Peterson, Betsy L, Dds - Acahti Dental

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  • 523 W Clinton St

    Ithaca, NY 14850

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  • 607-272-2081

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Very professional...explained everything...staff friendly ... definitely recommend to anyone who wants quality dental work.

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Very professional...explained everything...staff friendly ... definitely recommend to anyone who wants quality dental work.

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I had been going to a dentist in Auburn who was very nice and rather cheap for most of my life.... I finally realized he wasn't doing a good job and I went to Dr. Peterson and she showed me with a camera the decay on my teeth, and the

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I had been going to a dentist in Auburn who was very nice and rather cheap for most of my life.... I finally realized he wasn't doing a good job and I went to Dr. Peterson and she showed me with a camera the decay on my teeth, and the

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DO NOT go to this dentist. I went to Dr. Oberly for a routine dental checkup and cleaning. He told me that I had "extensive" decay on 2 teeth that needed to be filled. I thought this was unusual because I had never had problems before. Another dentist examined copies of my Xrays and did not find anything wrong. Another dentist, almost a year later, did a visual exam and took new Xrays and did not find anything wrong with those teeth. I find it very unusual that he said I had 2 cavities when 2 other dentists could not find them. Go to this dentist at your own risk.

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DO NOT go to this dentist. I went to Dr. Oberly for a routine dental checkup and cleaning. He told me that I had "extensive" decay on 2 teeth that needed to be filled. I thought this was unusual because I had never had problems before. Another dentist examined copies of my Xrays and did not find anything wrong. Another dentist, almost a year later, did a visual exam and took new Xrays and did not find anything wrong with those teeth. I find it very unusual that he said I had 2 cavities when 2 other dentists could not find them. Go to this dentist at your own risk.

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Dr. Peterson replaced one of my old fillings with a crown, and now, just one year later, it has to be completely replaced because it was done improperly. My new dentist said he suspects it never sealed correctly to the tooth, leaving space beneath it for decay to get in. The situation is worse now and I might need a root canal.

I stopped seeing Dr. Peterson after that initial crown because she had recommended a ton of additional work that wasn't covered by insurance. When I got a second opinion from a trusted family dentist several states away, he said none of it was necessary. In fact, he suggested that she was unethical -- the teeth she'd wanted to fill were absolutely fine, without a trace of a cavity or other problem, and even the most proactive dentist wouldn't work on healthy teeth. He was actually quite upset and said that, from a medical perspective, he couldn't understand why she would have made those recommendations at all except to make money.

I'd thought I avoided the worst by never going back to her, but clearly, I never should have let her do the first crown either. I regret the day I stepped into that office and strongly suggest that you find a different dentist in Ithaca.

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Dr. Peterson replaced one of my old fillings with a crown, and now, just one year later, it has to be completely replaced because it was done improperly. My new dentist said he suspects it never sealed correctly to the tooth, leaving space beneath it for decay to get in. The situation is worse now and I might need a root canal.

I stopped seeing Dr. Peterson after that initial crown because she had recommended a ton of additional work that wasn't covered by insurance. When I got a second opinion from a trusted family dentist several states away, he said none of it was necessary. In fact, he suggested that she was unethical -- the teeth she'd wanted to fill were absolutely fine, without a trace of a cavity or other problem, and even the most proactive dentist wouldn't work on healthy teeth. He was actually quite upset and said that, from a medical perspective, he couldn't understand why she would have made those recommendations at all except to make money.

I'd thought I avoided the worst by never going back to her, but clearly, I never should have let her do the first crown either. I regret the day I stepped into that office and strongly suggest that you find a different dentist in Ithaca.

Pros: None

Cons: Shoddy crown, unnecessary procedures

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I've been seeing Dr. Oberly for over 4 years and have never had any problems. His approach is preventative and expects you to keep up your end of the bargain, i.e. brush 2x a day, floss, don't grind your teeth, and eat well. That being said, he's a business man, and like most business people he pays taxes, enormous (mal) practice insurance fees, makes payroll for several office staff and hygenists, handles your insurance claims, pays rent or mortgage, has 100's of thousands of dollars tied up in equipment to keep patients safe and comfortable, and who knows what other expenses he has to keep his doors open. So I don't begrudge him recommending expensive preventative procedures. Imagine the lawsuits he'd face if he didn't make these recommendations! He makes a diagnosis, presents you with all the viable options, and makes a recommendation. I've never felt bullied nor talk down to. Keep up the good work Dr. Oberly.

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I've been seeing Dr. Oberly for over 4 years and have never had any problems. His approach is preventative and expects you to keep up your end of the bargain, i.e. brush 2x a day, floss, don't grind your teeth, and eat well. That being said, he's a business man, and like most business people he pays taxes, enormous (mal) practice insurance fees, makes payroll for several office staff and hygenists, handles your insurance claims, pays rent or mortgage, has 100's of thousands of dollars tied up in equipment to keep patients safe and comfortable, and who knows what other expenses he has to keep his doors open. So I don't begrudge him recommending expensive preventative procedures. Imagine the lawsuits he'd face if he didn't make these recommendations! He makes a diagnosis, presents you with all the viable options, and makes a recommendation. I've never felt bullied nor talk down to. Keep up the good work Dr. Oberly.

Pros: Knowledgeable and professional

Cons: None.

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The doctors at this location really have a great dynamic, which is very important in a therapeutic relationship. I think the claims should be settled and they really did do a good job, aesthetically and also functionally on two of my teeth. Unfortunately the third needed a root canal.

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The doctors at this location really have a great dynamic, which is very important in a therapeutic relationship. I think the claims should be settled and they really did do a good job, aesthetically and also functionally on two of my teeth. Unfortunately the third needed a root canal.

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Please do not use this dentist. Oberley has had several legal actions brought against him, and according to a local lawyer, he is unethical, quite simply. He did a horrible job on my root canal, the crown has fallen off repeatedly, and now I have to have oral surgery. When I talked to local lawyers, two different lawyers told me that he has had several claims against him and they are unsure how he still is practicing dentistry. Avoid at all costs!

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Please do not use this dentist. Oberley has had several legal actions brought against him, and according to a local lawyer, he is unethical, quite simply. He did a horrible job on my root canal, the crown has fallen off repeatedly, and now I have to have oral surgery. When I talked to local lawyers, two different lawyers told me that he has had several claims against him and they are unsure how he still is practicing dentistry. Avoid at all costs!

Pros: Nice secretaries

Cons: Unethical, poor treatment

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I went to Dr. Peter Oberly for a dental checkup, expecting to be told I should have my wisdom teeth out and maybe that I had a cavity. Sure enough, he said so. However, to my surprise, he also said I should have an additional several thousand dollars of surgery, including a bone graft and a tumor biopsy!

So I got two more opinions from trusted dentists, who agreed that I did not need all that Oberly had suggested. They couldn't even find the cavity he had mentioned! Avoid this dentist.

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I went to Dr. Peter Oberly for a dental checkup, expecting to be told I should have my wisdom teeth out and maybe that I had a cavity. Sure enough, he said so. However, to my surprise, he also said I should have an additional several thousand dollars of surgery, including a bone graft and a tumor biopsy!

So I got two more opinions from trusted dentists, who agreed that I did not need all that Oberly had suggested. They couldn't even find the cavity he had mentioned! Avoid this dentist.

Pros: Nice office, comfortable.

Cons: Delayed appointment 2 weeks, made up problems with mouth

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Work done was exceptional, however, I was EXTREMELY uncomfortable with her work attire and general forwardness. She was dressed far too provocatively for a professional office. This was so much an issue with me, that I may never return to this office. I am a happily married man who doesn't appreciate seeing women demean themselves in this way. Ms. Ball is a gifted Dental Assistant who could step up her game with some self respect.

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Work done was exceptional, however, I was EXTREMELY uncomfortable with her work attire and general forwardness. She was dressed far too provocatively for a professional office. This was so much an issue with me, that I may never return to this office. I am a happily married man who doesn't appreciate seeing women demean themselves in this way. Ms. Ball is a gifted Dental Assistant who could step up her game with some self respect.

Pros: Knowledgeable.

Cons: Suggestively dressed.

 

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