Sondra Avant, DDS

Sondra Avant, DDS
Avant Sondra L DDS 731 Dunlawton Avenue #105 Port Orange, FL 32127
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Sondra Avant, DDS

Dr. Avant has practiced in Volusia County for 15 years. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists.
Years In Practice 21
Primary Specialty

Dentist

Education University of Florida- undergraduate degree
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill- DDS
University of Louisville- Certificate in Endodontics
University of Louisville- Masters in Oral Biology
Certification Oral and IV sedation
Implants
Services Root Canal Therapy, Oral Surgery, Implants, Oral and IV Sedation
Consumer Feedback
(19 Reviews)
Service
4.5 star average for Service
Environment
5 star average for Environment
Expertise
4.5 star average for Expertise
Staff
4.5 star average for Staff
Recommended
4.5 star average for Recommended
Value
4 star average for Value
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Recent Reviews
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.
Fantastic for a root canal! Great office staff and Sondra is gentle and caring!
Recent Polls
Would you recommend this provider to others?
I Already Have
Does this Dentist answer your questions so you fully understand?
Yes
Does this provider use current and safe equipment?
Yes; the equipment is very advanced!
Was the rinsing sink clean and did they have disposable cups and mouthwash for you to use?
Absolutely
Did this Dentist take the time with you that you needed?
Absolutely
Does this provider ever overbook appointments here?
No, They definitely believe in quality over quantity and allow more than enough time in between appointments
Did you feel like this provider's office was understaffed?
Not at all, they had plenty of staff members to help me whenever I needed assistance
Was the waiting area spacious?
Yes, extremely spacious
Did they follow up with you after your appointment?
Yes, they made sure I had everything I needed!
Did you experience excessive oral pain after you left your appointment?
No, I was in a little pain but it wasn't excessive
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