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Review: Melrose Square Dental Group - Stuart T Tani DDS

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Amy T

Escondido, CA

#1 May 3, 2010
DON"T GO HERE!!!!!! I don't think I saw Dr. Tani this time, but the associate who saw me claimed both my husband and I required very expensive subgingival scaling (even though our teeth were apparently fine at our last visit a mere 6 months ago). We can't afford $1500, so we asked for a simple prophylactic cleaning instead. The nurse refused, claiming that the doctor would lose his license for cleaning our teeth (and still tried to bill us the full amount for the visit). Terrible experience. We won't be back!
Kaleigh D

United States

#2 May 27, 2011
Please pay attention to the reviews when they say don't go here. They take advantage of people. This dentist has ruined my life and put me in more debt then I could have ever even imagined. I had gotten my braces off at the age of 17 and came to to melrose square for two veineers for my front teeth because they could not be corrected with braces. The veneers they put on were on the small side but at that time I was excited to have normal teeth. A year later one of the veineers started looking grey. I went in and they told me my tooth was rotting and had turned black underneath which was making the veineer grey. They said I needed a root canal. I was 18 at the time very young and stupid and believed what they said. When they pulled off the veineer my tooth was white and fine. I wish I would have stopped them there but I thought they were professionals and unfortunately I trusted them. In the middle of my root canal my tooth shattered I had to ask several times what was going on before I got a response. They placed a post in there and then tried to find me a new veineer.... unfortunately my teeth were "too white" they didn't have a match for my teeth and told me I'd have to go somewhere else... I was stuck paying for a root canal and a crappy discoloured veineer. Other dentist I saw couldn't believe what had happened. My teeth were ruined. I had to then get 2 new veineers to match which totaled over 5000. My tooth and gums in that section are still black. I am now 23 years old and every photograph of me even my wedding photos show this black tooth... I am now trying to save up enough for a dental implant... another 5000 dollars because of melrose square... this place should be shut down.
Tony I

United States

#3 Mar 23, 2012
Amy is not a patient here.
Carl

Escondido, CA

#4 May 10, 2012
Dr. Tani is a great Doctor, unfortunately he got caught up with San Diego Specialty Care, John and Marcy Baker, who "Managed his Office” and brought Dr. Tani's Standard of Business down. I have been a friend and a patient for years. Dr. Tani is a fantastic, honest good Doc. He no longer has SDSC, his office is managed by great and ethical people and Dr. Tani can now practice with the integrity he has always had! Great office, Great Staff and a Doc who is not only superior in his practice but very friendly!
sdmcman

Oceanside, CA

#5 Jun 20, 2012
Kaleigh D wrote:
Please pay attention to the reviews when they say don't go here. They take advantage of people. This dentist has ruined my life and put me in more debt then I could have ever even imagined. I had gotten my braces off at the age of 17 and came to to melrose square for two veineers for my front teeth because they could not be corrected with braces. The veneers they put on were on the small side but at that time I was excited to have normal teeth. A year later one of the veineers started looking grey. I went in and they told me my tooth was rotting and had turned black underneath which was making the veineer grey. They said I needed a root canal. I was 18 at the time very young and stupid and believed what they said. When they pulled off the veineer my tooth was white and fine. I wish I would have stopped them there but I thought they were professionals and unfortunately I trusted them. In the middle of my root canal my tooth shattered I had to ask several times what was going on before I got a response. They placed a post in there and then tried to find me a new veineer.... unfortunately my teeth were "too white" they didn't have a match for my teeth and told me I'd have to go somewhere else... I was stuck paying for a root canal and a crappy discoloured veineer. Other dentist I saw couldn't believe what had happened. My teeth were ruined. I had to then get 2 new veineers to match which totaled over 5000. My tooth and gums in that section are still black. I am now 23 years old and every photograph of me even my wedding photos show this black tooth... I am now trying to save up enough for a dental implant... another 5000 dollars because of melrose square... this place should be shut down.
Go to TJ and see Dr. Sarah Alva. 1129 Revolution Blvd. About 5 years ago I received a quote of 23K to restore my teeth. That was here in Oceanside. She was recommend to me by a friend. I went to see her and was impressed by her honesty and credentials. She worked on me, referred me to a bone graft specialist who did a great job. The bottom line is I now get compliments on my beautiful smile all the time. It cost me 5K. Certainly worth the drive.
Tiffany McNeil

Vista, CA

#6 Mar 10, 2013
Carl wrote:
Dr. Tani is a great Doctor, unfortunately he got caught up with San Diego Specialty Care, John and Marcy Baker, who "Managed his Office” and brought Dr. Tani's Standard of Business down. I have been a friend and a patient for years. Dr. Tani is a fantastic, honest good Doc. He no longer has SDSC, his office is managed by great and ethical people and Dr. Tani can now practice with the integrity he has always had! Great office, Great Staff and a Doc who is not only superior in his practice but very friendly!
Interesting comments Carl. I do not think you have all your facts correct. I have been a patient of Dr. Tani for years, and he is not a quality doctor. I was not aware of his incompetence until I had to see a different dentist, and discovered it for myself. You obviously do not know him very well or you would have thought twice about your comments. By the way, there is no one named Marcy Baker. Marcy is Stuart's wife, Marcy Tani. Interesting, because you said you were his friend. I would have thought you would have known that he had a wife named Marcy.
Tiffany McNeil

Vista, CA

#7 Mar 10, 2013
Amy T wrote:
DON"T GO HERE!!!!!! I don't think I saw Dr. Tani this time, but the associate who saw me claimed both my husband and I required very expensive subgingival scaling (even though our teeth were apparently fine at our last visit a mere 6 months ago). We can't afford $1500, so we asked for a simple prophylactic cleaning instead. The nurse refused, claiming that the doctor would lose his license for cleaning our teeth (and still tried to bill us the full amount for the visit). Terrible experience. We won't be back!
Hello Amy,

Were you thinking about a dental office when you wrote your comments? Nurses do not work at a dental offices. It appears that you do not know anything about dental or dental cleanings otherwise you would have purchased a Waterpik instead of asking for a "prophylactic cleaning". Your warning or opinion is not valid as is your knowledge of dental procedures. Thanks again.
Someone Who Knows

Dallas, TX

#8 Jun 20, 2013
I worked for Dr Tani down in the mission center office and was there when San Diego Speciality started. Yes John was a buissness partner and Marcy was Dr Tani wife having an affair with Mr Baker we all knew and seen it even when they both were trying to cover it up. They did buisness ventures behind his back that caused it to make Dr Tani bad I worked for the Dr 8 yrs. He was always upfront and honest and if something went wrong he would fix it. On the other hand with billing just say alot of theives worked there and who claimed to be friends of the Dr and he didn't even know they were doing things that could ruin him. I hope them people will pay for the things they've done to him by giving him a bad name. Till this day I respect and love Dr Tani and would stand behind him and his work
Alice

United States

#9 Jun 28, 2013
Tiffany McNeil wrote:
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Interesting comments Carl. I do not think you have all your facts correct. I have been a patient of Dr. Tani for years, and he is not a quality doctor. I was not aware of his incompetence until I had to see a different dentist, and discovered it for myself. You obviously do not know him very well or you would have thought twice about your comments. By the way, there is no one named Marcy Baker. Marcy is Stuart's wife, Marcy Tani. Interesting, because you said you were his friend. I would have thought you would have known that he had a wife named Marcy.
Marcy Tani is married to Stuart and has lived with John Baker and been his girlfriend for MANY years, they have scammed MANY dentists and insurnace companies with FRAUD!! Marcy & John also use alias. They now manage Business Park Dental in Vista. BEWARE of these 2!!!If you search Vista court records on line these 2 have been in and out of court since 1999 and have used SEVERAL aliases.
Alice

United States

#10 Jun 28, 2013
Someone Who Knows wrote:
I worked for Dr Tani down in the mission center office and was there when San Diego Speciality started. Yes John was a buissness partner and Marcy was Dr Tani wife having an affair with Mr Baker we all knew and seen it even when they both were trying to cover it up. They did buisness ventures behind his back that caused it to make Dr Tani bad I worked for the Dr 8 yrs. He was always upfront and honest and if something went wrong he would fix it. On the other hand with billing just say alot of theives worked there and who claimed to be friends of the Dr and he didn't even know they were doing things that could ruin him. I hope them people will pay for the things they've done to him by giving him a bad name. Till this day I respect and love Dr Tani and would stand behind him and his work
AMEN to this comment, John and Marci have been together for a long time and they are ebing investigated for FRAUD. They now manage Business Park Dental in Vista. They are complete SCAMMERS!!!
Alice

United States

#11 Jun 28, 2013
Tiffany McNeil wrote:
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Hello Amy,
Were you thinking about a dental office when you wrote your comments? Nurses do not work at a dental offices. It appears that you do not know anything about dental or dental cleanings otherwise you would have purchased a Waterpik instead of asking for a "prophylactic cleaning". Your warning or opinion is not valid as is your knowledge of dental procedures. Thanks again.
It is the dentist JOB to make the patients aware of dental procedures and educate them, just like doctors do before you have a PROCEDURE!!!!!!!!!!
Alice

United States

#12 Sep 28, 2013
WARNING to EVERYONE: UPDATE ON JOHN & MARCY BAKER. They are still using the the name San Diego Specialty Care http://sdspecialtycare.com/
and NEW: Business Park Dental http://www.businessparkdental.net/ .
THEY BOTH HAVE THE EXACT SAME ADDRESS and different websites. 3211 Business Park Drive Suitwe A, Vista, CA. STILL COMMITTING FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!
Old employee

Broomfield, CO

#13 Jan 13, 2014
I worked for them back in 1994 and Marcy and John were scamming and committing fraud back then! They were blatantly having an affair and if Dr Tani didn't know it and is still married to that awful witch after all this time, he should be committed! John was a dirt bag and I cannot believe these two haven't been put in jail yet!! I left that hellhole within 6 months and regret working for them at all!
Carollynn

San Diego, CA

#14 Jan 31, 2014
Old employee wrote:
I worked for them back in 1994 and Marcy and John were scamming and committing fraud back then! They were blatantly having an affair and if Dr Tani didn't know it and is still married to that awful witch after all this time, he should be committed! John was a dirt bag and I cannot believe these two haven't been put in jail yet!! I left that hellhole within 6 months and regret working for them at all!
It amaze me that they are not in jail....John s dead now.....Marcy is still around. The authorities are talking to a lot of people and have been....they are gathering lots of information from what I heard. They really did terrible things, terrible things! Amazing the authorities had not caught up with them sooner!
Carollynn

San Diego, CA

#15 Apr 24, 2014
It appears that this account "Desiree Rosas" is a fake account created by Letty Garibay. It is interesting that this account does not have ANY information in it and it was created the day this post was made. Letty has chosen a former patient of Business Park Dental " Desiree Rosas" and slandered her name by creating a fake account and posting lies about a completely different company.(We apologize to Desire Rosas that her name was slandered by Letty Garibay.) Letty worked at Business Park Dental as the office manager, which was the office that existed in the location of West Coast Smiles, and she was in charge of all the insurance billing, the accounts receivables, and payables, she was the office manager and had control of everything. Letty elected not to pay anyone but herself, and then played the victim and blamed it on the owners. If anything was billed incorrect or fraudulently, Letty would have been the person billing it and committing fraud. I find it even more interesting that she is currently living with the previous "owner" of Melrose Square Dental in Lake San Marcos on San Pablo Drive. West Coast Smiles is not enrolled with CareCredit, and has passed all the inspections from all the insurance companies, in addition to Delta Dental's inspection, which is the most critical inspection from any insurance company. Not only did West Coast Smiles pass, we are highly recommended as a clean and superb dental office. It appears Letty has made the distinction that West Coast Smiles is not Business Park Dental by stating that the owners of each place are different. How could the business be the same if the "owner" is different? West Coast Smiles is a new office in the same location of Business Park Dental, we do not owe thousands of dollars to anyone, and we have the honesty and integrity that Letty Garibay should of had while running Business Park Dental. I am not sure what "Crookes" the English chemist and physicist, who discovered the element thallium and the cathode ray has anything to do with this post, nor is this post a reflection of the level of service that West Coast Smiles provides. It is obvious that Letty Garibay has some personal issues in which she is lashing out at West Coast Smiles. We wish her the best and hope she can resolve her issues, and be compelled to remove her fake post and stop slandering Desiree's name
Alice

United States

#16 Apr 25, 2014
How can West Coast Smiles be NEW if it's established in 1988 the same date as Business Park Dental and if you research the same date that Marcy and John Baker (who is now deceased) establised their MANY business aliases. John's daughter, Jennifer Lynn Brown is running the office!!! SHE changes the name often thinking the authorities won't catch up with them!
Alice

United States

#17 Apr 28, 2014
Looks like Jennifer Brown got scared and shut down West Coast Smiles FB page!!!!!
Hallie B

United States

#18 Jul 6, 2014
Tiffany McNeil wrote:
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Interesting comments Carl. I do not think you have all your facts correct. I have been a patient of Dr. Tani for years, and he is not a quality doctor. I was not aware of his incompetence until I had to see a different dentist, and discovered it for myself. You obviously do not know him very well or you would have thought twice about your comments. By the way, there is no one named Marcy Baker. Marcy is Stuart's wife, Marcy Tani. Interesting, because you said you were his friend. I would have thought you would have known that he had a wife named Marcy.
I have been a patient of Dr. Tani for over 20 years. His service has been above par!!!! The owners of the Dental Group constantly insisted on doing work that Dr. Tani didn't not agree to. My son and I will follow him anywhere.

I have tried going to other dental offices because of the push to get work (scaling, cleaning etc.) done that was not covered by insurance and not necessary. I have experienced poor workmanship and a wait of several hours...yes hours trying to get things done when if Dr. Tani had done it we would have been in and out in less than an hour.

I have utmost confidence in him as a dentist. He is personable and knowledgeable. I saw him personnally get frustrated with the repeated upsale of services not needed. And the consant telling patients that if they did not get the services suggested done that they would have to go somewhere else.

This infuriated me and my son that the office practices did not refleck well on a good dentist!

And for anyone who goes to the new office that opened down the road DO NOT DO IT! They have gotten worse since Dr. Tani left.
Hallie B

United States

#19 Jul 6, 2014
I have been a patient of Dr. Tani for over 20 years. His service has been above par!!!! The owners of the Dental Group constantly insisted on doing work that Dr. Tani didn't not agree to. My son and I will follow him anywhere.

I have tried going to other dental offices because of the push to get work (scaling, cleaning etc.) done that was not covered by insurance and not necessary. I have experienced poor workmanship and a wait of several hours...yes hours trying to get things done when if Dr. Tani had done it we would have been in and out in less than an hour.

I have utmost confidence in him as a dentist. He is personable and knowledgeable. I saw him personnally get frustrated with the repeated upsale of services not needed. And the consant telling patients that if they did not get the services suggested done that they would have to go somewhere else.

This infuriated me and my son that the office practices did not refleck well on a good dentist!

And for anyone who goes to the new office that opened down the road DO NOT DO IT! They have gotten worse since Dr. Tani left.

Oceanside, CA
Mary M

Carlsbad, CA

#20 Jul 21, 2014
I am so happy Dr Tani broke away from Marcy and John.... I don't know his wife well but it's clear she and he are great... What a difference and I thought he was great before he rid himself of Marcy and John... What a remarkable difference... My husband and I and family love this office and he is so happy! his staff is great..... Wonderful doc... I just found this page... Looking to post a yelp... And just so happy he got through this... Situations go full circle... Keep the faith and good job Dr Tani!

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