Dr Auvenshine is said to be on of the be in Houston. Maybe, but the personality skills and compassion lack tremedously. His nurses are surely the same. I have been suffering from chronic tmj for so long now im not sure exactly when it occured. I have traveled many hours and even to different states in search of a little relief. I have had 13 mouth pieces now i believe im starting a persona collection. The nurse, well the main nurse, Lisa, is terribly rude with an attitude that had me in tears. The little time i saw the dr he could care less and i was moved through like cattle. Of course many in pain know going through something none stop is terrible in it self but to have the person that is supposed to be helping looking like nothing you say is believable is unimaginable. His office pychological evaluation, which is an hour of bubbling in answers. I recently requested my evaluation/medical records from him and i was in horror. Its a computer interpretation of your answers. According to it I was suicidal, depressive disorder, trouble married life and family life, and i could be a problem patient for my other physcians that I might see and that he needed to talk to my family about more support. I was appauled. I started crying. I couldnt believe this is what i paid 6000 dollars for....a computer generated evaluation and a dr and staff attitude based on it. I am in no means suicidal. I had a wonderful child I wouldnt dare leave and I have a very close family. My mom and sisters are my best friends. I couldnt have asked for a better life. The only time I have had problems is when my jaw popped out of wack. I have ligament damage, disc damage, headaches constantly to the point of throwing up, loss of hearing, lack of blood flow and now im damaging my teeth. Ill admit when I talk about the things I go through I start to cry. Its hard and tiresome to even talk about. but to read his evaluation, this 2 bit question aire that he makes you take on the first visit and not an evaluation on you....was disheartening. Ive loved my past drs dearly, and even though they couldnt help and I was passed on I would call them and email them today to say hi and im doing ok. Ive been through so much and to read his evaluation just sickens me. He was a waste of time and energy, and no he is not worth the tears I cried after reading his so called evaluation. Some two bit bubble test created a profile of me so that he could treat me a certain way. Its been hard to prove what Im going through but I never give up on help. My family has been wonderfully supportive and help me all the time and for his test to say otherwise is uncalled for. The worst thing about it is I had that sent to my new dentist. Im terrified he even read it. I never knew what it said. Auvenshine is not worth your money or the heart and time you put into trying to make your life better. He has no sympathy for your pain and suffering and they all sit in judgement while your going for treatment.
Pros: Dr Auvenshine is supposed to known as the best for tmj
Cons: wants your money and no loving touch