Pasadena Family Dental Ctr: Zuniga, Gabriel DDS

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Great dentist. I actually enjoy my visits here. What a surprise for a dentist office.

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Great dentist. I actually enjoy my visits here. What a surprise for a dentist office.

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This doctor is so great, I love coming to the dentist.

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This doctor is so great, I love coming to the dentist.

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I agree that when you go to Zuniga's office, it has a sort of used car sales vibe. Dr. Zuniga appears to be arrogant, throwing out all his dentistry vocab as if to show you he knows what he's doing rather than talk in a down-to-earth manner and make the information more accessible to his patients. He and his wife then lead you to the back office to tell you all the work you're going to need. It makes you feel so down and you know that something doesn't feel right, but you don't know why. Another thing I don't like is that I've been a patient of "his" for several years, but he has never once cleaned my teeth. It is always one of the assistants, and when they do the cleaning, it feels more like a glorified polishing--all they do is floss and polish...I could have done that at home. With the lack of scruples this couple appear to have, it wouldn't surprise me if the 4 and 5 star ratings were written by the doctor and his wife, themselves.

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I agree that when you go to Zuniga's office, it has a sort of used car sales vibe. Dr. Zuniga appears to be arrogant, throwing out all his dentistry vocab as if to show you he knows what he's doing rather than talk in a down-to-earth manner and make the information more accessible to his patients. He and his wife then lead you to the back office to tell you all the work you're going to need. It makes you feel so down and you know that something doesn't feel right, but you don't know why. Another thing I don't like is that I've been a patient of "his" for several years, but he has never once cleaned my teeth. It is always one of the assistants, and when they do the cleaning, it feels more like a glorified polishing--all they do is floss and polish...I could have done that at home. With the lack of scruples this couple appear to have, it wouldn't surprise me if the 4 and 5 star ratings were written by the doctor and his wife, themselves.

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After watching different videos of wisdom teeth extractions (almost all of them with gum and bone incisions ...) I was glad Dr. Zuniga explained to me that he was going to try to keep it as natural as possible to avoid further

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After watching different videos of wisdom teeth extractions (almost all of them with gum and bone incisions ...) I was glad Dr. Zuniga explained to me that he was going to try to keep it as natural as possible to avoid further

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had initial visit of xrays & cleaning - she's good and practical w/ her treatment.

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had initial visit of xrays & cleaning - she's good and practical w/ her treatment.

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very clean, nice environment: I had a very nice experience, Dr. Zuniga is very nice, he took his time to explain, their staff is very helpful and caring. I felt I can trust them.

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very clean, nice environment: I had a very nice experience, Dr. Zuniga is very nice, he took his time to explain, their staff is very helpful and caring. I felt I can trust them.

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I recently moved from an existing dentist to Dr. Lena's, as I felt my previous dentist was ripping me off. Making up false issues, just to suck money out of my insurance company.

From initial impressions, I like Dr. Lena. She is very

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I recently moved from an existing dentist to Dr. Lena's, as I felt my previous dentist was ripping me off. Making up false issues, just to suck money out of my insurance company.

From initial impressions, I like Dr. Lena. She is very

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Dr. Zuniga and his staff have provided excellent, friendly & accomodating dental care for my son. My son suffered a major accident which resulted in alot of dental work. I have been satisfied and pleased with the level of care and time

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Dr. Zuniga and his staff have provided excellent, friendly & accomodating dental care for my son. My son suffered a major accident which resulted in alot of dental work. I have been satisfied and pleased with the level of care and time

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"I Estela Cabrera recommend my personal dentist Dr. Gabriel Zuniga. He is the best dentist I have ever had. He is excellent. I have already recommended him to my family and my co-workers who were satisfied aswell. E.C"

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"I Estela Cabrera recommend my personal dentist Dr. Gabriel Zuniga. He is the best dentist I have ever had. He is excellent. I have already recommended him to my family and my co-workers who were satisfied aswell. E.C"

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I had an awesome experience at Dr. Zuniga's office. He is very proffessional and down to earth. I feel very confident and would highly recommend him. He has a real good sence of humor too. Love his staff!

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I had an awesome experience at Dr. Zuniga's office. He is very proffessional and down to earth. I feel very confident and would highly recommend him. He has a real good sence of humor too. Love his staff!

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After watching different videos of wisdom teeth extractions (almost all of them with gum and bone incisions ...) I was glad Dr. Zuniga explained to me that he was going to try to keep it as natural as possible to avoid further invasion...

I did not realize at the time, but after watching the videos (because I watch them after the surgery) I have to admit that I felt really good... The doctor and the crew definitely did a great job and I am happy I have trusted my teeth to the guy, and he even is a very funny and friendly doctor. I personally recommend him!

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After watching different videos of wisdom teeth extractions (almost all of them with gum and bone incisions ...) I was glad Dr. Zuniga explained to me that he was going to try to keep it as natural as possible to avoid further invasion...

I did not realize at the time, but after watching the videos (because I watch them after the surgery) I have to admit that I felt really good... The doctor and the crew definitely did a great job and I am happy I have trusted my teeth to the guy, and he even is a very funny and friendly doctor. I personally recommend him!

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The whole office is a very comfortable atmosphere and has a calming effect on me. When Dr Zuniga talks to me he is calm and he calms me down because of that.

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The whole office is a very comfortable atmosphere and has a calming effect on me. When Dr Zuniga talks to me he is calm and he calms me down because of that.

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"very clean, nice environment: I had a very nice experience, Dr. Zuniga is very nice, he took his time to explain, their staff is very helpful and caring. I felt I can trust them."

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"very clean, nice environment: I had a very nice experience, Dr. Zuniga is very nice, he took his time to explain, their staff is very helpful and caring. I felt I can trust them."

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The reason I like it here is because Dr. Zuniga is so patient. He is careful and gingerly does his work. The result is that there is a very low level of pain. I had a LOT of dental work done by Dr. Zuniga and there was no swelling at all.

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The reason I like it here is because Dr. Zuniga is so patient. He is careful and gingerly does his work. The result is that there is a very low level of pain. I had a LOT of dental work done by Dr. Zuniga and there was no swelling at all.

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I would recommend Dr. Gabriel Zuniga to anyone looking for a dentist who is knowledgeable and conscience of your needs. Dr. Zuniga is very candid about your particular situation and his staff is always friendly and greets you with a smile.

They are also flexible if you need to make payments over time.

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I would recommend Dr. Gabriel Zuniga to anyone looking for a dentist who is knowledgeable and conscience of your needs. Dr. Zuniga is very candid about your particular situation and his staff is always friendly and greets you with a smile.

They are also flexible if you need to make payments over time.

Pros: Friendly staff and knowledgeable dentist

Cons: Earlier appointment hours would be nice (7:00 or 8:00 A.M.

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From the moment I went into the dentist chair I was confused and felt like I was being given a sales pitch. The woman who took my xrays was instructing me in spanish, which I don't speak. When the dentist and his wife spoke to me, they kept trying to sell me unnecessary items and treatments. The dentist told me that the slight asymmetry between my two front teeth needed to be fixed (for $150, not covered by insurance) so people would take me seriously. They criticized the job my orthodontist had done on my teeth (this was a very good orthodontist) and suggested I get braces again.
I have very good insurance, which pays for two tooth cleanings a year. However, they wouldn't give me a "normal" cleaning, only a "deep" cleaning, which has a hefty copay as well as "medicine" for another additional price.
I had mostly been worried about my wisdom teeth, but the dentist didn't want to talk about them (because they might be, gasp, fully covered by my insurance...) and instead recommended over $500 copay of treatment.
I will never go back.

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From the moment I went into the dentist chair I was confused and felt like I was being given a sales pitch. The woman who took my xrays was instructing me in spanish, which I don't speak. When the dentist and his wife spoke to me, they kept trying to sell me unnecessary items and treatments. The dentist told me that the slight asymmetry between my two front teeth needed to be fixed (for $150, not covered by insurance) so people would take me seriously. They criticized the job my orthodontist had done on my teeth (this was a very good orthodontist) and suggested I get braces again.
I have very good insurance, which pays for two tooth cleanings a year. However, they wouldn't give me a "normal" cleaning, only a "deep" cleaning, which has a hefty copay as well as "medicine" for another additional price.
I had mostly been worried about my wisdom teeth, but the dentist didn't want to talk about them (because they might be, gasp, fully covered by my insurance...) and instead recommended over $500 copay of treatment.
I will never go back.

Cons: cost, confusing service, salesman-like bedside manner...

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I don't agree at all at the reviews in this site. Dr. Zuniga and staff are very helpful, Dr. Z has been my dentist for the last 7 years. His place is very clean and his staff are great. His office may be in the wrong location but check out his web. www.gabrielzunigadds.com

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I don't agree at all at the reviews in this site. Dr. Zuniga and staff are very helpful, Dr. Z has been my dentist for the last 7 years. His place is very clean and his staff are great. His office may be in the wrong location but check out his web. www.gabrielzunigadds.com

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I've found the staff and the service at the Pasadena Family Dental Center to be excellent. The receptionist is superb. Dr Zuniga is thorough and helpful as is his wife. The office, although not in the best location, is clean and attractive. New facilities, I understand, are under instruction.

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I've found the staff and the service at the Pasadena Family Dental Center to be excellent. The receptionist is superb. Dr Zuniga is thorough and helpful as is his wife. The office, although not in the best location, is clean and attractive. New facilities, I understand, are under instruction.

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These people are dishonest, charging for procedures that are supposed to be covered.

When I changed insurance, I had to find a new dentist and tried this guy out as he got a good review at another site.

I was grossed out by the initial visit, as it is upstairs in a minimall and you have to walk behind stinky ethnic restaurant's back doors, complete with garbage smell.

I gave the guy a chance, though, and got a filling replaced since it was an urgent situation. I was surprised that I was charged so much, so I called my insurance company and found out that it was in fact a covered benefit and I should have only been charged 1/4 of the price! The insurance lady who called them was shocked that they were so rude, and told her that I was not allowed to come back to the dentist because I had questioned them! They refused to reimburse me and were incredibly rude and nasty when my husband called to see what was going on.

The wife of the dentist, Dr. Zuniga, told me that they love to get patients who do not ask questions and just hand over their credit card! They give you a laundry list of things that "need" to be done, and proceed to set up appointments for the laundry list, and then act surprised when you won't go along with them.

Their facility also leaves a lot to be desired. Despite the fact that they have state of the art diagnostic equipment (that's the reason I went back after the first time) their actual equipment is dirty, and after I had the filling done I looked at the tray that they had the instruments on and it was NOT clean. Honestly, I hope I don't get a disease from the experience.

I'm kind of worried about the state of dentistry if an office like this can stay in business. Oh, one of the charming details is that the dentist likes to yell at his staff and publicly humiliate them.

All in all, this guy does not deserve your business.

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These people are dishonest, charging for procedures that are supposed to be covered.

When I changed insurance, I had to find a new dentist and tried this guy out as he got a good review at another site.

I was grossed out by the initial visit, as it is upstairs in a minimall and you have to walk behind stinky ethnic restaurant's back doors, complete with garbage smell.

I gave the guy a chance, though, and got a filling replaced since it was an urgent situation. I was surprised that I was charged so much, so I called my insurance company and found out that it was in fact a covered benefit and I should have only been charged 1/4 of the price! The insurance lady who called them was shocked that they were so rude, and told her that I was not allowed to come back to the dentist because I had questioned them! They refused to reimburse me and were incredibly rude and nasty when my husband called to see what was going on.

The wife of the dentist, Dr. Zuniga, told me that they love to get patients who do not ask questions and just hand over their credit card! They give you a laundry list of things that "need" to be done, and proceed to set up appointments for the laundry list, and then act surprised when you won't go along with them.

Their facility also leaves a lot to be desired. Despite the fact that they have state of the art diagnostic equipment (that's the reason I went back after the first time) their actual equipment is dirty, and after I had the filling done I looked at the tray that they had the instruments on and it was NOT clean. Honestly, I hope I don't get a disease from the experience.

I'm kind of worried about the state of dentistry if an office like this can stay in business. Oh, one of the charming details is that the dentist likes to yell at his staff and publicly humiliate them.

All in all, this guy does not deserve your business.

 

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