When I asked last summer whether the practice accepted Blue Shield - I was told yes. Apparently what I should have been told is - "we are not a preferred provider but we will bill for you." I am very upset that I will have to pay for the cleaning yesterday when I thought AT LEAST Blue Shield pays for all cleaning since they paid nothing for the two crowns I needed, nor the removal of the cantilever, nor the exam including x-rays. But I was advised that now need to pay for whatever is NOT covered by Blue Shield. So now I have a decision to make - do I change dentists to a Blue Shield preferred provider or do I cancel Blue Shield as $44/m is a lot to pay for no coverage so far.....
otherwise, I do like Dr. Manhard and Crystal - I am just upset that reality was edited when I asked about dental plans.
excellent! Dr. Manhard is the best! -
Dr. Manhard is an excellent dentist and a fine person. I have been a patient of his for many years. .in fact, I 'followed' him from his previous office, which was a LOT closer to my home. That is saying a lot, as I have been fearful of "the dentist" since childhood.
I highly recommend Dr. Manhard, for his skill and easy going manner.
Captain Drew Johnson, Rancho Santa Fe
It is not the 'quality of dentistry' I have a problem with. It is the 'honesty' of the office staff. HOW would YOU feel, after having stood there, face to face with them, where they told you; "Your insurance will pay for 100% of this procedure, you just need to pay a $50 co-pay". . . you pay the co-pay, have the procedure done and a month later you get a bill for $227 !?! . . AND they are being nasty about 'collecting' it !
Sorry, that feels like "bait & switch" to me AND. . lying, cheating and just dishonest business practices. I have got a feeling I will NOT be using these folks again for my dental needs. It is too bad, as Dr. Manhard is a nice, competent man. But, I am feeling screwed. Your mileage may vary.
Dr. Manhard is the BEST!! I have always been afraid to have Dental work since I had many horrible experiences growing up. Still at 25 yrs I get nervous but Dr. Manhard is amazing! I will not go with anyone else. Ill be moving soon but I will fly down to see him, that's how well my experiences have been in this office.
No wait and quick and friendly.
Good cleaning. by the Dr. Helpful, cheerful staff.
Everything went well and everyone was professional.
Everyone was helpful and knowledgeable in their own area. Most importantly all were friendly. I forgot I was in dentist office for a brief moment...of course I was easily reminded when Dr. Manhard started drilling on my tooth.