Review: Silhavy Creek Family Dental

Review: Silhavy Creek Family Dental

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Jennifer

Kouts, IN

#1 Jun 12, 2013
These people are scammers. Stay away. They will tell you that you need expensive dental treatments that you really dont need.
Jennifer

Kouts, IN

#2 Jun 12, 2013
These people are scammers. STAY AWAY from this place.
Yvonne

Kouts, IN

#3 Jun 12, 2013
This office tole me my children required HUNDREDS of dollars of treatment. They were also very rude. When I took my two kids to a different dentist for a second opinion, they actually needed no treatments. They told me one of my kids had two cavities. She had none. They would not hand over her X Rays when I confronted them. These people are crooks.
LUVMYHORSE

Munster, IN

#4 Jun 16, 2013
Yvonne wrote:
This office tole me my children required HUNDREDS of dollars of treatment. They were also very rude. When I took my two kids to a different dentist for a second opinion, they actually needed no treatments. They told me one of my kids had two cavities. She had none. They would not hand over her X Rays when I confronted them. These people are crooks.
If you paid an out of pocket co pay to them, and insurance paid the rest..Then YES you are entitled to your Xrays.....they are yours. Call and have then send them over to your new dentist's office.
Sam

Valparaiso, IN

#5 Jun 19, 2013
I had the worst experience with Dr. Williams. He stated that I needed a crown on a tooth. After I had the procedure done and a temporary crown was placed I started experiencing horrible pain. I went back and sent back twice stating that the temp crown just needed adjustment (mind you I had to take vicodin to tolerate the pain which made me dizzy and I couldn't function). This went on for a month then he said I needed a root canal. It was a horrible procedure that took two weeks ti get done. My last visit all they needed to do was place my permanent crown but it was so big they had to "sand it down". I was there for almost 2 hours before he took it to a lab and shaped it into pretty much a square! Almost 700 dollars later (original quote 400). I'm walking around with a cube in my mouth instead of a tooth. I wasted so much money and time. Please don't go to this clinic!
GUEST

Valparaiso, IN

#6 Jun 23, 2013
If you are looking for a good dentist, call Dr. Gary Nondorf. His office is on Roosevelt across from the Porter Hospital complex.
Beware

Valparaiso, IN

#8 Oct 30, 2013
I agree with the other reviewers. They definitely scam you into several visits with unnecesary treatments. I have had routine dental care for over 30 years (cleanings every 6 months, religiously!) and after moving to the area, I tried this office. On my first visit they said I had severe gingivitis and needed debridement. But I would have to come back twice in order to do it and then have a cleaning. Both times I heard the hygienists telling others they could get a cleaning "if they were eligible for a cleaning" and what do you know, each time the person wasn't eligible for a cleaning, they needed the debridement. SCAM. I am reporting them to my insurance company as well for fraud. Stay away from this place.
Amanda

Hebron, IN

#10 Mar 8, 2014
At another office, I had four cavities filled in 2011 and do a cleaning every 6 months. My teeth were in great condition and never even had pregnancy gingivitis. I tried getting the whitening treatment and could not because my teeth were whiter the the model comparison they used. I aged out of my insurance and had to change it as well as the dentist office.

I tried Silhavy Dentist 6 months ago when it was time for another cleaning and got about a 5 minute cleaning for my first visit and could still feel all the plaque on my teeth. They reported I had four new cavities which I had filled all at once and had gingivitis. He overly numbed me to where I felt like I could not breath and was going to choke. At one point they put a cotton roll under my tongue and forgot it there, I was so numb I did not feel it move and it almost went down my throat! Well for the lower back molar they were unable to make contact and the gum formed deep pockets around the two back teeth in which food get traped inside causing irritation, bad breath, bleeding, and pain. I went back a week later and told them that the problem is painful and i cannot chew on my left side. They looked at it and said they needed to 'sand it down because it is too wide' so it would make contact and the gums would heal around it. One hygienist gave me syringes full of a chemical wash to clean it out and use when painful, free of charge, because insurance would not cover them and if pain continued to come back.

Six months later, I am due for a cleaning and having the same problem. The hygeniest said I failed to return for an appointment for a debridement that I never knew about and tried to have me pay for more xrays that wouldnt be covered for $64 or I could wait until the next cleaning and they would be free. She stated the dentist had to come in and look before I could get the cleaning I was scheduled for. He came in and said I needed a redo on the cavity they filled that was irritated (for free) and get a crown on one ($1300 not covered by insurance), a new cavity filled, a debridement, optional $40 flouride, and to return two weeks later for a cleaning after the cavity fillings and debridement.

So I got a FREE second opinion today! The hygienist and dentist saw the xrays from Silhavy along with the treatment plan. First thing she said was that it was stupid they did not give you a cleaning. The dentist said that the new cavity was not a cavity it was just a stain with no decay. Also, when they filled the irritated filling they knicked the tooth and he could tell because it was not on the xrays from the first visit with them before their work. Also, they saw no need for a full mouth debridement what so ever and floride was not even recommended for me! As for the redo, it is needed to fix the contact point but I do not need the filling and a crown only one or the other.

I would not recommend Silhavy they are taking advantage of insurance and patients with false diagnoses! I hope this helps someone and if you have gone there find somewhere that will do a second opinion, some are even free!
Birtie

Kenosha, WI

#13 Apr 16, 2015
Do not go to this Dentist unless you have and endless supply of money. They strong armed me into getting XRays that my insurance would not pay for because it was not time to get them done. They said I could not have an appointment unless I got the Xray. I knew I had a cavity so I did not have time to shop around I neexed to get in. In addition, they refused to see my child unless I got her Xrays and would not accept the ones that were still good on file at a former office. Now that I have put several hundred here it's inconvenient to begin the long process of trying to go elsewhere.
roberta

Crown Point, IN

#14 Apr 17, 2015
By far THE WORST PLACE EVERí!!! After speaking to the office manager and calling my insurance it is clear that Silhavy Family Dental scam, take advantage, and have questionable actions. They do not work for the patient to try their best to offer affordable care while maintaining integrity. When I brought my issues to their attention I was told that people complain because they are looking for narcotics and can not get them there. I was not. However, they know I am in Pain everyday and did not once offer to try and work with me to get my tooth fixed so I can be out of pain-they only care about the money. They duplicate tests that are unnecessary and told me if I am fine going to another cookie cutter dentist thats my decision. DO NOT GO THERE YOU WILL REGRET IT!! Also, I was told that people do not leave their name accusing us that comment to either say false things or we are cowards. My name is Roberta Hillman!
chimpanzee

Valparaiso, IN

#15 Aug 17, 2015
this place sucks. dippy receptionists. idiot dentist, talks like a ............ never again
TJMcD

Robbins, IL

#16 Aug 18, 2015
We are a family of 5 with very good insurance. They wanted extra X-rays that were above and beyond what insurance alows and refused service unless you payed for them. In 11 years with this insurance I have never been charged this or told this anywhere else! They turned a family of 5 away with this policy with hesitation. I now see why they show bad reviews and why there office always empty.
TJMcD

Robbins, IL

#17 Aug 18, 2015
TJMcD wrote:
We are a family of 5 with very good insurance. They wanted extra X-rays that were above and beyond what insurance alows and refused service unless you payed for them. In 11 years with this insurance I have never been charged this or told this anywhere else! They turned a family of 5 away with this policy with hesitation. I now see why they show bad reviews and why there office always empty.
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Shirley

Valparaiso, IN

#18 Nov 2, 2015
They sent out a flyer stating that you can get an Exam, X-Rays and cleaning for $59 and also up to $1500 off implants. I have called twice and no one in their office can tell me what "up to $1500 off" means. They were supposed to call me back and never did. I'm happy I read the above comments before scheduling with this dentist.
JB Mad

Valparaiso, IN

#19 Oct 24, 2016
I wish I could give a lower rating than 1 start. This Doctor is awful. We went to him for a couple years. When I started taking my daughter to an orthodontist, I was informed that the cavities that Dr. Williams claimed she had weren't there. I went for a third opinion, and found that it was true. Dr. Williams was going to open up and fill teeth that were perfectly healthy. On one visit his assistant said that my daughter's sealant fell out and they wanted me to pay to replace it. When I explained that I could not afford it they made me feel guilty. When I returned for her next visit, that same person told me that I should have sealed the tooth because it now had a cavity in it. The second and third opinions I got proved this to be a LIE. My husband too was told that he had extensive work that needed to be done. Upon his second opinion, he has been told that his teeth are in great shape and that he has no cavities. Dr Williams is opening up teeth and filling them just so that he can charge insurance companies. I am reporting him to as many officials as I can so that he will no longer be able to hurt innocent people. When I called to get our medical files from his office staff they would not release them to me. I was able to pay to receive our xrays but was afraid that they wouldn't even be accurate. I do not trust him and hope that this will deter more people from using his services. UPDATE: My daughter went this morning for yet a 4th opinion at her dental check up and SURPRISE SURPRISE! Again they assured me that her teeth are in excellent condition. Absolutely no cavities. Dr. Williams needs to stop ruining peoples' teeth.

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