Foothill Dental

Dentist

1355 S Foothill Drive

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84108

Open Today 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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S
2 months ago
High quality service
I've been to three other dentists in the past 20 years and this has been the best place. They are providing latest techniques, give you exact right estimate. But the most important thing is that the quality of their dental work has been great for me and my family. My mouth feels comfortable after treatments (I had couple of crowns) and never had any issues.
B
4 months ago
Comfortable and Friendly Environment
I've always been terrified of the dentist, but these guys always make me feel comfortable! They are straight forward and they provide spa like services that make the experience that much better.
A
7 months ago
Expensive, dishonest, and unsafe.
I was a foothill dental patient for about two years. Each time I would visit they would tell me I had periodontal disease in my gums and I therefore, needed a deeper (more expensive) cleaning. The cleaning was painful and invasive. Each time I would leave feeling frustrated that my gums were not improving. After one visit I had a serious infection and my face blew up like Will Smith's in the movie hitch after he has a serious allergic reaction. After two years of pain and discouragement, my insurance policy changed and I had to switch dentists. I explained to my new dentist my past experience and asked if my gums had improved. He said, "You in no way shape or form have or have had periodontal disease. Your teeth and gums are in perfect condition. Unfortunately, some dental hygienists work on commission and press getting a deeper cleaning for extra money or dentists con patients into thinking they have gum disease when they really don't, again for the extra pay cut." I was so upset I almost started crying. After two years of being charged a ridiculous amount of money for a painful deep cleaning, I didn't need and being told I had gum disease... NONE OF IT WAS TRUE!!! Do not go here, or if you do get a second opinion about your gums before paying for a deep cleaning.
A
7 months ago
No trust, no care for patient
If I could give zero starts I would. I have been a patient here for two years. First off, if you wake up sick and try to reschedule they will give you a signature phrase " Well we wear masks and gloves, we'd like you to still make it to your apt." I reply with " I'm vomiting and very mucus-y. I also am taking into consideration that other patients might have a weakened immune system and aren't able to catch my sickness, as it may be fatal for them .?" They will still expect you to show up, disregarding that they could harm someone. (After my treatment I watched as I stood at the billing counter to watch if they SANITIZED my chair for the next person. They did not, they changed the plastic on my head rest and changed the tools on the counter. AFTER I TOLD THEM I WAS CONTAGIOUS) On top of that, they do not listen. The hygienist was scraping my teeth claiming that I had some residual cement from braces 10+ years ago. I cringe and shriek in pain, because it HURTS. She asks concerned if I'm always this sensitive? I tell her no I do not have sensitive teeth, but to just scrape that off so vigorously is very painful, and I'd prefer the doc to file it off. We proceed with things as normal and she stops scraping my teeth. Five minutes later the doc walks in sits me back and our hygienist makes a comment "Be careful she's really sensitive" Excuse me. I just told you that YOU were causing me pain, I am not sensitive in my mouth. I corrected her and let the doc know she was hurting me, he acknowledged that he would file it, but did not pay any attention to his hygienist deliberately causing my pain. When it comes to basic dental work, they'll do it for you, at top dollar. but when it comes to building trust with your dentist and a relationship, I would try somewhere else fist. I also second the review down below with the mouth guard as they were doing almost the exact same thing to me. I bought one and they continuously try to tell me I need one. Maybe they forget to make notes on the file. Maybe they don't care enough to listen to their patients. *I called the main line to ask to make a formal complaint and was informed that there is no HR or Manager for the whole office. There are the girls and the dentists and you are not given any place to make a complaint. Reviews are the only way, apparently.
A
7 months ago
No trust, no care for patient
If I could give zero starts I would. I have been a patient here for two years. First off, if you wake up sick and try to reschedule they will give you a signature phrase " Well we wear masks and gloves, we'd like you to still make it to your apt." I reply with " I'm vomiting and very mucus-y. I also am taking into consideration that other patients might have a weakened immune system and aren't able to catch my sickness, as it may be fatal for them .?" They will still expect you to show up, disregarding that they could harm someone. (After my treatment I watched as I stood at the billing counter to watch if they SANITIZED my chair for the next person. They did not, they changed the plastic on my head rest and changed the tools on the counter. AFTER I TOLD THEM I WAS CONTAGIOUS) On top of that, they do not listen. The hygienist was scraping my teeth claiming that I had some residual cement from braces 10+ years ago. I cringe and shriek in pain, because it HURTS. She asks concerned if I'm always this sensitive? I tell her no I do not have sensitive teeth, but to just scrape that off so vigorously is very painful, and I'd prefer the doc to file it off. We proceed with things as normal and she stops scraping my teeth. Five minutes later the doc walks in sits me back and our hygienist makes a comment "Be careful she's really sensitive" Excuse me. I just told you that YOU were causing me pain, I am not sensitive in my mouth. I corrected her and let the doc know she was hurting me, he acknowledged that he would file it, but did not pay any attention to his hygienist deliberately causing my pain. When it comes to basic dental work, they'll do it for you, at top dollar. but when it comes to building trust with your dentist and a relationship, I would try somewhere else fist. I also second the review down below with the mouth guard as they were doing almost the exact same thing to me. I bought one and they continuously try to tell me I need one. Maybe they forget to make notes on the file. Maybe they don't care enough to listen to their patients. *I called the main line to ask to make a formal complaint and was informed that there is no HR or Manager for the whole office. There are the girls and the dentists and you are not given any place to make a complaint. Reviews are the only way, apparently.
M
2 years ago
Please try somewhere else
I went to Foothill Dental for one specific procedure: to have a tooth that had received root canal treatment from a dental specialist prepared for a crown. Drs. Matthew and John Stohl were responsible for cementing a provisional (temporary) crown that was grossly over sized and maladaptive. I returned three times during the next ten days to have the awful "restoration" adjusted to provide a measure of relief. It caused constant pain in four adjacent teeth as well as preventing me from biting properly for over two weeks, sleeplessness, and non-stop aggravation. At each of the appointments subsequent to the placement of the inferior, flawed crown, after the dentist made an "adjustment" I would attempt to convey to him that the crown was still adversely affecting my bite, to no avail. The perfunctory and condescending attitude of Drs. John and Matthew Stohl was very discomforting and unprofessional. The bottom line on my experience? The dentist induced traumatic occlusion of the Stohl team ultra-high "temporary" crown caused the fracture of the opposing permanent molar's root below the gum line. I suffered a widespread infection and large abscess formation. The permanent molar had to be extracted, with subsequent bone graft and implant placement, followed by a loaded crown in order to restore some degree of occlusal function. I have lost a large degree of alveolar bone support in the area, have reduced masticatory function, paresthesia, and will have increased dental costs going forward associated with periodontal maintenance therapy. I have undergone the first of three remedial, general anesthesia operations. I will be out of pocket nearly $7,000, unnecessarily so. My suggestion Salt Lake?? Please go elsewhere. I sincerely believe you will be much better served if you do so. By the way, Foothill Dental inappropriately billed my insurance company for something the dental specialist had done just three days previous to the first day I presented for "care." I filed a written grievance with the appropriate state dental licensing authority, citing/alleging specific violations of The State of Utah Dentist Practice Act.. The licensing authority, as well as my dental insurance company's special investigative unit, are presently conducting an investigation of Foothill Dental's quality of care and billing practices. I placed a review here and on other consumer sites to share my experience so that others may be apprised of potential pitfalls associated with seeking treatment, as happened to me, at Foothill Dental.
M
3 years ago
Looking to Lose a Tooth?
I went to Foothill Dental for one specific procedure: to have a tooth that had received root canal treatment from a dental specialist prepared for a crown. Drs. Matthew Stohl and John Stohl were responsible for cementing a provisional (temporary) crown that was grossly over sized and maladaptive. I returned three times during the next ten days, practically begging to have the awful "restoration" adjusted to provide a measure of relief. It caused constant pain in four adjacent teeth as well as preventing me from biting properly for over two weeks, sleeplessness, and non-stop aggravation. At each of the appointments subsequent to the placement of the inferior, flawed crown, after the dentist made an "adjustment" I would attempt to convey to him that the crown was still adversely affecting my bite, to no avail. On one of these visits a very young "dental assistant," (certified as such?), who I learned later from the "financial coordinator" Jennifer was on her third day at the practice, was permitted to operate a high speed motor dental hand piece in my mouth, not accomplishing anything but to waste 25 minutes, and hitting an adjacent natural tooth causing damage. When I finally insisted that the doctor see me, Dr. Matthew Stohl came in for 70 seconds, then abruptly left to hurry back to another patient. He would not give me the courtesy of permitting me to inform him that the occlusion (bite) on the temporary was still high and hurtful. The perfunctory and condescending attitude of Drs. John and Matthew Stohl is alarming, even disturbing. These doctors are violating the rules for practicing dentistry in the State of Utah by having dental assistants perform duties that they do not have the requisite skill sets to do safely, entirely unsupervised by the licensed dentist. Moreover, I asked to be provided the 25 most often performed procedures and their associated fees--I was denied this. I made a written request of Foothill Dental for a copy of my dental records, using a form provided me from the Disputes Department of MetLife Federal Employee Dental Insurance Program. I did not receive the records. All communications (emails, letters, phone messages) have gone unanswered. But Foothill Dental has my money, approximately $500, and an unlawfully obtained insurance payment. The bottom line on my experience? I needed to have the upper crown done else, paying for it fully out of pocket because the Stohl team "pocketed" the insurance money. The Stohl team "temporary" crown caused the fracture of the opposing molar's root below the gum line. I suffered a widespread infection extending toward the submandibular space, with concomitant large abscess formation. The permanent molar had to be extracted, with subsequent bone graft and implant placement, followed by a loaded crown in order to restore some degree of occlusal function. Of course, as a result of this, I have been financially harmed, and have suffered a great deal of emotional distress and physical pain now entering its fourth week. A full set of teeth for a human consists of 32 teeth, including four third molars, or 'wisdom' teeth, which I had removed at 17 years of age. After that time, I had made it to nearly age 60 with the remaining 28. But one visit to Foothill Dental--wham!! One less tooth, severe bone loss, tremendous diminution in occlusal function and a compromised periodontium which will cost me a lot more to maintain for the remainder of my life. Foothill Dental inappropriately (dishonestly, fraudulently) billed my insurance company. I have placed all monies I paid to Foothill Dental in dispute with my credit card company, and the insurance monies paid to them have been placed in dispute by MetLife Dental. I suspect that this dental practice routinely bills out procedures that they do not actually perform on a widespread basis. I encourage the Bureau of Investigation to audit them, in much the same manner MetLife currently is doing so. The civil case is pending in Salt Lake City Justice Court for damages in the amount of $5,173. I have placed a synopsis of my experience with Foothill Dental at online consumer sites, so that others may be apprised of potential pitfalls in doing business with these two dental licensees. Looking to lose a tooth? Then go see Drs. Matt, John and David right across the street from Foothill Village Shopping Center, next to the Hampton Inn, Verizon and Red Robin. But be sure to eat your burger first!