I was referred to him by my dentist, Dr. Lopez. Since I adore Dr. Lopez, I didn't try to look around for a good Oral Surgeon. Neither did I check out this guy on the internet after the referral. What a mistake! What a disaster!
I needed wisdom tooth extraction. I guess that is considered one of the simplest procedures in Oral Surgery. A dental student could have done that, and better!
Barkin is the most irresponsible professional I have ever dealt with. The process took 10 minutes. He didn't explain anything beforehand. I had to ask questions and every time it was like I was pulling his teeth for him to answer my questions! So he came in, gave a few lidocaine shots, picked up the pliers and kept pulling until the teeth came out and he left! The assistant told me I could go and gave me a piece of paper as instructions and told me I could rinse my mouth which was incorrect according to their own instructions!). Then comes the pain and then fever! I call and ask for him. No call back. I call again and 8 hours later he calls back. I go in the next day again and he takes a quick look( 5 seconds!) and he's like: ""yeah, there is some pus. I'll give you antibiotics!!!!"" No explanation of what is wrong, where is infected, why it happened, etc. I have to ask questions and again he is more than unhappy to answer! I go to pick up the antibiotics and the order is not there!! I have to arrange for it myself. Two days later there is still pain and fever and I call and ask for a call back. NONE. Next day I call again and there is only a Voice mail. I leave a message and no call back. Another message next day and no call back! I was in pain and agony and couldn't believe this level of irresponsibility after this guy had already pocketed hundreds of dollars from me, for 10 minutes, for such a terrible job.
I am never going back to him.
This guy would not have survived in the outside world if he wasn't in the same office as good doctors like Dr. Lopez. I don't know why they don't get rid of him. Save yourselves and your teeth and stay away.
Cons: Terrible job, Uncaring and Irresponsible