Mar, Gary M, DDS Rancho Niguel Dental Group

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My son saw Dr. shirin Moshrefi. He was very scared to get his filling
Done. She was so gentle he actually fell asleep in her chair . I asked him if he felt the shot he said he did not have one. I asked the doctor and she said yes she did give him a shot. She is an
Excellent doctor my family is very happy at rancho niguel dental.

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My son saw Dr. shirin Moshrefi. He was very scared to get his filling
Done. She was so gentle he actually fell asleep in her chair . I asked him if he felt the shot he said he did not have one. I asked the doctor and she said yes she did give him a shot. She is an
Excellent doctor my family is very happy at rancho niguel dental.

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Wow! I wish I had looked up Insiderpages before I allowed this dentist to do ANY work on my teeth. This dentist put a crown on one of my molars, and it became infected. I kept calling back, and they always replied that the Dr. said it would take a while to adjust. I should wait. After experiencing pain for weeks that caused my eyes to water, he finally removed the crown, ground down my remaining tooth, and REPLACED the crown without cleaning it. Needless to say, it wasn't long until I had to find a responsible dentist to do a root canal, which she said would possibly not save the tooth. She was right, it was too far gone, and broke off. Therefore, I am now missing one of my very important teeth and need a dental implant. Dr. Mar once yelled at his hygienist (the turnover in personnel there is huge) while he was bent over doing a procedure on my tooth - which means, he yelled in my ear! Additionally, while I was in the chair waiting for him on one occasion, he left the office to go out to lunch! It may seem stupid that I even went back after one visit, but people always tend to think the Dr. or Dentist is infallible; that needs to change. Inform yourself, and insist on professional conduct and expertise. I can't believe this dentist is allowed to practice after reading all these posts. Thanks for being there for the public!

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Wow! I wish I had looked up Insiderpages before I allowed this dentist to do ANY work on my teeth. This dentist put a crown on one of my molars, and it became infected. I kept calling back, and they always replied that the Dr. said it would take a while to adjust. I should wait. After experiencing pain for weeks that caused my eyes to water, he finally removed the crown, ground down my remaining tooth, and REPLACED the crown without cleaning it. Needless to say, it wasn't long until I had to find a responsible dentist to do a root canal, which she said would possibly not save the tooth. She was right, it was too far gone, and broke off. Therefore, I am now missing one of my very important teeth and need a dental implant. Dr. Mar once yelled at his hygienist (the turnover in personnel there is huge) while he was bent over doing a procedure on my tooth - which means, he yelled in my ear! Additionally, while I was in the chair waiting for him on one occasion, he left the office to go out to lunch! It may seem stupid that I even went back after one visit, but people always tend to think the Dr. or Dentist is infallible; that needs to change. Inform yourself, and insist on professional conduct and expertise. I can't believe this dentist is allowed to practice after reading all these posts. Thanks for being there for the public!

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Thomas, my husband and I have had so many problems beginning with the emergency procedure that was done. He was infected and caught the SWINE FLU from the office. In addition, JENNIFER DUDLEy went and filed a FALSE POLICE REPORT to the DA's office in OC. The background here is that they had already received the money from our insurance compnay and stil charged us the FULL amount for the procedure. Do not go to this group they are money hungry abosilutely unprofessional people. We are currently filing a motion to have the DENTAL BOARD of CALIFORNIA, the District Attorney;s office and the Orange County Public Health Department review their actions, of lack there of entirely.

Jonha

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Thomas, my husband and I have had so many problems beginning with the emergency procedure that was done. He was infected and caught the SWINE FLU from the office. In addition, JENNIFER DUDLEy went and filed a FALSE POLICE REPORT to the DA's office in OC. The background here is that they had already received the money from our insurance compnay and stil charged us the FULL amount for the procedure. Do not go to this group they are money hungry abosilutely unprofessional people. We are currently filing a motion to have the DENTAL BOARD of CALIFORNIA, the District Attorney;s office and the Orange County Public Health Department review their actions, of lack there of entirely.

Jonha

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I am 9 months pregnant and just about to give birth in a few days and went in to see what Dr. Mar could do about a wisdom tooth that is so sharp it is cutting that back of my cheek and gum. Now, I know I cannot have this pulled right now, however I need a temporary fix (maybe shave it down). I cannot eat, sleep or hardly open my mouth because I am in so much pain. Dr. Mar had no alternatives or suggestions for me except that he told me to have it extracted last February.....Last thing I needed was a power trip and an 'I told you so' from my dentist while I am in pain. No compassion whatsoever!!! He told me to wait until after I have the baby....wel, with a newborn and a toddler at home, I don't see this happening anytime soon. Also, since I have been a patient there this past year I have been the victim of dental upselling:) What dentist and staff try to upsell their patients???? This place is a joke. They want to charge my husband $220 for a cleaning. We are supposed to get 2 free cleanings a year and have done so all of our lives. It's not like we haven't been to the dentist in 10 years. Bottom line.....I will not be going back ever again.

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I am 9 months pregnant and just about to give birth in a few days and went in to see what Dr. Mar could do about a wisdom tooth that is so sharp it is cutting that back of my cheek and gum. Now, I know I cannot have this pulled right now, however I need a temporary fix (maybe shave it down). I cannot eat, sleep or hardly open my mouth because I am in so much pain. Dr. Mar had no alternatives or suggestions for me except that he told me to have it extracted last February.....Last thing I needed was a power trip and an 'I told you so' from my dentist while I am in pain. No compassion whatsoever!!! He told me to wait until after I have the baby....wel, with a newborn and a toddler at home, I don't see this happening anytime soon. Also, since I have been a patient there this past year I have been the victim of dental upselling:) What dentist and staff try to upsell their patients???? This place is a joke. They want to charge my husband $220 for a cleaning. We are supposed to get 2 free cleanings a year and have done so all of our lives. It's not like we haven't been to the dentist in 10 years. Bottom line.....I will not be going back ever again.

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Prepare to be fleeced by Katie and her gang of thieves. I can't believe I fell for their upsell tactics but they scared the heck out of me. Avoid this place like the plague!

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Prepare to be fleeced by Katie and her gang of thieves. I can't believe I fell for their upsell tactics but they scared the heck out of me. Avoid this place like the plague!

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My dentist the Talega Dental Group says the same thing as some of these reviews. Are there any decent dentists anymore? I'm 32 years of age, and somehow I'm about to lose all of my teeth?!?!?

I may just take my chances and never go again!!!

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My dentist the Talega Dental Group says the same thing as some of these reviews. Are there any decent dentists anymore? I'm 32 years of age, and somehow I'm about to lose all of my teeth?!?!?

I may just take my chances and never go again!!!

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I've been going to Rancho Niguel Dental Group for a few years now, but no more...I'm tired of being ripped- off. They put in a porcelain crown for me once, and I was charged an extra $100 for a "precious metal fee". I couldn't figure out why I would need precious metal, given that the metal can't be seen as it is under the porcelain. The lady gave me some excuse about it being stronger that regular metal, and that they do not use regular metal in the crowns they put in. How convenient for them. It just felt like a gouge. My worst experience came when a new hygienist got real creative with my "gap" numbers, numbers that I have never seen before from any other hygienist, there or anywhere else. Suddenly, out of no where, I had periodontal disease, and if I didn't get the "root and scaling" procedure done, they would likely need to refer me to a specialist. I told her I just want a cleaning. She said she could not do it, and now that I've been diagnosed, I can never have a regular cleaning again (with my insurance it costs me $0), I now need a "deep" cleaning (which costs me $40), three times a year. Now that I'm freaked out, she shows me a list of items I can purchase with my procedure, which total $450 out of pocket. There must have been 10 different things to choose from. Dazed and confused, I took a few items off the list and had her proceed, like I had any idea what I did or did not really need. Four months later I show up for my "deep" cleaning, which felt no different than any other cleaning I've ever had. My gaps were checked again, and...it's a miracle, they were substantially smaller than they were before. In fact, I hadn't had gaps that small in years. The hygienist said to me, "See, the procedure last time really worked". That was the last straw. I did realize later, however, that I never saw or spoke to the dentist before, during or after this procedure. This was all cooked up by the hygienist.

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I've been going to Rancho Niguel Dental Group for a few years now, but no more...I'm tired of being ripped- off. They put in a porcelain crown for me once, and I was charged an extra $100 for a "precious metal fee". I couldn't figure out why I would need precious metal, given that the metal can't be seen as it is under the porcelain. The lady gave me some excuse about it being stronger that regular metal, and that they do not use regular metal in the crowns they put in. How convenient for them. It just felt like a gouge. My worst experience came when a new hygienist got real creative with my "gap" numbers, numbers that I have never seen before from any other hygienist, there or anywhere else. Suddenly, out of no where, I had periodontal disease, and if I didn't get the "root and scaling" procedure done, they would likely need to refer me to a specialist. I told her I just want a cleaning. She said she could not do it, and now that I've been diagnosed, I can never have a regular cleaning again (with my insurance it costs me $0), I now need a "deep" cleaning (which costs me $40), three times a year. Now that I'm freaked out, she shows me a list of items I can purchase with my procedure, which total $450 out of pocket. There must have been 10 different things to choose from. Dazed and confused, I took a few items off the list and had her proceed, like I had any idea what I did or did not really need. Four months later I show up for my "deep" cleaning, which felt no different than any other cleaning I've ever had. My gaps were checked again, and...it's a miracle, they were substantially smaller than they were before. In fact, I hadn't had gaps that small in years. The hygienist said to me, "See, the procedure last time really worked". That was the last straw. I did realize later, however, that I never saw or spoke to the dentist before, during or after this procedure. This was all cooked up by the hygienist.

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Wow. When I came home from Rancho Niguel Dental Group, I felt like I was buying a used car! The location was perfect and close to my home, but this practice seems more concerned with making money than with the patients themselves. With my past dentists I just made an appointment every six months for a check-up and cleaning, this place tried to upsell me on everything from a toothbrush (that they happen to sell in their office) to a deep cleaning (which my current dentist told me I don't need). I felt pressured immediately. The employee who handled my appointments was positively rude. Horrible experience. I would never recommend this office.

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Wow. When I came home from Rancho Niguel Dental Group, I felt like I was buying a used car! The location was perfect and close to my home, but this practice seems more concerned with making money than with the patients themselves. With my past dentists I just made an appointment every six months for a check-up and cleaning, this place tried to upsell me on everything from a toothbrush (that they happen to sell in their office) to a deep cleaning (which my current dentist told me I don't need). I felt pressured immediately. The employee who handled my appointments was positively rude. Horrible experience. I would never recommend this office.

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I'm on the border of Seal Beach, HB, Westminster.
I need cosmetic work on my front teeth, caps on
molars, and the "deep cleaning". This is almost an
intolerable thought for me because I can hardly
handle a regular cleaning.

Who knows of a GREAT dentist?
roogray at yahoo dot com

I've already visited some dentists and not too sure
about them...even a kiddy dentist! High priced and
I don't have insurance or know what insurance to
buy on a monthly/yearly basis.

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I'm on the border of Seal Beach, HB, Westminster.
I need cosmetic work on my front teeth, caps on
molars, and the "deep cleaning". This is almost an
intolerable thought for me because I can hardly
handle a regular cleaning.

Who knows of a GREAT dentist?
roogray at yahoo dot com

I've already visited some dentists and not too sure
about them...even a kiddy dentist! High priced and
I don't have insurance or know what insurance to
buy on a monthly/yearly basis.

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I agree with the rest of the posts here. I thought it was just me but everytime I went to see Dr. Mar I needed a crown and had one done.Then I wanted him to re-do a filling in my front tooth and he said it was too thick and I needed to put a crown on it. That seemed to be his standard answer to most of my dental problems. They did one side of my mouth for deep cleaning and it felt no different than a regular cleaning. I feel totally ripped off by this dental group. Won't go back!!!

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I agree with the rest of the posts here. I thought it was just me but everytime I went to see Dr. Mar I needed a crown and had one done.Then I wanted him to re-do a filling in my front tooth and he said it was too thick and I needed to put a crown on it. That seemed to be his standard answer to most of my dental problems. They did one side of my mouth for deep cleaning and it felt no different than a regular cleaning. I feel totally ripped off by this dental group. Won't go back!!!

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I had to change dentists because of a move. Unfortunately, I chose Rancho Niguel. They told me I needed 'deep cleaning' and that, oh, too bad, most of it wasn't covered by my insurance (which is pretty good). I had a bad feeling about them, so I reluctantly made an appointment at my old dentist, and drove the 50 miles to see him. He told me that the 'deep cleaning' was a scam: it WOULD be covered by my insurance IF xrays were sent to get approval. "And," he told me, "you'd never get approval because you don't need it!"
These people are next door to crooks. Stay away.

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I had to change dentists because of a move. Unfortunately, I chose Rancho Niguel. They told me I needed 'deep cleaning' and that, oh, too bad, most of it wasn't covered by my insurance (which is pretty good). I had a bad feeling about them, so I reluctantly made an appointment at my old dentist, and drove the 50 miles to see him. He told me that the 'deep cleaning' was a scam: it WOULD be covered by my insurance IF xrays were sent to get approval. "And," he told me, "you'd never get approval because you don't need it!"
These people are next door to crooks. Stay away.

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My dental plan changed and I chose Rancho as a DMO provider. I had been to the dentist every 6 months all of my adult life. After the first consultation I was told I need 5 crowns, two root canals and basically my mouth was a mess. The hygienist said I had deep pockets and needed antibiotic injections at $45.00 each, then she asked if I would like anesthetic for only $10.00. Called my prior dentist and although he didn't say it directly, said I would be best to look elsewhere. Also was interesting, as I was sitting in the chair being told I need this procedure or that, I could hear them saying the exact same thing to patients in adjacent chairs. When you leave, you are ushered into a special waiting room where an over tan Housewife of the OC calls you over, asks the perfunctory "how was your visit" then tells you the cost, extols the virtues of getting the upgraded crown for $150 more, you will not have these ugly gaps at the top. All I can say is this place is not for me.

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My dental plan changed and I chose Rancho as a DMO provider. I had been to the dentist every 6 months all of my adult life. After the first consultation I was told I need 5 crowns, two root canals and basically my mouth was a mess. The hygienist said I had deep pockets and needed antibiotic injections at $45.00 each, then she asked if I would like anesthetic for only $10.00. Called my prior dentist and although he didn't say it directly, said I would be best to look elsewhere. Also was interesting, as I was sitting in the chair being told I need this procedure or that, I could hear them saying the exact same thing to patients in adjacent chairs. When you leave, you are ushered into a special waiting room where an over tan Housewife of the OC calls you over, asks the perfunctory "how was your visit" then tells you the cost, extols the virtues of getting the upgraded crown for $150 more, you will not have these ugly gaps at the top. All I can say is this place is not for me.

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If you are in the market for a new dentist, I would continue searching. This office has a great location, but the personal customer service is nothing great. They get the job done by making appointments, but there isn't anything special. My recommendation would be to go to a private dentist with his or her own practice, for they are more likely to interact on a more personal level.

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If you are in the market for a new dentist, I would continue searching. This office has a great location, but the personal customer service is nothing great. They get the job done by making appointments, but there isn't anything special. My recommendation would be to go to a private dentist with his or her own practice, for they are more likely to interact on a more personal level.

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Although location is nice, customer service throughout the office is extremely poor. From making the appt, to the front desk, to the dentist, youre constantly being pushed to do massive amount of dental work. As a result, I went to my former dentist for a second opinion, only to find that the work was not needed. Stick with you current dentist. Rancho Niguel is more about quantity, not quality.

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Although location is nice, customer service throughout the office is extremely poor. From making the appt, to the front desk, to the dentist, youre constantly being pushed to do massive amount of dental work. As a result, I went to my former dentist for a second opinion, only to find that the work was not needed. Stick with you current dentist. Rancho Niguel is more about quantity, not quality.

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If you need a new dentist, keep looking. They are Ok for basic dental work like cleanings, they are just awful when it comes to the more complicated tasks like crowns and root canals. We had to switch dentists because they just couldn't seem to get a crown put on right.

They also over-recommend services so be aware of that also.

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If you need a new dentist, keep looking. They are Ok for basic dental work like cleanings, they are just awful when it comes to the more complicated tasks like crowns and root canals. We had to switch dentists because they just couldn't seem to get a crown put on right.

They also over-recommend services so be aware of that also.

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