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  • Report:  #1833

Complaint Review: Robert G. Bettman - Lansing Michigan

Reported By:
- CHARLOTTE, MI,
Submitted:
Tue, March 28, 2000
Updated:
Fri, December 01, 2006

Robert G. Bettman
2909 E. Grand River Lansing, 48912 Michigan, U.S.A.
Phone:
517-485-1769
Web:
N/A
Categories:
Dental Services

I visited a dentist I was familiar with by name and discussed new dentures with him. He told me I had to pay for them up front. To which I said, "what if I am not satisfied with the work?" He said, "I will see to it that you are satisfied." I was skeptical but paid him $750.00 with a check. My Insurer paid $750.00 also. I asked that he simply make a new set of dentures like my old ones because the old ones had gotten broken and they were worn. He and his "lab man" took over and began to tell me what all was wrong with my old dentures and that I should have them made like they suggested. Bigger teeth, different shape, different color, etc. after the work, I could never wear the dentures. He kept telling me I had to get used to them, but I had two previous set of dentures and had never gone through this kind of ordeal before. I can't even keep the lower plate in my mouth. I went back to my old dentures because they are better. I asked for my money to be returned, but he insisted that he did not do refunds. He offered to do more work on the denture, but I felt that he was not going to do any better than before so I just dropped it. I wrote letters to him that I can forward to you if you wish. They will put things in a clearer perspective for you.

Anyway, I have a $1500.00 set of dentures that I can't use. I only asked that he return my $750.00. Not the insurance company's.

Thank You

Chet Wright

Charlotte, N Carolina



2 Updates & Rebuttals

Christine

Rives Jct,
Michigan,
U.S.A.
custom fit

#2REBUTTAL Owner of company

Fri, December 01, 2006

This patient moved out of state and did not come into the office to have the dentures custom finished. Therefore it was impossible for my office to make any adjustments to the new dentures.


JULIE

PALM BAY,
Florida,
DENTURES, THE GREAT AMERICAN RIP OFF!

#3Consumer Suggestion

Wed, December 04, 2002

DWAG, DENTURE WEARERS ACTION GROUP......DENTURE WEARERS DILEMMA! DENTISTS HAVE A MONOPOLY ON SELLING DENTURES ONLY! GREEDY DENTISTS CHARGE 500% TO 1000% OVER WHAT THE DENTAL LABS ARE ALLOWED TO CHARGE! THEY LACK THE TECHNOLOGY TO DESIGN AND CREATE WITH THEIR OWN HANDS. THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, STATE DENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND "OUR" LEGISLATORS HAVE PROTECTED THAT MONOLOPY FOR TOO LONG! DENTURE WEARERS HAVE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF DENTISTRY LONG ENOUGH! DENTURE WEARERS CANNOT AFFORD THESE PRICES, SO THEY GO WITHOUT. IF YOU CANNOT CHEW YOUR FOOD PROPERLY, YOU'LL SUFFER FROM STOMACH AND INTESTINAL PROBLEMS THAT RESULT IN POOR NUTRITION AND CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS! DWAG'S SOLUTION IS THE LEGALIZATION OF "DENTURISM"! DENTURITY HAS BEEN AROUND DECADES LONGER THAN DENTISTRY! THE PUBLIC MUST BE MADE AWARE THAT THESE STATE LAWS THAT PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF "DENTURISM" A FELONY MUST BE CHANGED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF DENTURE WEARERS!

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