Dr. Donald Betar, DMD

DentistryMaleAge 54

Dr. Donald Betar, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Altoona, PA. He is affiliated with Upmc Altoona. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Betar to book an appointment.

Dr. Betar

Betar Dental & Associates

2217 7th Ave Altoona, PA 16602
Accepting new patients

Dr. Betar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Betar

3.8

Based on 24 ratings

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Horrible experience. Went to three appointments for my children and couldn’t do it anymore. This dentist (and I am particularly speaking on dr Betar- not the other staff) is the worst I’ve ever been to and specifically uncaring and not patient with children. He takes state insurance for children and many other local dentists do not so he gets a lot of business by default. He is pushy with what he wants to happen in what time frame and appears to care very little about adjusting anything to fit that specific child. The woman dentist and the dental techs were all very nice, helpful, patient, & kind. I can not get over the way dr Betar treats people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 25, 2021
Dr. Betar & his staff are amazing! I always have a pleasant experience when I go there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 20, 2019
Wonderful experience! Would definitely go again. Dr. Betar and staff are very professional and friendly.
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May 07, 2019
In the past, my kids had always been scared of the dentist. However, Dr. Betar created a warm and inviting environment that made the experience less terrifying for my kids. The staff was so friendly and sweet. Dr. Betar was so kind with my kids and they felt at ease with him. I am so grateful to Dr. Betar and I will continue to take my kids to Betar Dental. I highly recommend Dr. Betar if you want a wonderful family dentist that truly cares about you!
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May 07, 2019
Wonderful office! Clean, modern facility that cares about patient care. Highly recommended
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Apr 17, 2019
I have a beautiful smile at 70 and I can thank Dr. Betar and his staff for all the work they have done for me.
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Apr 16, 2019
Very patient and caring Doctor with an amazing staff. Offices are brand new, state-of-the-art and clean. Highly recommendable! Great with our young children!
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Apr 16, 2019
How are these reviews saying they have been going to Dr. Betar possibly true when it says in his summary he had only been practicing for 3yrs?! He didnt even graduate from school until 1993. This is the worst dentist office I have ever taken my children to and he is nothing but a scam artist. Wish I could leave a negative star review!
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Everett, PA – Aug 22, 2018
I have been going to Dr. Btears offive for over 20 years. His staff is very professional. He does a great job assisting myself and my children on how to keep a healthy smile. Thank you Dr. Betar.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris. F. in ALTOONA, PA – Aug 22, 2016
Dr. Betar and his staff are very professional and friendly. The office is beautiful and extremely organized! I highly recommended him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Alice B. in Altoona PA – Aug 20, 2016
I've been going to Dr. Betar for at least the past 10 years. We wouldn't go anywhere else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Maggie in Altoona, PA – Aug 20, 2016
Very rude, unprofessional & his office staff are even worse! Avoid at all costs!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Alicia S in Altoona, PA – May 12, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Betar was appointed to the, formerly named, Altoona Regional Health System Medical Staff in the Department of Specialized Surgery, Clinical Service...Read more

Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Education

2015
Academy Of General Dentistry
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Donald Betar, DMD's top areas of care?

Dr. Betar frequently treats Broken Tooth, Cavity, and Chipped Tooth. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Betar treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Betar, DMD's office located?

Dr. Betar's office is located at 2217 7th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Donald Betar, DMD speak?

Dr. Betar speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Donald Betar, DMD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Betar has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Dr. Betar's conditions and procedures:

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning

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(814) 942-9111

Dr. Betar accepts the following insurance:

Capital Blue Cross
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Gateway Health Plan
UPMC

Locations

Practice

Betar Dental & Associates2217 7th Ave Altoona, PA 16602
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Betar is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Upmc Altoona

Altoona, PA

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)