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Donald Betar

Dr. Donald Betar, DMD

General Dentistry

OVERVIEW

Dr. Donald J. Betar, Jr., graduated from Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in 1985 and from Juniata College in 1989, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. In 1993, he received his Doctorate Degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), PDA (Pennsylvania Dental Association), AGD (Academy of General Dentistry) and affiliate member of AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry). In 2016, Dr. Betar was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Less than 5% of general dentists accomplish the 500 hours of continuing education and pass the qualifying exam in order to receive this highly renowned distinction. -'Through hard work and sacrifice, all fellows have demonstrated their commitment to a professional responsibility we all incur upon entering the dental profession. That is, the professional responsibility to maintain our knowledge and skills at the highest possible levels, and continue the educational process uninterrupted.' Source: Academy of General Dentistry In 2020, Dr. Betar was awarded with the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Less than 2% of all general dentists have earned this designation, requiring over 1,100 hours of continuing education and over 400 hours of hands-on application. -'The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession. This accomplishment meets the highest criteria for professional excellence.' Source: Academy of General Dentistry He is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Dr. Betar has been in private practice for over 26 years.
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

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Betar Dental & Associates
2217 7th Ave
Altoona, PA, 16602
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"Overall I had an excellent experience with Dr. Betar and his office. They performed many procedures over two years that cost thousands of dollars. Dr. Betar is a very talented dentist who appears well-versed in his field. Overall very competent. His staff is well trained and executes their duties professionally. Unfortunately, my wife's experience in this office differed significantly from mine. Her overall experience with the staff was not as good as mine. She did not appreciate Dr. Betar's unwillingness to discuss treatment options. This all led to them dismissing her as a patient. The dismissal was because she did not accept his treatment plan. This was very frustrating because he never took the time to discuss treatment plans or offer options. He failed to explain what and why. Because they dismissed my wife, they also dismissed me. They told me their policy states that if one family member is dismissed, the whole family gets let go. I found this to be very disappointing. I had ...
never given them a hard time about anything and accepted Betar's treatment plans without any pushback. Finding a competent dentist and becoming established with them takes time and money. Being dismissed by Betar's office was very frustrating. They were unwilling to discuss the situation with me to come to a resolution that did not involve me being dismissed along with my wife. I was not allowed to talk to anyone beyond the front desk. "
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  • October 5, 2022

LOCATIONS

Betar Dental & Associates
2217 7th Ave
Altoona, PA, 16602
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 2:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Dental Bonding And Fillings
  • Dental Care
  • Dental Crowns & Bridges
  • Dental Exams & Check-ups
  • Dental Hygiene & Cleanings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Mouth Guards
  • Pediatric Denstistry
  • Periodontics (gum Therapy And Treatment)
  • Root Canal
  • Sealants
  • Snap On Smile
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Veneers & Lumineers

SPECIALTIES

  • General Dentistry

DENTAL PLANS ACCEPTED (1)

This dentist accepts the following plans. This may include dental insurance as well as dental savings plans, an affordable alternative to dental insurance. With a dental savings plan, members can save 10-60% at the dentist. Click here to learn more.

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