Ratings for Dr. Deanna Geddo
My experience with Dr Geddo has been very weird. From the receptionist coming to open the door for you (you cannot walk in) to strange billing to no assistant and being squeezed - hard - against Dr.Gewddo's breasts as she worked all by herself on my teeth and getting unwanted work done to my teeth to change their appearance more in line with the mouth esthetics of Holywood celebrities she supposedly worked for. No assistant to witness anything she does and handing her tools. I got several times the same (high) bill for different work done at different sessions, to the penny. (not itemized, just units of time.) This has never happened to me anywhere else. She doesn't have any X-ray equipment in her office, but merrily sent me to the neighbourhood lab to get a full whole-mouth X-ray. (the old type, not digital). In threatening tones she warned me about not doing things the way she saw it best. Getting a metal wired denture instead of implants. Finally she enlarged my two front teeth to remove the space between them - without consulting me about it, and one at a time, so for a week or so I had one front tooth larger than the other one. My pronunciation changed: I had not been made aware of the fact this would happen. When I complained about this (I speak for a living), she dismissively and with some contempt told me I just should get used to it and adapt. She offered to remove the extra stuff she had put, with an excruciatingly vibrating device that reverberated through my skull, like they used to do forty years ago. I declined and now have more holywoodish, magazine-standard front teeth. This dentist is bad news.
This was hands down the worst and most traumatizing dental experience I have ever had. Before (and after) Deanna Geddo, all of my experiences have been great. My issues with her are as follows- she applied numbing cream to my gums without asking for permission while giving me a cleaning. I am the type of person who wants to connect with my body and feel what is happening, not have it numbed out (even with fillings). I have never had any other dentist administer numbing agents without checking in first. Secondly, she is just rough - which is funny, because she's markets herself as a 'holistic' dentist but she is the least holistic and sensitive dentist I have ever encountered. Thirdly, I have the slightest chip on a front tooth, which most people and dentists don't even notice. She kept mentioning she could fix it and fill it in for me, but I could leave it if I thought it added quirkiness to my appearance. She kept mentioning this in a very passive aggressive way- stating that I would only leave it as is, to look "goofy" and "special". I have asked other dentists about it since, and they have stated that the chip is so small and there is so much enamel that there is absolutely no reason to fix it. LASTLY AND MOST HORRIFICALLY- I got her to fill a (in her words) "very tiny" cavity for me. I let her know that I DID NOT WANT any freezing, or numbing agents. At one point into the drilling she hands me a mirror and excitedly says, "Look, I just keep drilling and drilling and you don't feel pain. I have never seen anything like this. It's so amazing, I don't want to stop. I just want to keep going and see if you'll feel pain." I looked in the mirror and to my horror she had cratered out a huge portion of my tooth. Yes, she was literally getting off on unnecessarily drilling me, just for the sake of it, and wanting to keep going to see if I would feel pain. Super creepy experience. Luckily I got out of there and obviously never went back. I have found a great, honest, sensitive dentist, but am so appalled by Geddo's treatment. Seriously a little haunting.
Although the paperwork has often got lost, submissions to the insurance provider forgotten and my name mispelled - Dr Geddo is a wonderful dentist and I've seen her about 10 times so far. She is never in a hurry, and certainly is the most considerate and careful of any dentist I have ever visited. She goes above and beyond to make sure I'm comfortable - and this may be taken the wrong way by some of the unhappy reviewers on this website, interpreting this as a judgement. The simple fact, to me at least - is that most people are stressed as a normal way of living and Dr Geddo is addressing the impact that stress or anxiety (even while sitting in the dental chair) plays on your dental experience and overall health of the mouth - which is of prime importance, really.
I was happy to find a holistic dentist in Victoria, but after several visits I am leaving her care. She became aggressive, angry and blamed me for my discomfort during the last 2 appointments. She clearly needs an assistant for technical support and to help her manage her stress. I do not recommend this dentist.
My initial experience started out similar to the positive reviews you see here. I was excited to find a holistic dentist even if she was a little unorthodox. I always struggled with the poor punctuality and I never did meet another staff member. The important part is that I went in with specific tooth pain, ended up getting lots of work done and spending lots of $$. The communication was poor and I was mistaken on why I needed certain things and wish I had just said no. Also, my "stress" was often blamed for things. Many months later, still in pain, I finally got a second opinion and I wish I did this sooner. I now have had to spend much more $$ and time to try to get things right again.
The best dentist i even had, she is soft and makes your feel conformable,, your time is your time and she dedicates your time to you,, herself personal,, she does not treat you as a number but as a beautiful human you are... she is amazing and i am happy to finally find such an amazing dentist.
I have been a patient of Dr. Geddo's for about 7 years and have found her the best dentist I have had in over 50 years! I wish she had been my original dentist: she is very knowledgeable, experienced and competent and kind; her listening skills are superior and she treats me as the dentist sensitive patient I am. She has worked with me through a bridge, veneers, a bite guide, regular personalized cleanings, and much more. I trust her completely throughout diagnosis and problem solving, monitoring and maintaintance of my (oral) health. I hope she continues to practice for a long time yet as I am very satisfied patient.
I went to this dentist a few years ago. first off she was late. door is locked - weird. no assistant - weird.I wanted to get some amalgams removed but she asked a ridiculous amount.she piles on the extra fees. I got a cleaning done but it was weird when she asked me if I wanted one of her prescription tranquilizers.probably has a good heart but she is not the dentist for me.
Run,dont walk away from this dentist.I could say a lot about the cosmetic work done on my teeth I can sum it up in one sentence .MY TEETH ARE RUINED .I am in the care of another dentist who will try to help me but the damage has been done .I did not have a problem with my teeth when I wemt to see her...I am now left with filed down teeth.huge gaping spaces between all the teeth..& a lot of anxiety .I was talked into getting chairside veneers that did not work & had to be removed along with a lot of my own teeth that she ground down ..My teeth will not grow back.Do not be swayed by words.I was told the stress was my fault,& i had to deal with it!I wish I had done some research on this dentist & saved myself a lot of pain.Fortunatly my money was refunded but not my teeth.
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