Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS

Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS

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Dentistry

Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS is a Dentistry Practitioner in Appleton, WI. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Smiles On Calumet

Smiles On Calumet3813B E Calumet St Appleton, WI 54915
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Dr. Machak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Machak

2.2

Based on 29 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Kind staff
Great staff! They work with me to get the best appointment time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L – Jun 10, 2022
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Went in to get 3 small fillings done. He ended up replacing other silver fillings and replacing them also. When he went to give me the anesthetic injection for the lingual nerve, he hit the nerve twice before injecting the nerve block. After one week my tongue is still have numb/burning and my face is still having residual effects too. I did call on the weekend and left a message, and never received a call back. I will never go to this place again!! Second time with a major side effect, with 2 different dentists.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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In pain in Appleton, WI – Mar 09, 2021
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I had a partial for 5 of my upper teeth, but needed one of the teeth that the partial hooked on (a fang if you will?) pulled. I could still wear it just fine. I came back 2 weeks later for a cleaning and walked out with a face full of failed root canals, my teeth ground to pieces of course, and fillings that feel like sand stone probably would to my tongue if I licked it. I guess he couldn't figure out it wasn't gonna work till he ground all of them up... I guess... I then had to wait 6 months for a really bad new partial. Now, had he consulted me as any good dentist does, I definitely would have declined all this garbage. He should be paying me for the practicing he did on me because it sure as goll darn heck was not, and won't be good until all this crap in mouth is gone. Can't believe I, and others didn't consult attorney's. 110%
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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B??G¡€ – Apr 29, 2020
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He is the best dentist we have ever had!
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Apr 26, 2019
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Well I was recommended to Dr. Meacham by my para-transit driver. I confided that I was having big problems finding a dentist who accepts my disability-dental insurance. Well what luck! Not only does he accept my insurance, but he's a great dentist. Dr Machak has a real passion for the art of dentistry. I am impressed with the care and attention to detail. Dr. Machak will take the time to share options in detail if you ask; should you require something extra than a cleaning and exam. AAA+++
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
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Mark Sugarman in Menasha – Dec 23, 2017
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Dr.Machack was very helpful,did excellent work on my teeth,found a dentist that really did a great job,i will always go back.Very clean inside ,staff were so kind and also helpful.
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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Danny Psiropoulos in Sussex, WI – Mar 12, 2017
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Dr. Machak wrecked my mouth and i think its because I was on state insurance so he didn't care about me or my teeth... Its been about 6 months since he worked on my teeth and I'm having horrible issues with all of his work. I have to get it all re done. Aside from the issues I'm having now , he was also pretty rude and hasty with his work. I had to go back 4 times for him to fix things that went wr
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Ruby in Appleton wi – Jul 24, 2016
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I ended up having 12 teeth pulled at once.... am in excruciating pain so called the emergency number telling him there is a piece of tooth still in there he said no the teeth are all out.... went into the er because of pain and the doctor said there was a piece of tooth and I would have to get it taken out and she gave me a shot for pain.... called the office in the morning and still will not even look at my mouth.... I am still in horrible pain....... DO NOT GO TO THIS DENTIST!!!!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Amy in Montello, WI – Jun 07, 2016
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He told me so much more stuff than what my old dentist ever told me!!!! I'm so embarrassed that my old dentist had never told me half the stuff that he did he's very honest and up front with you!
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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Sara in Omro, Wi – May 04, 2016
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Rude...... he and the building stink like an old ash tray. Cancelled many appts. With short notice saying he had a family emergency come up. When confronted secretary lied and said we cancelled them. When switched to new dentist between our 2 son's they have $4,000 in dental procedures they need done now!! We went every 6 months. This shouldn't be!!!!! Very rude, un knowledgeable . DON'T TRUST LOVED ONES IN HIS CARE!
What went well
No results
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
4 people found this helpful
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KD in Wis. – Apr 19, 2016
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I found Dr. Machak and his staff very helpful and caring, he explained what I needed to do to keep my teeth healthy. Would recommend him, he also is one of only afew dentists that really care about patients with Forward. Not many dentists accept Forward because they really don't get paid a lot for the work, he always had a full waiting room with many elderly and disabled. Many of these people would have no other place to go for dental care. No good deed goes unpunished.
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
1 person found this helpful
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New York, NY – Apr 09, 2016
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Both he and his staff are terribly rude and uncaring. They are impatient and unfriendly. Dr. has terrible bedside manners and does a terrible job with educating his clients, much less letting them know what they are scheduling future appointments for. They fact that he wants to take children back unsupervised/without parent is not okay with me. I will never go back here again and I will tell everyone I know that this is not the place you want to go especially do not have your kids go here.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Brookbear in Omro, WI – Apr 05, 2016
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Bad attitude. Doesn't care about his patients. Doesn't spend enough time on patients. Bad staff attitude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
12 people found this helpful
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Dan in Ripon, WI – Jan 29, 2016
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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (1/8/2020)View details
1 board action Found
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (5/7/2020)View details
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Check if Dr. Machak treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Machak's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Physical Examination
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Root Canal
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Toothache

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(920) 276-4525

Dr. Machak accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Dental DPPO
Ameritas
Ameritas PPO
Delta Dental
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America DPPO
DenteMax
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
Humana
Humana PPO
MetLife
MetLife PDP
Principal Financial Group
Dental PPO
United Concordia
Advantage Plus PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide comfortable comprehensive dental care in a relaxed friendly environment where my patients questions are answered their concerns are addressed and their time is honored

Biography

Married to Penelope, my dental assistant and dental office manager for 24 years. We have four children, Mark 34, Sofia 23, Niko 15 and Evangelia 11. I...Read more

Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (920) 276-4525 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Machak's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS treat?

Dr. Machak frequently treats the following conditions: Abscess, Bad Taste in Mouth, and Canker Sore. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS's office address?

Dr. Machak's office is located at 3813B E Calumet St, Appleton, WI 54915. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS fluent in?

Dr. Machak is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.2/5 for Dr. Thomas Machak, DDS. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.