David G Parker DDS PA
227 N Knights Ave, Brandon, FL 33510
Sub-Specialty: Primary Dental Care
Additional Specialties: Dental General Practice
Practice At 227 N Knights Ave
227 N Knights Ave
Brandon, FL 33510
227 N Knights Ave
Brandon, FL 33510
Phone: (813) 666-8253
Fax: (813) 689-5904
Fax: (813) 689-5900
Since I moved from Pinellas County to Hillsborough County I could never find a dentist that I felt was as interested in my health as they were their own wallet until I met Dr. Parker. I finally trusted Dr. Parker enough to do a needed crown and I am surprised to say I think this was better than the last crown I had done by my most favorite dentist is Largo. I also appreciate that Dr. Parker didn't require a bunch of additional "services" in order for the crown to be performed perfectly. His assistant, Izzy, was amazing as well. She made me feel safe and was always checking to make sure I was comfortable not experiencing any pain. When was the last time your dentist's dental assistant did that?!!! I will be a life long patient.
This dental office is horrible! Please for your sake, do not go there! There are plenty of great dentists in Brandon that will treat you so much better!! I was there two hours past my appt time, and still never saw the dentist. I advised the nurse that I had another appt, and she didn't care, so I had to leave. Then they had the nerve to still bill my insurance company! I've called 4 times to speak to the office mgr, or the dentist, and they refuse to speak to me, or return my call. Save yourself the frustation, and book your appt with a better dentist office!
If I could give zero stars I would. Doctor Parker did an extraction He did not inform me that taking birth control pills could increase my risks of having a dry socket after the extraction, had I been aware I could've stopped taking my birth control as I had JUST started a new pack the day prior. I disclosed that I was indeed taking birth control pills. He never once mentioned it, which is part of Informed Consent which he failed to provide me. He also billed my insurance for a "surgical extraction" which surprise, is not covered under my insurance plan. His staff actually told me "If the tooth is rooted in bone its immediately surgical" I informed her that ALL teeth are rooted in bone. My insurance covers at 80% "Extraction, erupted tooth or exposed root (elevation and/or forceps removal)" which is what I had done, and is classified under Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in my insurance Dr Parker was very rough nearly dislocating my jaw multiple times as he was trying to rush to force the extraction. I have had multiple teeth extracted, never have I had a dry socket, and never have I been in more pain. The dental field is rampant with overcharging, they are not regulated as the Medical field is they are allowed to set their own prices not based on best practices not based on informed consent not based on full disclosure & certainly not in the best interests of their patients. I will dispute this claim. The staff is extremely rude & unprofessional, Dr Parker who is REQUIRED BY LAW to provide all aftercare refuses to see me after one visit, saying "well thats all I can do, go see an oral surgeon." Now, in the case of full disclosure (which is ethical, moral & absent in this office) I do smoke. Smoking increases the risk of dry socket but, it cant be ruled as a single cause of dry socket when other risk factors are present (birth control use). He and his staff repeatedly told me it was my fault and they werent going to help. Steer clear!!
My first visit for a check up and cleaning was not the best experience. Very long wait time which if they would have said to expect it I wouldn't have been quite so mad. The hyginest was great, the denist didn't have the best bed side manner. I will give them a second chance to redeem themselves before I move on again in search of a nice dentist. Starting to think they don't exsist. :(
This is the rudest, meanest, and hateful man. Him and his staff are completely arrogant towards all their patients. I also had to ask them once while waiting in the lobby for my children to be seen, to please change the channel on the tv or we would leave, due to very adult content. I was made fun of, and then they changed it after I showed my concern for future children who might visit this office. DO NOT GO HERE!
What a great office! I called them up with a serious toothache this afternoon. I am visiting from Indiana and had no idea who to call. Several friends recommended this office. They saw me right away and took care of me pronto. They were so nice and even wished me Merry Christmas! They saved Christmas for me!!!!!
I had a dental discount plan. Had several experiences with this dentist. Always long waits both in the waiting area and in the chair, plan on spending several hours there. But he does take emergency walk in. Always seems to under estimate the cost of his work, so expect to pay more then the estimate. Every time I've been there I had to pay more then was stated what the cost would be.
With difficult things he seems better then most dentist but for the usual things worst then most. I lost 2 filling because of eating taffy which pulled them out. Other dentist wanted to replace with crowns and bridges (for between $2,000 and $3,000) but he was able to replace the one in the back of my top front tooth right away (for about $100) and did a very good job at it compared to original dentist. The other was a top back molar and after a year of asking him to replace the filling and him saying it needed a crown he replaced the filling, very good job and no problems with it (and not eating taffy ever again). The simple filling on a bottom back molar is messed up and bridges between the tooth in front of it and every time I eat food gets pushed so hard into my gum it's painful. And impossable to floss until some of the filling broke off. Now when I eat I need to use a tooth pick on the inside of the tooth on this very last molar between every bite unless I eat nothing but soft food.
My wife had top and bottom dentures made and the assistant drop the wax (?) mold knocking teeth off the mold, he picked them up and just pressed them into the wax. When the real ones came back from the lab the teeth didn't line up, the two top front teeth was off to the side of the bottom ones, and some of the teeth was at an angle to others not flat and even all around. The idea of the wax mold is to make sure the fit is correct and the dentist makes adjustments to it while in the mouth, but once droped they were never rechecked.
They had to be done all over again and this time the teeth line up but the fit isn't right. My wife refuses to go back to him to have them fixed, she dislikes Dr Parker's work that much. She rather put up with the disconfort. This was a replacement set of dentures for a non-permament set she had been wearing for several years made by a different dentist elsewhere. The first ones she had fit much better, she said they were like she wasn't wearing dentures they were so comfortable, and never came lose while eating. Dr Parker's come lose all the time.