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836 days ago

It's all about the money-- less about the patients and their well-being. I would highly recommend finding another place for dental cleaning as well as procedures. They do not explain what is going on to the patient, which in my opinion is not a good thing. It's crucial to ensure that your clients understand what exactly is going on and what the treatment will consist of. I understand the mind of a business professional, but bedside manner should not be put on the backburner while these people are paying you and trusting you to do excellent work. If you want to be treated well, be informed, and have successful procedures carried out, I do not recommend BR Dental Care. There are plenty of options in Baton Rouge and this place should not be at the top of anyone's list.

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886 days ago

**update** After filing a BBB complaint and posting this review,upon returning to the dentist to finish my husbands work, the dentist took us both aside and spoke to us personally about my issues. I feel much better than I did before about them as a business. Overall they did good work on my hubby's mouth. Just be careful if you have insurance.
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Stay away from here they have very Unethical Business Practices. Here is what happened to me.

My husband made an appointment with BR dental care to have some dental work done. Before our appointment we confirmed with the Dentist office that they take our insurance. We also contacted our insurance to make sure we were aware of how our plan works. We have a Dental PPO which provides us $600 In a health fund each year before the PPO percentage kicks in, also the amount rolls over if we don't use it. Please note that this is not an HSA, it is an insurance health fund. We haven't used our dental fund in years so we have $1800 sitting there available for use. Basically all the Dental office has to do is put through their billing and they will be payed 100% of the work done up to that $1800 amount, before any payment is due from us.

My husband goes in and after they take xrays and all, the billing person comes in and tells him that because they have already done some dental work he will either have to pay for the services they have rendered out of his pocket or he will need to apply for a loan through them. The total of his dental work will be $844.00 charged to this loan, and we will have to file for reimbursement with our insurance company. My husband went ahead with the loan without consulting with me because he felt trapped by their urging of him to go this route.

When we got home, I called the insurance company to ask them about this, and they told me that they have never heard of a dentist handling billing in this manner when insurance was available, that all the dentist needs to do is send in their claim and it will be payed, and that any dentist we choose is able to be payed at 100% of the cost of work done.

I called the dentist office back and every time i tried to speak to billing she was "with a patient" (forcing them to agree to a loan no doubt.) Once I finally got in touch with her, she preceded to tell me that the reason they cannot bill the insurance is because "they cannot keep track of how much money we have available in our health fund". First of all, The insurance company would keep track of that,Second of all, there is computer software available that could keep track of that for the office, Finally they lied to us about accepting our insurance because they are basically treating us as if our insurance does not exist. This lady preceded to argue with me that it didn't matter that they only way that was through the loan.

I canceled an appointment that I had scheduled for me and We will not be giving them any more of our money. I would strongly urge anyone to stay away from here. All I wanted from them is to refund the money that they charged to the line of credit/loan and to bill the insurance company for the amount due. But they refuse to listen to me. I honestly believe that they are getting some sort of kickbacks from the loan company to be basically forcing people into the loan. They need to be upfront about their billing practices, before they render services. If we would have known what we know now, then we would have chosen a different dentist.

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982 days ago

In 2007, i had a drug problem. I was arrested and did time in OPP in New Orleans. I couldn't afford my bond so the judge referred me to a long term/inpatient rehab called Cenikor in Baton Rouge. Since, like most of the residents at the time I was court ordered, I had 2 options, stay there or go back to parish prison. The staff knew this and used it to control and exploit people. When you first enter the program, you're placed in a 30 day "orientation" program, where you're forced to go to what is like an elementary school setting, complete with desks and homework, where they teach you the rules of cenikor which include snitching on your "peers", sitting quietly in desks and facing straight forward for hours at a time, confrontational groups where everyone sits in a circle and verbally and emotionally degrades another patient in the program, then at the end of the day everybody takes imaginary rags and we all spend time "acting as if" we are cleaning up, while walking in lines singing children's songs. You are not allowed to even acknowledge the female residents, and the program's medical staff might as well not exist. They assist you in signing up for a food stamp card, which the staff keeps and uses toward your room and board. When you go back to your room at night, you are expected to look at a message board which has your room number on it, and nearly everyday your room has changed so at 11:30 at night you have to pack up everything you own and move to another room so you can wake up at 4:30 the next morning to do it all again. When i was finished the first 30 days, I was given a job shoveling mud out of sewers for a temp agency that had a deal with Cenikor so they could get cheap slave labor. You also don't get paid for your hard day's work! The temp agency directly pays the Cenikor Foundation, who chalk it up to, again, to "room and board". If you fail to comply with any of there rules, your sanctions include putting on an orange work vest, and getting on your hands and knees for 12 hours a day scrubbing tiles, reciting "the cenikor philosophy" until your voice is hoarse, while the other patients are instructed to scoff at you as they walk by. Cenikor also implements group punishment, where instead of holding one person accountable for something, they put everyone on what is called a "Tight House", which is where everyone at the facility is forced, every day for months, to sit in uncomfortable metal chairs all day, without looking at or talking to anyone, often till late at night. Worst case scenario they call up your judge or probation officer and have you put back in jail. After my 4th month in the program, I walked out the back door and caught a bus back to New Orleans. The judge was mad I'd left, but just gave me probation. The bottom line is, Cenikor is a cult, they brainwash people and try to break your spirit, It's more degrading than jail, it's an obvious racket. It has absolutely nothing to do with rehabilitation.The staff are assholes, and the place should be burned to the ground.

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1028 days ago

I was recommended to Dr. Manning by a friend after complaining to her over dinner that it was difficult to find a decent Dentist in Baton Rouge. Well I have to say Dr. Manning and staff are spectacular. They are all professional and have wonderful dispositions and best of all really care abou their patients. This is rare in this day and age.
I called Dr. Manning's office at the last minute as I cracked my tooth and needed attention right away. They took me in and solved my problem with a root canal which was bearable because of the fantastic staff. I highly recommend Dr. Manning! THANKS!

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1054 days ago

Impatient, impersonal, inconsiderate, poor communicator and rough, rough, rough. Kestler explained nothing about my procedure and then when it failed he blamedme, insulted me and then threatened to charge me again for his inept performance of a simple procedure. He installed a crown in the front of my mouth, the local anesthesia was inadequate, numbing only my lip, not the tooth and gum and continued to work without regard to my reaction to the pain. When he and his assistant had finished the lining of my cheek and gum was so torn and painful it took over a week before I experienced any relief. He is in my insurance system but I would rather pay double than ever use him again. I wouldn't reccommend him to my worst enemy.

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1204 days ago

DR Fazio listen to me ,and got me well.I will recommend him to my family and friends.I had nasal stuffiness and had headaches,and could not ...

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1204 days ago

DR Fazio listen to me ,and got me well.I will recommend him to my family and friends.I had nasal stuffiness and had headaches,and could not ...

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1220 days ago

I love Dr. Thomas! She is a great young doctor, and she knows her stuff. I have had other Gynecologists before, but she is by far the best!! I have had nothing but great experiences with this doctor. She makes you feel comfortable when talking about obviously sensitive situations. Michelle, Dr. Thomas' nurse, was very accommodating. I hope that this helps you.

One more thing...She IS Board Certified!

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1239 days ago

Wonderful GP, doesnt make you feel rushed, will spend time with you if you dont understand what is wrong, great bedside manner, job well don...

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1239 days ago

Wonderful GP, doesnt make you feel rushed, will spend time with you if you dont understand what is wrong, great bedside manner, job well don...

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