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Posted by: Joanne | 2010-03-23


complaints against a dentist

I had four implants done in 2007. Two on right bottom jaw and two on the left bottom jaw. Each side needs a four tooth bridge.

Since then I have gone through a series of treatments supposedly to prep my mouth for the bridge work. The prep work was to be done over two medical aid years. Finally, at the end of 2009 I had temporary crowns put in place in anticipation of having the permanent bridges fitted early this year. However, three of the four temporary crowns fell out within three days of being fitted and I could see from the look of them that they were not right. This made me seek a second opinion.

The second opinion has reveled that all the prep work done on my mouth, totalling R14 838.54 needs to scrapped and re-done. He has offered a reasonable explanation for this (including the wrong abuttments have been fitted). However, the explanation is quite long and involved, but he is prepared to back up his findings.

My question to you is... Is there a Dental Board or body that investigates complaints of this nature?

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