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This business offers General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry.

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

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Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 08, 2003 Business started: 01/01/1996 in NY Business started locally: 01/01/1996
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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NYS Education Dept Office of Professions
Education Building, Albany NY 12234
Phone Number: (518) 474-3817

Business Management
Ms. Marian C. Ryndak-Pilecki, D.D.S./Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Andrew E. Pilecki, Office Manager
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Alternate Business Names
Marian C. Pilecki, DDS

Additional Locations

  • 6511 Campbell Boulevard

    Pendleton, NY 14094


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6/5/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: Last time I had an appointment the dentist that worked on my mouth she asked me why I wasn't flossing. I told her because my mouth didn't hurt anymore. She then said if I cause pain to your mouth will that make you floss more. I then had another appointment on 5/7/14 that's I was not able to go to. I left a voicemail on 5/5/14 and one on 5/6/14 saying that I was not able to make that appointment. I then received a bill for $100 for not making it to that appointment. I called and spoke with the receptionist and he said they don't listen to their voicemails.

Desired Settlement: Not have to pay 100 for not going to the appointment. I feel if you have a voicemail it's not my fault that the company doesn't listen to them.

Business Response: Date: May 23,2014
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Re: ID # ********
In regards to complaint by customer with ID # ******** let me address the complaints. The patients last visit was not with the Dentist but rather the hygienist. At the hygiene visits we would routinely ask the patient about their oral care routine and if see evidence in the oral cavity that the oral care is lacking we will then ask questions and see why it is lacking and then advise the patient on how it can be improved. We also would explain what the consequences are when oral hygiene is less than adequate. We would never tell the patient "if I cause pain to your mouth will that make you floss more". If a patient is not flossing and brushing, properly and regularly the mouth will hurt and be sore. From the statement by the patient he indicated he is not flossing because his mouth didn't hurt anymore. We would have told the patient his mouth will hurt again if he does not floss regularly, but would not tell him we are going to hurt him to make him floss more. In regards to the patient not showing for his appointment on 5/7/14, we have several courtesy reminders for patients to help them remember their appointments 1.) The patient was sent a postcard on April 10, 2014 2.) The patient received a text on April 30, 2014 at 3:10PM, the system shows delivery confirmation of the text.3.) The patient was given a courtesy call also on Monday May 5, 2014 (Courtesy reminder calls on Mondays are generally completed by 9:30 AM.)  The patient states he called on May 5, 2014 and May 6, 2014 and left a voicemail saying he was unable to make the appointment. May 5, 2014 was a Monday, on Mondays there is a live person in the office minimally from 7 AM- 8:30PM. May 6, 2014 was a Tuesday, and minimum time someone is in the office is from 5 AM to 1
PM. The patient would have been able to reach a live person during these hours. After these hours there is an answering machine which is not capable of accepting messages, but gives the hours the office is open and a phone number where I can be reached in emergencies. We do not have voicemail in the office if we did we would certainly listen to it. The patient was actually scheduled for 2 hours that day to see the hygienist and the Dr.
On May 14, 2014 the patient called the office regarding the statement he received for the failed appointment. The office manager informed him if he had heard from him he could have rescheduled his appointment. The patient said he heard the message on the machine saying it does not accept messages but he figured he could leave one anyway. The patient stated "you can see me in small claims court because I am not paying it" he hung up. We have an office policy that requires 48 hours notice to reschedule an appointment otherwise the patient will incur a charge for the missed appointment. It is a written policy; the patient did sign the policy. It seems the patient after 3 different types of reminders was unable to give the courtesy to call to
reschedule his appointment so we would be able to accommodate another patient but was quickly able to call after receiving a statement for the failed appointment. 
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