Ratings for Dr. Philip Barer
Dr Barer was my orthodontist for two years. He removed my braces too early and there is still an overlap of my bottom row of teeth. I did not enjoy seeing him for visits and felt he rushed each one. I would not recommend him based on his rushed manner and poor result.
Dr. Barer (and his staff) are absolutely fantastic! They are so friendly, have a great sense of humour, and do their jobs well. I have absolutely no complaints! He seems to generally care about his patients, and has friendly 'catch-up' conversation with them, which usually includes a few laughs! I got my braces off a while ago so I only need to visit him once a year now, and boy oh boy do I wish I still had them on sometimes just so I could visit! (PS: He has an oldschool pacman machine in his waiting room :D)
Philip Barer was recommended by our dentist and we are pleased that we took her advice. He offered three options for my daughter's teeth - no treatment, partial (front) braces or full braces. He explained the pros and cons and costs of each option, without bias or pressure. By contrast, another ortho we saw insisted on the full treatment as he was too busy to bother with the partial treatment. We opted for the partial treatment, which was ideal for my daughter situation. Braces were off in half the usual time and the cost was reasonable. The result is excellent. I recommend Dr. Barer without hesitation. He is technically competent, considerate and personable.
He may be a great doctor, but he reuses his gloves from the last patient. Just watch him next time you are there. He washes the gloves he used on his first patient and then puts them in the mouth of the next patient. He did a great job at fixing my teeth. I know putting on new gloves everytime is difficult, but come on, this is our health.
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