Ratings for Dr. Lawrence K. Banker
@17I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr.Banker.1ofmy 3rdmolars was growing sideways and only thebottom2 needed removal, Dr.Bsuggested to remove all of them.I asked for gas anesthesia&he said it was a routine procedure& not to waste my parent's money.He injected anumbing agent to all4areas he was about to remove,& pulled out my left2wisdom teeth without a hitch.He then sawed out my right3rdmolar which was sideways it took some time&left for a lengthy phone call.He returned to remove the top last tooth the numbing agent had worn off and my jaw involuntarily locked.He acted like it was my fault telling me to unlock my jaw.He reapply the numbing agent he managed to get the last tooth out.I returned for a dental cleaning by an assistant and went into shock.Not only did I suffer physical anguish but the trauma of seeing the blood and teeth yanked out of my face scarred me for life.I'm28& still every time I go for a routine check up I feel anxiety&explain why I bawl sitting in a dentist chair.
My dentist of 30 years retired, and I went to Dr. Banker to take over my dental care. In several visits over the past year and a half, Dr. Banker has been most professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and engaged in my dental well-being. His rates are reasonable, and I believe he and his staff provide excellent & comprehensive dental care. He always explains fully what he believes are in my best interest for care solutions, and provides the range of alternatives and various options that are available. I give Dr. Banker and his staff my highest recommendation, without qualification or reservation.
I went to Dr. Banker's office for a cleaning. When Dr. Banker checked my teeth, he told me that I needed four crowns replaced in the back. He was able to fit me in after lunch and took molds for two of the crowns. A week later he put in the two crowns...perfect fit. At the same appt. he took molds for the last two crowns. In a week, the second two crowns were perfect. I am very impressed because my last dentist would have taken much more time to get the work done and I usually had to go back for "tweeking." Dr. Banker's staff has always been pleasant and very helpful. I have been very pleased with my experience with Dr. Banker and would recommend him to all my friends.
Dr Banker returned my emergency call during non business hours promptly and professionally. The staff made me feel very comfortable. It was one of my most pleasant dental experiences though I came in in so much pain. I highly recommend office.
My family and I have been using Dr. Banker as our dentist for about 5 years. During this time Banker and his staff have been wonderful. Have had a couple dental emergencies and Dr. Banker and staff were extremely helpful, even staying after normal office hours to help.
The office was on my dental plan. I was able to get an appointment in a week. I was expecting to wait for a cleaning. I had called four others and I could not get an appointment for a month. The hygienist I saw was very thorough. The office was clean and the staff was nice.
HORRIBLE! I cancelled the appointment before it started. The staff is rude and not smart. I moved so I needed a new dentist. I scheduled the appointment and should've known then that they were horrible. The staff couldn't tell me if they accepted my type of Anthem insurance. (My insurance company said yes.) They didn't tell me to bring anything for the appointment. I arrived and they were going to do x-rays. I asked if my insurance would cover it. They told me it wasn't their responsibility to see if my insurance would cover it. They got irritated that I didn't know the last time I had x-rays. They told me they would have to check with Dr. Banker to see if he could even do the cleaning part of the appointment without x-rays. They suggested I have my old dentist send them and then come back so Dr. Banker could look at them. Like I was going to come back. I wish I checked this site beforehand. Stay away!
Dr. Banker is an AWFUL dentist, and unfortunately I didn't realize that until I had a real dental problem since I had only seen the hygienists before then. About a month ago, however, I went to see Dr. Banker because I thought I had something stuck in my teeth. Dr. Banker was extremely rude and impatient with me. He was having trouble seeing what I was referring to in my tooth, so he got very frustrated and started yelling at me, saying, "What is the problem? I can't feel your inside your mouth the way you can so you have to tell me!" Then he took a sanding tool and started sanding my tooth, without telling me why or what he was doing. He then said, "Is it better?" When I hesitated in my answer because now my tooth simply felt different, he snapped, "Well, it's a yes or no question! Is it better or not?" The "conversation" continued like this for a few more minutes, until I finally left in tears. Then he sent me a bill for $100 for emergency treatment.
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