While I was on my vacation from the east coast recently, I needed an emergency root canal treatment during a weekend. I could not find an endodontist in the bay area who could see me on a Sunday. After several phone calls, I got hold of Dr. O'Callaghan and explained to her about my intense pain. She came to her office in Berkeley in less than an hour. I literally could not find enough words to thank her for sacrificing her weekend. Took x-rays, diagnosed, and she explained to me everything in detail before it was done. Even though it was a complex procedure, she did it virtually pain free. She was absolutely fantastic! She was thorough and knowledgeable. My Dentist back home after reviewing Dr.Ocallaghan's x-rays was so impressed, I had to write this review. I will recommend Dr. O Çallaghan to anyone who needs a root canal done...pity she's over there and not here! Jaime
received a courtesy call reminding me of my appt the day before, as I'd missed my last. Was greeted promptly by the doctor and who seemed genuinely concerned and helpful with my pain from my last root canal. Service was near painless, with amazing results! Will definitely be coming back and recommending! AJ
I saw Dr.O'Callaghan after hours for an emergency visit. Her and her staff were just amazing. I am normally not such a baby but the pain was unreal. Anywway, I feel soo much better today and I am actually looking forward to my next visit with her!! Really comfortable office too, which helps when you are in pain all over.
I specifically told her no procedures that could not be fully completed in two weeks because I am moving out of California. As a student, I had also been concerned about the expense. She assured me that everything would be completed within two weeks and that the max out of pocket for the process was $400. Not truthful at all. After the second part of the root canal, shortly before I had to leave the country for 5 weeks, she told me that I had to schedule for a permanent filling and a crown with my dentist - which would increase my out of pocket costs to more than $1000. She also told me after the root canal that the temporary filling she put in would only lasts for a couple of weeks, which means that I would need to find a dentist in South America on my vacation to finish up what she started - a procedure that would not happen if she told me the truth. She was not watching out for me at all and sacrificed my needs for her own benefit.
I was an an emergency referral patient. I was freaking out, not myself at all. Dr. O'Callaghan got me numb quickly and got me out of pain. She prepared me for what lay ahead and booked me to come for completion for work. All within the hour. One word, FANTASTIC
Front desk staff was rude. Dentist was not on time, was in the waiting room for 1 hour! She then was in a rush,very rough with my mouth and did not spent appropriate amount of time on patient. Her recommended treatment was to get more money than patient's best interest. Definitely not very professional. Did not check insurance , therefore I was over charged & still have not got my REFUND!!! I would never go back again.
I was referred for a root canal to this office. Spent two days in pain (I procrastinate) and could not believe that when my dentist called this office at 4pm on a Thursday, Dr. O'Callaghan was able to see me. I drove to her office and was seen immediately. She did advise me that she had adjusted her schedule to fit me in and while she could get me comfortable, I would need to return the following week to have the second part done. I am at home and pain free!! Unbelievable!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this very caring professional.
She did not explain things thoroughly. She recommended and completed a procedure that may have been unnecessary and ended up making the situation much worse. The front desk staff is great, but the doctor is problematic If she recommends a major intervention, get a second opinion before you agree to it. She does ok if everything is easy, but if you have a complication, it gets difficult.
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2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removedMay 21, 2011
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