Ratings for Dr. Susan Ra
Had a terrible experience with Dr. Ra. Not only was she extremely rough with cleaning, but she also had the gall to suggest that I have all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed because of 1 impacted tooth. Only after questioning her did she grudgingly admit that I could have a small piece of gum that was flapped over it removed instead. What sort of dentist recommends major surgery instead of an equally effective minor one? On top of this, now 6 months later, her office has called me not once, not twice but three times to make another appointment despite my insistence that I did not want to schedule any more appointments with her office ever. Shady does not begin to describe this dentist and her office. Avoid at all costs.
Went to Dr. Ra for many years. Only had problems with two back teeth the entire time. (thank god). She gave me two crowns. I went on vacation the next day and they began throbbing. Had to take take Advil constantly for an entire week every 4 hours. Went back for root canals. Had to go to a specialist eventually after multiple visits. One got infected a few years later. (not her fault) Another root canal and a cap. The cap kept breaking. She replaced it twice and said it was because I clenched my teeth. That may be but the first one she put on lasted for years. She then didn't give me a new one even though I had paid in full. I suppose the notion of doing it until you get it right doesn't apply there. So I have been with out a cap for almost two years. I really dont know how she can live with herself when she cleans my teeth and sees my uncapped molar. I really should have complained more, that's my fault. Seemed like you have to wait forever to get in the chair even though you have an appointment and I have been cancelled several times because they overbook (I suppose). Last time was today. They moved my time and had me waiting in the chair and I had to get back to work. I finally had enough and walked out for good. Should have done it years ago. Treats her assistants like crap too. Honestly I would not trust her to more than a simple cleaning.
So I went to Dr. Ra one time and have mixed emotions. She was very rough with her cleaning - flossing hurt SO bad - but at the time, I hadn't been flossing regularly, so my gums bled and of course it was painful. If you can't handle the pain and don't take regular care, then you won't like her. On the other hand, she was very thorough and offered great suggestions to me about my dental care. I need my wisdom teeth taken out - really only the two on the right - so doing two will save money. I also had a front tooth that was a tad longer than the other, and she shaved it down to be even for me, no charge. She just did the cosmetic touch up free of charge and I didn't even have to ask for it. I did not like her staff - rude and not very knowledgeable. Her facilities were very nice, modern, etc. I don't know, like I said, it was a mixed experience. I'd go back, but I'd probably be happier somewhere else. Great dentists are so hard to find!
I found Dr. Ra through my insurance. I thought this office was good because she gave me info before doing the work. I was in pain and hadn't slept in 3 nights because of a toothache. She showed me the causes. I admit I did neglect my teeth. I am 33 years old and thought I could get away with not going to a dentist regularly. Bottom line is: I'm not in pain, the crown is nice, my teeth feel clean, and I will not skip a dental appt anymore. I don't usually blog about businesses, but I needed to tell everyone that the actual work being done at this office is top notch! There's always going to be complainers so I wouldn't trust the bad reviews. You just never know what Dr. Ra's side of the story is for these complainers.
I broke a front tooth beyond repair. I went to an endodontist because I had a root canal done 4 years ago and it went bad. They told me I had to get it pulled. I called my insurance company and they referred me to Touch of Smiles. I met Dr. Ra and she immediately put me at ease because I didn't want to lose my tooth. She gave me choices and I went with an implant. I was able to be seen the next day. What an experience!! She did a great job numbing me, and completing the work and I walked out with a new tooth!!! I am so happy. I felt like it was the end of the world when my front tooth broke but she assured me I would never go without a tooth and she proved it!!!!! Go here! It's awesome!!!!
This was a terrible experience, the office manager after explaining I was already petrified of the 'dentist' literally told me my only option was to have a 4k implant otherwise he stated my teeth would fall out. This was so absurd! I was more flabbergasted at the fact this jerk isn't even a dentist/dental assistant, This guy most likely vacuums the floors! The actual dentist in no way suggested my other teeth would fall out or even this procedure was necessary, hence the operation's COSMETIC (and of course insurance wont cover). This is the treatment and bs a state employee has to deal with? Of course, because these jerks including the short crap office manager offered the lowest bidder knowing they are going to attempt to rob anyone of their earnings to make up the difference. Telling me he would cut me a deal of $100off? kidding me? off 4k? jeez..This was the worst cusotmer service, anything but here, I promise it will be worth the drive, smile and penny's in your pocket!
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- Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama