I got my braces on at the end of June last year (07). I have the Damon 3 System type braces. These braces are supposed to be self-ligating braces that create less friction and less pain. They're also supposed to be on less time than ordinary, traditional braces. At the beginning of my treatment I only went in every 2 months or so which was very convenient. So far, the treatment has been a breeze. Now, I've been in every 4-6 weeks, depending. Appointments are easy to change, and the wait time in the waiting area is never longer than 5 minutes. On average I'd say my appointments have been about 30 minutes each. I can always be in and out within an hour tops. They have a assembly line type of treatment area where all the dental chairs are lined up. They have 8-10 workstations. The have a computer at each workstation where the ortho assistants are able to pull up your chart and entire history. Including your x-rays. They update the chart as you sit there and at the end of the visit, once you get back to the reception area to make your next appointment, the receptionist already knows when you should be back for your next visit. I've been accommodated for every emergency visit- all I've had to do was call and they fit me right in. Their computer system makes things very easy. I have a login on their website where I'm able to check my appointment history and my account balance. Although the process has been easy, very quick and easy to get in and out, I do find a lack of personal attention to the patients. Each time I've seen a different ortho assistant. The actual Orthodontist only comes by and checks to make sure the work has been done properly or to make small corrections and adjustments. I was given a treatment time estimate of 18-24 months. But I'm hoping the braces will be off in something more like 12-16.
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Exceptional service, great location in heart of Hollywood, LA, with staff and dentist who actually care! I was visiting LA and my travel insurance had dental coverage but did not have a list of dental providers! So I did a bit of searching and found St. George Dental Clinic located right in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Tooth pain and needing emergency dental while travelling is no fun, but luckily my experience at St. George Dental Clinic made everything work out great. My tooth pain was due to a decaying filling and a wisdom tooth that needed removing! I had never had a wisdom tooth removed, and was nervous about the swelling and long recovery phase considering the fact I was on vacation. Luckily the dentist and dental staff were super helpful and talked me through the procedure from start to finish. The dentist gave stiched my gum to speed recovery and reduce bleeding, and he was as gentle as possible in the removal of tooth and filling – no pain after and I had a very fast recovery. He made sure I had enough freezing and pain killers to assure I could continue enjoying my vacation. Galina at the front desk organized all the paper work I needed to file my insurance claim once I got home, and even emailed documentation to my insurance provider back home in Vancouver, Canada. Easily the best service I’ve ever had anywhere, with great positive vibe. Thank-you!
On August 20, 2010. I visted the Venice Dental Group. I have been going there since 2003 and I credit Dr. Matias for restoring and saving my teeth at age 57. Everyone always tells me that I have a great smile with great teeth. And I always tell them "I have a great dentist". I have referred 5-7 people there over the last seven years and I have received all positive feedback. I've had root canals, extractions and caps. Major or minor work Dr. Matias and her staff work hard at making you comfortable for your visits. Financially, her prices are fair and consistent with other dentist in the area. I pay cash because I do not have a dental plan. Venice Dental Group has fully accomodated my needs in a fair and satisfying way. Many visits and never once any problems in seven years. As long as I live in Los Angeles I would not even consider any other dentist then Dr. Matias & Venice Dental Group.