Who is a good Dentist in El Do

Who is a good Dentist in El Do

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Since: Aug 10

El Dorado, AR

#1 Aug 8, 2010
I am looking for a new dentist in El Dorado area...Im im affraid of going soo im looking for some one who isnt gonna judge me..not to mention hurt me haha:) thanx
resident

Camden, AR

#2 Aug 8, 2010
Our family uses Dr. Ashley Jackson-Plummer. She and her staff are wonderful.

I don't think many dentists are in the business of judging people, so I'm not quite sure why that is at the top of your list. I would think that good professional care and a staff that you can work with would be important.
john

Nashville, TN

#3 Aug 8, 2010
Edwina Hunter is a great dentist and a wonderful person.

Since: Aug 10

El Dorado, AR

#4 Aug 8, 2010
my last dentist was judgemental...I hated to even go see her
Well

El Dorado, AR

#5 Aug 9, 2010
Dr. Wendell Garrett is a great dentist but I don't know if he's taking new patients. I also hear that Dr. Kristie Elia and Dr. Larkin Wilson are very good.
No Clue

Benton, AR

#6 Aug 9, 2010
Anybody but Ballard.
Lovehorses

El Dorado, AR

#7 Aug 9, 2010
Dr. Kristie Elia and her staff are wonderful. I actually don't mind going to the dentist.

Since: Jun 09

El Dorado, AR

#8 Aug 9, 2010
Larkin Wilson.
Bill

El Dorado, AR

#9 Aug 9, 2010
Dr. Justin Smith is really good and his staff is courteous and helpful. He is non-judgmental and is only out for your best interests. His staff is also very understanding and encourages you to follow proper preventative care. I don't think most dentists are judgmental, they only want you to take care of your teeth so that visits to them are less frequent.

Since: Jun 10

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#12 Aug 9, 2010
Just dont go to Mcgarity! She is terrible.

Since: Aug 10

El Dorado, AR

#13 Aug 9, 2010
my old dentist was McDonald in Smackover...she was horrible!!!!!!!!
TheCatsmeow71730

El Dorado, AR

#14 Aug 9, 2010
Dr. Larkin Wilson is by far the best dentist around!!
my smile

El Dorado, AR

#19 Aug 10, 2010
I love Dr. Kristi Elia - She's awesome..but I don't know if she is accepting new patients..you will have to call and see..alot of these dentists are not accepting new patients right now, or it's a waiting period even to be seen.. but She's great..and have a wonderful Staff..
Alicia

El Dorado, AR

#21 Aug 10, 2010
TheCatsmeow71730 wrote:
Dr. Larkin Wilson is by far the best dentist around!!
Dr Wilson hasn't been accpeting new patients for years. I agree with the person who said McDonald in Smackover is awful. She's terrible!!

My biggest problem with dentists around here is that none of them seem to want to work out payment plans if you don't have insurance. They want full fees upfront and checkups are expensive nowadays.
curious

Alexander, AR

#22 Aug 10, 2010
Alicia wrote:
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My biggest problem with dentists around here is that none of them seem to want to work out payment plans if you don't have insurance. They want full fees upfront...
Do you wonder why? Checkups are expensive, but you typically have 6 months between them to save up the fee.
Just ME

El Dorado, AR

#23 Aug 12, 2010
Do NOT go to Dr. Baumgardner. His staff screwed up my teeth.
Alicia

El Dorado, AR

#24 Aug 14, 2010
curious wrote:
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Do you wonder why? Checkups are expensive, but you typically have 6 months between them to save up the fee.
You MUST be a dentist or work for one if you think it's that simple.
curious

Camden, AR

#25 Aug 14, 2010
Alicia wrote:
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You MUST be a dentist or work for one if you think it's that simple.
I am not a dentist nor do I work for one. I can empathize with the issue of people not paying their bills and a dentist goes to school for a very long time and needs a steady paying customer base to help cover the overhead of running a practice.

If more people would pay their bills, it would be much easier to work out payment plans. My dentist has payment a payment option that is similar to a credit card...or a loan. You have to fill out an application and have to be approved. If you have decent credit, you should qualify for a payment plan without any problems.

If you credit is shot, it may be difficult to qualify, but I wouldn't want to give you anything on a payment plan either if your past history was not indicative of someone who takes care of their financial obligations. Remember, credit, whether at a dental office or a bank, is a financial obligation for which you "promise" to pay on the agreed upon terms. If you have broken that promise in the past, what makes anyone think that you will not break it in the future.

For those of us who may not have credit or the means to pay up front, saving is the only option that makes sense. That puts the responsibility where it belongs. That is all I am trying to say here.
a friend

El Dorado, AR

#26 Aug 14, 2010
Kristi Elia and dr Larry Sipes are both terrific dentist i like both. fact is there is alot of good ones here ashley plummer and justin smith are actually real good to.
Sharon

South Africa

#27 Aug 18, 2010
No Clue wrote:
Anybody but Ballard.
Is he STILL practicing?!!! Many years ago, my parents had foster children. Rather than use medicaid, they put them on their private insurance. One of the girls, about five or six had just been to dentist for routine exam and received a clean bill of health. Not knowing this, a couple of weeks later, the social worker checked her out of school to take her for dentist appt at Dr. Ballard's office. When she came home from school, her mouth was full of caps and fillings and she was in so much pain. Obviously, he did unnecessary work on her just so he could bill medicaid. My parents reported him but nothing was done. I hear he has been doing similar things for many years. I went to school with his daughters. I guess that's how he could buy them all those nice cars, etc.

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