Dr. Neil R. Woods

Dentist (DDS)

Severna Park, Maryland Map External Link
Website: neilrwoodsdds.com External Link
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Rating: 2.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. Neil R. Woods has a poor overall rating on RateMDs.com. frown

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Dentist-related: cavities, gum disease, teeth cleaning, dental care, gingivitis
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5631074
09/07/14 1 1 1 1 Horrible!!!!! I seriously recommend you look at his rating on the better business bureau. He graded an "F". Look on Maryland Judicary Case search. Being and has been sued multiple times. Very dirty rooms and paid thousands to have work done that have not been completed after many yrs! Don't take my word for it...LOOK HIM UP! 
Paid (or co-pay): $17000
RID: 5335128
07/04/14 5 5 5 5 Dan the hygienist is the best in town. He is very gentle and takes his time to make sure that you get the best care. The doctors here are great, Dr. Rabanal is the best. He does great work and I am so happy with everything I had done here. The staff at the front desk is great!! Always so helpful and nice!! Thanks for everything. MC  Respond
RID: 5306981
25/03/14 1 1 1 1 This office is terrible.DO NOT let them work on your teeth.The whole billing process was a disaster. They do awful work.Do yourself a favor and run away from Dr.Woods NOW. 
Insurance: Delta Dental
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RID: 3588591
28/10/13 5 5 5 5 I came in with a broken tooth late in the evening. I was seen right away and very happy with how friendly the staff was.  See Responses
27/10/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Neil" to "Neil R." 
RID: 2881963
27/09/13 1 1 1 1 The staff and the doctor sucks. I tried to transfer offices and the refused to transfer my records. Stay as far away from this place as possible.  See Responses
RID: 2880752
26/09/13 1 1 1 1 I feel so bad writing a bad review! Dr. Woods office is still sending me bill after I paid in full and they performed horrific dental work. .... Read on. ... I just had my teeth whitened with a dentist in Olney who found a few areas of decay he said should have been taken care of. I had just gone to Dr. Woods within the last month or so for five cavities and a root canal. I can't believe they left rot in my mouth. still tender from the work, which I though was a little violent. It gets worse. They had me pay my entire bill upfront -- $3,300. On each visit, they started to charge me as I left. I'd have to explain that I'd already paid everything up front like they required me to. No one ever knew what was going on. Then! I received a bill in the mail for $130 after all my work was done. No one had ever discussed additional charges with me. I tried calling the office, but that was two weeks ago and no one has called me back. So they might send it to collections and damage my credit. 
Paid (or co-pay): $3300
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RID: 2613959
10/04/13 4 3 3 4 I love this office. Ive been going there for 2 years now. Dan the hygienist is absolutely the best ever. I just had my 6 month cleaning and im going back for bleaching system next week. The staff is always nice and makes me feel welcome and that they truly care about me. It does get very busy at times with a reasonable wait time but they make sure i get the best care possible. They did tell me that they are adding new treatment rooms and having a dental host to help improve the wait time and the whole office will be revamped. Im very excited to see the final result. I would definitely recommend this office to others  See Responses
16/02/13 SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2557778
12/02/13 4 3 5 5 I had a very bad tooth ache and i needed an emergency dentist asap. Dr woods was able to see me the same day. Even though i was terrified they walked me through step by step what was going to happen. I never felt a thing. I was the best dental experience I have ever had. Dr woods even gave me his cell phone number in case i had questions or concerns. I will be going to see him from now on 
Paid (or co-pay): $390
RID: 2521942
04/01/13 1 1 1 1 Dont go he is bad all work done had to be done over need inplant because of bad work he did wanted all the money up front told him I did have it he called me at my house and told me call my credit card any get my limit raised have to wait 1 to 2 hours every visit he sucks 
Paid (or co-pay): $7000
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RID: 2429812
20/09/12 1 1 1 1 I will never go back to here again, had some work done and have been in more pain since then I was before. Had to go back 5 times for a simple filling. Paid for an expensive tooth brush they claimed I had to have and never received have been fighting for the past 3 months for a refund I am calling the better business bureau on him for shotty work and not refunding money that is mine because I never received the product that was promised!  See Responses
20/11/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1582086
07/11/11 1 1 1 1   Respond
RID: 1436937
10/05/11 1 3 1 2 Demanded $1000 up front to remove badly infected wisdom tooth,wouldn't even write a prescription for simple penicillin without that $1000.Hello.. people die from infected teeth.Going to another dentist who's more concerned with clearing up the infection & getting the tooth out asap so I don't die of sepsis.Unless you have the mighty $1000 laying around don't go to this place you'll get NO help & they'll swipe your CC for $90 before they even see you. 
Paid (or co-pay): $90
RID: 1434523
06/05/11 3 1 2 2 My major complaint with this doctor is them hounding you for pre-payment while you are there. Twice I was in the chair with a root canal issue and this Julie girl comes in wanting to know about payment. While I was in the chair with my mouth propped open. Thats just plain wrong! I also found them inconsistent with diagnosis from one of their own dentists to another. I have to back one final time. Then, I'm done with them.  Respond
RID: 1340012
18/01/11 5 1 2 3 never attends you at the appointed time. works with 3 patients at the same time. demands pre-payment. Takes forever to complete the dental work.  Respond
RID: 1331104
08/01/11 1 1 1 1 I am an employee with Dr. Woods. His office is disgustingly dirty, as well as the Dr. Himself (his hygiene is awful) He hires inexperienced staff. Many of the assistants working here are unlicensed and have no idea what they are doing. Many have no degree or training in dentistry and assist in complicated procedures where skill is required. He pays ALL of his employees $10 per hour regardless of their position or experience. His wife Bobbi is the office manager, she does nothing but bad mouth patients and refuse to refund money for work that was done improperly or never done. Dr. Woods violates every hippa law, as well as OSHA guidelines. He has a new patient advisor who assists him in swindling old people out of their money. He pushes treatment on people who don't need it and sees prey in the elderly forcing them to get implants when the bone is not dense enough to hold the implant. Thus requiring them to come back for many visits, charging them for every visit.  See Responses
RID: 1292003
11/11/10 1 4 3 1 Do not go to this doctor. Never saw him; got an obviously inexperienced doctor who savagely cleaned my teeth without letting me know he was going to do this. Put in a crown, left it too high, had to come back again. on third appt. replacement doctor lied and said first doc was out of office. staff then told me he was gone as in gone forever. That was the last straw for me. Stopped going.  Respond
RID: 823059
10/03/09 1 1 1 1 Went in for a tooth ach ,came out with a root lodged in my sinus.. Was then told to leave it in there ,that it won't hurt anything. Ended up at oral surg. who didn't believe the story and called Dr. Woods himself and couldn't believe he was told to leave it alone too.$1000.00 later it was removed. I tried to get them to pay up and was basiclly laughed at by his staff. have had sinus multiple sinus infections since. the place is joke. don't go there !!!!  Respond
RID: 774280
27/01/09 1 1 2 2 My teeth used to be beautiful until I let Dr. Woods **** them. After I had three fillings replaced on the bottom and a crown put in just so you know my new dentist looked at the x rays Dr Woods took and stated I did not need a crown. Now that tooth is ruined and I had to get that crown replaced by the new dentist. Dr Woods was so agressive with my teeth that I have permanent scratches on my teeth from the cleaning and he chipped a molar and thanks to him I need a filling for it. The finance department for Dr Woods is a rip off they over charge the patient and do not apologize when they are caught. The staff is inexperienced the assistants do not know how to read and are no help to the Dentist. I highly do not recommend this dentist. This was the worst Dentist I ever visited and it saddens me to know that I will live with this mistake for the rest of my life. I hope this dentist loses his license before he does damage to children's teeth. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 614395
15/06/08 1 1 1 1 difficulty with scheduling, POOR WORK, Billed for services not received. Check with Dental examiners office for more info on complaints filed  Respond
RID: 614231
15/06/08 4 4 5 4 Took over a year to do simple jobs. Made ill & painful partial dentures. Even the impression for the lab was too tight & painful. Teeth fell out of partial. Temp. crown fell out 5 times. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6500
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