NYU Dental School Should Shut Down For Gross In-efficiency!
This is the daily procedure for all clients/patients accessing services here.
1. You visit the 23 St. and 1 St. avenue clinic. The time for business is from 8.30am, from Mon-Fri.
2. Show your ID to the Watchman at the Reception Counter, and take a seat when told to do so, until 9.00am when official business begins.
3. You board the elevator to the floor for services, (if you are a regular client). Or ask where to go for your specific service.
4. You approach the receptionist counter there, state your name, and give your Chart ID Number, (if you have one). If your chart is placed in storage, that takes about ONE hour to locate.
5. You then wait to be called by a dental practitioner/student, who will take you to his/her cubicle. You are then asked questions about your health, HIV infection especially.
Then the doctor will ask what he/she can do for you, after you tell them, your mouth/teeth is examined thoroughly to determine what exactly has to be done. This information is then entered into the computer system.
6. The doctor calls a supervisor to verify his/her prognosis, then you are told to wait for him/her to get the necessary equipments to treat your dental problem.
Or you may have to return another time to have that procedure done.
7. All of this takes about two hours, after the initial ONE hour waiting period. And if you are lucky to have them deal with your problem that same day, the overall procedure will take about TWO hours to complete.
Finally, after all of this torture is over. You have wasted THREE or more hours there.
Derryck S Griffith.