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Family Dental Associates also known as Family Dental at Reading, is a group dental practice providing general and specialty dental care. Including, braces, root canals, extractions, periodontic services as well as traditional dental care. Dental services are provided for children and adults.
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Factors that raised the rating for Family Dental Associates include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry
239 Causeway Street, Boston MA 02114
Phone Number: 1-800-414-0168 or 617-973-0971
Fax Number: 617-973-0980
The number is DN14926.
Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementDr. May Mu, D.M.D. Ms. Denyse Johnson, Marketing
Number of Employees
DENTISTS DENTISTS - ORAL SURGEONS DENTISTRY - COSMETIC DENTISTRY - CHILDREN DENTIST - PROSTHODONTIST DENTIST - PERIODONTIST DENTIST - DENTAL IMPLANTS DENTISTS - ORTHODONTISTS Offices of Dentists (NAICS: 621210)
Hours of Operation
|Saturday and evening hours available|
Method(s) of PaymentVisa
Most Insurances Accepted
Service AreaFamily Dental Associates provides their services in MASSACHUSETTS.
Alternate Business NamesFamily Dental at Reading
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Additional Phone Numbers
- (978) 521-3322(Phone)
- (978) 725-0072(Phone)
Additional Email Addresses
- - Communication/Mass Email
- - eQuote
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|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Complaint: In June, 2013, I had a cleaning and mentioned that my gum was swollen. A dentist, Dr. *******, looked at the tooth and recommended a root canal. I was quoted $1,375.00. I was not told that this process would have additional costs such as a crown or filling the tooth after it was drilled for the root canal. They had adequate time and XRays to show that a crown was not going to be necessary. I had two visits with the specialist and was scheduled for a third in July to complete the root canal work. The specialist got sick and I expected that the office would find a replacement to complete the work. It was only after I received two bills for the balance and told the office I would not pay until completed, that they set up an appointment with a Dr **** from *******. He indicated that it was okay to fill the tooth holes drilled to do the root canal. The office set the appointment with Dr ******* to fill the holes with a permanent filling. The specialist doesn't do the filling. I had the bill in my hand on that day for the balance due of $342.00 and I asked if that was the balance, they said yes and I paid it. I received notification from the insurance company that they were billed an additional $150 for the filling. When I called the office, the girl said that any filling or crown would be extra. Does it make sense that they would leave the holes open after the root canal and that it would be extra to complete the work? Or does it make sense to quote me all the possible charges to begin with so I understood the amount? With four visits, they had ample opportunity to explain any additional charges. I have had trouble with their billing in the past. There is going to be a difference in what the insurance company pays and the $150.00 of $90.55. I don't think that I should have to pay the balance due when I wasn't quoted the amount and it should have been included in the original estimate.
Desired Settlement: I would like a detailed bill sent to me that states waiver of the balance due and paid in full.
Family Dental Lawrence patient balance
Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response submitted by the business and have determined that the response does satisfy my issues and/or concerns in reference to complaint. I understand that by choosing to accept the business response that my complaint will be closed as resolved.