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I had Jaw surgery in 2009 by Dr Dobs (as I call him). I waited almost 2 years to get in to see him and then another year before the operation took place. My husband and I asked too many questions as he put it undermining his ability as a surgeon. He did the surgery and till this day
we do not know what happened. I had to be put out and have my mouth stretch , I had Botox a couple times done by him. and nothing worked . My mouth is worse off. I can barely open my mouth 10 m. A normal person can open usually between 30-40 m . My mouth is crooked and I spent so much money on braces and having my mouth with beautiful teeth. Now I cannot even smile, I eat like a baby , and he dropped me like a hot cake when my husband questioned what he was going to do to fix this problem. He stated he did not like my husbands tone with him and sent us a letter stating I was no longer his patient. Never ever go to this man his manner and compassion for people is very unprofessional. I had to research another surgeon in Toronto to see what was going on. And Dr Dobrovolsky did not make my jaw better but worse. seeing
pictures of what my jaw looks like I discovered that my jaw is stuck and I know need a Jaw
replacement. Please if you have a jaw problem never ever go to this Dr. I say shame on him for calling himself a professional. And the staff was no better.
The staff here is absolutely horrific. Definitely the rudest recepionists I've ever encountered. Do yourself a favour and never visit this place unless you enjoy being belittled and feeling uncomfortable.
Kingsway oral surgury is a lesson in frustration. For both appointments they were over 2 hours late. Dr dobrovolsky was the only doctor to be this far behind. I ended up being the only one left in the waiting room. The staff was flippant and extremely unhelpful. Try another surgeon.
Just had double jaw surgery and geneoplasty chin reduction. As a nearing 50 year old male I am usually very critical of any mistakes, problem is, Dr. Dobrovolski did such a bang up job with me that I have no complaints. It's only been 1 week since my surgery and already I'm doing much better than most of the Internet stories I've heard and read about. He was very knowledgeable and his personality was top notch. Not sure why anyone would rate him anything but 5 star! But you know the adage, if you're going down the highway and everyone is going the opposite direction, then they must all be going the wrong way! If you had a bad experience with this man, look in the mirror for the problem! I did have to wait a long time to see him, but in the end, WORTH THE WAIT!
I waited for a year on a waiting list to be treated for my TMJD which was due from a dislocation. Was told by my family doctor to keep calling to see if I could be pushed closer than a year. Family doctor prescribed some pain killers for me (which didn't help so I stopped taking them) Dr. D's Assistant was unhelpful in trying to get me in earlier, instead he insisted that I was a drug addict (from my pain killers?) that I stopped taking anyway cause they didn't help. A year later when I did see Dr. D he seemed to be on his assistants "Side" and chalked me up to being a drug addict, which I am not, I had a 2mm mouth opening, I ended up with chronic myofascial pain syndrome. This doctor has never helped me and his assistants are unprofessional, rude and presumptuous. I got more help at Sana Cosmetic Dental & University of Alberta TMJ Chronic Pain Clinic. I wouldn't send my dog there.
Wow! The lack of compassion was unbelievable. I have extreme dental phobia and he basically belittled me and asked me how I can live life being so afraid. Very uncaring and rude. Tried to tell him that a normal dose of local anesthetic doesn't work and he ignored me and sure enough I wasn't frozen! If you are nervous or scared, he is one to stay away from!!
just had jaw surgery so far so good - its only been 17 days still very sore - Dr Dobrovolsky was on time , even early , spent only 2 and a half days at the royal alex , never seen Dr Dobrovolsky while i was at the hospital which i found strange ( there office was closed due to reno's ) instead a ( Dr Brittany Barber ) was at the hospital filling in for Dr Dobrovolsky . I live in grande prairie area which the sugery was in edmonton , also thought Kingsway's office would have called me to see if i need some more medications but they haven't as of yet , starting to run out , very painful where the jaw has been broke on both sides - now shut tight held together with elastics sure hurts to yawn , god help me if i need to sneeze .I hope i will be able to get meds from them for a while longer until i heal.
Dr. Dobrovolsky helped to reconstruct my jaw after a freak accident that left me deformed. His after care left quite a bit to be desired as his disposition towards human beings is relatively cold. I think he may be suffering from a mental illness that leaves him unable to empathize. Dr. Dobrovolsky and his talents would be unrivaled if only he had the ability to care for others (his patients) and the fear and anxiety they experience. His lack of compassion is troubling.
I just got my two lower wisdom teeth out today and I could not be happier or more relieved with the outcome. Dr. Dobrovolsky was very friendly and accommodating. I was extremely nervous when I went in and after only a few minutes of speaking with him I felt much more relaxed. My anesthesiologist was also very thorough and accommodating; he put me under very promptly due to my nerves. When I woke up a very friendly nurse was there to greet me and explain that everything went well; when I told her I was in pain she literally RAN to get me pain medicine to inject through intravenous for me and also made she I had an anti-neasau medicine for the drive home. The surgery was done well and my pain and bleeding has been very minimal! My only complaint was the first nurse I spoke to was very abrupt and pushy (I'm assuming she was in a hurry!) which made me more nervous. But all staff after her were wonderful. A definite 4.5 out of 5!
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