#853 Sep 2, 2011
Has anyone read this... Dr Balaban is still in practice... he is in and office in Forest Hills! Read above ALI post . We all need to do something! Bankrupt and still practicing....?????!
#854 Sep 3, 2011
Stay AWAY!!! I am out $18K from this crook. Do you have the address of his new office? Would like to give to my attorney.
#855 Sep 3, 2011
he's at 105-24 64th Rd., Forest Hills
#856 Sep 21, 2011
why don'y you call maury alter that wacky shame on you guy from the news. I think his segment is shame on you.
#858 Dec 7, 2011
watch out for the suffolk DA's office they let criminal go on felony fraud charges for check fraud and never get back to complaints. i have called them and left dozens of messages about other fraud charges and never gotten a call back. this is over a 2 year period and it cost my dad over $70,000 but the DA's office does not respond.
my next step is the newspaper. good luck getting them to follow up.
#859 Dec 8, 2011
This is just unbelievable !!
No one seems to care...
The ADA has been contacted many,many,times and they chose not to respond !
It seems to me that the message everyone is sending is that it is ok for Drs.to treat patients in this way and still keep their lic.and treat more unsuspecting patients.
Something needs to change !!
Anyone interested in getting together a group and going to our local politicians ??
The more fuss that is made and the more we keep at it the more annoyed people will get.
Please keep contacting ADA,DA,and anyone else.
Write them every week!
#860 Dec 8, 2011
Also has anyone been getting emails from a lawfirm called Mescalllaw ?
I think the whole attorney thing was a scam ....
the class action .
#861 Dec 12, 2011
it is not a scam the lawyers took all of our info and just had us release HIPA forms to open the old files fromthe drs they also have contacted my new orthodontist my orthodontist now told me she was copying all my childs information for the attorney0 so you have no idea, the class action suit is moving ahead
#862 Dec 14, 2011
Went to Dr. Jackie today. She had an advertisent on the radio. Something feels funny. One, three of her assistants were valadictorians of Ivy league schools. Interesting that three chose to be orthodontists? Two, she wanted 3,000 down. I went to two other dentists and one wanted 700 down, the other 1,000 down. Both will finance the rest, no interest. The explanation was that they have to pay for the tray up front.? So do all the others. They said they were financing my dental coverage. I said you don't have to finance anything, they are paying you. three, I have to have the scans done by Friday to be in the study and get a reduced rate and bring a check for the 3,000 at that time. Is this a bad idea? Should I go to someone else? I am trying to check her credentials and am having difficulty finding information. The first 6 pages of google were her advertisements. This site is on page 7.
#863 Dec 14, 2011
You have all the info you need. I discontinued treatment and lost almost 4k. I went to another ortho who was fantastic. He charged half as much and had to undo the horrible work she had done. Not to mention, my new ortho received a slew of unsatisfied Dr. J patients. And, she is litigous. If you try to leave, she will try to sue you for any remaining balance. What type of business sues customers for not being satisfied and still wants money for work not completed? Uh, yeah.. totally ridiculous. At least there is a disciplinary board for that. There are red flags all over so why even consider. There are awesome orthos who will do work for a fair price. And if you're in Manhattan, by all means, go see Dr. Ronald Schwalb. He's in the same building, different floor and he is amazing!!! If you tell him the formerly very pregnant Dr. J patient sent you, he'll know. Really, go see him if you're in the city. gluck!
#864 Dec 15, 2011
Heads up ....Dr J's office broke my childs tooth !!
They were working on her when Balaban was working out of her office....They ALL lied to us and are very unethical people !!
I would NOT go there if I were you
#865 Dec 15, 2011
Old files ???? They were gone remember ???? Along with our kids xrays & everything else !!
When we went to our new orthodontist after many,many, consults to be sure we had the right one .
Not to mention all the more $$$$ we had to spend
We had to have my childs braces removed because of all the damage that was being done from them being on too long .
Eveytime Balaban or Jackie was questioned we were told almost ....just a few more weeks.
WHY because they were scamming together and holding us on
They are both a disgrace to society!!!!!!!!!!
#866 Dec 16, 2011
Contacting an attorney, or the ADA will do virtually nothing to stop her. She is sued constantly, and in some sick way enjoys it. Complaining to Invisalign will help, but the sure way to get a result is to call NYS Dept of Education, Office of Professional Discipline, which controls doctors' licenses. Their # is on their website. It's simple, all you need to do is register a formal complaint, and they WILL investigate at no cost. If they receive enough complaints, and/or if the complaints are true, they have the power to suspend, or take away her ability to practice. This is what she deserves. Too many families continue to suffer.
#867 Dec 19, 2011
So many people have filed complaints with the NYS office of prof discipline .....and nothing has been done.
Although Balaban is practicing out of someone else's office again , this time in Queens ,N.Y.
Invisalign ....well they did nothing ....even though Balaban gave his receipt saying he took our $$ for him to order Invisalign reatainers and never did....thats ok with them THEY do not care.
No one does.....It just is sick & goes to show how awful people are .Especially those that people would think they could trust !
#868 Feb 11, 2013
Drive by 14 Arista Drive Dix Hills NY and see
Balabans TWO New BMW's. Did he, DOB 1/7/41,
use your $ too to acquire them ?
Its all about Karma. No wonder he is so sickly!
Lets Get Him,
#869 Feb 15, 2013
I find it so disappointing that nothing has been done to either of these two orthodontists.
My daughter was a victim of their abuse & neglect.
I did the whole class action not to mention numerous letters to everyone from the ADA roght down the line and basically what it turns out to be is that it is ok for them to do this to patients! They can keep their lic and just keep screwing people,hurting them etc.
I really think the system sucks!!
#870 Feb 15, 2013
Why cant you start a class action suit against the American Dental Association for allowing the 2 aforementioned so called doctors for not following their hippocratic oath
I had met with Dr. Balaban and should have realized that he was a snake oil salesman
Then we must put his name out there to any insurance company that lists him as a provider
And our warm markets friends, family, schools wherever it counts
#871 Feb 16, 2013
You and others might want to write a review at ratemds.com . They seem to do a better job than yelp and citysearch... You will notice that a bunch of duplicate positive reviews have been removed.....
keep writing negative reviews... over and over again
Another idea... use social media to spread the word... twitter.... FB etc. Just some thoughts.
#872 Mar 20, 2013
Balaban filed Bankruptcy in islip at federal court building, second floor, bankruptcy court. His bankruptcy filing is public information and anyone can get a copy. The question is, did he commit bankruptcy fraud? If anyone can show that he did, he will get what he deserves.
#873 Mar 20, 2013
after now what has been a few years and what I can only say was anxiety driven denial I am still left with buttons on my teeth from Balaban. I suppose my not facing what occured emotions I never went to another orthodontist.
Now I am ready to face the music. Can anyone reccomend an orthodontist which they had a good experience post getting ripped off? I had already paid $5,500 up front to Balaban, thanks for that free retainer!?!
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