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Does anyone have a suggestion for a dentist that takes Delta Dental?

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CS805 Oct 29, 2018 08:35 AM
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Dr. Dukes on the Mesa is great. Aimee is the best hygienist I've ever had if you can get her.

shorebird Oct 29, 2018 08:42 AM
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I need a new Dentist too. I have Delta Dental DMO. My dentist is fantastic but the office has a practice to doing things that they don’t bill to Delta Dental and bill my directly. And don’t tell me about the optional things they do without telling me first. For example my last teeth cleaning was $200 with insurance.

a-1540828277 Oct 29, 2018 08:51 AM
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You'll have to ask a lot of questions once you decide which dentist to contact, because 1) there are at least two different versions of Delta insurance, and 2) some dentists take the insurance, but the patient has to pay an additional amount, even for the services that Delta pretends to pay in full. Basically, Delta doesn't pay enough for dentists to cover their costs, so most local dentists have altered how they deal with it. Beware of dentists that accept the Delta fees without asking the patient for more--are they cutting corners, or making up costs elsewhere? But maybe I'm wrong. I'd love to hear from some dentists about this...

Goldenlife Oct 29, 2018 08:53 AM
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I have Delta Dental USA (HMO) and recently went to Dr. Cecelia Ordonez -- I really liked her. The office is basic, staff is friendly. And, should you need a root canal, a great endodontist who takes it is Kathy Patmore.

a-1540906927 Oct 30, 2018 06:42 AM
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Johnson's family dental...

HDB Oct 30, 2018 06:59 AM
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Dr. Barnard Valeska is the best! In El Mercado.

bellasmom Oct 30, 2018 12:45 PM
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I've had Delta for 15 years, the best Dentist I've had is Benjamin Laudig DDS in Goleta!! He is at 7127 Hollister so parking is super easy. I had been with Dukes on the Mesa for too many years but he kept sending me to a specialist for root canals etc. who would take phone consultations WHILE I WAS UNDER SEDATION and forget I was there...then try and try to do the root canal! YEOW!! I would complain to Dukes who did nothing. They were good friends!! Also, his people could never get their billing right, ever!! NO such problems with Dr. Laudig and his office staff!! Great people! Dukes had charged me to put in a 'food block' where food kept getting stuck. Later, he took it out when adjoining tooth needed repair. He then told me I would have to pay for another appointment for him to replace that food block!! Uh, no! My first apt. with Dr. Laudig - he fixed it for free!!! No more having to floss after every single bite of food!! I am like that lion with the thorn in it's paw and Dr. Laudig is Androcles who saved me by pulling it out and earned my unrequited gratitude!!

skuppeskay Nov 01, 2018 07:18 PM
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Sorry to hear you had such an unfortunate experience with Dr. Dukes. I'd be mad too.

skuppeskay Nov 01, 2018 07:14 PM
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Dr. Dukes at Mesa Dental takes it and he's the best dentist I ever had. The establishment comes off a little high-class, but he really does do a fine job. He helped correct a root canal gone wrong from a different dentist and many other issues I've had.