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Dental School botched my bonding work.

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jackhensy

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I am wits end.

I have been going to this dental school for 3 months now.
My 6 front teeth needed to be replaced and they told me they could do it for free and just bill my insurance.
So in March I had my first appointment and the student(who had no experience in bonding) did my first two teeth. Wrong color. She redid them a second time(more needles and numbing) and got the color right, but botched the shape of teeth(too square and short) and did poorly on "curing" the bonding on the two front incissors. (They turned brown) I have tetracycline stains and it went through the bonding. (my old dentist did a amazing job of covering the tertacyclin stains with bonding 15 yrs ago).
After my 3rd appointment with her trying to fix her botched work I called the lead dentist and complained. S
I told her she is not qualified to do bonding work. I want a dentist to do them!

I was re-assigned to a new dental student with a new "expert" dentist to oversee the students' work this time.
They are going to put opaque resin on the 6 front teeth to make them brighter and hide the tetracycline stains then add bonding over the opaque resin. This is my 4th appointment and its now May. The new dental student is taking a cast of my teeth to make sure its exactly the shape I want, etc. It seems to be going in right direction except she can only see me every 3 weeks!

It has taken 3 months to do 6 bondings on my teeth --- which are still not completed.
I will never go to a dental school again for cosmetic work because of the time it takes, being a guinea pig, walking around in pain, having brown teeth from dental student, and general length of time to see a student.

If I knew this would be a nghtmare.......I would have gone to a real dentist and had this done in 2 days without the pain, hassle and general wasted time.

Anyone have experience with dental students doing cosmetic work? Frustrated and angry!
 
I am wits end.

I have been going to this dental school for 3 months now.
My 6 front teeth needed to be replaced and they told me they could do it for free and just bill my insurance.
So in March I had my first appointment and the student(who had no experience in bonding) did my first two teeth. Wrong color. She redid them a second time(more needles and numbing) and got the color right, but botched the shape of teeth(too square and short) and did poorly on "curing" the bonding on the two front incissors. (They turned brown) I have tetracycline stains and it went through the bonding. (my old dentist did a amazing job of covering the tertacyclin stains with bonding 15 yrs ago).
After my 3rd appointment with her trying to fix her botched work I called the lead dentist and complained. S
I told her she is not qualified to do bonding work. I want a dentist to do them!

I was re-assigned to a new dental student with a new "expert" dentist to oversee the students' work this time.
They are going to put opaque resin on the 6 front teeth to make them brighter and hide the tetracycline stains then add bonding over the opaque resin. This is my 4th appointment and its now May. The new dental student is taking a cast of my teeth to make sure its exactly the shape I want, etc. It seems to be going in right direction except she can only see me every 3 weeks!

It has taken 3 months to do 6 bondings on my teeth --- which are still not completed.
I will never go to a dental school again for cosmetic work because of the time it takes, being a guinea pig, walking around in pain, having brown teeth from dental student, and general length of time to see a student.

If I knew this would be a nghtmare.......I would have gone to a real dentist and had this done in 2 days without the pain, hassle and general wasted time.

Anyone have experience with dental students doing cosmetic work? Frustrated and angry!

In general dental school treatment usually works out well as the students are trying their best but as the saying goes there is nothing free in life. In dental school you usually pay for it with time. A simple procedure in a private office will often take several long appointments in dental school.
Secondly dental school treatment is limited in its complexity to basic care. I think it is a mistake to attempt a cosmetic case involving tetracycline staining in a school setting. You case doesn't sound like an easy case at all. Most dentists who are experienced at cosmetic cases like yours would consider charging a higher fee due to the difficultly involved in blocking out the discoloration while still having a normal shade at the end.
 
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