|Address:||2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA|
I have enjoyed my experience at OHSU Dental School immensely. I has been everything I was told it would be and more. I am under the care of a Student named Yvonne whom I have grown to love and respect as a very dedicated and skilled student/technician. She is extremely respectful of her instructors and I sense that they recognize that she is excellent in her understanding of her profession and she is gifted in working with her patients. The students do an assessment then an instructor comes to evaluate that assessment. When they are in agreement Yvonne explains each problem and what options are available to me and I am involved in the final decision making. Then She goes to work and so far the work has been top notch. Yes this process takes some time because I am being treated by a student. She is there to learn her craft . She has great technical support from the instructors that have to approve every major hold point in the process. I understood from the start that was a part getting my dental work done. It is a great process and much cheaper than the going rate out in the general market. I suppose you can always find a bargain out there but when I tried that I found that the results werent nearly as good as I find at the college. I have a lot more work to be done and I actually look forward to going to the dentist. I have read a couple of negative reviews and I suppose some things could go wrong and a person could have a bad experience but I would recommend trying OHSU Dental School and let them explain the process so you know what to expect , and if you can live with the schedule, give it a shot. You will meet some great young people and get some excellent dental work done.
Terrible experiences here. Ive been going to their student dental clinic for several years now. The appointments are LONG, several hours per visit long which would not be unexpected for a dental school where students are doing most of the work but their prices have become not commensurate with inexperienced students fumbling around in your mouth. They are frequently clumsy, leaving me in pain and needing Tylenol after most procedures including cleanings. My most recent visit for an extraction was appalling and I wont be returning. The oral surgery suites are glass walled and facing each other so you can enjoy the horror show of another patient being prepped for a procedure. They actually said I couldnt turn up my noise canceling headphones that I use for anxiety because supposedly they need to be able to interact with you??! Im 40 years old and needed nitrous oxide for the first time in my life because I got so distressed and they proceeded to put the flow on too low causing me to panic when it felt like I was suctioning a rubber hose to my face obstructing my breathing. I wasnt given enough nitrous oxide to have any effect because they were so paranoid about the asthma on my chart which is very mild. I spent over 2 hours in tears. I have never had such a horrific experience at a dentist in my life and have lost every ounce of confidence in them. I also found they have had large pieces of my medical history recorded wrong for who knows how long because of assumptions they had made about the medications I take. They had me recorded as a diabetic with hypertension, I have NEITHER.
Mis-representative and not cost effective. Save yourself some time, money, and frustration. Avoid OHSU school of dentistry.I wholeheartedly recommend going to a sliding fee professional or a community clinic. At OSHU, the receptionist said that an exam and x-rays were required before the desired procedure, but if I had x-rays about the issue, I would not need x-rays again. She also said that the total cost would be 30-40% less than professional service. I scheduled an appointment and sent my x-rays. The dental student said that an exam, x-rays, AND cleaning were required no matter what (and at their cost). He also said that I would have to make 6-8 appointments for 3 hours each. The receptionists mention none of the time issues. They only say an initial screening is needed to see if you "qualify" as a patient. Total cost for my procedure plus mandatory "other" services would be $799 and 18 hours of appointments. Community clinic quote based on my income was $699. Best professional quote I found $1019. Only 2 appointments anyplace else but OSHU. Total savings -13 to 20% (even less if you count time and commuting). How can you trust people like that to work on your teeth? I dont.
Please reconsider going to OHSU dentistry. I had a similar experience in which OHSU dentistry misrepresented their coverages. Details below: Their intake system had a snafu whereby we thought that my moms got coverage through her MODA insurance. They never bothered checking if shes got coverage even though we gave them her insurance information. Then they saw her and a month later sent us a bill with the full price. I called their business office and tried to reason with them, but they later said its not their fault and that we have to pay the full price. What a sham! Also, their dentists kept pushing on very pricey treatments like implants and bone grafting. Guess what their final quote was? $30,000! Even after my mom kept telling them "no", that dentist still kept pushing for those sophisticated treatments. Weve switched to another more reliable and honest dentist (who suggested a more economical option - dentures) and never looked back.
Oh my! I think I saw the man who took the pics of the new building, that gives patients easy access by car or Max train. For a dental school of learning and teaching, I think they are truely marvelous. I am proud to have them in my area, and always happy to help a deserving person get certification for their own dentistry practice. Yes, they try to sell you the best of the best, but there are always options and it is up to the patient to decide their final plan. In the last over 40 years I have gone there, they never forced me to do anything I did not approve first.
I have been being treated here for the last 3 years. I had went to other dentist and had evaluations done, they were by far the least in expensive and the most professional. I had gum tissue surgery on 3 areas, a bone graft and a dental implant, along with several deep cleanings, all with the best students and faculty staff! the best part was I was able to wear my own sunglasses and not the goofy ones they have for you to wear. Always friendly and professional......
I found this organization to be very inefficient and mostly unfriendly. It took many weeks to get a referral processed. I had a small growth in my mouth removed for biopsy. I was totally ignored during the surgery, was told I would be phoned with the results in two weeks. Six weeks later I had to call to ask for the results. Furthermore I was told my insurance would cover this procedure and have now received two bills for it. I would not go back here.