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"One of the fiendliest Dental offiices in West . Dr. is very knowledgable inDenture Implants and the dentures look" like real teeth. You don't look like you are wearing a denture when you get them done here. They make sure you are comfortable and don't try to rush you out the door without answering all of your questions. Customer for life!!

-William P.

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"First of all, I am dentist phobic and I have a very sensitive gag reflex. I was fortunate enough to have a dentist and his staff who understood my difficulty and" helped me to maintain regular dental care for almost 25 years. Having moved a distance from my previous home, I needed to find a new source of care. After three years of putting it off, I decided to look for a dentist before an emergency forced me to seek care. A relative was familiar with Dr. and his staff, so I started there. I am very pleased with my experience thus far. I got an estimate to replace the missing crown and the billing person recommended a source for credit if I wished to pursue that option. The dental hygienist was understanding and managed to take most of the x-rays deemed necessary. There were no lectures on the need for frequent cleaning, nor any "scoldings" for letting three years lapse between visits. I was treated kindly and respectfully. I will continue to work with Dr. and his staff. I recommend both highly.

-Anne H.

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 I am familiar witht he ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers across the country, in particluar, the one in Overland Park, KS.  They are a "one stop" implant center.  The doctors there are at the top of their field, and an advantage is that you have all of the specialists that will be working with you in the same place.  That would have to make communication easier between doctors.  They usually offer seminars for patients and I think, offer free consultations, which is always worthwhile.

  If you chose to go the other way, some Prosthodontists will place and restore the implants themselves. In other cases, an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist will place the implant and a Prosthodontist or General Dentist restores it.   Fees can vary quite a bit from office to office and with the different options for restorative materials.  Some offer free consultations, for others, they charge a fee that might be applied to any future treatment in some cases.

The first step is to schedule a few consultations with different providers, which it sounds like you've already done.

The most important factors when deciding which practitioner to work with:
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.1.  You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions so that you have a good understanding of the procedure itself, healing time and long-terem outcome, and possible complications.  Write down a list of questions and take them with you to the consultation.

2.  Ask about the experience of the practitioner. How many similiar procedures have they completed?  Have they had any major complications with any cases?  Ask to see photos if possible.

3..Figure out if it works out better for your schedule, to go to a "one stop" provider or to separate providers for the placement and the restoration of the implants.

4. Follow your instincts.  If you feel rushed, didn't get direct answers to your questions, didn't communicate well or had any other negative feelings, this probably isn't the doctor for you.

5. Consider insurance coverage and financing options.  If your dental plan covers implants and it is important to you to use a preferred provider, you will want to check your list.  Many times, insurance does not cover implants, or at least not all of the steps.  You may want to inquire about payment and financing options.

I hope this at least helps you feel a little less confused and a little more directed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further help.
Sincerely,
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
docbeth93@gmail.com
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As a  Dentist, I am sorry to hear about your denture nightmare and I know how frustrating that can be.  I am surprised that your doctor wasn't willing to work with you on some type of solution.  A few options would be either remaking the dentures once more,  or offering to return some of the money and have you return the dentures.   Unfortunately, the doctor has put in a lot of their time and lab expenses, but the patient also  has time and money invested.  You might try sending a letter re-explaining the problems you hand and offering an acceptible and fair solution.  Be sure to keep a copy of it and any correspondence you receive from the Dental Office.  In the event that you don't get anywhere, you have documentation of the problem. 

At any point in the process, did they have you sign something saying you were happy with the denture set up?  Some practitioners will document the patient's acceptance at the try-in appointment, before the denture is processed.  At that time, changes in tooth arrangement, size and color can be made with minimal lab expense. 

If the letter doesn't get you anywhere, you might try going to the governing body of the dental profession in your area.  I am a dentist in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA.  Here, we have the Missouri Dental Board  (or the Dental Division of the Missouri Department of Professional Registration.)  This is the entity that licenses us to perform our professional duties in our state.  They often have a process to file complaints against a provider if you were unable to resolve the problem yourself.   After your complaint is received, they will contact the doctor to get their side of the story, then try to mediate a solution between the two parties.  

As far as a new set of dentures, you might seek out the services of a Prosthodontist (specializes in dentures and removable appliances - extra training and certification beyond general dentistry) or go to a local dental school.  The students are supervised and checked off at each step by professionals.  Most dental schools also treat patients through their faculty practices, and you can often get the services of a specialist at a lower price. 

I hope this information is helpful to your situation, and I wish you well. 

Beth Gehring, DDS
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, MO  64015  USA
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Prosthodontist reviews in Grand Rapids

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In just 3 visits Dr. was able to provide me with a denture. It looks great and I now have a wonderful smile. I also can bite into and chew all the foods that I haven't been able to eat for a long time. The denture fits great too. There are no sore spots or problem areas. I was so happy that he was able to help me with ...More a problem I had been forced to live with for 5 years. And he took care of it in 3 easy visits!

His office staff is very friendly and helpful. I was very satisfied with his services, ecstatic actually!
- Irene R.
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I am going through a long process of getting dental implants. This started with extraction of all of my teeth, a number of alveoloplasty procedures ( shaping/smoothing of the jawbone), and finally dentures. I will be getting implants at the beginning of next year.
Dr performed 4 dental surgeries, and the all went great. ...More During all of the surgeries he was focusing on minimizing my pain and discomfort, and his assistant was amazing.
Being young, I was dreading getting and wearing dentures - even temporary. Because of severity of my case Dr. couldn't leave the creation of the denture to the lab. Instead, he created my denture personally. I have hired and work with dozens of professionals (lawyers, doctors, dentists etc....) and none came close to displaying the amount of care about their work and its outcomes as he did for me.
If you have to have cosmetic or restorative dental work done call Dr. . You will be glad you did.


- Vedran T.
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The dentures didn't fit properly. We went back to them and they charged us. Their availability was very good. I would recommend them to others. They have a friendly environment. The bedside manner was good.
- Geraldine P.
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I searched online and found that the repair could be done the same day at . It is amazing and I would call it Divine Intervention that I ended up at . Because of the age of the denture that was being repaired, I learned that I would continue having problems out of it and it was past time for a new denture. ...More The staff and the amazing Dr. and entered my life that same day. All I can say is that this was the best thing that ever happened to me. The precision and professionalism of Dr. in assuring that my denture was made to perfection and that it looked natural was amazing. Details such as cosmetics, bite, smile enhancement and other things that assured that I would be getting something that would not only fit correctly, but make my smile more appealing were taken. I will never be able to thank this team for the joy, satisfaction and happiness that they have brought me. A special thanks to and the other assistants for being so personable and professional in helping to make this a great experience.
- Marcia P.
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From extraction to final appliance, the entire process was tremendous. Dr. Perdikis explained the procedure every step of the way and answered every question. After major extraction, he called me over the weekend to see how I was doing. My dentures are better than any i have ever seen. And that's not the end of it. It takes a while for the mouth ...More and jaw to settle and Dr. Perdikis has addressed any issues and required adjustments promptly and effectively. He is engaging, friendly, communicative extremely proficient. A genuine professional.
- Peter H.
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I have used him for YEARS! quality, care, responsiveness is all great for any type of dental work you may need. It is very personalized care from a routine cleaning to anything other dental work procedure you get done. They have a great location downtown with valet parking next door, which is free.
- Janet M.
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This appointment went well, was timely, and as always, I did not mind going to the dentist, especially this one. My wife and I have been going to him for a long time and have recommended him to others as well.
- JOHN S.
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He was suppose to put all porcelain crowns on 11 teeth of mine. He refused to put the all porcelain on my teeth when it was time. He wanted to put metal to porcelain instead. The all porcelain was even shown on my treatment plan. I had to put down a deposit of $3000.00 down to be applied to the final balance. He won't refund or return any of the money.
- George N.

Prosthodontists in Grand Rapids

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ASPEN DENTAL

3320 ALPINE AVE NW
Grand Rapids

Bartoszewicz Family Dental

2003 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids

Bleyenburg, Dr. Douglas A.

170 College Ave
Holland

Boone, Dr. David A.

1525 E Beltline NE
Grand Rapids

Bowman, Dr. Robert

6650 Crossings Dr SE
Grand Rapids

Brennan, Dr. James B.

3152 Peregrine Dr NE
Grand Rapids

Breton Gardens Family Dentistry

4144 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids

Brian Thompson DDS

6045 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids

Brouwer, Dr. Todd

971 Butternut Dr
Holland

Bruce Warber DDS,FAGD

2150 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Burton, Daniel J DDS PC

555 Mid Towne NE Ste 104
Grand Rapids

Cannon Family Dentistry

6785 Myers Lake Ave
Rockford

Christopher Hier DDS

9595 Cherry Valley Ave SE
Caledonia

Comfort Family Dentistry of Zeeland

156 E Cherry Ave
Zeeland

Contemporary Family Dental

2005 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids

Craig Thorson DDS

2140 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids

Della Vecchia Dental Services

430 Wiley Rd
Douglas

DellaVecchia, Dr. Tracey J.

430 Wiley St
Douglas

Dennis B Webb DDS

933 3 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids

Dennis W Nagel DDS, P.C.

2100 Raybrook St Se
Grand Rapids

Dental Associates of West Michigan

6208 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Kentwood

Dental Expression

6809 Cascade Rd. SE
Grand Rapids

Donald L Wilton DDS

921 S Beechtree St
Grand Haven

ELITEdental

400 136th Ave.
Holland

English, Dr. Eric J.

6220 Jupiter Ave NE
Belmont

Erik J. Lee DDS

597 Baldwin St
Jenison

Frederick Ruffer DDS

2730 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids

Gaston, Dr. William R

925 E Pontaluna Rd
Muskegon

Grand Dental Care

15 N. Monroe
Rockford

Grandville Dental Health Center

4050 Del Mar Dr SW
Grandville

Great Lakes Dental Care

933 3 Mile NW
Grand Rapids

James R Donley DDS PLC

166 N Causeway St
Muskegon

Jay Blackburn DDS

105 W Merchant St
New Buffalo

Jerry Mulder, DDS

515 Michigan St NE Ste 202
Grand Rapids

Juli Wemmer DDS

455 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids

Kent Family Dental

2515 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Kobicak, Dr. Randy J.

935 W Norton Ave
Muskegon

Leitner, Dr. John O.

575 Robbins Rd
Grand Haven

Mancewicz, Dr. Gary

2351 Countrywood Dr SE
Grand Rapids

Mc Coy, Dr. Bradley R

255 Washington St SE
Grand Rapids

Meade Zolman Family Dentistry PC

11301 Commerce Dr
Allendale

Metro Dental Associates

900 52nd St SW
Wyoming

Michael Rak DDS

455 Butternut Dr
Holland

Michelle Kitzrow DDS

243 E. Main Ave.
Zeeland

Miller, Dr. Jacob S.

6785 Myers Lake Ave
Rockford

Mulder, Dr. Allyson

426 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids

Nagel, Dr. Dennis W.

2100 Raybrook St SE
Grand Rapids

North Ottawa Dental Services

50 Main Street
Coopersville

North Park Family Dental

422 N Park St NE
Grand Rapids

Nylaan, Dr. Brian S.

5011 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids

O'Callaghan, Dr. Michael

1630 M-40 N
Allegan

Ona, Dr. Suzzette L.

2021 44th St SE
Grand Rapids

Oswald, Dr. David C

225 W 30th St
Holland

Palmer, Dr. Sarah

3484 44 St SW
Grandville

Port, Dr. Suzanne Kristen

291 W Lakewood Blvd
Holland

Reagan, Dr. James E.

207 W Main St
Lowell

Rivertown Dental Associates

3514 Rivertown Point Ct.
Grandville

Robinson, Dr. Scott

404 W Superior St
Wayland

Ronald Olszewski DDS

6640 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

Sanford, Dr. Susanne M.

971 E Sherman Blvd
Muskegon

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park

Stonecastle Dentistry

455 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids

Timothy Moore DDS,MSD

7485 Treeline Dr SE
Grand Rapids

Todd Gillan DDS

2186 W Main St
Lowell

Tomczyk Chris A DDS

220 W Colfax St
Hastings

Van Haren, Dr. Andrew M.

2700 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids

Weaver, Dr. Gregory L

2554 Woodmeadow Dr SE
Grand Rapids

Webb, Dr. Dennis B.

933 3 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids

Wildern, Dr. Kent R.

4701 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids

William R Syverson DDS

2000 43rd St SE
Grand Rapids

Yankee Springs Dental

12715 W M 179 Hwy
Wayland

Zeines, Dr. Victor

57 W 57th St

Zuidema & Hess Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

6677 Crossings Dr SE
Grand Rapids

Zwier, Dr. Peter

2100 Raybrook St SE
Grand Rapids

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