Review: Apprenhensive Patients Dental - Andrew Maron DDS

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James

Long Branch, NJ

#1 Mar 1, 2009
I had a consult with this Dentist (Andrew Maron) in oct if 2008 the Doc came into the room and pick up my x-ray and said ya ya just set up a appointment and we will take out your teeth!!! his cell phone was ringing he picked it up and walked out of the room. about 20 min later his girl came into the room and said thats it go to the front and set up your appointment. i could not understand what happened. then at the front a girl took my $65.00 and said she was sending in the paper work to get it approved... Its now Feb 2009 and i have not heard from them at all! I have no intentions on going BACK to that office!!!!! EVER!!! THEY RIP YOU OFF. I have had problem after problem with the office and staff. I have gone to another dental office and am very happy.
lisa

Stratford, CT

#7 Feb 15, 2010
Dr. Andrew Maron is one of the worst doctors that I have ever seen. His chairside manner is horrible and if he spent more time with his patients instead of on the phone then maybe he would actally be a decent doctor. He didnt even look in my mouth. He asked ME what teeth were coming out and his phone rang three times while in the room with me and he answered all three times. I waited almost an hour to see him for the most unproductive 5 minutes. I will not even go back to see him for the treatment after researching him after the appointment I had. I discussed this with a friend of mine and he told me he had the same outcome at The Apprehensive Patient in Eatontown, and he actually had a tooth removed. He had to go back after the fact several times due to a root that was not taken out at the first vist which led to a bad infection.
My advice.... DO NOT GO TO THIS OFFICE. or the one in Shrewsbury. I also found out he works out of Monmouth Dental Group in Eatontown, The Perfect Smile in Red Bank and several other "Richard Poller" offices through out the state. Take the time to find a GOOD dentist and a clean facility.
Apprehensive

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2010
I had a consult w/Dr. Maron in March 2010. Boy, am I glad I read his reviews before I committed to having my dental work done.
Its sad to hear a professional with a bad reputation. Not sure what's going on, but I opt out not choosing him.
I need to continue looking...
ANTHONY SEGRAM

Orange, NJ

#10 Jun 25, 2010
I HAVE READ ALL THE REVIEWS AND I RESPECT EVERYONES OPINION ON DR MARON, BUT I PERSONALLY HAD A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE @ THE PERFECT SMILE.
DR MARON PULLED ALL FOUR OF MY WISDOM TEETH. I WAS FINE AFTER MY DENTAL APPOINTMENT, HE WAS NOT ROUGH OR DIS RESPECTFUL AT ALL. I HAD A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE. 6MTHS LATER I GOT A CCARD FOR MY RECALL CLEANING AND CHECK UP. I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD ORAL CANCER IF WASNT FOR THE DEDICATION AND THE THOUROUGH CHECK UP I WOULD HAVE NEVER DETECTED I HAD ORAL CANCER.....I HAD NO SIDE EFFECTS.
DR ANDREW MARON SHOWED ME ALOT OF SYMPATHY AND ASSURED ME THAT ME HIM AND HIS STAFF WOULD GET THROUGH MY ORDEAL..........SO THANK YOU DR MARON FOR CARING AND TO THE STAFF @ REDBANK KEEP DOING THE GREAT JOB YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN DOING....THANK YOU
SO PPL PLZ DONT GO BU ALL THE NEGATIVE DO REMEMBER DR MARON BOUGHT THE DENTAL OFFICE FROM DR MARK WEBER WHO WAS INCARCERATED FOR MEDICAID FRAUD AND FOR ALL THE PATIENTS THAT WERE CHEATED OUT OF MONEY BY DR WEBERS WIFE JENNIFER...DR WEBER IS ALSO A RECOVERING DRUG ADDICT SO PLZ DO A VERY GOOD BACK GROUND BEFORE YOU START POINTING FINGERS.
lucy s

Mesa, AZ

#12 Aug 8, 2010
I had four wisdom teeth pulled by dr andrew maron back in 1999. I was referred to dr maron by my brother, who is a dentist (now retired).
The procedure was painless, quick and left very little bruising.
I had a very good experience with dr andrew maron.
I currently live in west palm beach, florida but would not hesitate to seek out dr. Maron and fly up to nj should I require further oral surgery in the future.
I have no idea why there are so many negative comments being left on this site.
Bruised Patient

Nyack, NY

#13 Sep 27, 2010
Dr. Andrew Moron is HORRIBLE! It was the worst experience I ever had at a dental office. He walked in and never introduced him self, never even looked at me, all he said was "tooth extraction right?" He then took a huge needle, stabbed my gums with it, and left the room.

Upon his coming back, I expressed how disappointed I was with him. I come to the Apprehensive Patient due to a fear of needles and being jabbed in the mouth. Boy did he confirm my worst nightmare.

He extracted my tooth so roughly, I thought I was going to leave his room with a mouth full of chipped teeth. He was so ill mannered, and uncaring, I'm in disbelief a place called Apprehensive Patient would hire such a ruthless person.

He never did apologize or get around to introducing himself. I wept through the entire process, mostly because at that point I had lost all trust in him and his abilities, but it was already too late to turn back.
Hurt Patient

Bronx, NY

#14 Oct 14, 2010
I wish I would have researched this beast before I went to him, because I would have saved my self a lot of heartache and pain. As I was reading the comments, I could not believe other people had similar expereinces to mine. I have been going to this office for a while now, with no real problems. The office personal is not the nicest, but the dentist I have dealt with have been nice and kind. My regular dentist had advised me that I would need to see the oral surgeon, so I said ok. This beast did not even acknowledge me when he walked into the room. Not even a hello or hi. He just looked at the chart, asked me if I was there to have teeth pulled and when he noticed that it was my front tooth, he said "Are you getting an implant?" I told him no. He said "Why?" I told him flat out it was because implants are too expensive and I could not afford it. He said "so you are just going to leave it like that?" I said "No, I have an appointment for a Snap on Smile (if you don't know what that is check out this website: www.snaponsmile.com . It is the best invention ever for those of us who are not rich and can't afford implants. Once I told him that, he said "you should think about getting something more permanent than that!" All this time, his tone was getting nastier and nastier. He was not just talking to me, he was talking DOWN to me. Once I told him that I could not afford the implant, he grabbed the first of 6 needles and began to jab them in my gums. It was so painful. He did not even wince he just kept going and when he was done, he said "There! That should numb you!" Then left the room and came back 5 mins later, grabbed a tool and started to yank on my front tooth. All you could hear was like a grinding sound and when he finally pulled it out, it fell in my mouth and I almost choked. He stuck his hand in my mouth trying to fish it and had a hard time retrieving it. Then he just throws it on that bib that they put on you. Then he continues to the next tooth and pulls that out. When he was done, he took off his gloves, threw them in the trash and left. Not a word was said to me! I will never ever go back to that office and I am going to file a formal complaint.
Hurt Patient

Bronx, NY

#15 Oct 14, 2010
Bruised Patient wrote:
Dr. Andrew Moron is HORRIBLE! It was the worst experience I ever had at a dental office. He walked in and never introduced him self, never even looked at me, all he said was "tooth extraction right?" He then took a huge needle, stabbed my gums with it, and left the room.
Upon his coming back, I expressed how disappointed I was with him. I come to the Apprehensive Patient due to a fear of needles and being jabbed in the mouth. Boy did he confirm my worst nightmare.
He extracted my tooth so roughly, I thought I was going to leave his room with a mouth full of chipped teeth. He was so ill mannered, and uncaring, I'm in disbelief a place called Apprehensive Patient would hire such a ruthless person.
He never did apologize or get around to introducing himself. I wept through the entire process, mostly because at that point I had lost all trust in him and his abilities, but it was already too late to turn back.
I just wanted to say that I am sorry to hear about this. I had a very similiar experience yesterday and when I looked up this beast of a doctor, I saw your comment and could not believe what I was reading. I really wish I had done my homework. Thanks for posting this for others to know!
no more apprehensive pt

Eatontown, NJ

#16 Oct 29, 2010
The front desk is rude, the manager wants only
to sell you something and no body cares about the patients, apprehensive means fearful and they do not care about that only what they sell you.Beware
of this practice, check out other references, all the good dr's & staff have left. WHY ask yourselves
do you have different staff everytime you go there,all the caring people have left. When you are apprehensive don't you want to be comforted by the same staff whenever you are there? The people you know care about you? Why is that not the case
and why are my Dr's not there any longer? Again ask yourself WHY?
Annoyed

Bronx, NY

#17 Nov 4, 2010
This guy is a real chump. He was complaining about being scheduled with me while I was in the chair. He was completely rough. He never even asked my name. I will say that the nurses and assistants were all very kind and nice.
Thought it was just me

AOL

#18 Jan 20, 2011
I had a wisdom tooth pulled recently by Dr. Maron . First the nurse came in, who was pleasant, and put gel on my gum. Then the doctor came in, didn't even say anything and jabbed me with two needles...He left the room which is expected, so I could get numb. No exageration, I remained in the chair for about 1/2 hour. I have no idea where he dissapeared to. After all that time he came back. You would think he would just say a simple "sorry for keeping you waiting". My ex-rays were already removed from the screen and I felt I had to tell him and make sure he was pulling the correct tooth. He yanked the tooth out in seconds and just left the room. If I ever need another tooth extracted I will seek out my own instead of the MORON from the Apprehensive Patient.
AngryPatient

Middletown, NJ

#19 May 5, 2011
I don't know the dentist everyone is referring to as I had a Russian female dentist tell me I need $3500 of dental work after examining my dental x-rays at the Apprehensive Patient in Eatontown, NJ. I was very put off with the abruptness with which I was told this and didn't trust it so I never went back. Being slightly phobic about dentists, I chose to wait until 6 months later before receiving a consultation from another dentist. I went to Dr. Andrew Meyers in Middletown, NJ who said my teeth looked great and I didn't need any work done at all! I also felt totally comfortable and relaxed with Dr. Meyers and his associates whereas although the Apprehensive Patient promotes themselves as being a place for people uncomfortable going to the dentist, the Apprehensive Patient didn't do a thing to make me feel comfortable. The only thing apprehensive about The Apprehensive Patient was ME -- when they tried to get me to pay for thousands of dollars of unnecessary dental work! Beware!
don

Long Branch, NJ

#20 May 16, 2011
the worst experience of my life. Why the state board of dentistry allows this joke to carry on is insane.
Sam

Las Vegas, NV

#21 May 19, 2011
No one here has mentioned his office in Secaucus, NJ, but I've gone to him a few times at the Apprehensive Patient office in Secaucus (it used to be American Dental). When I was 13 (I'm 27 now), I had to get oral surgery done and went to Dr. Maron. He rubbed Novacaine on the roof of my mouth, but when he was giving me a shot, he stuck it in a spot a lot further back than where the Novacaine was applied, so I felt it. He also stuck it in so far that it hit bone, if I recall correctly. I was in so much pain and surprised about the force that was used to stick in the syringe that I sat up straight in the chair and lifted myself up, as if to avoid having the syringe go through my skull (it went in so hard, that's what it felt like). I started crying and was trying to talk, to tell him that I was not numb there, but he told the nurse to get this rubbery thing to put in my mouth to keep it open. He started performing the surgery on me immediately after, but again, he started in a spot where I wasn't numb, so I felt the scalpel cut through part of the roof of my mouth. I was sobbing and the nurse thought I was scared and she came over to hold my hand, which I was squeezing extremely tight. I felt bad for her -- she is a small woman and I was probably crushing her hand -- but it felt kind of comforting. He probably thought I was just scared, too -- how ignorant to assume so and not try to hear me out. I'd never been scared of the dentist before that. I just cried and endured the pain throughout the procedure.
Due to this experience, whenever I need to get some sort of anesthetic, I ask the doctors to touch it to make sure I can't feel anything before they make any incisions or insert a needle.
When I was 18 or 19, I was told by Dr. Andrew Viglianti to see the oral surgeon because I had a habit of chewing my tongue and inside of my cheek and he wanted me to get the tissue checked. Dr. Maron came in and asked me what I was there for. I told him that I chew on my cheek and my tongue. He looked at me and said, "Well, don't do it." And then he walked out. I complained to Dr. V years later (I don't think he works there anymore and because I have had insurance on and off over the years, I don't go to the office as often) and he said that he's received complaints before about Dr. Maron's bedside manner. I can't believe this guy is still working.
Also, when I was 16ish, I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled. Remembering my experience from a few years prior, my mom told the office that we'd be going to another oral surgeon. She scheduled an appointment with someone that she really likes, Dr. Dennis Barbieri (and now my whole family goes to him if we need oral surgery). The procedure went perfectly.
stepanie

Trenton, NJ

#22 Aug 16, 2011
there are obviously people out there who think getting oral surgery is like going toget a manicure its an invasive procedure and can be painful dr maron was painless and professional dont know who these people saw
ralph

Long Branch, NJ

#24 Aug 30, 2011
these negative comments have to be from someone with ax to grind against this man because he was gentle and informative. Whats with the guy who 14 years later from vegas gets involved seems he has a personal vendetta
Sam

Las Vegas, NV

#26 Nov 5, 2011
ralph wrote:
these negative comments have to be from someone with ax to grind against this man because he was gentle and informative. Whats with the guy who 14 years later from vegas gets involved seems he has a personal vendetta
I'm currently located in Las Vegas, but my home is Secaucus and I was a patient at the office he practiced at for several years. Just because I moved out of the area doesn't make my experiences less relevant. I don't know why you would assume so. However, now that I have a feel of how your mind works, it doesn't really come as a surprise that your math or reading comprehension is off; I last saw him around 8 years ago, not 14.

In May, when I last googled Dr. Maron, it was because I wanted to know if anyone else had any issues with him. I wasn't expecting all the results that popped up, but considering the history I have with him, it wasn't a huge shock. Amidst the complaints, I kept seeing occasional responses, like yours and the person's above yours, that praised him and it's as though people don't understand that we don't all have the same life experiences. "these negative comments have to be from someone with ax to grind against this man because he was gentle and informative." That's great that you didn't have to endure the sort of treatment that many of us had to -- it looks like you were one of the lucky ones -- but just because your appointment went well doesn't mean that our descriptions of ours are false. Maybe he just got better as time went on.

Also, I'm going to point out you're kind of coming off as a conspiracy theorist in that part of your comment. Who in their right mind is going to waste time posting different reviews on several websites about this guy? We could flip the argument around and say you're a friend or family member of Dr. Maron -- or even the doctor himself -- posing as patients to post online and make him look better because he's garnered himself a bad reputation. I'm not, but I hope you see that your credibility could also be called into question with a silly story.
sonia

Manorville, NY

#27 Nov 28, 2011
Good i read this post before chosing him as my dental PCP.
Thanks for your posts
Fred Hummel

Norwalk, CT

#28 Jan 7, 2012
Dr. Maron is a little arrogant but I don't have a problem with that as long as he can back it up with performance. I had an implant put in by him and no problems so far. I go to a dentist because he is skilled and competent, not to find a life long best friend.
Roberta

New York, NY

#29 Jan 10, 2012
Dr Maron had cancelled on us three weeks in a row... claiming that he was out of the country. We were pressed for time as my daughter needed her wisdom teeth pulled and only had 1 month at home before returning to school. The office knew this and kept making appointments that they couldn't keep. PERFECT SMILE in RED BANK is awful! Do not attempt this - keep looking!! DANGER ...What a terrible experience!! Luckily the insurance company recommended a DR GARY RUTH in Manhattan. He was wonderful and I even spoke with him the next day. Taking care of your children is so important... do not trust their care to just anyone. Do the research get recommendations and make in informed and educated decision. If you have to pay a better doctor then do so it is worth it in the long run.

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