Rebecca Castaneda DDS

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Beware of Rebecca Castaneda, DDS, she’s been known to befriend her patients and luring them into risky investment scams.

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Is Rebecca Castaneda DDS a scam?
Rebecca Castaneda DDS is a scam and a bad service provider as per the report filed on dirtyscam.com, They are not aggressive toward their customer satisfaction and complaint grievance.
Is Rebecca Castaneda DDS a legit?
Rebecca Castaneda DDS is not a legit business owner or provider, you should take all precautions/measures before buying or using their services.
How many reviews submitted by Rebecca Castaneda DDS consumers?
There is/are 32 review(s) posted about Rebecca Castaneda DDS and its indicate that the severity of the scam is Extremely High.
Where is Rebecca Castaneda DDS located?
Rebecca Castaneda DDS is located at 450 Sutter St ste 1616, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA. You can contact Rebecca Castaneda DDS by dialing 415-322-3904 or visit their website www.aesthetika.net/ before filing a lawsuit. We are no way affiliated with better business bureau or yelp reviews platform.
How much monetary losses incurred by Rebecca Castaneda DDS customers?
50000 $ monetary losses incurred by Rebecca Castaneda DDS customers.
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32 reviews on Rebecca Castaneda DDS

  1. If there was a 0 star option I would give it.

    If there was a 0 star option I would give it. Since getting my implants, 1 has fallen out and I have had 3 chips. Each time, she has charged me for the repairs, even though other doctors have stated they were the result of her faulty work. WORSE YET, when she put the implant in,

    she left over 3mm of cement in my gum. The gum got so infected that it actually began rotting the gums around it and the bone. I had to have an additional surgery to fix it and needed a bone transplant for the damaged area.

  2. DO NOT GO TO HER!

    She did not and refused to cover the costs or help in anyway. And In light of a newly cracked tooth, when I called to request she fix it and talk about the damages, she said I had to pay to come in to see her!! She won’t even talk about the damages she’s caused me without me making an appointment and paying $75. DO NOT GO TO HER!

  3. me thinks the chances that they're authentic are not so good.

    first, this woman and her office are keenly aware of yelp. it is little doubt that, to go with many terrible reviews, there are long drawn-out gushing reviews- often from people with few other reviews.

    hmmm… me thinks that the IP address for these should be checked- i’ll guess that the location is on sutter street. personally, me thinks the chances that they’re authentic are not so good.

  4. no thanks.

    it’s a rather bizarre experience being in this office- really unprofessional. staff tries to insist on collecting more than they’re allowed by their contract with my dental insurance, staff speaks badly of another patient to me,

    Dr. C speaks badly of a patient to me who is being treated by her assistant 2 stalls down, etc- add in the very obvious ‘it’s all about the $ vibe that permeates all dialogue and…. no thanks.

  5. never again!

    on a positive note (and the reason i went 2 stars and not 1): in her exam she did actually discover a problem that other dentists have missed for the past 20 years (and i’ve since confirmed is a problem)- so i get the feeling that there is a skill level there commensurate with her education.

    it’s just such a weird, creepy, trying to be upscale but stuck in 1985 kinda money money money feel that i just wasn’t comfortable going back- esp. after reading the other reviews.

  6. Expert staff and very helpful.

    Expert staff and very helpful. I’m an italian student, I’ll be here in San Francisco for some months, so it’s difficult for me to understand everything, but Doctor Castaneda and her staff were very understanding and patient with me and helped me with everything, even to be in contact with a surgery studio to resolve my problem with the wisdom tooth.

  7. no thanks.

    it’s a rather bizarre experience being in this office- really unprofessional. staff tries to insist on collecting more than they’re allowed by their contract with my dental insurance, staff speaks badly of another patient to me,

    Dr. C speaks badly of a patient to me who is being treated by her assistant 2 stalls down, etc- add in the very obvious ‘it’s all about the $ vibe that permeates all dialogue and…. no thanks.

  8. I can only recommend her services to everyone.

    I would like to thank Dr. Castaneda and her team for their great work. I was very nervous before my treatment, since it was a big thing for me to change my smile, but everything turned out great.

    I am thrilled by the looks of my new smile! Dr. Castaneda was very gentle and professional. I can only recommend her services to everyone.

  9. I decided to put my money where my mouth is -- and I found a new dentist.

    Here’s my experience:
    1) Most appointments started late. Frequently she was coming in from shopping.
    2) One appointment, the dental tech walked out of the office — at the beginning of a procedure
    3) The worst dental experience of my adult life — when a mold wouldn’t come out — and she said it was my fault. Due to my mouth, except it had never happened with any other dentist.
    4) Always a different office staff

  10. Rebecca did my dental work many years ago.

    Rebecca did my dental work many years ago. I know that I am “sensitive” , but she is the most “hardhanded” dentist I have ever had. She simply has zero empathy..

    In spite of numerous cards, e-mailings and phone calls I never returned for more dentistry. She got angry when I gagged, would not slow down so that I could catch my breath. I would never recommend her!

  11. everything turned out great.

    I would like to thank Dr. Castaneda and her team for their great work. I was very nervous before my treatment, since it was a big thing for me to change my smile, but everything turned out great. I am thrilled by the looks of my new smile! Dr. Castaneda was very gentle and professional. I can only recommend her services to everyone.

    1. Raj

      Horrible Dentist - Don't Go To Her!!!

      For proof that Castaneda posts fake 5 star reviews on herself, just click on this link or just go to Yelp and scroll through the “not recommended reviews” under her name:

      https://www.yelp.com/not_recommended_reviews/rebecca-castaneda-dds-aesthetika-dental-center-san-francisco?not_recommended_start=20

      She’s such an idiot using her own name and photo. Why would anyone go to such a foolish dentist? Bad Dentist – Bad Friend – Bad Person.

  12. She's the best.

    I have seen Dr. Castaneda for many years now and always feel like I get the most comfortable, professional, beautiful dental work I could imagine. She is kind and attentive, but most of all she has eyes and hands of a sculptor.

    When she crafts a tooth, a filling, a bridge , a mouthguard , it is with exquisite attention to detail and the ongoing health of your mouth. Her office is run well and her staff are patient and gentle, like Dr. Castenada. She’s the best.

  13. I definitely would recommend her to anyone.

    I’ve been going to Dr. Castaneda for a number of years. She is very professional and does an excellent job at explaining what she needs to do. She is very thorough and makes you feel great.

    Whatever issues you have, she can do an excellent job at making your smile great. Her staff is also very friendly and professional. I definitely would recommend her to anyone.

  14. Great job!

    I would like to thank Dr. Castaneda and her team for their great work. I was very nervous before my treatment, since it was a big thing for me to change my smile, but everything turned out great. I am thrilled by the looks of my new smile! Dr. Castaneda was very gentle and professional. I can only recommend her services to everyone.

  15. like Dr. Castenada. She's the best.

    I have seen Dr. Castaneda for many years now and always feel like I get the most comfortable, professional, beautiful dental work I could imagine. She is kind and attentive, but most of all she has eyes and hands of a sculptor.

    When she crafts a tooth, a filling, a bridge , a mouthguard , it is with exquisite attention to detail and the ongoing health of your mouth. Her office is run well and her staff are patient and gentle, like Dr. Castenada. She’s the best.

    1. Peace B

      Deceitful Dentist

      This dentist is deceitful, writing five star positive reviews on herself on various sites like YELP. On this site 3 out of 7 positive reviews are all named “Adam.” That’s suspect. I also clicked on that link another reviewer mentioned on YELP and saw that fake review Castaneda wrote up on herself giving herself glowing reviews. She should be thoroughly embarrassed and ashamed of herself. She’s the laughing stock of 450 Sutter Street. If she had a successful practice she wouldn’t have to write fake 5 star reviews on herself. Take my advice and find yourself a better dentist.

  16. Never Again

    I have been going to Dr Castaneda for 14 years. Her expertise is unparalleled, she is a true artist; the work she has done for me is nothing short of magical. To be honest, she is pricey but this is SF and she is the best.

    Sure you can find less expensive alternatives, but it’s your teeth, it’s your looks. who knows what you’ll get. With Dr Castaneda you will look amazing, she will make sure of it.

    Three things I can tell you: 1. I am not a wealthy person. 2. you get what you pay for. 3. In hindsight, after all these years, all the work she’s done on me, all the money I’ve paid: she is worth every penny.

  17. Everything feels great and I'm happy with the way I was treated.

    A four star review means to me that you had a good experience but something could go wrong in the future. I’m happy to report that I have been to see Dr. C, Sonya the hygienist, and Georgette the dental assistant on several occasions and nothing has gone wrong! No aching teeth, stabbed tongue or funny after taste. Everything feels great and I’m happy with the way I was treated.

  18. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE DENTIST!!!

    I’m giving the reviewer 5 stars b/c of it’s accuracy in stating what a horrible person Castaneda is. A dentist who has been taken to court on a number of occasions is not the dentist I would seek for my dental work.

    https://unicourt.com/case/ca-sfc-angela-musayelyants-vs-aesthetika-office-of-dr-rebecca-castaneda-478440

    https://www.marinij.com/2010/10/05/marin-will-throw-the-book-at-san-rafael-tree-vandal-suspect/

    https://fraudalerts.nu/tag/rebecca-castaneda-dds/

  19. To make sure your teeth look as good as they can. And mine look absolutely amazing.

    So confused by the negative reviews. I went to Rebecca to see about getting some of my front teeth bonded. The consultation was free. I have yet to get the bonding done but I know when I do I will most definitely go back to Rebecca.

    However, I did get my teeth whitened. Did they suggest I do this? Yes. That is their job. To make sure your teeth look as good as they can. And mine look absolutely amazing.

  20. Great

    Expert staff and very helpful. I’m an italian student, I’ll be here in San Francisco for some months, so it’s difficult for me to understand everything, but Doctor Castaneda and her staff were very understanding and patient with me and helped me with everything, even to be in contact with a surgery studio to resolve my problem with the wisdom tooth.

  21. She has a very friendly personality and her staff are polite and helpful.

    I have been Dr. Castaneda’s patient for over ten years. It started with my previous dentist telling me that I had too many serious problems with my teeth for him to help me and I needed a specialist to address them. And Dr. Castaneda did just that.

    In a series of treatment sessions she reshaped my bite and installed crowns and bridges where they were necessary to save the teeth. Although my goal was medical, not cosmetic, I ended up with teeth looking much better than ever before.

    In the follow-ups Dr. Castaneda has been meticulous in foreseeing and detecting any potential problems.

  22. FAKE REVIEWS

    Interesting when a negative review is posted about Castaneda, several positive reviews get posted immediately after. Several posters here have commented about seeing FAKE REVIEWS posted by Castaneda herself giving herself glowing reviews. Is that her being “conceited” or just plain “stupid?” Me thinks many of these glowing reviews on this site are also FAKE!!!

  23. Dr. Castaneda is an artist and a perfectionist.

    Dr. Castaneda is an artist and a perfectionist. I am SO happy with my smile now. She was a little more expensive than the other cosmetic dentists I consulted with but it was worth it. Everyone on her staff was very kind and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Castaneda to anyone who wants a beautiful, white, natural looking smile.

  24. I am a loyal patient of Dr. Castaneda, who has helped transform my life.

    I am a loyal patient of Dr. Castaneda, who has helped transform my life. I was born with only 10 baby teeth. As a child, I had major work done on my teeth, both good and bad. Dr. C has restored my mouth to where, I am able to smile and eat with complete confidence for the first time. This is not an easy feat where most people take this for granted. The fact that Dr. C has changed my life by her caring nature and impeccable talent are the ultimate truth that no one can mare.

    I came to know Dr. C after working with her on various projects in her office. After years of working with her, I am convinced of her professional ability as a prostodontist, combined by her artistic mastery that is intuitive at its best. Dr. C has an inherent ability that does not come natural for most dentists (technicians). Believe me, I should know. Dr. C personally designed my dental implants and bridge to optimize every aspects of daily function right down to the aesthetics where it looks and feels natural. I trust her abilities implicitly and would not want anyone else to create my smile makeover.

    In majority of cases, the lab that knows nothing about you, is the one who fabricates and dictates what you look like through their cookie cutter system. I’ve been told by numerous dentists, this is the best the dental lab can do for you. That is not a viable nor acceptable option for Dr. C. She is hardest on herself and demands much more for her patients by customizing each smile as her signature piece.

    1. Abby

      Here we go again with the FAKE REVIEWS

      Rebecca Thompson aka Rebecca Castaneda, why do you continue to embarrass yourself like this – posting all these fake glowing reviews about yourself? Also, Nadia F and Nadia Morgan have identical reviews. Many of these positive reviews read alike: Dr. C is a perfectionist, she’s an artist, she’s kind, she’s warm, blah blah blah. Castaneda is anything but kind, warm and she’s far from professional given all the fake glowing reviews she posts about herself. People: you’re far too smart to go to this “joke of a dentist.”

  25. Wonderful

    Wonderful, well informed, sensitive, polite, and great.

  26. Amazing work!

    Amazing work! Just a few words…experience, professionalism, true artistry, if you are looking for amazing dental results here in San Francisco, CA, look no further. It seems to me that Dr, Castaneda looks at each of her patients like a sculptor looking at clay before turning him/her into a work of art. Incredible attention to detail and perfection, I’ve been coming here for 7 years now and she never ceases to amaze me 🙂

  27. I noticed that the staff treated each other like family.

    I read some of the reviews for Dr. Castaneda and can’t believe how mean spirited they are. Who cares if the office is not “spa perfect”? I was looking for someone who was the best at what they do.

    After years of waiting to do a full mouth restoration I chose not to use my regular dentist who was fully competent but I wanted an artist and a specialist.

    Dr.Casteneda fulfilled that role. She was personable and caring and did her best to make me comfortable. It was a long and tedious process and I was a little scared but she always managed to calm me down. After long hours in her chair I’m very very happy with my beautiful smile.

    Ms Casteneda works very closely with her staff, who also share her high standards for the client’s well being. When I was getting my work done she was training a new assistant. She was firm in making sure that they learned her techniques, but also patient and kind at the same time. I think that they are getting a heck of a great education by working with her. I noticed that the staff treated each other like family.

    The cost of her services is high. But I’ve always known that you get what you pay for. The long hours, the discomfort, which was minimal considering the results, and her warm and friendly personality made it much easier to get through what could have been a very painful process.

  28. Even her neighbors hate her!!!

    If you are planning to have cosmetic dental work done in San Francisco, you should bear in mind that Dr. Casteneda is the ruthless c-word who hired unsuspecting tree workers to cut down several old, tall trees that were located in a public park, but were blocking her view of the bay from her Marin mcmansion. She has been prosecuted by the Marin DA as well as sued in civil court by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Is this the kind of person you want to do business with?

  29. Waste of Time

    Booked and confirmed appointment. Waited 30 minutes at the reception area while another patient was getting worked on. Nobody said a word to me even though somebody walked by and saw me briefly before disappearing. Huge waste of my time and very unprofessional.

  30. Good Service

    I must say, as i happened to glance at the reviews in Dr. Castenada’s office – happily my only dentist for at least 15 years, I was shocked to see a negative review – and one that seemed very personal. My response was personal as well; i decided to write a review back.

    Thanks to Dr Rebecca, my teeth have been one of the few things in my life I DON’T have to worry about – whether in an emergency, which is how we first met; whether in periodic maintenance; and occasionally, under conditions where I get to see the true artist she is in the realm of cosmetic surgery – and the use of the term art is thoughtfully chosen.

    While I am the somewhat atypical male customer, I always walk away with the same sense of perfection, care and bright teeth that her calvacade of other ongoing customers no doubt feel.

    And the sense of loyalty and respect that caused me to take the precious time to atypically write such a review. Thank you always, Dr. Rebecca; while is awkward to say this to a dentist, I always look forward to my next visit! Best regards and always, thank you!

    1. Simon

      FAKE REVIEWS

      @DavidP: your review reads just like all the other FAKE REVIEWS, she’s an artist, a perfectionist, I look forward to seeing Dr. Rebecca (really???) etc., etc. Besides, if she has such a big calvacade of long term patients then why does Castaneda repeatedly post FAKE REVIEWS about herself and her practice? Did you see that FAKE REVIEW she posted on Yelp using her own name and photo?

  31. Her office seemed pretty organized, and the front office girls were friendly and helpful.

    I thought Dr. Castaneda was very cool. She made me feel comfortable right away, and for a person like me who hateshateshates going to the dentist, that was a good start! She was really thorough in her explanations and I didn’t feel like a loser explaining I needed to approach my dental needs within a budget, blah!

    blah! blah! She worked with me to get some cosmetic results I wanted, and I am really happy with how things turned out! I never felt self conscious explaining the work I wanted done and all the insecurities I had about really wanting everything to turn out beautifully. She got it.

    I never felt rushedrushedrushed, even though her office was always busy and full of people. Maybe I’m picky, but I just hate that feeling of only having half a Doc’s attention! I also appreciated that I didn’t have loooooooong waits when showing up for my appointments.

  32. I wasn't disappointed.

    Dr. Castaneda is a perfectionist. She goes out of her way to listen to what you need and to explain all the options. I have always appreciated the fact that I don’t feel “sold” while working with her or her staff. I know I am getting the best quality level dentistry in a state-of-the art practice.

    An additional bonus of being treated by Dr. Castanada is that I have always felt like an acknowledged and respected part of the process. So many physicians and dentists these days manage their practices as though you are a cog on a production line!

    No personal touches and very little compassion or context for their patient’s point of view of the experience. Dr. Castanada is approachable, a real person. You won’t find the “attitude” so prevalent these days when it comes to dental/medical care providers.

    Many Dental Practitioner’s interaction styles have been a little too condescending for my liking in the past, and I specfically sought out a female dentist, hoping to improve the odds of finding one who understands dental/medical encounters are interactional/interpersonal processes. I wasn’t disappointed.

Sutter Street 450
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Reviews:32
Reported Loss :50000 $
Severity of Scam :Extremely High
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