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"The staff were very courteous and helpful to me and my children. They were kind and explained everything that they were doing. The clinic manager was very helpful" with showing me different routes that I can take to take care of one of my kid's problem teeth. I will be returning with the kids and will be recommending their services to everyone that I know.

-Kita S.

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"For the last 10 ten years, I've had my teeth cleaned every 3 months. Most hygienists remark about how clean my teeth are and what good shape they're in" (they should be I have an extensive daily regime:-) However, from the start, Dr.
's dental hygienist, talked about areas that she felt would need to be addressed. Then, Dr. did a 7 minute "comprehensive exam" and provided a diagnosis on 2 teeth that he said would require a root canal and replacement of a gold crown ($3,404). This is not my first time at the rodeo and I found it odd that no one had ever recommended such extensive work, so I'd have to get a second opinion. I also mentioned a recent
Post article about the high ('outrageous') cost of dental work. At that point, Dr.
went from cool to hostile. He told me it costs a lot to run a practice and it was up to me if I wanted to take care of my teeth. His staff then presented me with a $265 bill for a tooth cleaning and 4 bite wing x-rays.
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-Denise P.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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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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Cosmetic Dentistry reviews in Cayucos

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OMG! BEWARE of this place! They charge 300% more then other dentist. Dr
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feels he can over charge for his services because he has been on TV. He is a total sham. The laser equipment he uses is over 10 years old, its rolls around the office, stained. The only reason they are open 3 days a week, because they charge outrageous prices for
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procedures. I had $4200. worth of work done. I was having my teeth scraped, they did the right side of my mouth. Then I was told if I wanted the rest of my mouth done I had to pay right then and there for the other half. They brought a credit card machine to the chair, while under pain medicine, they swiped my credit card. I signed and they finished. I thought the way everything was handled, it was like a Slick
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style. I have since talked to many people about Slick
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, most people know of his crazy prices. I got pulled into his web of
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. My teeth still hurt and are now sensitive to cold and heat that never happened before. I regret ever going to him. I heard now he sells weight lost shakes, hair replacement products and preforming throat surgery. Dr
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is in my opinion, the old time medicine snake oil man. Promises the world in his office. You get nothing but your money taken. BEWARE OF DR
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- Carley D.
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We liked doctor
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very much, and other staff and technicians. But the billing protocol was almost a deal breaker. Fair enough price. But very pushy, at least the billing office girl. The first week we put down half the total cost (11,000) and we said the rest would be ready soon, as the balance amount was in our financial portfolio and would take a week or two to release. the office girl hounded us every day "where is the balance, we are going to have to cancel your place in our schedule unless we see it. Each day. I certainly thought 11,000 (half) was a righteous retainer and would prove good faith. we almost quit due to her hounding, but Dr
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and Dr. Butura were excellent both in personality and as Dental Surgeons. So: A for the Doctors and Assistants, D or F for Billing procedures.
- monte P.
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He has been my dentist for over 20 years. He is meticulous. If it doesn't feel right, he won't keep doing it. He kept coming in until he has it just perfect. The staff is great. They will take you at an emergency right away. He's the kind of guy that if you moved, you would still come back to him.
- Susanne Z.
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We love our dentist. we've been going for about 15 years. His staff is very friendly but they're also very thorough. I feel like he's not someone who's going to have you do things that you don't need to have done. He's very thorough.
- Caryn M.
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During my most recent cleaning, the hygienist kept telling me "how much plaque was built up" and how I "must not be flossing." She kept this monologue up throughout the procedure until I finally told her to stop. I didn't understand the shaming--it was unprofessional, unnecessary, and untrue. I had buildup because I hadn't been able to schedule an appointment in over a year, not because I don't brush and floss.
If someone comes to the dentist, they obviously know they need some work done. There's no need to repeatedly point out the obvious. A more appropriate way for the hygienist to have handled my situation would have been to just clean my teeth, then tell me at the end that I had a lot of excess buildup, ask me questions to find out why this was happening, then provide product recommendations and teach me techniques to keep it from happening again.
Anyway, at the "shaming" visit, the hygienist didn't even finish cleaning my teeth. She scraped them, said she couldn't polish them that day, had me buy $18 mouthwash and some special flossers, then scheduled me for another appointment 10 days later.
Ten days later, I went in for my appointment and was told they were running "10 minutes late." 45 minutes later, I was told to reschedule my appointment because the office didn't have any more clean tools. When I expressed my frustration, the person at the front desk told me, "Well, you wouldn't want anything dirty in your mouth, would you?" No, I would not. However, "dirty tools in your mouth" or "reschedule your appointment" shouldn't be the only two options--especially after making me wait 45 minutes.
Yesterday, I went in for my third appointment. I had scheduled it for a Monday because I was told it was their least busy day. When I arrived, I was told they were running "a little late" again. There was already another client ahead of me, so I did not stick around for what was sure to be a repeat of last week. Now, I am now taking my family's business elsewhere. I took time off work THREE TIMES for a basic teeth cleaning and never did get the service completed.
I understand that procedures sometimes run unexpectedly long and know that most physicians double-book in case of cancellations because their time is valuable and they want to be profitable. However, my time is valuable too. At my billable rate, I cost my company over $600 in billable work by not being available to work during the time I spent traveling to and waiting in the dentist's office. This is, of course, on top of the personal vacation time I had to use in order to make these appointments.
This system just isn't going to work for me, no matter how much I like Dr.
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. It's too bad, because he's very close to my home and I really liked the services I received during previous appointments.
- Rochelle W.
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I use Dr.
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, he is so far so good. I have had some really bad experiences with dentists, but this crew I think is very good so far. I was there last week. It went very well. The girls up front are very sweet and very nice. He is very friendly, very nice and has a natural rapport with people. I was really pleased to find somebody that knew what they were doing and had a good rapport and nice personality. I will continue to go to him for my dentistry work.
- Jill D.
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I have been a patient at this office for 40 years. I have watched the dentists and staff tirelessly work to achieve excellence. The office has one of the nicest atmospheres that I have ever experienced. The staff stay for a long time. They are happy working there.
l highly recommend
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- Bernadette G.
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My whole experience with
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was an amazing experience . I would recommend this dental office to everyone . They definitely made a customer for life .
- sherry B.

Cosmetic Dentists in Cayucos, CA

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140 E 28 th St

Broad St Smiles Craig Fitch, DDS

2240 Emily Street
San Luis Obispo

Creekside Dental Care

121 W Branch St
Arroyo Grande

Dental Care Toronto

700 Coxwell Ave

Disbel Mansilla DDS

1551 Bishop St
San Luis Obispo

Dr. Adrian Family Dentistry

1846 North Broadway
Santa Maria

Dr. Brian J. Hanratty

509 Five Cities Dr
Pismo Beach

Dr. Darrell Bass, DDS

835 Aerovista Pl
San Luis Obispo

E. Michael Stehula, DDS

1548 W Branch St
Arroyo Grande

Flood, Dr. Steven L.

1124 E Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande

Herber, Dr. Hobert E.

901 Oak Park Blvd
Pismo Beach

Lane, Dr. Matthew P.

2506 Professional Pkwy
Santa Maria

Lapidus, Dr. Daniel E.

1551 Bishop St
San Luis Obispo

Leavitt, Dr. Kurt

8340 Morro Rd
Atascadero

Leopold & Murphy, DDS, Inc.

878 Walnut St
San Luis Obispo

Leopold, Dr. Mark

878 Walnut St
San Luis Obispo

Mcneil-Amorteguy, Dr. Deborah A.

1250 Peach St
San Luis Obispo

Meditours

1055 Gibson Rd

Michael Gomez DDS

2151 S College Dr
Santa Maria

Moore, Dr. Douglas A.

1111 Vine St
Paso Robles

Moore, Dr. Terry F

176 N Ocean Ave
Cayucos

Murphy, Dr. Nicholas

878 Walnut St
San Luis Obispo

NoMoGaps

PO Box 770963

Pacific Coast Dentistry

143 Niblick Road
Paso Robles

Pacific Dental

530 W Tefft St
Nipomo

Pacific Holistic Dental

530 W. Tefft St.
Nipomo

Pamela Dassenko DDS

1250 Peach St
San Luis Obispo

Perry Patel DDS

901 N Oak Park Blvd
Pismo Beach

Prasan Parmar DDS

1414 S Miller St.
Santa Maria

R&R Dental Care

878 Boysen Ave
San Luis Obispo

Randall Lonsbrough, DDS

628 California Blvd
San Luis Obispo

Riforgiate, Dr. Anthony F.

504 E Church St
Santa Maria

Rodney Hiltbrand DDS

1340 Santa Rosa St
San Luis Obispo

Ross, Dr. Ryan M.

567 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo

Santa Barbara Dental Care

2411 Bath Street
Santa Barbara

SmileCareClub

701 Broadway Avenue

Stellpflug, Dr. Christopher L.

931 Oak Park Blvd
Pismo Beach

Templeton Dentistry

151 Surf Bird Ct
Guadalupe

Terry F Moore DDS

176 N Ocean Ave
Cayucos

Thomas J Becker DDS

201 N College Dr
Santa Maria

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