Thursday, February 14, 2008

Speak up about Softcare Dental Bellevue

A friend, somebody I trust, says she was intimidated by a dentist, Softcare Dental, in Bellevue Washington. It's making her think twice now about posting reviews on the Internet.

I say no way! Speak up! If you had a bad experience, say so. If you had a good experience, say so.

I know nothing at all about this dentist, other than my friend's opinion and what I just read on the internet. I may be wrong.  But I note that (most?) of the "good" reviews are suspicious.  Posted the same day, by anonymous people who didn't post any other reviews.  I don't believe them.  I believe my friend.

If  this dentist wants to intimidate me for posting my concerns, she's welcome to email me or call me.  Meanwhile, there are just too many good dentists out there (like Dr. Nadeem Merchant, who I use) so why bother risking your teeth with Softcare Dental?

By the way, I disagree with my friend on one thing:  I prefer to post under my real name. <insert counter-arguments here>  I know, I know, but the psychos will find you anyway and when they do, your transparency will be an asset.

1 comment:

Anandi said...

Hi Richard! How are you? Thanks for linking to my post :) A few folks have told me Scary Dentist doesn't have a legal leg to stand on, so that makes me feel better.

Also, as I noted in my post, some of the reviews with truly awful experiences people had have been since taken down, likely also due to this sort of intimidation. There are at least 2 that I know for sure were removed between the night I got the phone call and the next day.

All the glowing reviews were posted 2 days after the phone calls, and are cut/pasted across Yelp and InsiderPages. It really makes me angry, but it's not worth my time to pursue it. (I've probably already spent too much time being annoyed by this.)

I'd also like to recommend Brookside Dental. One of the dentists there used to work at Microsoft until she decided she wanted to go back to school to become a dentist :)