Payam N. Abedi, DDS

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  • 9746 North 90th Place Suite 201

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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  • 480-614-8000

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I just wanted to clean my teeth and after taking pictures, I got a big bill, over $1000 to pay cash, beside my insurance have to pay too. Dr. Abedi charged me with bone transplantation !!!!! and ... which he never done. I paid them to get rid of him. But the story didn't end there. They are still sending bills to me even thought I paid in full what they asked me. Talk about robbery!!

If you don't want to be robbed, stay away from Dr. Abedi and his rude assistance!

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I just wanted to clean my teeth and after taking pictures, I got a big bill, over $1000 to pay cash, beside my insurance have to pay too. Dr. Abedi charged me with bone transplantation !!!!! and ... which he never done. I paid them to get rid of him. But the story didn't end there. They are still sending bills to me even thought I paid in full what they asked me. Talk about robbery!!

If you don't want to be robbed, stay away from Dr. Abedi and his rude assistance!

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After x-rays Dr. Abedi wanted to fix the teeth I did not have problem with. When I pointed to other teeth that I had a little problem with, then he said if I waited another week, he should have take the teeth out completely! I had been told it will cost from my pocket aroud $1,000. While doctor was working on my teeth, the nurse came in with papers and asked me to sign them!! The second time after I was waiting for hours, again while the doctor was working on my teeth, the nurse came with another paper to sign. When I asked what is this? She said another additional $2,000!! I did not let them to finish it and I left. I called my insurance and asked how much I suppose to pay them from my pocket, they said $588. I asked them to pay my money back, or at least the differences 588 to 1000, the nurse said No. She was very rude too. When I checked online and saw so many people complained about them. I talked to the nurse about it and she said they don't care !!!
I check Better Business Bureau, I find out that they have got 5 complaints one of which is still open. and also according to BBB:

Business Name: Desert Dental Solutions
BBB Accreditation: This business is not a BBB Accredited Business

So I wish I had done my homework before I went to Dr. Abedi

But a big Warning for everybody else...
As the nurse said:
They don't care

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After x-rays Dr. Abedi wanted to fix the teeth I did not have problem with. When I pointed to other teeth that I had a little problem with, then he said if I waited another week, he should have take the teeth out completely! I had been told it will cost from my pocket aroud $1,000. While doctor was working on my teeth, the nurse came in with papers and asked me to sign them!! The second time after I was waiting for hours, again while the doctor was working on my teeth, the nurse came with another paper to sign. When I asked what is this? She said another additional $2,000!! I did not let them to finish it and I left. I called my insurance and asked how much I suppose to pay them from my pocket, they said $588. I asked them to pay my money back, or at least the differences 588 to 1000, the nurse said No. She was very rude too. When I checked online and saw so many people complained about them. I talked to the nurse about it and she said they don't care !!!
I check Better Business Bureau, I find out that they have got 5 complaints one of which is still open. and also according to BBB:

Business Name: Desert Dental Solutions
BBB Accreditation: This business is not a BBB Accredited Business

So I wish I had done my homework before I went to Dr. Abedi

But a big Warning for everybody else...
As the nurse said:
They don't care

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I took 3 hrs the second apt without letting me know about it,
I got noticed about the total cost the day I had apt (which I thought will be the final day) that I have to pay over $3000.

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I took 3 hrs the second apt without letting me know about it,
I got noticed about the total cost the day I had apt (which I thought will be the final day) that I have to pay over $3000.

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In July of 2005, my spouse began a treatment plan with this group, beginning with an urgent procedure to arrest the further degradation of the structure of her jaw line. I paid $1433.00 on 7/13/05 to have the treatment begun and the structure of the jaw line stabilized. A large portion of these monies ($1072.00) was set aside for the permanent Crowns to be placed later along with the continued path of the prescribed treatment plan. These crowns were never placed, nor were they ever made to be placed. Dr. Abedi had set the treatment plan to entail a total of $25,500.00 in procedures? an amount of money we could not justify over other priorities. This treatment plan was well outside of our ability to pay.
During the length of time between then and now we had taken our three children, and returned ourselves for general maintenance and cleaning. During this time, we have never been provided a statement showing that we had a credit balance on account, and have never been given the opportunity to utilize this overpayment for other procedures (fillings, root canals) that we may have been able to complete for our children. These monies were sequestered and the balance never brought to our attention until we audited our own account to find a significant overpayment.
I spoke with Sara/Office Manager at Dental Desert solutions several times. I asked to speak directly to the doctor several times; she did not allow me to speak with the doctor. Her final decision is that they would return HALF of my money to me, and are trying to post a retroactive billing (not legal) on the account to cover the temporary crown placed in 2005. I tried to compromise with Sara and offered that they refund only $800 of the $1072 owed on account, however she has offered a refund of only $536, wanting to keep half of these monies for a service and procedure portion never begun or completed (again, the crowns were never made or placed).
I told Desert Dental Solutions that I expect a check for the half payment immediately, that the balance of those monies (another $536) is still being contested, and that my offer of refunding only $800 of these monies is now rescinded. I want all of the $1072 back!
These practices of Desert Dental Solutions, Billing Staff and Dr. Abedi, are in my opinion, unscrupulous, deceiving, punitive, fraudulent and unethical. They did not begin this way, but unfortunately the culture of the organization is one of trying to screw patients and attempting to retroactively bill for portions of treatment plan not listed on the original itemized statement.

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In July of 2005, my spouse began a treatment plan with this group, beginning with an urgent procedure to arrest the further degradation of the structure of her jaw line. I paid $1433.00 on 7/13/05 to have the treatment begun and the structure of the jaw line stabilized. A large portion of these monies ($1072.00) was set aside for the permanent Crowns to be placed later along with the continued path of the prescribed treatment plan. These crowns were never placed, nor were they ever made to be placed. Dr. Abedi had set the treatment plan to entail a total of $25,500.00 in procedures? an amount of money we could not justify over other priorities. This treatment plan was well outside of our ability to pay.
During the length of time between then and now we had taken our three children, and returned ourselves for general maintenance and cleaning. During this time, we have never been provided a statement showing that we had a credit balance on account, and have never been given the opportunity to utilize this overpayment for other procedures (fillings, root canals) that we may have been able to complete for our children. These monies were sequestered and the balance never brought to our attention until we audited our own account to find a significant overpayment.
I spoke with Sara/Office Manager at Dental Desert solutions several times. I asked to speak directly to the doctor several times; she did not allow me to speak with the doctor. Her final decision is that they would return HALF of my money to me, and are trying to post a retroactive billing (not legal) on the account to cover the temporary crown placed in 2005. I tried to compromise with Sara and offered that they refund only $800 of the $1072 owed on account, however she has offered a refund of only $536, wanting to keep half of these monies for a service and procedure portion never begun or completed (again, the crowns were never made or placed).
I told Desert Dental Solutions that I expect a check for the half payment immediately, that the balance of those monies (another $536) is still being contested, and that my offer of refunding only $800 of these monies is now rescinded. I want all of the $1072 back!
These practices of Desert Dental Solutions, Billing Staff and Dr. Abedi, are in my opinion, unscrupulous, deceiving, punitive, fraudulent and unethical. They did not begin this way, but unfortunately the culture of the organization is one of trying to screw patients and attempting to retroactively bill for portions of treatment plan not listed on the original itemized statement.

Pros: opulent office

Cons: ripoff

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My appointment was amazing, the dentists have a high standard of care and I felt like my concerns were well listened to. The treatment plan coordinator was very friendly and explained all of the dental benefits to me. Would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist!

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★★★★★

My appointment was amazing, the dentists have a high standard of care and I felt like my concerns were well listened to. The treatment plan coordinator was very friendly and explained all of the dental benefits to me. Would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist!

Pros: Excellent service, very thorough, quality care

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Great dental office! The front office is so friendly and the doctors and hygienists very informative. I would recommend this office to anyone.

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★★★★★

Great dental office! The front office is so friendly and the doctors and hygienists very informative. I would recommend this office to anyone.

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I just came in my 1st visit and the staff was so friendly. Hygienist Michelle was awesome and very informative. Dr Abedi took the time to answer all my questions that I have regarding my teeth. This tells me that he really cares about every patient he has. I have never so comfortable in a dental office. I can't wait to come back in for my next cleaning.

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★★★★★

I just came in my 1st visit and the staff was so friendly. Hygienist Michelle was awesome and very informative. Dr Abedi took the time to answer all my questions that I have regarding my teeth. This tells me that he really cares about every patient he has. I have never so comfortable in a dental office. I can't wait to come back in for my next cleaning.

Pros: Awesome Staff

Cons: none

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After having not been to the dentist in over 7 yrs..I was a little hestitant. The doctors were awesome, and the hygienist was GREAT! All of my dental treatment was explained...along with my insurance benefits. The total experience was perfect. I would recommend these doctors to anyone looking for a new dentist!!

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★★★★★

After having not been to the dentist in over 7 yrs..I was a little hestitant. The doctors were awesome, and the hygienist was GREAT! All of my dental treatment was explained...along with my insurance benefits. The total experience was perfect. I would recommend these doctors to anyone looking for a new dentist!!

Pros: Amazing Service & Treatment

Cons: -

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I will not consider visiting this doctor ever again in my life. Also will not recommend anyone to visit this office. For my first appointment I get to see the doctor after 4 hours of waiting in the office. Second visit I was 5 minutes late and they told me to reschedule the appointment. Office people are very rude specially doctor Abedi's nurse. They do not treat patient's with respect. Another two people were upset during my two visits and they left the office after waiting for 2 hours. Worst doctor office in this town. Do not go!!!

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I will not consider visiting this doctor ever again in my life. Also will not recommend anyone to visit this office. For my first appointment I get to see the doctor after 4 hours of waiting in the office. Second visit I was 5 minutes late and they told me to reschedule the appointment. Office people are very rude specially doctor Abedi's nurse. They do not treat patient's with respect. Another two people were upset during my two visits and they left the office after waiting for 2 hours. Worst doctor office in this town. Do not go!!!

Pros: Worst doctor's office and service in the town.

Cons: Way behind schedual and rude office staff.

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everything about the office is great. from the super nice and detailed dentists, to the starbucks coffee in the waiting room. amazing experience. i would recommend to anyone.

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everything about the office is great. from the super nice and detailed dentists, to the starbucks coffee in the waiting room. amazing experience. i would recommend to anyone.

Pros: excellent staff, very professional, great dentists

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Avoid this office at all costs. First of all, the dentist is extremely arrogant and talks down to you as though you are a child. As my teeth were being cleaned, the amateur assistant had horrible beside manner, and the dentist threw down the floss and said "What is this?? These teeth need to come out." He told me I have four cavities and insisted several times that I am to pull those teeth. I have since been to another recommended dentist who has told me those teeth are fine and the x-rays show no cavities. Second, a YEAR AND A HALF later, I receive a call that my balance was not paid in full and I owe $19.00. I asked why they would bother me now, and was told their person in charge of billing was not on top of it. The office manager Sarah Goodell was not helpful at all. Rather than wishing now that these people would get off my back... I would have avoided a big headache had I not gone there in the first place.

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Avoid this office at all costs. First of all, the dentist is extremely arrogant and talks down to you as though you are a child. As my teeth were being cleaned, the amateur assistant had horrible beside manner, and the dentist threw down the floss and said "What is this?? These teeth need to come out." He told me I have four cavities and insisted several times that I am to pull those teeth. I have since been to another recommended dentist who has told me those teeth are fine and the x-rays show no cavities. Second, a YEAR AND A HALF later, I receive a call that my balance was not paid in full and I owe $19.00. I asked why they would bother me now, and was told their person in charge of billing was not on top of it. The office manager Sarah Goodell was not helpful at all. Rather than wishing now that these people would get off my back... I would have avoided a big headache had I not gone there in the first place.

Pros: None

Cons: Attitude, billing errors and lies.

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Dr Abedi is an amazing dentist. He truely cares about his patients and his work. I have never felt so comfortable in a dental office. The staff is well trained and super friendly. Everyone is so knowledgable and willing to help you. Amazing office, definately highly recommend!!

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★★★★★

Dr Abedi is an amazing dentist. He truely cares about his patients and his work. I have never felt so comfortable in a dental office. The staff is well trained and super friendly. Everyone is so knowledgable and willing to help you. Amazing office, definately highly recommend!!

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I never got racked through the coals so much in all my life. Their billing is something to be desired. you will be told to that procedure is not covered by insurance. Only to find out that it is. It like pulling teeth (pardon the pun) trying to get them to issue a refund. I was given a token refund but had expected 3x as much. they somehow were able to explain the difference in Unspecified procedures and temporary crowns (thus charged twice). If you dare go here please make sure you get a full print out after every visit. Make them put it on the invoice what Unspecified blah blah procedure covers. And keep those invoices.
My advise go elsewhere the grief and financial isn't worth it.

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I never got racked through the coals so much in all my life. Their billing is something to be desired. you will be told to that procedure is not covered by insurance. Only to find out that it is. It like pulling teeth (pardon the pun) trying to get them to issue a refund. I was given a token refund but had expected 3x as much. they somehow were able to explain the difference in Unspecified procedures and temporary crowns (thus charged twice). If you dare go here please make sure you get a full print out after every visit. Make them put it on the invoice what Unspecified blah blah procedure covers. And keep those invoices.
My advise go elsewhere the grief and financial isn't worth it.

Pros: none

Cons: pricey service, clumsy dental assistants

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I wish I had done my research before selecting this dentist through my insurance. I had a procedure done that they told me was not covered by my insurance. I ended up paying cash (full price) for procedure. I needed proof that the insurance would not cover this expense. I told them to submit to insurance with the thought it would be denied. Lo and behold the insurance did cover procedure at a much lower insurance agreed upon price. They did give me a small refund but no where near what the insurance said I was entitled to. Look at their Better Business report (there is one complaint) and I have noticed that his partners review has negative feedback with respect to billing. Honestly I will have to give him credit where credit is due he did do a great job on my crowns. Be careful with billing.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wish I had done my research before selecting this dentist through my insurance. I had a procedure done that they told me was not covered by my insurance. I ended up paying cash (full price) for procedure. I needed proof that the insurance would not cover this expense. I told them to submit to insurance with the thought it would be denied. Lo and behold the insurance did cover procedure at a much lower insurance agreed upon price. They did give me a small refund but no where near what the insurance said I was entitled to. Look at their Better Business report (there is one complaint) and I have noticed that his partners review has negative feedback with respect to billing. Honestly I will have to give him credit where credit is due he did do a great job on my crowns. Be careful with billing.

Cons: billing ripoff

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We were looking for a new dentisit for insurance purposes and at first glance this looked like a good dentist but you won't be happy when you get your bill. Let me give just a taste of what you are going to be in for:

You will be told that your procudure is covered and preauthorized and then you will be billed.
You will try to call the billing rep who only works on Wednesday's and does not return phone calls.
When you reach the the billing rep, she will scream at you and tell you don't have any idea how dental billing works.

In addtion to this story, our experience has been that our insurance company was billed for procedures that were not performed and that we subsequently were sent to collections for money that was not owed. The only way to get thier attention was to file a complaint with the Business Bureau. There are a million dentisits in Scottsdale and since I have switched I have had no problems with billing whatsoever. Save yourself lots of time and few headaches and take your business somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were looking for a new dentisit for insurance purposes and at first glance this looked like a good dentist but you won't be happy when you get your bill. Let me give just a taste of what you are going to be in for:

You will be told that your procudure is covered and preauthorized and then you will be billed.
You will try to call the billing rep who only works on Wednesday's and does not return phone calls.
When you reach the the billing rep, she will scream at you and tell you don't have any idea how dental billing works.

In addtion to this story, our experience has been that our insurance company was billed for procedures that were not performed and that we subsequently were sent to collections for money that was not owed. The only way to get thier attention was to file a complaint with the Business Bureau. There are a million dentisits in Scottsdale and since I have switched I have had no problems with billing whatsoever. Save yourself lots of time and few headaches and take your business somewhere else.

 

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