Vanderveen Dental Center

Vanderveen Dental Center
Vanderveen Dental Center 908 Rain Forest Parkway Columbia, MO 65202
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Vanderveen Dental Center

Vanderveen Dental Center is a Dentist facility at 908 Rain Forest Parkway in Columbia, MO.
Primary Specialty

Dentist

Services Vanderveen Dental Center is a dentist/dental office located in Columbia, MO. A dentist is trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the gums, teeth, and jaw.

Please call Vanderveen Dental Center at (573) 443-8100 to schedule an appointment in Columbia, MO or get more information.
Consumer Feedback
(15 Reviews)
Service
3.5 star average for Service
Environment
4 star average for Environment
Expertise
4 star average for Expertise
Staff
4.5 star average for Staff
Recommended
4.5 star average for Recommended
Value
4.5 star average for Value
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Recent Reviews
Something has gone wrong on every visit to this office. On my first visit, the equipment they used for X-rays was too large for my mouth causing me to gag. They were rude to me about having a "sensitive gag reflex" and announced this to everyone in the office. When I returned for a filling, the doctor struggled to properly band the tooth being filled, needing at least a half dozen tries to do it -- with wooden wedges driven between my tooth and gum. The hour appointment took nearly three hours because of the trial-and-error process they used. Oh, and the very hot lamp overhead also fell on me while I was sitting in the chair.

Their billing is also consistently inaccurate. Despite an agreement with my insurance provider (Delta Dental of MO) to not charge over the contractual amount, they ask for payment up front each time (rather than even submitting it to insurance) which I have to decline. Then after insurance pays the contracted amount, their billing provider sends me a bill for the remainder -- the portion over the insurance provider's contractual amount! My insurance company says they are not allowed to do this, but they persist.

This office is very convenient and close to my home, but I will be driving a half hour across town to a more professional and competent office at my wife's recommendation from now on.
I was worried that I was going to be in a lot of pain during my procedure, but they gave me a local anesthetic that took the pain away. I have a real fear of dental work. This was not small procedure, it was a root canal. I was very comfortable the whole time. They also gave me addition support for nervousness and fear with gas prior to the procedure. They were so kind and attentive to me. I didn't have to worry about them arguing with me, or contradicting what I had to say, which has been a problem for me at other places. They were so nice and professional and even called me to remind me about my upcoming appointment. Let me just say that this business is in one of the safest areas around and you will be pleasantly surprised at how lovely the surroundings are. I've never seen a dental office that cares about their patients more than they do. They've never pressured me to get dental procedures I don't need, and they always have my best interest in mind. If you have a fear of dentist I would seriously seek care with this office. They understand and never rush the procedure or make light of your apprehensions. The entire staff is kind and understanding.
Recent Polls
Was the Dental Care provider able to take and develop x-rays in their office?
Yes
Will this Dental Care provider try to get you an appointment ASAP if you have an emergency?
Absolutely
Was the music playing while you waited or during your visit pleasant to you?
Very
Did you receive sample toothbrushes or toothpaste to take home?
Absolutely
Did you feel safe in this provider's care?
Yes
Did this provider have reasonable prices?
Yes
Is this provider's business conveniently located?
Sort of, but its pretty far away from everything
Was this provider sympathetic to your situation?
No, they didn't show any sympathy or concern
Did this provider have an entertaining selection of waiting room magazines?
Somewhat, but they need a bigger selection
Did your gums bleed excessively after your appointment?
Yes, but it stopped within a few hours
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