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Review: Balaban, Stuart J DDS - Stuart J Balaban DDS

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Do not use Stuart Balaban

Woodside, NY

#1 Apr 5, 2010
Dr. Balaban took $4,000 for treating my daughter. He filed for bankruptcy and my 4K is gone. My daughter never even got her braces on.

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#2 Apr 12, 2010
I paid Stuart balaban in full for both my sons full orthodontic treatment. I have 2 letters from him stating that whoever buys his pratice will be obligated to perform the treatment. I have a letter from him that he is going bankrupt, not selling his practice to Dr. jacqueline Fulop-Goodlings office. However she has all his x-rays, files,photos,mouth molds and documentation. You dont just give away one of the largest invisalign practices in the country. I dont believe this is a coinencedence. Anyone interested in getting the facts together and starting a website and or legal action please contact me @

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#3 Apr 12, 2010
Im trying to find out where he filed banruptcy so we can file a claim.
Im trying to figure out where to go from here, i really have no money left and a kid with a mouth full of braces.
I paid for both my kids upfront and they are not close to done, my younger son only has a retainer.
We went to jacqueline's office and where told she would give us a discount of "3500".
I also just bought a website to try to put pressure on dr. jacqueline to do the right thing.
Let me know if you have any ideas.

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Apr 13, 2010
Hi, my sister and I didn't even receive a letter about him going bankrupt and like you mentioned, Dr.Fulop is charging us $3,500 each to continue the treatment. She has possession of our aligners and refused to give them to us. We are also early in our treatment and paid up front. Dr.Fulop also claims the treatment that Dr.Balaban designed for me is incorrect and wants to redo the whole case! I don't know what to believe. I'm sure Dr.Balaban and Dr.Fulop are involved in this scandal together. We need to report this to the media and take legal action.
Balaban is a scam-artist

Massapequa, NY

#5 Apr 13, 2010
I am in a similar position. I paid in full for 3 kids. My oldest is almost done. The 2 younger ones had minor work done, but they are not even close to getting braces on. The prices I was quoted by Dr. Jacquie are more expensive than by another non-connected orthodontist. I definitely think she is more connected to him than she wants us to believe.

Bronx, NY

#7 Apr 13, 2010
I am a patient of Dr.Jacquies and she is a honest woman and would not do that to people. She is probally trying to help all the people that pre paid that Dr. Either way his patients need to find a orthodontist. She does excellant work and she is extremly reasonable. I have shoppes around and she was very reasonable, not to mention her staff is fabulous!! It really stinks that has happened, see what you can do. My repore with Dr. Fulop has been terrific!!

Bayport, NY

#8 Apr 14, 2010
How exactly is she trying to help? By charging us full price to finish our kids treatment? Or maybe saying that she cant give us our records for at least 3 weeks so we can go somewhere else because i refuse to pay again? My son has a mouth full of braces and need treatment and now we have to pay for new xrays,etc.Or is it buying his practice but refusing to honor Dr.Balabans financial commitments. Get the facts straight. You wouldnt be so happy either if you were out 8k
susan wrote:
I am a patient of Dr.Jacquies and she is a honest woman and would not do that to people. She is probally trying to help all the people that pre paid that Dr. Either way his patients need to find a orthodontist. She does excellant work and she is extremly reasonable. I have shoppes around and she was very reasonable, not to mention her staff is fabulous!! It really stinks that has happened, see what you can do. My repore with Dr. Fulop has been terrific!!

Hopewell Junction, NY

#9 Apr 14, 2010
Like my sister mentioned in an earlier post, we paid Dr. Balaban upfront, he filed for bankruptcy without us even knowing until we called his office one day to make an appointment. Basically I am left high and dry in the early stages of my treatment and have no idea what to do next. Dr. Jackie has my box of invisaligns and will not give them to me unless i agree to pay her $2500 over the course of 10 months. WTF is this? She should honor Dr. Balaban's financial commitments instead of exploiting the situation.

Bronx, NY

#10 Apr 14, 2010
I was one of Dr. Balabans patients and I do agree with that it was not right what he did to us. However, I did go to Dr. Fulops office and was extremly impressed. Dr Fulop-Goodling and her team were very understanding and sympathtic. Before going to her office I did seek another Orthodontic opinion and they too were not going to treat me for free! It stinks but I guess no one will treat us for free?? In any event Dr. Fulop-Goodlings fees were lower then my other opinion. I have learned these last few days that the standard orthodontic fee is about $5416.00-$7625.00. You can to by googling Braces Cost. Between what I spent at Dr. Balaban and what I will be spending at Dr. Fulop's it is costing me less then the average fee. I am very angry that this has happened to me as well as you if you are reading this, but I need to finish my braces. I was explained by 2 very experienced orthodontists what has happened to us was wrong but there are new fees with them as well and rightfully so. I paid him in full and I am so mad I did that. I did schedule a appointment with Dr. Fulop and I hear she is a wonderful Dr. and her work is beautiful. I am sort of excited to start right and I feel comfortable in her office. You can and should go for a consult cause at this point I and you need to be treated by a orthodontist. I hope this blog was knowledgable and I too am very upset but there are other Drs. out there that care. Good Luck To You!!
Ed Melville

Tenafly, NJ

#11 Apr 14, 2010
Lauren how much is Dr. Jackie paying you? BTW you start off saying you went to see her and were very impressed and end by saying you made an appoinment and HEARD she was wonderful...which is it?

Bayport, NY

#12 Apr 15, 2010
Dont give dr fulop any money she is giving you no deal, acting like she is.She just profiting from a situation she is deeply invloved in.
Check out it is a discount plan by Aetna the price for braces is 3500, I know its a lot of money to spend again but it helps a little.
You can search by zip code for providers in the program.

Bronx, NY

#13 Apr 15, 2010
probally both, it says! stop taking it out on everyone, when people are trying to help

Bronx, NY

#14 Apr 15, 2010
just go to another orthodontist, its worth a free consult

New York, NY

#16 Apr 15, 2010
Dr Fulop is clearly exploiting the situation and taking advantage of all of us. Dr.Balaban scammed us and Dr.Fulop is totally exploiting the situation and behaving unethically. Both of them need to be reported.


#17 Apr 15, 2010
Yes everyone call 1-800-442-8106
wait and speak with someone who will get your address and mail you a complaint form sure to mention both Drs and anyone who you may think was involved that worked for them .
Florida Grandma

Delray Beach, FL

#18 Apr 16, 2010
Both of my daughters were one of Stuart Balaban's first patients in the mid 1970's. Now they brought their children to him and he did such a despicable thing. May his parent's turn over in their graves and his children and grandchildren be embarrassed by this shameful act.
This "Dr. Jackie" has all of his patient's records. Are reputation and practice will be down the tubes if she does not release records immediately at "no charge" to the families involved. The patient's records belong to them according to law.

Elmont, NY

#19 Apr 16, 2010
I was informed by Dr. Jacqui in January that Dr. Balaban was bankrupt after being strung along since November waiting on completing my treatment of simply getting my buttons removed and getting fitted for my retainer. Dr. B's staff had me come back week after week while my teeth shifted and shifted and then she informs me that in order to finish I have to pay her thousands more on top of the 5750 I already paid in full to Dr. B. Meanwhile, he is standing two feet away treating a patient as she insists she has nothing to do with him except renting office space. Are you kidding me? WHen I threatened to stand outside with a sign to tell people he was bankrupt he called and told me he'd pay me 750 to not do that. I told him I would not hold my breath and if he had 750 to pay me under the table, he had money send out some letters to his patients and let them know the deal. Then DR JACQUIS office staff called to tell me not to say or do anything or take ANY action,as they were doing ME a favor in offering to take over my treatment and that I was being vindictive for NO REASON and that nobody was doing anything wrong. I, too, have called the 800# and emailed Fox5 Arnold Diaz. DO NOT BE FOOLED PEOPLE!!! This is a total scam! On top of the fact that Dr. Balaban had sent in fraudulent claims to my dental insurance over the past year and a half which my insurance company was aware of and keeping tabs on.


#21 Apr 16, 2010
Sam ....Oh but she is
What about the full page pennysaver ad
and the adventureland party that she now says she never mailed out....I do not want to argue with you but she is more than involved to say the least.
She has our records , signed us all up for her email appt. confirmations and her staff as well as Balabans were treating patients.


#22 Apr 16, 2010
If you know her so well to her and tell her to make a statement....
besides why is paying all of Balabans employees to work there cause she feels bad >>>please how about kids who are crying over this
get real

Elmont, NY

#23 Apr 16, 2010
Sam wrote:
Dr Jackie is not connected to this nutcase at all. Trust me. You think she isn't stressing over this?
She should be stressing over this! She has worked with him on the invisalign lecture circuit, almost bought his business, rented him office space while he pretended to be her partner to his patients...did she think that this was professional or ethical? A person with scruples and honesty would have steered clear- She knew EXACTLY what was going on. She told me he was bankrupt while he stood two feet away treating patients and a member of her staff had the audacity to call me and tell me they were doing nothing wrong and that they SUPPORTED Dr. Balaban who was DOING RIGHT by his patients! Please!!! NOBODY IS BUYING THIS RUBBISH!!!! MONTHS WENT BY WITH HER RENTING OFFICE SPACE TO THIS MAN AS HE TREATED UNKNOWING PATIENTS AND TOSSED THEM HER WAY FOR HER PROFIT!

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