In my opinion Dr. Oswick and his dental office is a complete scam and I would not recommend Dr. Oswick to anyone.

I just signed up on yelp and was not surprised to see negative reviews for Dr. Oswick as I had a very similar negative experience in the past with this dentist. I am hoping this review will help others avoid going through a similar, negative experience I had with this dentist. On May 24, 2011, I went in for my first (and last) dental visit with Dr. Anthony Oswick. I was told on the phone that for the first visit I would get an exam, general cleaning and x-rays and it would all be covered under my insurance and I would pay $0. When I got to the visit, they immediately charged me a $42 copay. I explained to the assistant and Dr. Oswick at the desk that I should have a $0 copay under my insurance and they said, no, that I did have a copay. I later found out that they had charged me a fee for showing up late, even though they told me on the phone to come at that time, and they told me it was a copay, not a late fee. Then the dentist, Dr. Oswick, was extremely rude, saw me for only 3 minutes (I checked my watch) stuck his fingers in my mouth and called that a full exam. And he did not give me x-rays or a general cleaning. Instead Dr. Oswick tried to sell me a $200 scaling job (when I went to my current dentist I found out that I did not need a scaling job and I never had one done). When I asked for a general cleaning or even just x-rays, Dr. Oswick refused and said he would do that when I came back for the $200 scaling job. So I spent $42 and got a 3 minute consultation with no cleaning or x-rays and instead the alleged dentist just tried to sell me an expensive job. And I called my insurance company who informed me everything should have been covered completely by insurance and I should have spent $0. I called the dentist a few minutes after I left because I realized I had been scammed and requested a refund, however, Dr. Oswick did not call me back and never returned my money. In my opinion Dr. Oswick and his dental office is a complete scam and I would not recommend Dr. Oswick to anyone.
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#832549

Look for medical/dental sites to lodge your complaints as well. Ratemds and the like.

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#503062 Review #503062 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brandon, Florida
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Will not return to this place!

This was my first time at this dentist and I was NOT impressed. I didn t feel that welcome there, and before I even went back for my appt, I had to pay $200+ (and I have insurance!) The doctors were kind of cold and did not have good bedside manner. They told me I had several things wrong, and then asked if I could fork over another $500 for a down payment. This was after my mouth was bleeding all over from a cleaning! They were essentially trying to get me to drop money there on the spot. Who walks into a dentist expecting to pay $700+? When I said I wanted to take a little time and think about it (how I wanted to pay - apply for a credit card or hand over the $500) and I felt like they got snippy with me. They asked me what the issue was and explained the issue is serious. I was in pain, and about in tears as I left. I will NOT be returning. The whole experience was miserable, and I better get reimbursed by my insurance company!
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#565402

I had a similiar experience! Was in tears by the time I got to my car.

I've never been treated so rudely from someone who I was paying to provide a service. Wanted $500 up front for my next appointment as well. Made me pay $25 for just a consultation even though I have insurance which covers it. Ridiculous.

He did nothing but insult me the entire time and then criticize my "flossing". I will never go back.

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#341412 Review #341412 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Orlando, Florida
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Dr. Oswick & Kashlak | Orlando Family & Cosmetic Dentistry BEWARE!

I called Dr. Oswick & Kashlak | Orlando Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dental office explaining that I need a late appointment for a *** plate due to teeth grinding. They made me appointment for 6pm. I should have known this was a SHADY dental office because when I went in they wanted payment up front even thought I had 100% dental coverage! THAT WAS SIGN ONE! Number two I had just been to the dentist and had my own xrays and a report stating I had NO CAVITIES but that I needed a *** plate due to grinding. This dentist is a HUGE JOKE. He tried to tell me I had 10 cavities and needed a cleaning and scaling BLAH BLAH BLAH. I said I came here for a *** plate I am not interested in any of that. He said he couldn't take a mold of my mouth???? SIGN TWO-Having cavities which I knew I didn't would have no effect on making the *** tray.He told me I would have to come back tomorrow for the mold???? I then told him I had just been xrayed and I knew he was wrong and that this was a SCAM. I got up and asked for my money back as he DID NOT render the service. They refused. I left angry and tried to give them one last chance to do the right thing. I gave them a call asking for a refund -All the person on the phone had to say was this is a recorded line. I said that is great because you did not render service and I will inform other customers who may get suckered into a LATE EVENING DENTAL APPOINTMENT THAT THEY WILL GET SUCKERED OUT OF $145.00. I even offered to let him keep $45.00 for the ten minutes I was there. HIS GREED CAUSED CAUSED ME TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO YOU! I called the insurance company to submit a complaint and the credit card company.SIGN THREE- While I was on the phone making the complaint the Dentist ANTHONY OSWICK DDS called me to ask me if I would like for him to call in a prescription!!!! FOR WHAT! What lunacy. I am not even his patient-what the heck would he be calling in??? If the dentist wasn't SCAMMING his customers then he never would have tried to call me in a prescription-the good part was the credit card company was on the line and heard the dentist offer me a prescription and when I said you gave me no service I do not want anything but my refund he said no. OK BE WARNED THERE IS NO LATE SERVICE at Dr. Oswick & Kashlak | Orlando Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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#744367

I do not know any of you. Im just an rdh skimming comments randomly.

just a bit of inside insite to offer here and there.

It is rare/never that a dental ins. company will pay for a bruxing appliance of any kind and of course they will never answer a phone after hours and.......they all say that quotes over the phone are not binding. In short, ins. companies suck.

It is my policy to advise patients of these circumstances in advance. Im sorry to hear of your experience.

#498485

While I was in getting me teeth repaired for work I DID NOT NEED to begin with, my friend over heard Dr. Oswick asking a patient to sign a BLANK form for reimbursement of her XRays!?

ILLEGAL!!

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@PissedConsumer498485

The dentist requires a "signature on file " to submit charges for any client if the fees are to be sent to the office for reimbursement. This states that it is ok for the ins.

comp. to send the dentist a check.

A dentist can send in fees at any time with out a signature but then the money gets sent to the client who frequently spends the money and will not pay their bill. Hard to keep the doors open when this happens.

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@PissedConsumer744372

how about when the dentist ask for your money up front even though you have insurance and said the insurance company would send the money back to you but then they filed a claim on the insurance and keep that money too then they all start adding all kinds of extra claims and stuff you did not receive to max out the money

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#315775 Review #315775 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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