West Side Dental North Utica

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Dont go there

Nedrow, NY

#1 Dec 14, 2010
I have never ever encountered such a mess of people in my life!! From the rude front desk staff to the "dentists" who just want to rip everyones teeth out rather than treat with fillings and root canals! I quickly found a new dentist.. A REAL one with a REAL office rather than a people factory! Got in the new dentists office in less than 24 hours after waiting 3 mos to get into WestSide for Lousy care & even worse service!! Dont waste your time or your money. They only thing you will get is dentures!!
Debbie Reynolds


#3 Dec 14, 2010
OMG how funny!
Whitestown Dental

Cortland, NY

#4 Dec 26, 2010
Well if you dont like that place dont go to the butchers in whitesboro next to dollar general, wouldnt take my hamster there or an african.

United States

#5 May 16, 2012
I agree with the way the front desk is, but they did what i wanted and it took me a week to get in without an emergency. You,(dont go there, guy!), are just mad that you're not #1 on they're priority list. When they first opened they had a lot and i mean a lot of new patients.....so......get over your experience, your one out of 100! Sux to be you!

United States

#6 May 16, 2012
you went in nov. Or the beginning of december? Wow do the math
Emergency ONLY

Clinton, NY

#7 Jan 28, 2013
My first impression was that they were VERY willing to accommodate emergencies and quickly. I was able to be seen and assessed in less than 24 hours and had my dental work done the next day. It works more as a dental clinic, in my opinion, than a personalized (patient specific) dental office. The office staff were not very friendly and had to be directly asked for simple things they should voluntarily be doing for patients. The dentist was professional and I felt comfortable with him.

Utica, NY

#8 Jan 28, 2013
Dr. Aurora is the best there! I've never had a problem.....What's yours anyways~~~~~~
Emergency ONLY

Clinton, NY

#9 Jan 31, 2013
Dr. Arora... But am I the only one who finds that he doesn't explain things very much?@ DENTIST: what kind of procedure did you have done?

Clinton, NY

#10 Feb 2, 2013
I went to Dr. Arora... How indifferent he was when I was in pain, begged him to do something, and he refused to provide the proper treatment in correcting a problem he created. He's cheap, provides patients and employees with portable heaters, and uses old bedroom furniture in patient rooms, instead of sanitary medical grade counter tops. A nightmare of a dentist, who needs to be shut down.
Long wait

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 26, 2013
My daughter goes there and shes had a number of appointments were we've had to wait over an hour an a half after her appointment time. They even scheduled a cleaning that we went to waited an hour only to be called in that it was too soon to do the cleanning. This place is a joke. Don't waste your time.

Utica, NY

#12 Oct 12, 2013
Does anyone know the Dentist name that works at West side Dental?

Ashburn, VA

#13 Oct 13, 2013
Beware.......the clowns quote 1 price than when u come back with 1/2 the money, they raise the price!!!! Dentist does shoddy work.

Hadley, MA

#14 Oct 13, 2013
The police have to find who has this device

Level 4

Since: Jul 13

New Hartford, NY

#15 Oct 15, 2013
it is a

Syracuse, NY

#16 Oct 16, 2013
Medicaid mill. What do you expect from a volume-based, profit-maximizing dental office? Be happy there are still south Asian dentists willing to treat poor patients for rupees (low reimbursement rates). If you don't like, stay in Rome and hit up that Medicaid mill close to you called Great Lakes Dental!

Utica, NY

#17 Feb 11, 2014
I agree Westside dental isn't good. I went in to get one tooth filled and he filled the wrong tooth. I didn't know till I went back and they were talking about a root canal and I said that tooth was filled last time and they said no another one was and I was so upset cause that tooth really need it and the loser must have noticed another tooth that wasn't so bad cause he said ooh this tooth is easy and I was like u sure u looking at the right tooth I was told it was very bad. So months down the road I find out he filled wrong tooth. So today I got an appt somewhere new I'm sorry but I tell u I need a tooth filled and tell u what tooth and u fill the one next to it instead then I need to leave. Sot advice to people don't go there
Richard Hansen

Utica, NY

#18 Jul 9, 2014
Westside Dental is one of the best dental practices I've ever been to. This is a practice that accepts Medicaid, so there are a lot of patients. The doctors have to work with what they can. Since they bill so low, they have to work on many patients. The people complaining about the procedures they are given instead of asked for, aren't the doctors. It's the poor, lower class scum that can't afford insurance, yet feel they deserve premium insurance and premium service for free. Dr.Aurora is hands down one of the best dentists out there. He studied at New York University, a prestigious institution.

Oswego, NY

#19 Nov 23, 2014
Terrible service. Was told I had 5 big cavity's and needed my wisdom teeth extracted immidiately. Didn't seem right to me so i got a second opinion at another clinic. There I was told I had one very tiny cavity (which was filled on the spot) and told that I was in fact born without 2 of my wisdom teeth, the other two were still rooted and weren't going anywhere.
Westside dental just wants to drill into your teeth for your money. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
mr clean

Ashburn, VA

#20 Nov 23, 2014
You should all try Vista Dental on Genesee St, you won't encounter any of the problems you had at Westside

United States

#21 Nov 28, 2014
I went there for a filling once and a cleaning and my mouth hurt so bad. I dk what they did but it wasnt good.Now im at cotrupe and Rosinski in NYM, amazing!!!'

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