Patient Review 1:
Continuous self consiousness about my teeth - this is what drove my search for a good cosmetic dentist in my area. My front upper teeth have been crooked and yellow stained since I can remember. Well I was not one of those blessed with perfect teeth, so I had to seek dental help. After consultations with three different doctors, my search was over. Picking Dr. Kumar's office was a slam dunk. Their office in Santa Clara is really neat, new and modern with all digital stuff. Their staff is super friendly and the doctor is amazing. She took time to first understand my concerns and offered Lumineers as a treatment option and explained how it is more advanced than the regular Veneers since there is no need to shave off good tooth structure. Fast forward 3 weeks after 1st visit and I can not believe my smile. This whole saga reminds me of an extreme makeover TV series. Based on my experience I can tell that Dr. Kumar is a perfectionist and detail oriented. I am not exaggerating when I say my smiile is now amazing and my life has changed (sorry this is such an emotional thing for me). Nothing against my previous dentist but of course Dr. Kumar is now my regular dentist.
Thank you ACCU Dental, Dr. Kumar & your great staff
About Hygienist: I had my first cleaning done by the hygienist in this office and Phuong is good fit with the rest of the staff. I feel they have assembled really good people overall. The cleaning was a breeze, Phuond is gentle and instantly puts you in comfort zone. She was so friendly like everyone else.
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 4 month.
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posted: 04/16/2010 12:10 PM
Patient Review 2:
Before I went to see Dr. Kumar I had not been to the dentist in over 3 years. Not even for a cleaning! I loathe going to the dentist and I put it off for way to long. My experience at Dr. Kumar's office was great from start to finish and most importantly pain free. Dr. Kumar and her staff were very professional, they put my mind at ease right away and my appointment was fast and pain free. My wife was very impressed with my new smile and I look forward to future visits to keep it looking great!
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 1 month. posted: 10/21/2009 1:31 PM
Patient Review 3:
My experience with Dr. Kumar is always pleasant and virtually painless. The cost is fair, the billing efficient, and help with insurance is always given quickly and accurately. Dr. Kumar is professional, friendly, and always makes me feel comfortable and at ease, making my visit to "the dentist" enjoyable. Another perk to a visit to Dr. Kumar's office, is interacting with her fantastic receptionist. If you're someone who dreads the dentist, I don't think you'll feel that way after a visit to this office.
About Hygienist: There have been a few hygienists that have worked on my teeth, and they've been another exceptional part of this office. Not only are they good at what they do, but they help you with a smile. You can tell that they enjoy their work.
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 2 years. posted: 05/11/2009 9:10 PM
Patient Review 4:
Iv'e been very pleased with my overall experience with Dr. Kumar. Her whole staff is very friendly. Jessica at the front desk is very helpful with all of my billing inquiries. Phong the Hygienist is delightful. One unique touch about Dr. Kumar is that she personally calls to follow up on any procedures. This personal touch is respected and appreciated in my book.
About Hygienist: Phong is very gentle and makes you feel relaxed during the cleanings. She is easy to talk to and very good at what she does. I really liked how she flosses my teeth for me even after she does a cleaning. Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 8 months. posted: 08/13/2008 2:07 PM
Patient Review 5:
Dr Suman has been good dentist and have been systematically working with me on cleaning, etc.. but sometimes they use little 'what if' fear scenario on things that could be better addressed otherwise E.g. What if I don't replace the crown caps .. They are also insurance driven (most Docs are) which could work better if you have really need the Dental work for that year or it could work against you if the work is not needed or deferred
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 12 months. posted: 06/30/2008 10:34 AM
Patient Review 6:
She is very patient and friendly. I am of the type who is very picky and tends to ask a lot of questions but Dr. Kumar always took time to answer all my questions. Infact everybody is very friendly and helpful. Its so peaceful in Dr. kumar's office. I went to Dr. Kumar for Invisalign treatment. I never had problems with my bite but my front teeth did protude a little which made me very conscious of my smile. I had consulted other doctors before. I had always received mixed advise. Some doctors would say that my protrusion was not bad enough to warrant extraction of healthy teeth for braces While others would just advise me to go for braces (including extraction of 4 teeth) to get that perfect smile. What I liked most about invisalign was that it didn't require teeth extraction and the transparent braces made it easier to wear to work. The slenderization procedures were always painless. At the end of the treatment I felt that I would like my teeth pushed in a little further so Dr. kumar worked with invisalign to extend my treatment plan at no additional cost. I am waiting for my next set of aligners now. Now I go to Dr. kumar for all my dental cleanings and checkups. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 1year 6 months. posted: 03/12/2008 10:04 AM
Patient Review 7:
Dr Kumar & her staff are absolutely wonderful! They are all very thoughtful, gentle & professional. As was said in other reviews, this dental office takes care in paying attention to details and in ensuring their patients comfort. I also appreciate that they explain the procedures & treatment options clearly.
I would highly recommend Dr Kumar to anyone for their dental care needs.
About Hygienist: As considerate & professional as the rest of the staff. Phong really strives to ensure patient comfort. Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 1 month. posted: 03/05/2008 10:08 AM
Patient Review 8:
Dr. Kumar is wonderful. She makes me feel completely relaxed. I have had some not so fun interactions with some dentists in my life. Dr. Kumar is a great dentist. She is honest and very sweet. I highly recommended her to my family and friends who now go to her too. The personnal is friendly. I feel like I am visiting my friends at this office. There is no pain. I was always afraid of the dentist but now I don't mind going. My kids that are 7 and 8 see Dr. Kumar and they are not scared at all. They are excited to go.
About Hygienist: Phong is so sweet and gentle to me. She is fast and explains everything to me before she even starts. She makes me feel very relaxed during my cleanings. I can't wait to see her again in 6 months. My kids also have had their teeth cleaned by Phong and they come out happy and want to see her again soon. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Kumar and Phong. This office ROCKS!! Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 2 years. posted: 02/29/2008 10:43 AM
Patient Review 9:
You cannot say if a dentist is good or bad with just the way he/she treats the patient. Some actually try to take advantage of the patient in prescribing unnecessary treatments that incur lot of expenditure. Dr. Kumar doesn't fall in that category. She took care of my teeth very well. Her staff is also very friendly and cooperative. They patiently answer all your questions and work with you towards setting up an appointment that works for both parties.
The biggest concern for every patient in going to a dentist is the fear of pain and the cost. Let me assure you that Dr. Kumar is one of the best out there in this area, very gentle with her work, gives utmost priority to patient's comfort, takes time to inquire about your well-doing and is very reasonable with the price.
I strongly refer Dr. Kumar for all your dental concerns. I think I found a very good dentist for as long as I am here! Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 3 months. posted: 02/05/2008 10:34 AM
Patient Review 10:
After contemplating for many months, my husband and I decided that I should get Invisalign treatment done. My top set of teeth were quite a bit misaligned and crowded. I consulted with few dentists in the Santa clara and West San Jose area. I looked for doctor's experience, staff professionalism and most importantly the comfort level with the doctor and the staff. I chose Dr. Kumar's office. I found Dr. Kumar to be detail oriented and very knowledgeable. Her staff is easy to work with. I am almost through my Invisalign treatment and I am so excited about my newly straightened teeth. I would like to thank Dr. Kumar and the staff for providing me excellent treatment. I am glad I found this office - I am now Dr. Kumar's regular patient as well.
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 1.5 years. posted: 01/10/2008 11:08 PM
Patient Review 11:
When it comes to my teeth....Dr Kumar has changed my views on oral care....not to mention her staff is super nice and she was very reasonable with my out of pocket costs....great location, wonderful facility and overall a great choice....I no longer dread going to the dentist.....painless treatment and they are very considerate with my schedule
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 2 years. posted: 01/09/2008 6:44 PM
Patient Review 12:
I have been Dr. Kumar s patient for over 2 years and I am happy to say that Dr. Kumar has done an awesome job of keeping my dental health in excellent condition. Her staff is detail oriented and friendly; they never fail to get me in for regular check-up and any required treatment. But this is not why I am writing.
About fourteen months ago, I approached Dr. Kumar with an issue that was bothering me. My front set of teeth were crooked and also had an ugly gap in the middle. While Dr. Kumar had recommended me Invisalign treatment a while ago, I had not paid heed to it, until it hit me one day that I should check into it. Dr. Kumar evaluated me again and recommended Invisalign. She predicted the entire treatment for my case (considered moderately complex) would take about 12-18 months. She ensured that all pending treatments were completed before starting me on the clear braces. I am so impressed by her holistic approach for the treatment. Also she asked for my commitment and cooperation once I started the Invisalign treatment. She wanted to make sure I was committed to wearing the braces most of the time during my treatment. I was called in to check the progress and make regular necessary adjustment. At first it was hard for me to be rigorous about wearing the braces, but within a month I could see the positive changes myself.
Now about Dr. Kumar s office she was not pushy and she wanted me to be completely comfortable before starting Invisalign. The office manager was patient enough to answer my incessant questions regarding insurance coverage and my out-of-pocket costs. The front office was great in working with me to schedule a time that worked for both parties the entire time. In summary, the whole experience was nice and easy. I am able to appreciate their desire to excel in customer service and treatment success. The straight teeth that I enjoy after 14 months of starting is well worth every penny I spent. Thanks to Dr. Kumar and her staff, I am so happy I made the decision to dive into Invisalign treatment.
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 2 years, 4 mo. posted: 12/30/2007 4:46 PM
Patient Review 13:
Dr. Kumar has made my smile better than ever. I am so pleased with the result that i told all my friends about it. Thank you so much Dr. Kumar!
Treatment Length with Dr. Kumar: 2.5 years. posted: 11/21/2007 10:03 AM
Patient Review 14:
Great dentist. Professional, helpful and considerate. The aforementioned also applies to the support staff. The dental work she did was fantastic; and it was all done without pain. For the visit I had, I was the most relaxed I've ever been at a dentist.
I can fully recommend Suman and her staff. posted: 01/19/2007 2:01 PM
Patient Review 15:
My experience with Dr. Kumar and her staff was excellent. I was traveling and away from my regular dentist, a circumstance that added to what has historically been an anxious experience for me -- having dental work done. I would agree with other postings that have described Dr. Kumar as a perfectionist. She pays attention to details and comfort, for example , offering lip balm both before and after treatment. She takes a holistic approach to patient care, and gives particular attention to patient education. I found Dr. Kumar to be concerned about my overall dental health, and helpful with not only my immediate treatment needs but with identifying what might be areas of dental health to consider in the future. The office staff was lovely, and handled all insurance paperwork seamlessly. I have no hesitation about recommending Dr. Kumar and her staff for friendly, professional, quality treeatment. (Note: Be sure to contact the office directly if Dr. Kumar doesn't appear as a participating provider for your dental insurance -- I happily found that she was, in fact, covered by my insurance, however, she was listed in their system under a different spelling.)
posted: 12/14/2006 1:42 PM
Patient Review 16:
Just before a recent visit to my daughter's home, I chipped one of my front teeth! When I told my daughter, she encouraged me to see Dr. Kumar, who fit me in right away. Not only was the experience pleasant, but I could not see where my tooth ended and the filling began. Perfect color and surface match! I'm living in Maryland, otherwise Dr. Kumar would be my regular dentist.
posted: 11/06/2006 2:02 PM
Patient Review 17:
I did not like going to the dentist at all until I met Dr. Kumar. She is very gentle and cares about how you are feeling. She also takes into account your financial situation and explains all your options on every procedure and does not try to do things that you really do not need. She is fun to talk to and the time just passes while you are in her office.
posted: 09/25/2006 2:25 PM
Patient Review 18:
Dr. Kumar is incredibly personable and easy to talk with. She exhibits a genuine interest in her patients' health. Dr. Kumar has performed my semi-annual cleanings as well as a cavity fill. I can honestly say that no matter what procedure is being done, your comfort and well-being are tops on her priority list. She will continually ask how you are doing and if you need a break to rest your jaw.
In addition, Dr. Kumar has a very light touch. After some semi-annual cleanings with other dentists, I've felt like I just spent 45 minutes being slapped in the jaw because my teeth and gums were very sore. But after one of Dr. Kumar's cleanings, I feel just the same as before the cleaning, with the exception that my teeth are now sparkling clean and feel incredibly smooth! Wait times are minimal to non-existant. At most, I've had to wait four or five minutes in the front waiting area before being seen. For someone who used to be incredibly nervous and anxious when going to the dentist, I never feel that way when I know I've got an appointment with Dr. Kumar.
I can't offer a good pricing review because I use my dental insurance & almost never need anything more than a basic cleaning, so I don't pay for expensive procedures. posted: 09/23/2006 6:32 PM
Patient Review 19:
Dr. Kumar's staff is very pleasant and helpful. She herself is kind, explains everything she does, concerned about the patient's comfort, and has a nice, light touch when cleaning. I am very glad she is my dentist.
Rod posted: 08/10/2006 3:58 PM
Patient Review 20:
Dr Kumar is very professional and thorough, explaing everything in detail and answering all my questions with ease. Dr Kumar and her staff really make you feel comfortable and relaxed before, during, and after all dental procedures.
My teeth look and feel better and ever! posted: 08/09/2006 7:02 PM
Patient Review 21:
I have been seeing Dr. Kumar for my routine 6 month cleanings. I had a chipped front tooth, and was not very happy about it. I brought it up with Dr. Kumar and she offered porcelain veneers as a good treatment option. She explained the process and pros and cons. I went with the treatment and have been extremely happy about it - painless and looks great. I feel good about myself - what more can I ask for.
Thanks Dr. Kumar and the caring staff! posted: 07/29/2006 6:37 PM
Patient Review 22:
Professional, thorough, competent but the huge bonus is an incredible relaxed attitude, always a smile on her face, always checking for your comfort #1, pleasant sense of humor & geniune concern for you, the patient. I have never had a more stress-free experience at the dentist's than with Dr. Kumar. When my original, much loved!, dentist sold her practice I feared I would need to find another but Dr. Kumar has been a dream replacement & I feel very grateful. Thank you! P.S. The waiting area is very comfortable with a great selection of magazines although I have never had to wait long enough to enjoy them.
posted: 07/09/2006 3:44 PM
Patient Review 23:
I love that Dr. Kumar is a perfectionist and is willing to spend the extra time to complete the work to your satisfaction, and hers! She and her staff, Gloria and Helen are very friendly and professional. Their office is new on the scene and so they have a few kinks to work out, but they seem dedicated to investing the resources to make that happen.
posted: 07/04/2006 7:02 PM
Patient Review 24:
Hello, I had not been to the Denist in years. I had been online looking for a Dentist, and there she was :) I decided to see Dr. Kumar. I sure was gald because Dr. Kumar was absolutely fabulous. It's nice to have a Dr. who is caring, and humorous. She was always concerned with how I was feeling, if I was numb enough, or if I was uncomfortable. She followed up with me by giving me a call to make sure the dental work she'd done was excellent, and that I was not in pain or discomfort. Dr. Kumar's staff is wonderful too. It was just a wonderful experience. I look foward to seeing Dr. Kumar. Isn't it weird? You do not really hear of patients wanting to see their Dentist now do you? I know it's not the Dentist, it's the whole fact of the dental work, the sound of the drill. Well this patient is glad to see hers :)
posted: 06/29/2006 2:00 PM
Patient Review 25:
I just got my veneers done and I am so thrilled. I am now able to smile with confidence. Love the staff. Great customer service.
posted: 06/24/2006 6:32 PM
Patient Review 26:
I don't really enjoy going to the dentist. Does anybody? I would recommend Dr. Kumar and her staff to anyone. She is quick and very efficient. Gives good needle!
posted: 05/08/2006 11:53 AM
Patient Review 27:
She offers the most painless cavity filling I have ever received- even with very deep cavities. Her work is careful, thorough, and extremely competent. She also does more work herself than other offices, and does not try to sell her patients dozens of products like other offices I have visited. Without doubt I will continue as her patient- I will even be switching my son from a pediatric dentist to Dr Kumar because she will take wonderful care of him. She seems to truly care about her patients comfort.
posted: 05/04/2006 12:16 PM
Patient Review 28:
I just had a simple cleaning, but Dr. Kumar did a beautiful job! She also made it comfortable which is a trick since I have a lot of sensitive areas. Definitely the best cleaning experience I've had.
posted: 01/30/2006 11:47 AM
Patient Review 29:
I have been looking for a dentist for months now and couldnt really find one that fit my needs and my comfort level. When I walked in Dr. Kumar's office I was greeted by her friendly staff and felt right at home I had some questions about my Insurance, and everyone knows that Insurance companys are hard to deal with, and the office manager Gloria was just so willing to help in any way possible. My visit with Dr. Kumar was an A+ and I would tell everyone thats looking for a dentist to call and schedule an appt.
Thanks posted: 01/10/2006 11:41 AM
Patient Review 30:
I found Dr. Kumar to be very caring and most of all she listened to me when I told her what my needs were. I had almost given up on finding a dentist that would actually listen to what the patient's needs were. I know now that I found a dentist that I can trust. Additionally, Dr. Kumar is an extremely competent dentist and painless, too. Thank you, Dr. Kumar!
posted: 01/08/2006 8:56 AM
Patient Review 31:
Let me start by saying that Dr. Kumar's work is very gentle and patient. I am extremely frightened of dentists, but Dr. Kumar put me at ease with friendly conversation and a complete explanation of treatment. She did my deep cleaning and several fillings, including deep fillings, and she did not hurt a bit. I even liked her friendly staff. I have no doubt that I would go back to her for my treatments. She is the best!!!
posted: 12/17/2005 3:34 PM
Patient Review 32:
I am scared of the dentist but, she was very gentle and patient. I will definitely being go back because not only is she wonderful but a perfectionist, my teeth never looked better!