I went to Smiles on Clark for the first time yesterday as it was one that was accepted by my insurance. I had been for a consultation to another dentist in Santa Maria- had a bad experience, so I decided to try Smiles on Clark.
From my first conversation with Shawna on the phone I could tell that they were different. She was totally helpful, and when I explained our situation (which was a little out of the ordinary) they were willing to work with us.
I went yesterday for my exam and cleaning, they discovered that I needed a root canal. They got me in today! It was truly one of the easiest procedures I have ever had done, Dr. Waked was kind, gentle, and took the time to explain to me what was going on with the procedure. I literally lost sleep last night worrying about how bad it would be, today I discovered my fears were totally unfounded.
There is a wonderful culture there that permeates the office staff, the dental assistants, the hygienists and it is my belief that it starts at the dentist himself. My family and I will be making this our family dentist from now on!
Prices are reasonable, they are willing to work with a timetable, they are gentle and do their best to accommodate. Office is clean, and equipment is state of the art.
I only wish I could give them ten stars!!