Canyon Country, CA
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE, STAY WITH YOUR CHILD...ESPECIALLY IF BEING SEDATED! I took my daughter here to get treated by a "child specialist" because my Dentist was not able to do the work. She of course like any other child is afraid of the Dentist, so they referred us to Dr. Dove. The 1st appt my Mother & I were allowed to go in the back. On 09/16/11 I was not allowed to go back even though she was being sedated! It took them close to an hour to call her to do the work. I was NEVER told that she would be strapped down...what is the purpose of the sedation medication? Why does a sedated child need to be strapped down without a family member present? The "child cocktail" must be a hoax to collect a $150.00 fee from the Parents because it does not work. He admittedly told me after they were finished that my daughter "tried to break away" and "she kept trying to get up"! Why didn't he stop to come get me? I AM LIVID! He then said to me that "he told her she had to be a big girl and he had no more problems after that." When they walked my daughter around the corner she was horrified, crying excessively and saying "Mom I couldn't breathe.". I said what do you mean? He didn't care to explain & she just clinged to me sobbing! I carried her to the car & she fell asleep all the way home. At home she woke up about an hour later, she said she could not breathe because he placed his hand over her mouth while pinching her nose and telling her "SUCK IT UP YOU HAVE TO BE A BIG GIRL"! She said she could not breathe!!! He did this while she was strapped down, so not only could I not hear her yell for me BUT she could not try to fight for herself! I cannot express my emotions in a positive way but I do not see why his license has not been taken away. The Police came to my home, spoke to my daughter. He has 3 office locations that I know of and has already been on the news in Bakersfield regarding this type of abuse he is causing to his minor patients! There are 2 other Facebook Groups that have been created regarding this "child specialist" Edward E. Dove, DDS 1)Bakersfied Dentist Does Not ROCK and 2)Let's investigate Dr. Dove of Chatsworth...you won't believe that this is happening frequent and often and is very unacceptable to a lot of parents! I wish I saw the news story that Bakersfield aired on him on 09/01/11 because I would have never taken my daughter to him. She has nightmares about this incident and I will have a hard time(which I already did) getting to ever go to ANY Dentist for any future treatments or cleanings! I want him sanctioned so he cannot continue to abuse and place fear in helpless children. I also want him to be in prison for abusing my daughter, because if I did what he did I would have been arrested after the Police spoke to her! The reason he continues to get away with it is because our Law Enforcement and Authorities are not doing their jobs! If he was stopped when the first parent contacted the Law, he would not have been able to do this to my daughter or the other children that have been hurt emotionally and physically by Edward Dove. Please see that this does not fall through the cracks and the necessary actions are setup to properly stop this man from abusing his position and our children!
My Daughter was so HORRIFIED & TRAUMATIZED when they finally let me see her...she could not even speak! She was full of tears! She said Dr. Dove put his hand over her mouth & she could not breathe when she was yelling! Then she demonstrated that he pinched her nose until she could not breathe & said "Hey Girl none of that in here!"...all while she was strapped down. Imagine how horrified she was, she could not yell for me, she could not defend herself & she could not breathe! SHE WAS FORCED TO GET THE TREATMENT BY ANY METHOD OF FORCE!!!! She said as she cried "Mom Dentist are not supposed to do that!" What is his f'n problem! He only told me that he told her that she had to be a big girl and he needed to do the work...he did NOT mention his method or abuse used on my daughter!
I totally agree with the previous review, he has anger issues! I hate myself for not reading this earlier because I was questioning why they would not let us be in the room while he worked.
He cares more about the sedation fee & Insurance payment than YOUR CHILD! He could have easily said "Ma'am she will not cooperate & I am unable to perform the work." and I could have found a Pediatric Dentist that could and with better children qualities than Dr. Eddie Dove! I AM LIVID...to say the least!