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14 years ago
09/09/2009, 08:17 AM
Scam, Con Artist! – I tried this place out last month since I work in Camarillo, although I live in Ventura. Anyway, my experience probably begins like that of many others- I drive into a nice, newer shopping center and see the ad for a $39 cleaning, xray, and exam- Sounds too good to be true! The office is new, clean, and has friendly workers. So far, so good. But, as you walk in, you see that there's no one else waiting... curious.... Then you look at the sign-in sheet, and only one or two people have been there all day, and here it is near closing time- hmmm... Then you see all of their brand new, high tech equipment- new PC to fill out your info, none of that hand written, old-fashioned stuff. Then you see their expensive, state of the art laser crown-making machine. How do they afford this on $39 specials?? Anyway, you get a ton of xrays on the latest, expensive equipment, not to mention their high-tech pen sized digital camera that photographs the inside of your mouth! This place reeks of $$$!
So far, things are alright- then comes the dentist who pretends to be your friend, but is more like a used car salesman. He looks over the teeth, then says that I need thousands of dollars of work done!! (I've never needed dental work in my life, and I'm in my 40's!) He had the financing woman come in to go over their 'options' since they 'care so much' about working with my limited finances.
( I got a second opinion later from a real dentist who said that he was just trying to con $ out of me since there was absolutely nothing wrong with my teeth and that they were in great shape!!!)
So then, they go through with the quickest, most incomplete cleaning I've ever seen, they basically use a water-pick and polish the fronts of the teeth in less than 10 minutes. Most of the time was spent on xrays and their financing, and my teeth still had stains from before!
It is angering how these guys can lie to your face, thinking only of the $ they can get. After all of their scare tactics, you can't help but go through much stress and mental anguish that your teeth are falling apart; how to pay for all of this expensive work, and then the suffering you'd go through. If I fell for their scam, I'd have a monsterous bill I couldn't afford, drilled up and ruined teeth with fillings that they'd need to replace over the years, pain,.... and all of it for a scam!!!!!
Poor cleaning at best; con-artist scams.... I warn you to avoid this place at all costs- their Bait of $39 is a lure to trap and ensnare you in their money-making prison. I later learned from a co-worker that he had the same experience!!!
This place is owned by the same people as Camarillo Dental Group on Las Posas, so beware!!!