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Don't Go To This Office!
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Rating: 1/51
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO -- I agree, I made the mistake of going to their office in Albuquere, NM. I went to them about 3 months ago. Got convinced to get their ultimate Denture package. I could never find anyone in the office to explain the timeline of what exactly was going to happen and what to expect during and after the tooth extractions, I arrived 1 week later to have 24 teeth extracted, none of the receptionists in the office knew what I was there for! Oh buy the way, I had to pay for everything up front before anything would be done, the day I went in for my consultation, had x-rays done, was not told there was a charge for that, then I went to check out and they demanded $80.00 for the x-rays!

After the procedure I really was not in two much pain, I had an appointment 3 weeks later for a soft reline, everything still OK, when I checked out that day I was told to call in 3 weeks to make another appointment for another soft reline. I called 3 weeks later on a Monday to make an appointment, was told they are closed that Friday” good Friday”, I said OK what about earlier in the week, told sorry their booked, so I had an appointment the following Thursday 10:00 AM, by then my lower dentures were really starting to hurt, could not wear them since the day before. I could not eat solid food without my lowers in. So I took time off work to go to my appointment. Arrived at 9:45, sat there in a crowded waiting room for 1 hour and 45 minutes, was never seen, when I asked the receptionist about it she acted like how dare me ask her anything!! Told her I had to leave to go back to work, I need another appointment, she got all pissy and said come in tomorrow at 10:00. Next day have to take more time off work, arrive at dentist office at 9:45 again, waited till 11:30, every time I asked about me, I got nothing but attitude, so I told that receptionist I had to go back to work, I need another appointment, she tells me Monday at 11:00 AM. Now keep in mind that all this was already paid for upfront, have not been able to eat solid food until I get this procedure done.

So now I’m waiting through the weekend to go back on Monday, hope they can do it then.
I really don’t think they care about any of the patients! They already have been paid in full!

I wish I would have never gone there! Don’t even think of going to that office!
     
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Bad Dentures and Questionable Proper Extractions
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CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA -- On Jan. 14, 2012, I went Affordable Dentures in Cartersville, Ga to have tooth extractions as well a root tip extractions (where teeth had broken off at the gumline). I was on a morphine pump for back pain for over 10 yrs which destroyed my teeth. When all was extracted, there was no stitching of the extracted areas, as I was expecting. A temporary upper plate was immediately put in and was so bad, that a second one had to be made. I have gone in several times for adjustments to no avail.

I cannot imagine anything more uncomfortable being in my mouth. They may as well have put in a ball of plastic which probably would be more comfortable. 4 months later, I am still gagging and cannot chew. It looks like I will be on a soft diet forever at this point. I tolerate them each day as long as I can, but by about 4:00 pm, they have to come out. It's awful, and I am supposed to have the premium package. Don't think so! I know many, many people with upper plates and have had no problems at all. My Father had them for years and never had a problem. But compared to his, these things I have in my mouth are the thickest ones I have ever seen. I went here because I have no dental insurance and am on disability. I went to other dentists and was quoted prices of $7,000-$10,000 which I could not do. I thought that if I went with their premium package, things would be much better. What a surprise! It's bad, bad, bad!
     
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No complaints
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Rating: 5/51
CHESTER, VIRGINIA -- On February 15th I had thirty teeth pulled and an immediate denture placed. I researched Affordable Dentures thoroughly before taking them my business. The Chester, VA office has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureu and no complaints within the past year.
I was very anxous and fearful - thirty is a lot of teeth. I made a lot of phone calls to the office and every time my questions were addressed with patience.

The dentists treated me respectfully. They had gentle hands, my extractions were painless after all the lidocaine took effect. The injections were painful - they are injections after all. But the fear that pulling my teeth was going to be awful was quickly put aside.

My mouth was filled with cotton and I was immediately fit with a temporary full set of dentures. I was prescribed appropriate pain control and a prophylactic antibiotic.

I consider my course so far as better than expected. No dry socket, pain controlled, no infection. I use adhesive on my dentures as instructed and am slowly learning to speak more clearly and eat soft foods. My dentures look just like the teeth I lost and I am going in for my first adjustment on the 21st day after the extractions. The office was clean and the staff wore appropriate gloves and masks. They washed their hands upon entering my area and cleaned up soil with the proper solution. Cleanliness and infection control are key to my returning for care. I've been an RN for 27 years.

Up to this point I don't have any complaints. Nor do I expect any based on my previous experience.


     
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There are still some good doctors around
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CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA -- I am writing to compliment dr. Adedyin and her wonderful staff of the Affordable Dentures in cartersville, Ga. I have read so much reviews about Affordable Dentures that I was skeptical about going there but my boss (the mayor in my city0 said he had a good experience so I decided to try. He told me to request the lady doctor. I did have to get there at 7:30 am and there was a lot of people there, so you must be patient. The lady at the front, was exceptionally nice, I was nervous, so I had lots of questions and she did not get mad. when I was called back, xray was taken and this young black girl came in, ( I thought she must have just been out of high school) but she is the DOCTOR! she was VERY sweet, and patient, she advised me not to pull all my bottom teeth but to get a partial. when I came back after lunch, she numb me and pulled my teeth- I didn't even know she had pulled them all. My dentist always sent me to a surgeon because he says my teeth are hard to numb and have to pull. I can't believe this small lady got the teeth pout in about 10 mins, all 22 teeth! she was so gentle and talking to me to calm me down throuh out. then my temp denture was placed- looked really good. I was crying and my wife cried to. this was such a good experience for my family. I start a new job in 2 weeks and my self confidence is back. her staff even called me the next day to check on me. no doctor or dentist has ever done that before. try the cartersville office and if you are lucky to see dr adedyin, I'm sure you will not regret it- I didn't
     
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Great Dentist, Great Staff !
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SOUTH HILL, VIRGINIA -- I just wanted to write a review on my recent experience at the affordable denture office in South Hill Virginia. I am a 49 year old man and for one reason or the other I have always had trouble with my teeth, and I have seen many different dentist in my life. I have had teeth pulled in Chester Va., Richmond Va. Petersburg Va. and even in New Mexico, It is a long story but I have never been able to afford to get the work done that I needed done. And if you are in a similar point in your life I would HIGHLY recommend the office located in South Hill Virginia. I ended up going there because the office in Chester Va. did not take "care credit" and I'm so glad they didn't, I don't have that much experience with the Chester office only when I called the Lady that answered the phone was short with me and told me that they don't take the Care Credit card, which I applied for and was easily approved for for three Thousand dollars so that is the way I wanted to pay for my dentures that I knew I needed. I first went to a very reputable dentist in Midlothian Va. They pulled three teeth and it was very expensive, they were good people but way overpriced and pushy. Anyhow I said all that to say this, when I called the Affordable denture office in South Hill the Receptionist was so nice just on the phone, she told me about how they do things there it is not like a "typical" practice anyway I asked her about cost and if they accepted my credit card she told me every thing I wanted to know and the hours and what time I needed to be there and the office is a hour drive for me but well worth every mile I drove there and back! Patience is the key. if you are like me and have been suffering for years one whole day won't be that bad. So I get called back there and I don't know what to expect really I mean I've never had all my teeth pulled or had dentures or anything but the Dental Hygienist got me in the x ray machine and made me feel very relaxed and comfortable after that I had to get upper and lower impressions of my mouth so the upper dentures I was getting would line up, again very friendly staff and then I met The Dentist at the South Hill office Dr. Michael Smith the best dentist I have ever been to, and I have seen allot, (unfortunately) any way he assured me I would be fine and everything would go good. well after that he prescribed me my medicine and they told me to return at 1:30 it was only about ten or so. Like I said patience...so I went to the nearby Walmart and two of the three medications I was given were only 4 bucks each total for all meds 15 bucks granted it may be different for you but I can't imagine by much. So I go back at 1:30 and did not get called back until 4:00 but finally after all those years I had been waiting it was the big moment and I a 49 year old man don't mind telling you I was scared to say the least, but again the Doctor and his Assistant were very reassuring and he shot me full of novocaine and waited a few minutes and came back and gave me a little more and the only pain I felt at all was the needle behind the teeth when he put it in the front to my amazement very very little pain well I didn't keep my eyes open because I was scared but people let me tell you what I had to get 11 teeth pulled and it really seemed like by the time they had laid me back they were setting me up I mean I was and am very impressed with Dr Smith I do not write reviews but I had to for this Dr. and my temporary dentures were in and they took the time to get it right and wow I look good ! lol but I really do, the dentures have made me smile again they are awesome. Thank everyone there at Affordable dentures South Hill Va. office feel free to contact me if you have any questions for me but the best thing to do is call them. It is a very sad day when you realize you have messed up and neglected your natural teeth but I'm telling you Dr. Smith is THE best dentist ever bar none.
     
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Dr Iris At Affordable Dentures, Columbus Ohio
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COLUMBUS, OHIO -- OK, first off I was TERRIFIED to visit affordable dentures based on some of the reviews I read on here. This is the main reason I am posting this. I need to have several teeth pulled and dentures placed. I went to a couple other dentists, one said I would need bone work first, the other said I could get the dentures without an issue, but charged WAY TOO MUCH. so I tried affordable dentures. I read reviews on here of the old dentist at this location and almost decided not to even give it a shot. Well, I'm glad I decided to go!! Dr Iris was great. not only was she very understanding of me being a big chicken, but she RELAXED ME!! can you believe that, relaxed at the dentist??? Well, I will admit its an all day process, but you do not need to be in the office all day. I started out at 745, was seen by 810ish, and was out of the office before 9. I did have to come back at noon. took the medication I was given when I got there at noon, was seen by 130, and was on my way home, with new dentures, by 3ish. Dr Iris was very gentle, yet firm. she really made me feel like she was concerned more about my being nervous then she was about my money. I am praising her a bit I know, but this is more for the people that are researching affordable dentures to decide if they should give them a try. I won't say my visit was PLEASANT, I am a chicken, but it was no where near the nightmare I expected!! I do recommend going to Dr Iris. As far as affordable dentures, so far I have no problems other than the initial discomfort getting used to them. And yes, you will notice that they push out your top gum a bit, but it is not as bad as people make it sound on here. NONE of my friends have noticed it at all, only I have. OHHH I also noticed a complaint about the receptionist. well, I personally think she is great.

She not only talked to me in detail about what to expect the night before, but she too was very understanding about me being scared to come in. Over all, I would rate my experience an 8. OK, might be more, but I'm not giving a 10 to ANYONE that pulled all my teeth until I can eat steak again!! LOL
Basically, give them a chance people.
     
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A LIVING NIGHTMARE!
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ZANESVILLE, OHIO -- In January of 2007 I went to Affordable Dentures in Zanesville, Ohio to have my teeth extracted and get my first set of dentures.
I paid for the best package and what I got was a nightmare.
I was told they can only extract half your teeth at one time, which is not true. Many places do them all at once, I found out later, but here's what happened.
They extracted my top teeth and sent me home with a prescription of pain medication that I was allergic to, even though I informed them repeatedly about this beforehand. When I tried to contact them in severe pain that Friday as soon as I got home, they didn't get back to me until Monday.
I was scheduled to get my top teeth done on Monday. They called me in the correct pain meds and then rescheduled me for Wednesday due to the 2 inches of snow they got, they were closing. Wednesday they called me and rescheduled me for Friday stating they were playing catch-up due to being closed Monday and Tuesday from the 2 inches of snow.
Friday they finally seen me, but due to the medication in my system, 4 of my front bottom teeth wouldn't numb. I insisted he wait and let me stop the meds for a few days and let me return, so they could be numbed.
The Dentist told me NO, he couldn't stop now!
So he pulled 3 teeth that were not numb while I screamed and cried and fought him and then cut the last one out that was also NOT NUMB!
When I walked out the door, I had blood all over my face, I was shaking in shock, crying and collapsed into my sons arms, who had to physically carry me to the car.
The Doctor was insane, the women working there were witches and the whole atmosphere was a terrible environment.
I had to go back to that horrible place for my fittings as the swelling went down and these people were awful.
They violently force the dentures into your mouth, even an 80 year old man and a woman in her 70's in other rooms moaned and cried while only getting replacement dentures!
These people are heartless and cruel!
I recently received a notice that they have a new Dentist there now.
No doubt the old one lost his license, I hope! BEWARE, the same evil women probably still work there!
I should have sued, but instead I settled for my money back and was given it from their corporate office happily after my story!
BEWARE PLEASE, YOU WILL WAIT, WAIT AND WAIT SOME MORE, THEY WILL BUMP YOU AND BUMP YOU SO THEY CAN MAKE ROOM FOR NEW PATIENT MONEY, THEY WILL TREAT YOU VERY BRUTALLY AND LEAVE YOU WONDERING HOW THEY'RE STILL IN BUSINESS.
DON'T GO THERE UNLESS YOU WANT A CHEAP FIX AND CAN ENDURE THE PAIN AND ABUSE FROM THESE PEOPLE AND END UP WITH DENTURES THAT ARE TERRIBLE AND PLAN ONGOING BACK 50 TIMES UNTIL YOU GIVE UP. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING!
I FEEL BAD FOR THE NEW DENTIST- HE'S IN FOR A SURPRISE WITH THAT STAFF!!
HE'D DO WELL TO FIRE MOSTLY ALL OF THEM AND HIRE NEW PEOPLE!!!
     
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Ripped Off By Affordable Dentures West Palm
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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- Went in for consult and exam. Was talked into purchasing the New Denture Wearers Package. This consisted of a full set of temporary dentures and several months later fitting and dispensing of permanent dentures.

The Temporary dentures never fit, despite having to go back to the office and wait for hours to be seen and refitted, only to return and receive dentures that did not fit any better at all, after the time and aggravation of returning for adjustments.

After only a week or so of trying to wear the temps, I decided to just wait a few months for the fitting of the permanent dentures.

Upon returning six months later, as advised, I was fitted, if you can call it that, and had to wait several days for the supposedly 'premium' dentures to be made.

Then, you are called to come in for a final set of impressions and fitting.

Upon insertion of the full set of dentures, I immediately noted and stated that the dentures did not fit well, and looked terrible.

I was told to wait a wek and come back in for yet more adjustments.

And, BTW, I paid these crooks up front...about 1400 dollars...they have my cash, and I have absolutely nothing of any value to me...the dentures they fitted and sent me home with are terrible in both fit and looks.

When you complain, they give you a lot of BS, and in addition one particular dental tech, I don't know if she is even licensed, is absolutely a lying, obnoxious young lady. Very obnoxious and not helpful at all. And totally unprofessional, as is most of the staff at this business. They are in it just to make money off of people with no regard for the finished product, a very poor quality medical dental device which they are very bad at fitting and creating.

I am going to go back and ask for a refund, and if they do not comply, I intend to report the dentist and this business to the State Dental Board / Board of Health, the State Attorney Generals Office and the BBB.

Stay away from this place. They are dis-honest, unprofessional and a total rip-off.
     
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Affordable Dentures, Scam, Theft, Intimidation
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CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- I ordered the custom dentures from the company. The day they gave them to me I informed them the dentures did not fit. They told me it was fine and come back in 2 weeks and they would do a remake if needed, and adjust it otherwise. ''

I used my old dentures for the 2 weeks and when I returned they told me they would only fix any sore spots I may have and replied 'I dunno what to tell you' when I said they didn't fit. Then a man came in and said the new teeth were same as the old and I said 'no look there man, its the gum that's too high'.

The man then turned and bent over about 12 inches from my face and shouted 'DON'T CALL ME MAN! YOU CAN CALL ME SIR WITH RESPECT'. I could smell alcohol on his breath and was very nervous about his aggression because he was a very tall large man. I said 'man is just an expression, I didn't mean it with disrespect, just trying to show you the problem area on the denture'.

The man then continued shouting and said 'Get up and get out of here! GET OUT! HIT THE BRICKS BUDDY!' I was afraid to say anything else because he was red in the face and obviously drinking so I got up and left. As I left I noticed there were at least 2 other customers in the cubicles beside mine who heard the exchange. Also my fiance was there with me. At the front we asked them to put in writing that they were refusing to make the adjustment and the receptionist stated 'I ain't giving you nothing in writing, bye'.

There were about 12 customers in the lobby who heard this exchange as well.
I have never been treated this way in my life and I cannot remember being that afraid for my safety. He frightened me so much that after I left when I realized he still had the teeth the company made that did not fit, I was afraid to go back so I just called and asked. I was placed on hold then the line went dead.

I will tell you that after having thought about this overnight I am getting very upset. I paid for custom dentures that would fit, and I was given something that I cannot wear at all. I want custom dentures that fit...

I paid for it. I do not want any drama about it, I did not pay for drama and intimidation. The part that unsettles me most about all of this is that I am 26 yrs old but I noticed many of your customers are senior citizens and I should really hope and pray that this office is not treating them the same way they treated (attacked) me if they try to get them to stand behind their quality promises.

I have looked online and found quite a few testimonials from consumers that are almost the same as mine. Very unsettling. I am hereby demanding in writing that Affordable Dentures refund my money because they not only didn't provide dentures that fit, but they kept them when I tried to get them to make them fit. I will cc my attorney on this email in case Affordable Dentures decides to outright scam me.
     
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Affordable Dental Care - Think Outside Of The Box
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WACO, TEXAS -- Despite the fact that I have very good dental insurance, I have not been able to afford the extractions and upper dentures I desperately needed. Every time I thought I had saved enough, I would receive another estimate from a dentist with designer office furniture and gorgeous wallpaper and carpet that was several thousand dollars beyond my budget as a public school teacher. Finally, I discovered Affordable Dentures and their out-of-the-box philosophy. There are no bells and whistles. They simply do what needs to be done for a reasonable price. The office is very clean and pretty, but not "designer" quality. The people are very polite and nice. Do you have to wait? Yes. One way the practice saves money is by not scheduling appointments. I made it a point to show up well before the office opened. I was one of the first to sign in. I was seen about an hour later. They immediately took a panoramic x-ray, and I was examined. My options were then discussed. I had done my research, so I knew that I wanted 9 extractions and an upper denture. I chose the non IV conscious sedation.

When the plan had been decided upon, I was given two prescriptions to have filled at my pharmacy. One for pain and one for antibiotics. I was told to return at 1pm, so I went out to lunch. When I returned, I was given a Valium-type pill and the receptionist and my ride kept an eye on me in the waiting room.

About an hour later I was given an additional amount and thirty minutes later, a little more. I was feeling comfortable, but I didn't really feel drugged at all. Just calm. At 3:20 or so, I was taken back, and I have no real memory of the procedure. The next thing I know, I am being wheeled out of the office by my ride and going home. I had the upper denture in and careful and complete instructions about how to care for myself and my dentures. The dentist (Dr. Powell) even called me a couple of days later to check on my progress. It was a good experience overall, and I am very pleased. They did not file my insurance. I paid it all upfront, and I am filing my own paperwork. They provided the paperwork I needed to do that.

The denture I purchased was the economy package. This is the least expensive option. I was given a temporary denture that looks very much like some permanent ones I have seen, and I will receive my permanent one in about six months when my gums have healed. Yes, there will be follow up visits, but I did have it all done in one day. I had my first adjustment and the woman who did the adjustments was very nice and she did a great job. If you do your research and know what to expect, you will be very pleased. Affordable Dentures in Waco, TX provides a safe and affordable alternative if you need dental care and struggle to afford it.
     
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