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Recent patient reviews submitted in Palo Alto, CA
I have to say Dr.Hakim is such a great dentist. She always makes the patient feel comfortable and asks how they are doing. She always have the up to date technology like the Cerac machine that makes your crown in office so you don't have to go home with a temporary..
DO NOT use this dentist! My mouth is ruined because of the work of this dentist. I have been told by 3 dentist, that the work is "mediocre at best". I have had everything fixed, replaced and have decay under everything this dentist stuck in my mouth. I have "jagged edges" between my teeth, I am now pre-disposed to gum disease. I now have to see a specialist to have my teeth restored as best I can. I was not aware, they are nice people but didn't realize the damage in my mouth until things started breaking and falling out, literally. How are we to know, we just open our mouth and have no way to know if the work is good or bad. Well this dentist work is BEYOND BAD. Save your teeth, do not use this dentist..
Dr. Emam is a great dentist. My husband was one of her first patients (seriously, his patient account number is 3) and I switched to her a few years ago. She did a super-thorough exam, the first I've ever had where the dentist went through my mouth tooth by tooth and checked the gum pockets and state of each tooth. She then compares against that at the subsequent visits. She also noticed that a couple of my old metal fillings were starting to need replacement, and she managed to not completely freak me out doing it (I'm way dentist phobic), thanks to her calming, gentle bedside manner. The hygienist is super-nice, gets my teeth very clean, and has a light touch.Just edited to take off one star. I just called to reschedule my appointment tomorrow, and got quite a bit of attitude from the receptionist (who has usually been very nice). Granted, I was within minutes of 24 hours' advance notice, but it was still 24 hours' notice..
Dr. Emam is a great dentist and a wonderful person, her chairside manner is top notch. She is pro-active and believes in prevention which is a great thing in most situations. I had two old silver fillings she thought should be replaced and since I trusted her, I was all for it. One of the fillings turned out fine, however the other did not and I recently had to have a root canal to get it to stop hurting me. The endodontist found that I had an extra long root with a "high pulp horn" which just meant the extra drilling required for the new filling came too close to an unusually high nerve. I don't feel I was given all the information prior to having my filling replaced. I felt she should have warned me that when they drill into a tooth, it might lead to root canal, whether or not the tooth was hurting you before hand. She put a temporary filling in the tooth and then a crown, all in an effort to get it to stop hurting me. She then suggested I "wait" and have more "patience", which I did for 3 months. To go from not having any dental pain, to not being able to chew on one side of my mouth was frustrating. Furthermore, replacing old fillings just because they are old is highly controversial in the dental field so please do your homework before allowing any dentist to replace an old filling, maybe even get a second opinion. The endodontist advised me to not let dentists do that unless there is decay under the old filling. I have since switched dentists and will have spent nearly $1000 out of pocket ($2200 total with insurance) for the root canal and crown. Had I heard the words "possible root canal" before she re-did the fillings, I would've said no way and taken my chances on an old silver filling that wasn't hurting me to begin with..
New Hygienist very nice & patient & thorough. I have “unusual” problems but I think she’ll get used to me..
After I had serious problems and pain in my teeth, I went to visit Dr. Hakim. She is very professional and treated my teeth very nice. I have no issues or problems now after a couple of months. I will definitely recommend her to everyone and will go back if I have any problems..