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  • Janet Bailey
    Janet Bailey
    11/03/2021

    Janet Bailey opted not to leave a text review of Dental Group News

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  • Stephen C. Ellen
    Stephen C. Ellen
    09/22/2021

    My visit today to Great Meadows Dental Group was a mixed bag. While the hygienist Niki was lovely (and gentle), the new dentist Whitney B. Cramer, DMD was a piece of work. She stated it was "illegal" for me to defer X-Rays as part of my treatment at this practice. When I questioned this, she changed her claim that it was "illegal" for her if I deferred X-Rays. She then claimed that I would be "discharged" as a patient if I refused her recommendations. She suggested I ask my family members who are dentists (I have 3 dentists in my family and all said deferring X-Rays was not "illegal" and that Dr. Kramer was being unreasonable. They had never encountered this in their own practices). She also suggested I "Google" this to verify she was correct. So I did:

    "The frequency of needing dental X-rays depends on your dental health status. To guide dentists and limit the amount of radiation to which patients are exposed, the American Dental Association (ADA) says in their 2012 recommendations that dentists should always perform a clinical examination and evaluate a person's oral and medical history before taking any X-rays, and that the guidelines are subject to the treating dentist's clinical judgment-in short, determining the need for X-rays before taking them. If you have a history of extensive decay or periodontal problems, for example, your dentist may suggest taking X-rays more often than someone who doesn't. And because of their developing teeth and jaws, children may need X-rays more often than adults. Paul Manos, DDS, Dental Director for United Concordia Dental in California, adds: "The types of X-rays to take, as well as how often and how many, should be based on the individual clinical needs of the patient, as determined by the treating dentist. One size does not fit all when it comes to dental X-rays." The ADA recommendation for a posterior bitewing exam for an adult with decay present and an increased risk for cavities is every six to 12 months, whereas someone with no decay or increased risk may be able to go as long as two to three years between having X-rays taken."

    The issue I have with Dr. Kramer is that there was no offer to discuss my concerns regarding radiation exposure. I am a physician and graduate of Harvard Medical School. My father (who is a dentist) battled thyroid cancer, possibly induced by years of radiation exposure as a practicing dentist. She was concrete, dogmatic, and rigid. She clearly did not think I would "Google" her claim that refusing annual X-Rays was "illegal". While she, like all dentists, does maintain some general liability for not recommending X-Rays if there is a bad outcome in treatment, she left out the fact that she could simply document her recommendations and my refusal in my chart, and cover her liability completely. Her tone indicated that she was used to compliant, unquestioning patients, and that she was not prepared to engage in a thoughtful discussion regarding the risks and benefits of dental X-Rays. She was clearly not prepared to respect my request to defer them to every 2-3 years, something every other dentist has done throughout my lifetime of dental care.

    Since Dr. Kramer already threatened my "discharge" from the practice, I will beat her to the punch. I had been considering moving to the Jessica Ristuccia, DMD at Drum Hill Dental (she was my former dentist at Great Meadows) for some time now. I will move my treatment and chart tomorrow. Dr. Kramer made my decision easy.

    Re: My visit today to Great M ...
    Dental Group News replied on Thursday, September 23rd 2021

    Because of privacy regulations we can't discuss the specifics of your comments here. However, we are committed to providing quality dental care to all our patients at Great Meadows Dental Group and take your feedback very seriously. If you'd like to discuss, please call the office at 781-275-7707.

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  • Michael Carroll
    Michael Carroll
    09/17/2021

    very gentle

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  • Ray Faith
    Ray Faith
    09/08/2021

    Ray Faith opted not to leave a text review of Dental Group News

    Review source: Google
  • Joseph P
    Joseph P
    09/08/2021

    Joseph P opted not to leave a text review of Dental Group News

    Review source: Google
  • robert brack
    robert brack
    08/07/2021

    Excellent Treatment

    Review source: Google
  • S Moll
    S Moll
    08/05/2021

    fantastic hygenist and dentist and staff!

    Review source: Google
  • Martin Pallotta
    Martin Pallotta
    06/25/2021

    Once you check in the wait isn't long. ~5 min and I was 10 min early. A low stress and welcoming experience. Knowledgeable and cheerful staff who listen to your questions. I am glad I have such great dental care so close to my home.

    Review source: Google
  • The Spud
    The Spud
    06/10/2021

    The best people and experience we have ever had at a dentist office. Very friendly staff. Thorough and comfortable during the exams. I highly recommend

    Review source: Google
  • TSandwich
    TSandwich
    06/01/2021

    If you don't like Great Meadows Dental Group, you're a total loser.

    Review source: Google
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