Ratings for Dr. Rita Kilislian
I recently was referred by my local dentist for a double root canal. The front desk girls were fine to deal with, as was the assistant. That's where the experience starts to sour... I then underwent an additional consult and xrays for $207, and was told I needed to go to Toronto for a CBCT scan, and a periodontal consult. The CBCT scan was $220, with an additional fee of $100 if I wanted the results "rushed", 1-2 days, otherwise I would be waiting 6-8 weeks for the results. This seemed incredibly suspect as Dr. K had stressed the importance of trying to save the tooth, why on earth would you refer someone for testing that takes 2 months for results to be processed?! Who on earth doesn't feel backed into a corner to pay for faster results when they, or a loved one, have an infection in their jaw?! Interesting as well, she owns the Toronto clinic, the same machine is available at Chemong Family Dental, si it would appear patients are sent to Toronto, forced to take a day off work, travel expense, parking expense, so she can get even more money. The periodontal exam was an additional $160. And here's the best part, all of the above expense incurred, and guess what the determination is?! I need a double root canal!!! So, in significant debt, still in the same place I started, with a quote from Kawartha Endodontics that the double root canal will run me $1 681.00, per tooth!!!!! In passing conversation with a parent at hockey, her 16 yr old son was also referred here and had a carbon copy experience to mine...coincidence, or total scam? I would love to know the percentage of people sent for all this additional work up who DON'T end up needing a root canal, my guess would be everyone gets sucked into this nonsense and is then saddles with the expense of having the problem fixed. Absolutely disgusted by this. She's an obvious fan of Wonder Woman, various pictures adorn the walls, a life size statue greets you at the entrance, I wonder if we could somehow use the truth lasso on Dr. K to get to the truth of her practices, lol;)
Professional. Efficient. Caring. I cannot say enough about Dr. Rita. I was in surgery within 24 hours of my consult which I am truly grateful for, considering the pain I was in. I have been into her office on three separate occasions for different treatments and each time can be described by the words above. I have even witnessed her dealing with a rude client. She was exceedingly compassionate, patient and went above and beyond to satisfy the person. She is also mastered the ability to give a pain-free needle! That “just a little pinch” every other Dentist has said that was a lie does not apply in this office! I highly recommend her treatment and care.
I have been to Dr. Kilislian 3 times and would highly recommend her!! She is very knowledgeable and is an expert in her field in my opinion. I had an apicoectomy performed by her without pain!! Her assistant was excellent and had a calming nature which helped, as I was anxious. My husband and I drive a distance in order to be a patient of hers instead of going to a local endodontist.
I was referred to Dr. Rita Kilislian by my own wonderful dentist Dr. Jack Chiang because of a calcified root canal done 25 years ago. Her consultation was concise, easy to follow with detailed take home literature which I followed to the "T". The procedure required root canal surgery from the gum down and took an hour to complete. I chose no gas and the procedure was stressless with no pain, a credit to Dr. Kilislian's manner and skill. Most stitches dissolved and two weeks later the remaining stitches were removed and best of all I have saved my tooth. Throughout the procedure Dr. Kilislian and her wonderful staff showed kindness, friendliness and a willingness to answer any questions. Dr. Kilislian shows a great passion for her work. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!! Murray Junkin, Peterborough, Ontario.
Dr. Rita is so gentle, kind and extremely helpful. This was my first root canal. She explains the root canal procedure to you which makes one feel more comfortable. Her staff is phenomenal. So friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone treats you with special care. I would recommend Dr. Rita Kilislian and her highly trained staff 500 per cent.
I've had more root canals than I care to admit, this was my first with Dr.Kilislian. After this experience I would no longer be terrified at the prospect of needing another (though I'd like my teeth to remain healthy :) ) I was comfortable during the entire procedure and had zero discomfort. It was quick and simple...which has NEVER been my experience. Due to my husband's career we will likely move away but I would/will travel back to see Dr.Kilislian no matter where we live, should the need for endo treatment occur.
My mother and brother in-law have both had root canal procedures performed by Dr. Kilislian within the last few months. My brother in-law even traveled from abroad just to see Dr. K as she is well known for being one of the top endodontists in Canada. Both her clinics in Peterborough and Toronto are high-end and much better equipped than an average dental office. Even though I work for a competitor's dental office, I would always recommend Dr. Kilislian as she's by far the best.
I had a rate canal done in the Ptbo office. I felt like the nitrous was pushed on me, they left me unattended several times while I was on the gas while they went to work on other patients! The procedure took almost an hour and a half because she continued to leave the room. I wonder how many patients she works on at once? I don’t know how a Doctor could leave a patient unattened while they are under sadation?
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