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mom of two great kids

State University, AR

#1 Jul 28, 2008
Do any of you use Dr. Oliver and what do you think of his staff?
responding

Mountain Home, AR

#2 Jul 28, 2008
do not use him but am in the dental field. good dentist and staff is good also, office is neat for children. you have only a few choices for children dentists. I would use Oliver, Dr. Wood, or Ocean Dental(arkids only-they do not see anyone else, but it is a great facility)
Pearly Whites

Little Elm, TX

#3 Jul 28, 2008
My kids use Dr. Oliver and love it! The staff is very friendly and he always goes above and beyond to make sure they are at ease when in his office! The environment is one that is inviting to childrean and we have been very pleased overall with our experience with Dr. Oliver!
Kim

Gregory, AR

#4 Jul 29, 2008
My son went to another dentist once. They tramatized him so much. They decided that they couldn't work on him and referred me to a dentist in West Memphis. A friend of mine told me about Dr. Oliver, and I will be eternally grateful to her. He is perhaps the best Dentist I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in all my life. The atmosphere in that office is professional and pleasant for any child. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone.
curious

United States

#5 Jul 30, 2008
just alittle FYI there is a new childrens dentist coming to paragould, he should be here in OCT or NOV. he is only ging to see children. will be accepting all insurances.
responding

Mountain Home, AR

#6 Jul 30, 2008
curious wrote:
just alittle FYI there is a new childrens dentist coming to paragould, he should be here in OCT or NOV. he is only ging to see children. will be accepting all insurances.
has he advertised and how do you know this? not being rude but work in dental field and always looking for another pediatric dentists to send pts to
DMK

Sherwood, AR

#7 Jul 30, 2008
I took my son to Dr. Oliver about 3 yrs ago. I like him and his staff, but he did a lot of unnecessary work and charged for it. He put crowns on baby teeth and they got infected and he ended up having to pull the baby teeth. About $400 I paid for nothing.
unhappy

United States

#8 Jul 30, 2008
responding wrote:
<quoted text> has he advertised and how do you know this? not being rude but work in dental field and always looking for another pediatric dentists to send pts to
i know the dentist that is coming, he is a great guy, and i will keep everyone posted and let you know..i also work in the dental field...
mom of two great kids

State University, AR

#9 Jul 31, 2008
The reason I asked about Dr. Oliver is that if he has to do any work on a child he doesn't allow anyone to go back with the child. My child does great at the dentist and I see no reason for no one to accompany her back. I heard from another Mother he filled her three year olds tooth without giving her anything. She said now her child is terrified of the dentist. If he is going to take your child back without you, because some children do better without a parent around, he should let you stand outside the door or have a video system which allows you to watch from another room. In this day you can't be to careful with your child.
mandy

Lake Charles, LA

#10 Jul 31, 2008
Last year one of the hygenist was very unfriendly to me about one of my daughters' dental checkup. Here is the deal, I would love to be the parent who brushes my kids' teeth twice a day, but I'm the parent who reminds and ensures the cildren do it themselves. Genetically, all but one of my kids have a propensity for cavities. Me and my brother did as children, and even as adults we are plagued by issues. The hygenist was very rude and condecending toward me about an issue I feel like I can do nothing about. I told the receptionist before leaving and in two days I received a beautiful gift basket with a note of apology from Dr. Oliver. I ran into one of the hygene staff members up town and she apologized for the other hygentists' behavior and said that Dr. Oliver held a staff meeting over that issue to remind everyone that if things were to be said to a parent, as the doctor, he would be the one to say it and that rude behaviors would not be tolerated.

I know what your thinking, my kids have unfavorable dental predispositions. He wouldn't want to run off a cash cow. The truth is that he is so incredibly busy that he wouldn't miss the $$ he gets from my family. I really believe he cares.

Go Doc O!!
mandy

Lake Charles, LA

#11 Jul 31, 2008
mom of two great kids wrote:
The reason I asked about Dr. Oliver is that if he has to do any work on a child he doesn't allow anyone to go back with the child. My child does great at the dentist and I see no reason for no one to accompany her back. I heard from another Mother he filled her three year olds tooth without giving her anything. She said now her child is terrified of the dentist. If he is going to take your child back without you, because some children do better without a parent around, he should let you stand outside the door or have a video system which allows you to watch from another room. In this day you can't be to careful with your child.
I wrote a reponse to your questions about Doc O and evidently it was too long because it didn't make it to the site.(I'm a very literate person-you could even say I tend to be wordy. Both decriptions would be accurate! I never sound as smart talking as I do when writing!! LOL) Any-hoo... I'll post back later and try to keep it short. The gyst of the post was that we think Dr. Oliver is terrific.
assistant

Mountain Home, AR

#12 Jul 31, 2008
mom of two great kids wrote:
The reason I asked about Dr. Oliver is that if he has to do any work on a child he doesn't allow anyone to go back with the child. My child does great at the dentist and I see no reason for no one to accompany her back. I heard from another Mother he filled her three year olds tooth without giving her anything. She said now her child is terrified of the dentist. If he is going to take your child back without you, because some children do better without a parent around, he should let you stand outside the door or have a video system which allows you to watch from another room. In this day you can't be to careful with your child.
if you was to call around you will probably find out that 9 out of 10 doctors do no allow the parent to go back, i work in this field and the child is 10times better when a parent or grandparent stays out front, the appointment goes so much smoother and faster. as far as a filling without numbing that too is common, if the decay stays small there is no need for anesthetic. ur child is 3 he/she is going to be scared no matter what, the child would have been terrified if she had to be numb for 2-3hrs after the appt. you need to find a dr that u can feel comfortable and trust them. dr.oliver and is staff is great, and no i do not work there. call around and u will find that it is all normal
Mommy-Wife-Nurse

Bossier City, LA

#13 Aug 1, 2008
We use Dr. Oliver and I am always able to go in the back when my son is getting his teeth cleaned. Dr. Oliver and staff are wonderful. Great with children!!!! Highly recommend!!!!
A Mom

Lake Charles, LA

#14 Aug 1, 2008
mom of two great kids wrote:
Do any of you use Dr. Oliver and what do you think of his staff?
My girls see Dr Oliver & we love him & the whole staff. His asst Jennifer is great - they are all sweet. My 7 yr old just had to have 2 fillings & I was worried, but she did awesome!
mom of two great kids

State University, AR

#15 Aug 1, 2008
My child has gone to the dentist since she was two and has never been afraid she jumps in the chair and does what she is told. Not all children do better without a parent and most dentist allow parents in the back with their child. I love the way Dr Oliver's office does everything except for this one issue.
we use oliver

State University, AR

#16 Aug 1, 2008
Yes you can go back for the cleaning but nothing else.
Bell

Gregory, AR

#17 Aug 1, 2008
My boys ages 6 1/2 and 2 1/2 go to Dr. Ken Wood. We have had great experiences there.
Mom of 4

Saint Albans, WV

#18 Aug 5, 2008
We used Dr. Oliver until our insurance changed. While we liked him at the time and thought it was better for our children to go back without us, we found out later that he had missed alot of stuff that out new dentist found! For instance, he missed a couple of cavities on 2 of our children and when asked specifically if our pre-teen and early teen daughters would need braces he said "no". When we switched the kids to our regular dentist, he immediately referred our daughters for an orthodontic consultation and the oldest is in dire need of braces. I would not take them to see Dr. Oliver. We use Dr. Parkey and he and his staff are great with the kids (our youngest is 8)!
lab

Marthasville, MO

#19 Aug 5, 2008
What about a dentist for a special needs child? My son has some medical issues and I was wondering if any dentist in town are confortable working with special needs kids. I ask because I see some peopl who posted work in the dental field and because we have had a very bad experience with an eye doctor that was rude as all get out. Thanks for your help!
Try

Georgetown, TX

#20 Oct 5, 2008
Try Craig Davis at Parkey and Davis. He is GREAT with children, even young children.

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