People I would recommend that you strongly AVOID Dr. Michael Barnard DDS. I went to his office for some routine dental cleaning. At least personally I was sure that my teeth were totally okay. However, once I arrived, these guys did a dental examination post which they claimed that a root canal was needed while five cavities would have to be filled up. Also, there would be something required to wear at night in order to make me stop grinding my teeth. This strongly shocked me since I had just shifted to Florida and was visiting this office based on a referral. I told the doctor that I was confident that I do not require these procedures since I was always very careful about taking care of my teeth. I also told him that my teeth were cleaned only 6 months earlier. The doctor then got really angry and told me that until I would get these procedures completed, my teeth would not be cleaned at all.
This is a definite rip off where they try to sell you unnecessary procedures for making more money, leave aside the risks to patients which they hardly care about. I am sure that everyone going to this dentist’s office is having to go through the very same thing and being pushed into opting for these procedures even when they are not required. Thankfully, I left this unprofessional and exceedingly rude establishment and found another dentist sometime later. I have got my teeth cleaned here without needing any other procedures. I was literally shocked with the sheer unprofessionalism here and their efforts to wrangle extra money out of patients who are unaware and anxious about the condition of their teeth. I’m glad I avoided getting ripped off. Please don’t let these guys rip you off. Take care and avoid this guy by all means.