“Your entire staff is excellent! The experience far exceeded my expectations.”
Sheri Stockton
“Professional, friendly, on time. All was good.”
Rick Krueger
“I was a new patient setting up a initial review. They were able to pull my wisdom tooth that same day which is exactly what I wanted instead of making multiple trips delaying the outcome. I am very pleased this company doesn’t waste your time when they know the issue. Thank you very much!!!”
“Dr. Patel is excellent. Spent extra time explaining my options and the rationale for his recommendations. I highly recommend him.”
“Every visit has been pleasant and I have received excellent treatment by the entire staff. I will continue to receive my treatments by Friendly Dental of Ballantyne.”
Evelyn Dienemann
“I am very impressed with everyone I saw today. Dr Heinrich (probably misspelled) is most charming.”
Jessie Garcia
“This dental office is great. Dr Heidenrich has a great personality. Everyone is very friendly and ensures that you are comfortable at all times.”
“Awesome service as usual – second visit for me and the staff and Dr. Patal are very friendly, efficient, and professional – highly recommend Friendly Dental.”
“Friendly and on time, hardly no wait time, wonderful dentist and staff. My three kids and I are all very happy with Friendly Dental!”
Noreen O’Sullivan
“Love this dental office!”
“I had my first ever cavity filled yesterday. I was understandably a little nervous about the procedure. Everyone at the office was extremely kind and explained everything as they were doing it. It wasn’t as bad as I feared, but sometimes fear of the unknown is worse than anything. Thanks to everyone there, they helped alleviate that! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.”
“Everybody is always so awesome with my girls!! They actually LIKE going to the dentist!!”
Nikki Hankins
“Great people! Nice, clean office. TV is a nice touch and takes your mind off of dental work!”
“Entire staff is awesome!”
Rusty Stokes
“Timely, quality, and professional service. Reminders are very useful; office is clean and comfortable; competent and courteous staff.”
“I was made very comfortable by the staff, Dr. Patel explaines everything that will be done and does a great job.”
Hal Fuller
“As Always I find the experience at Friendly Dental of Ballantyne outstanding…. The people are very friendly and the Dentist is extremely professional.”
Mike Peterson
“From the moment I walked in I was greeted and welcomed. The hygienist was great and made me feel good about the way I care for my teeth. The dentist listened to me and explained things. I was very pleased.”
Tammy R
“Always friendly and competent. A pleasure.”
“Very professional work. Very comfortable environment. Excellent work!”
Aaron Belk
“Great team that works at Rivergate location.”
Rick Fisher
“I am very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. Everyone that I interacted with was professional, highly competent, and took the time to be personal and caring. Going to the dentist can be stressful, this visit was easy and so not what I was expecting. I will recommend your practice and this office to everyone!”
Terri B
“I did leave comments + feedback here before but I want to do it again after my recent visit yesterday. This dentist is great! I recommend it to everybody whos looking for nice staff and good service and a friendly doctor.
Everything is handled very professionally here at Friendly Dental Rivergate. The name is true, very friendly staff here.
Modern office and equipment
Competent Doctor.
I only made good experiences here and will stay with this dentist now after I changed two times before from other dentists in the past 2 years.”
“I enjoyed my visit! Friendly is a good name!”
Rick Alexander

“This is for Friendly Dental of Rivergate:

The staff was friendly and personable, Dr. Patel was thorough and respected my time. I was in and out for x-rays, full exam and cleaning in 45 minutes. I really appreciated that. It was hard for me to change dentists, I’d been with the same one for years but Friendly Dental of Rivergate was much more convenient and again, the staff was outstanding.”

Leslie Thomasson
“Thank You
As always the service was excellant and we will continue to obtain our dental work from Friendly Dental.”
Buck Jones
“This was our second visit to this office. My son, who is 7, had some pain in his tooth last night so we called this morning. They were able to see us at 10am, which was wonderful. The visit went smoothly despite this being his first cavity filling. Everyone was so kind and understanding with a very nervous little boy. Thanks so much.”
Beth Sowell
“Great service, very friendly staff and doctor.
I’m very satisfied. Would definitely recommend to others!”
“Wonderful experience! Our first time and wont be our last! You have three new clients on your books! Would recommend to friends.”
Noreen O’ Sullivan
“Dr. David Heidenreich and staff were wonderful to me this morning.They are a very kind and caring group. I am very fortunate to have them as my neighborhood dental team.
Thank you so much for your kind assistance !”
Thomas Olsen
“I Love Dr. D! (David Heidenreich) that is. I loathe going to the dentist but this is the first Dentist in 35 years that I’ve come to feel comfortable with. I don’t cringe in my chair or clench my fists…because I feel comfortable being there! He’s a sweetheart and a professional too!”
Mary Tilley
“I love this place. If going to the Dentist had been this easy for me in the past I wouldn’t be going as much now. Always friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I now live in Florida but will still schedule my dental visits here when I’m in Charlotte.”
Philip Lewis
“Outstanding and always available when needed for emergency, adjustment and consultantion. I now really like going to the Dentist.
Thank You”
Buck Jones
“Great service! Friendly staff!!”
“Friendly, Courteous, Responsive.
I always feel you have my best interest at heart.
Thank You”
Buck Jones
“The staff was professional and explained all procedures and treatment options thouroghly. I appreciated the fact that the service was on time with no delay or waiting.”
Bill Chichwak
“Best Dental visit ever…everyone I met was very pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend Friendly Dental! :)”
Patrick Wittekind
“I had a problem and was able to get into the office within the hour! Great service, great professionalism and they are fun folks too! Took care of my issue quickly and carefully.”
Island Shamrock

“Great experience every time I go! Thanks for the personal attention and explanation of insurance benefits!”

“Very attentive and caring. Kept me posted on my mother while she was getting her teeth cleaned.”
Luci Grano
“Friendly Dentist treats their patients Outstanding, I think Dr. Petol & staff is the best Dentist Office I have ever been a patient of, Thanks for quality service all the time. I Love the Rivergate Staff!”
Artina Kone
“Excellent service and extremely caring staff.”
“My partial was not fitting properly. The dentist and techs were so caring and patient. They made sure that I left feeling satisfied and comfortable. Thanks!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Friendly Dental at Rivergate. I know that is not something you would normally hear after a dental appointment. The staff and the service was TOP NOTCH! Everyone from the front desk to the dentists were extremely nice and FRIENDLY. Both my son and I had appointments and we were very impressed with our services. The environment was pleasant and very professional. I will refer everyone I know to Friendly Dental.”
Chaka Watson
“I must say I hate going to the dentist. This was my first visit to this office (recommended by my husband) and I felt very comfortable. Everyone in the office is very nice and professional. I’m not even dreading going back as much as I have in the past. If you are looking for a new dentist, give them a try. You will be glad you did!”
“I went to the office in Rivergate. Awesome service, awesome staff, awesome massage chairs. This was by far the best dental visit that me and my family have ever had. The equipment was high tech, the seats were comfortable, and the staff was amazingly!!! I will never go anywhere else. “
Cynthia Draper
“The dentist is so patient and kind. His soothing demeanor makes visiting the dentist a great experience.”
“I love the Saturday appointments. Dr. Nagel and his staff are wonderful. I would recommend this office to EVERYONE!”
“Had a great experience!!!! I really love going to the dentist now that I found your office. Your dentist, hygienist, and staff have wonderful attitudes and it makes it a pleasure to visit the dentist.”
“Your office staff was extremely helpful and made the visit very comfortable. The dentist made me feel very at ease.”
“Excellent compassionate care! The service and staff are just the best!!!”
“Very courteous and professional.
On time quick and easy. “
Robert Kelley
“Greatest cleaning I’ve ever had, no waiting, extremely friendly and they give you options…”
Marjorie Pisauro
“Friendly Staff.. I would recommend Dr. Dave and his staff to all family and friends!! “
“Shake and bake. Outstanding. I felt very comfortable with all involved. The professionalism and courtesy were refreshing. Thanks.”
Shaun Slattery
“I enjoyed everyone! What a pleasure seeing you all! Take care!”
Richard B Alexander
“Very polite and courteous.”
Roger Hutchins
“Best root canal ever!! No pain! Dr. Dave is the best! I didn’t even feel the novacain (without the numbing el b/c I don’t like that).
“Staff pleasant helpful. Dentist working hard to take care of your dental needs. Great Dental Office.”
“I give an excellect rating to the services I have received at Friendly Dental Group. Everyone is very friendly and always smiling. Dr. Patel is awesome. I am extremely grateful that I found this dental group. I will be recommending this Friendly Dental Group to everyone.”
“The entire staff were very accommodating and friendly. My expectations were far exceeded! No pain, great advise, and easy, gag-free X-rays! What more can you ask for??”
“Great service. Best dental cleaning I have had in a long time. Thanks!”
“Great service! “
Melissa Alcalde
“This was my third visit and I am pleased with professional and friendly staff. Dentist constantly asked how I was doing during the procedure. I would recommend this Dentist to all my family and friends!!”
“Courteous and professional attitude!!! And the place runs like clock work! Imagine that!!!”
Rusty Stokes
“As always, the staff is very friendly and proffessional and the care provided reflects that.”
Bryan Reardon
“Just wanted to thank everyone at the Ballantyne office for your great care and service. Very professional, clean and modern facility. :)”
Patricia Ibarra
“Visiting the dentist had always been a fearful experience. Your office has changed that feeling. The staff is warm and welcoming. They really make me comfortable and relaxed. Thanks!”
“I had a dental emergency and the staff could not be more caring and attentive. From the front desk to the wonderful dental staff I was pleased. The professionalism was top of the line. Every detail was explained to me so there were no surprises. I would recommend this office to all my friends.”
Tish Farmer
“This Practice is Awesome; I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist. I moved from California and they have taken care of my cavities & chipped crowns. The entire staff is so professional and live up to their “friendly” name!”
Lisa Marie Lilienthal
“Everyone in office is very friendy and tries to make you feel comfortable.”
Judy Rose
“As a first time patient, I was pleasantly welcomed at Friendly Dental. I received a thorough and painless check up, complete with digital xrays. Proactive suggestions were made in regards to my future dental health and I recieved an immediate cost review to see what the procedure would run after insurance. My teeth were impeccably cleaned by a consciencious hygienist and I have the best after-cleaning feeling in my mouth that I have had in many years. Friendly Dental of Ballantyne lives up to their name. I am glad I made the switch.”
“The service was excellent! The staff was very friendly they held true to their name. I would recommend this Dentist to all my family and friends!! Thank you I appreciated everything!!”
Audrey Davis
“Excellent job on my 2 fillings! Quick and relatively painless. After fillings were done, evened out my bite perfectly! Great job.”
P. Warren
“Excellent – esp the dental hygenist – and Dr. Wolfff – very gentle and no pain.”
“I enjoy the personal service and Actual freindliness of everybody in the office.”
Steve Saik
“Friendly Dental was one of the friendliest dentist offices I visited. From the moment my family and I walk in the office, the staff welcomed me with open arms also the staff and office were child-friendly,which was great. Thanks Dr. Wolfe!”
Dawn Turner
“I highly recommend this dental office. Every one is excellent! The first time I have ever had such a nice experience going to the dentist. Friendly employees, never a wait.”
Wanda Griggs
“The staff at Friendly Dental was excellent. They worked with my insurance and I was able in a very short time period to get an appointment and to have the dental work done that I needed. They were able to maximize my dental insurance and called and worked with my insurance company for some specific work I needed to have done. Everyone in the office was friendly, helpful and cordial. I give them an excellent rating. “
Leasa Surratt
“I had a great visit today. Everyone was extremely nice!!!!!!”
“I was so please with Dr. Barrows work that I sent my brother for treatment as well.. Dr. Barrows was able to complete all of my cavities in one visit. He also put in those white fillings that match my tooth color. I was pleased that he did it all in one visit so now I don’t need any more time off from work.
He is a true professional.”
Carl Latin
“From the moment I walked in I knew I would like these Doctors.. the staff was friendly and warm and although the office was very busy I did not have to wait long to be seen.. I had a broken Veneer from a slip and fall accident and Dr Nagle was able to make me a new one and it came out great.
I can’t wait to get a complete smile makeover. But that will have to wait. I would highly recommend this office.”
Christine Barron
“Dr Cohen really did a great job of fixing my cracked tooth.”
Johnny C
“Dr. Abrams was great. I had a lot of questions and he took the time to answer all of them. All the staff was really nice, too.”
Richard Wilson



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