so much personalized attention. If you want an dentist who truely cares about your needs I would choose Dr.Barker-Olson.

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Dr. Barker-Olson has been my dentist for several years. Thanks to Dr. Barker-Olson's professionalism, compassion, and high standard of care I am no longer afraid of going to the dentist. Dr. Barker-Olson and her staff are the best!!! I always get the care I need in a timely manner from friendly, caring folks. I strongly recommend that you consider Dr. Barker-Olson if you need a family dentist.

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Dr. Barker-Olson has been my dentist for several years. Thanks to Dr. Barker-Olson's professionalism, compassion, and high standard of care I am no longer afraid of going to the dentist. Dr. Barker-Olson and her staff are the best!!! I always get the care I need in a timely manner from friendly, caring folks. I strongly recommend that you consider Dr. Barker-Olson if you need a family dentist.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Shelley Barker-Olson since she began practicing dentistry. Dr. Barker-Olson and her staff have always treated me very professionally. I have always been pleased with the care that I receive from Dr. Barker-Olson, her hygienists, and her staff. The office atmosphere is warm, friendly, and caring. My dental issues (if any) are always discussed along with options for my care. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Barker-Olson's assessment and treatment. If you are looking for a professional dentist and staff who take the time to make sure you receive high-quality care then give Dr. Shelley Barker-Olson a call. I highly recommend her for all your dental needs.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Shelley Barker-Olson since she began practicing dentistry. Dr. Barker-Olson and her staff have always treated me very professionally. I have always been pleased with the care that I receive from Dr. Barker-Olson, her hygienists, and her staff. The office atmosphere is warm, friendly, and caring. My dental issues (if any) are always discussed along with options for my care. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Barker-Olson's assessment and treatment. If you are looking for a professional dentist and staff who take the time to make sure you receive high-quality care then give Dr. Shelley Barker-Olson a call. I highly recommend her for all your dental needs.

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