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Affinity Dental of La Mesa

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Phone: (619) 697-2800 Fax: (619) 697-3754 View Additional Phone Numbers 8881 Fletcher Pkwy #325, La Mesa, CA 91942 View Additional Web Addresses


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This company offers dental services.

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A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Affinity Dental of La Mesa meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Affinity Dental of La Mesa 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.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Affinity Dental of La Mesa
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 02, 2005 Business started: 06/30/2004 in CA Business incorporated: 12/30/2011 in CA

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen St #1550, Sacramento CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 263-2300
Fax Number: (916) 263-2140
The license number is 8459.

Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen St #1550, Sacramento CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 263-2300
Fax Number: (916) 263-2140
The license number is 19777.

Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen St #1550, Sacramento CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 263-2300
Fax Number: (916) 263-2140
The license number is 31040.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Dr. Alan Michels DDS, Owner Mr. Paul Michels, Owner Mr. Steve Michels, Owner Ms. Mirna Ochoa, Office Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Dr. Alan Michels DDS, Owner
Number of Employees


Business Category

Dentists Dentistry - Cosmetic Dentist - Dental Surgery Dentist - Dental Implants

Alternate Business Names
Alan G Michels DDS PC La Mesa Family Dental

Additional Locations

  • 8375 University Ave

    La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 469-2902

  • 8881 Fletcher Pkwy #325

    La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 697-2800 (619) 567-7947

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Complaint Detail(s)

12/7/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: This is the WORST dental company I have ever worked with. I have been going to this office for many years. When I finally needed two cavities filled in ***, They said my insurance denayed the claim. I called my insurance company only to find out the claim was oked, but this dental office was refusing to honor it. ****** ***** the manager told me "They dont make enough money off of it to bother doing the work". I have been fighting for the last 10 months to get my cavities filled. They have told me to just go see another dentist. Why would they take my insurance if they are just going to refuse my claims, after the insurance company oked them. I also made a cleaning appt over 3 months ago and took the day off work for it. I was never even told my appt was cancel until the day of, when I tried to go in. They are now refusing to do any work or cleaning until I clear up the claim about the cavities. So 10 months later I have been denayed my cleanings, my cavities have never been fixed and they will not even see me to fix my broken tooth that just happened. I can not believe how poorly I have been treated. It is hard to believe they are still in business.

Desired Settlement: To honor my dental insurance.

Business Response:

November 29, 2012

BBB of San Diego

Thank You, for giving us the opportunity to explain and clarify the complaint with Ms. ******* 

******* has been a patient at Affinity Dental of La Mesa since 2004. And she's received 
multiple fillings and dental treatment,under the same insurance Liberty.Patient always have had a co-payment to pay
this time is no different. Patient is requesting fillings for cosmetic purposes and she will have a 
co¬≠ payment again,her accusations of us denying her' service because of the money are false 
accusations.1 requested an immediate transfer of this patient to another provider because of her 
abusive language tours our office staff and me.

Affinity Dental of la Mesa is no longer a provider for this patient,and that is why we are not seen 
her as a patient liberty was contacted and ask to assign her to another provider on September.

******* has taken the time to badmouth our office reputation thru Demand force and Yelp an·d now
with BBB. When I found out that she was posting bad comments and false accusations in Demand force 
1 called Liberty once again to confirm that they had receive the request of an immediate  transfer 
for this patient to another provider  and all the documents were faxed once again to liberty on 
October 13tn_

Thank You,

***** *****
Office Manager

BBB's Final Determination: Business resolved the complaint issues, but not within BBB's timeframe. The complainant did not acknowledged acceptance to BBB.