Dr. Avant has practiced in Volusia County for 15 years. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists.
Years In Practice21
EducationUniversity of Florida- undergraduate degree University of North Carolina Chapel Hill- DDS University of Louisville- Certificate in Endodontics University of Louisville- Masters in Oral Biology
I strongly suggest that you never go to Dr Avant. Money hungry, extremely unprofessional to her staff in front of patients and will do the most extreme work that is not even needed. I had 2 root canals done on the same day and retuned a week later as a general follow-up. She asked how they felt and I said one was just a little irritated but nothing out of the ordinary since I've had others in the past and takes time to heal, especially only being a week. Before you know it, she is trying to knock me out to go back in without much explanation. I assumed perhaps just slight infection she was draining?!? I learned after she performed an apicoectomy all done with novacaine (supposed to be put under) then sent home with blood pouring out of my mouth and stiches I wasn't aware that I had. Needless to say, most stiches came out within a few days, many returns to her office to only get pain meds but no answers and am left with permanent nerve damage for which she stated would return. Not to mention it was $800 my portion from insurance that took her over a year to cash, even after I called 3 times to cash it. They then asked for another check for which I was not going to pay after what she had done so she then turned me on for collections. Several other dentist have said what was she thinking doing this procedure at all on the tooth not telling you what she was doing, the risk involved or the cost. Now almost 4 years later, I am home today (had to leave work) with a swollen face and an infection from this tooth plus severe pain. I had to have another dentist file all my left upper teeth up so the upper and lower teeth don't touch because of the pain. I live everyday of my life with my jaw feeling like it's in a vice. Not to mention being left broke after shelling out almost $6-$8k. I have not been able to chew food on my left side in 4 years and unable to enjoy life because of the daily pain this woman caused. No remorse at all. I know several others with many other complaints. Previous statement correct, nice as pie if she is making a lot of money. Plain and simple, she should of either left the tooth alone or given me the option to have it pulled ALL with full explanation on both options. Please be aware and always ask questions even if you have to ask them several times to understand and not be rushed.
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