I went to Dr. Hart with a $49 Groupon for a cleaning, X-rays and exam. That is exactly what I received. No more, no less.
Once in the chair, I was back out in 15 minutes (20 if I want to be generous). This is including the X-rays and cleaning. Dr. Hart did not make any attempt at getting to know me or try and chit chat. She did not even ask me if I had concerns or anything I wanted to discuss regarding my oral hygiene. She didn't ask me what my habits were and if I flossed. So, of course, she never chastised me for not flossing enough. In the end, the receptionist didn't ask if I wanted to schedule my next appointment in a few months and there was no goodie bag with toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss.
Don't get me wrong. There was nothing wrong with the cleaning. If that is all you are looking for, then she is perfectly capable. There was just nothing personal behind this visit. Nothing extra. Nothing that makes me say to myself, ""Wow, she's great! I'm definitely going back because she cares about me and my health.""
I was just hopeful when I saw a neighborhood dentist on Groupon. I don't regret the visit for the price I paid. My teeth are cleaner.