Ratings for Dr. Karen MacDonald
Despite the positive ratings in the categories identified I would not recommend Dr.MacDonald. Not for reasons related to her knowledge or skills as a dentist but because of her lack of professionalism. Someone in her position should know enough to refrain from sharing bigoted, classist comments to themselves.
I have been a patient of Dr MacDonald's for 15 years, if not more. I agree with all the comments which pertain to her professionalism, compassion and care. I am an extremely nervous patient and she is excellent with me. I have no complaints. She has integrity and does not try or approve of "upselling" patients on new procedures. I find that clear communication is a two way responsibility.
I and my family have been with Dr. Karen MacDonald for more than 20 years. One of the best dentists in Ottawa and that the reason why we did not seek any other dentist. We are happy with Dr. MacDonald and with her excellent treatment and professional expertise as a dentist.
After an unfortunate accident I had extreme exposure of my anterior teeth. Naturally I paid for the emergency fee, but each of the three teeth that we capped are all mis-coloured. I understand that it was an emergency procedure, but seriously? 3 different coloured teeth? was she experimenting with my colours? she said she was trying to get the right colour for crowns, as though I was going to return to her goofy establishment. Very unsatisfied with her work.
I've been seeing Dr.MacDonald for over 15 years and she is the best dentist I've experienced. She also treats my 2 daughters. She is also a Mother, very gentle, and respectful. In my opinion she demonstrates a high degree of integrity, and values her clients and the community. She has never recommended unecessary work for me or my daughters. Her expertise is unquestionable. Excellent all around. Her office is immaculate. The staff is equally as professional and very warm and friendly. I am not a fan of going to doctors but Dr. Karen MacDonald has taken the care to surround herself with knowledgable staff who also have true people skills. Combined with the warm atmosphere in her office, it is a pleasure to spend time there. *Remember we all have perceptions based on our experiences, personalities, and attitudes about life. Many people don't take care of their teeth or they are unfortunate enough to have a genetic dispostion to poor oral health. This is no reason to blame a dentist.
My wife, after seeing this dentist for only four months, had work done on three teeth. Two of the three teeth required multiple procedures to correct a problem which was totally avoidable. This has resulted in hundreds of dollars out the window. Have lost confidence in her work.
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