Bethany A. from Pittsburgh, PA (Source: Yelp)
When one of my fillings popped out for the second time, I turned to Yelp, hoping that the reviews posted here would give me the most accurate representations of area dentists and help me pick the best one. I’m so glad I did – Dr. Gottlieb is indeed the best dentist I’ve ever been to, and I’m writing my own review in the hopes that it will help others find him too. I have a lot of anxiety due to past experiences at the dentist, and from the time I called to make an appointment (his office is very busy, but they squeezed me in the next day) to the time I went in to get my filling redone (plus a few more), Dr. Gottlieb and his staff were nothing but kind, understanding, patient and gentle. I’m not the easiest patient to deal with, but everyone there is so compassionate and caring that it almost made me feel silly to be so scared and upset. However, I WAS scared and upset… and it turns out that Dr. Gottlieb is qualified to offer sedation dentistry to patients with dental anxiety like me. I had a couple appointments prior to going in for my fillings to make sure all my dental issues were addressed, and not only did Dr. Gottlieb make sure to take the time to go over my x-rays with me in detail, he also typed up a comprehensive, pages-long write-up of the state of my mouth, something I have never received from another dentist. He doesn’t suggest unnecessary procedures (which other dentists have recommended in the past) – in fact, his aim is to educate his patients on preventative care to keep them out of his chair. No one in his office will scold you for brushing or flossing incorrectly; they will kindly show you the right way to do it going forward. And Dr. Gottlieb does great work – my fillings look great and feel sturdy. I truly can’t say enough what a positive experience going to Dr. Gottlieb has been so far. I’ve avoided the dentist most of my adult life, and I’m actually almost looking forward to going in for my next cleaning! Dr. Gottlieb sets the standard for how all dentists should approach their practice, and his entire staff is wonderful. I’ll absolutely be recommending him to everyone I know.