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was upfront that due to the tooth being broken a little, it would be harder for her to perform the root canal but that she felt confident" it would go well. While performing the root canal, she broke my tooth more. She finished the root canal then told me I would have to have to tooth pulled. We were still billed for the root canal. I have since switched dentists.

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"I have been going to the dentist for about 5 years. He is competent. It is usually pretty easy to schedule an appointment and we can get in quickly. He has been" able to fit my wife in for emergencies. The office staff are pleasant to work with and efficient.

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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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Dentistry reviews in Chico

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It was hands down one the worst dental office I've ever been to. The first thing the assistant said to the dentist was, "I hope this goes better than yesterday." Like something out of a movie! Then they either didn't give me enough anesthetic or they didn't wait long enough but I felt the drilling. I kept telling them it hurt and they kept going. I had tears spring to my eyes several times. I just had a filling fall out today from their work about 2 years ago and my new dentist said they put it in wrong initially. Also, they billed me for a toothbrush without even telling me.
- Megan H.
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I have been visiting for about 8-9 years. He is attentive. He communicates what he is doing and why. He discusses options with me and my teeth have never felt better since see him. The office staff is very good and polite. I have had no issues with scheduling at all. They are accommodating to my schedule and the office is conveniently located.
- SCOTT M.
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friendly staff; willing to help, understanding, kind, caring, thoughtful.... Just blown away by the humanity in this office. This is not your normal STERILE dentist office. The latest, most up to date equipment, great lines of communication, community involvement - I cannot say enough good about Dr.
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, and the staff at
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. If I had children, I would absolutely take them here.
- Julie Ann C.
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My husband liked them as well. They were able to get me in right away and they set everything up. They are always nice and they are good with checking up with me. They do a good job and they definitely take their time. Sometimes there is a problem with the billing though.
- rose C.
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They're very good. They do a good job of following up; they send a lot of reminders. I rarely have to wait to be seen when I arrive for my appointment.
- John E. H.
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It was great. He is very knowledgeable. He has a good demeanor. The staff is helpful and supportive. It's an excellent atmosphere. I've been going to him for years.
- Beth G.
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They have great hours they are open 9am-9pm and you can also be seen on Saturdays and Sundays. They are very accommodating and are flexible with time. The appointments are easy to schedule and the wait times aren't usually long. The office staff are very friendly. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
- David B.
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I have been pretty happy with them. They are very busy so it is sometimes hard to get an appointment. She has worked with me very well and is very accommodating to my needs. They will also bill the insurance companies and handle everything which is nice.
- Kurt L.

All Dentists in Chico, CA

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Abbott, Dr. Stephen

649 West E Ave
Chico

Access Dental

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Adarsh Kaur DDS

1016 Skyway
Chico

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

Alexander Jhang DDS

955 East Ave
Chico

Alexandr Klimushkin DDS

2471 Cohasset Rd
Chico

Amardeep Kaur DMD

1016 Skyway
Chico

Ann Tornabene DDS,MS

274 Cohasset Rd
Chico

Appel, Dr. Daniel M.

2250 Myers St
Oroville

Arthur Tawatari DDS

1074 East Ave
Chico

Barbro Lauri-Beckett DDS

1430 East Ave
Chico

Binu Thomas DDS

2471 Cohasset Rd
Chico

Bradley Van Mierlo DDS

1459 Humboldt Rd
Chico

Brent C MacKay DDS

5571 Scottwood Rd
Paradise

Brian Dudar DDS

PO Box 2755
Paradise

Brian Lange DDS

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Bruce Jenkins DDS

835 Brandonbury Ln
Chico

Bryant Carrillo DDS

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Candice Yee DDS

845 W East Ave
Chico

Cecilia Dadbeh DDS

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Charles Landis DDS

80 Declaration Dr
Chico

Chatfield, Dr. Jeremy A.

5975 Almond St
Paradise

Cherag Sarkari DDS

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Chico Creek Dental Arts

555 Salem St
Chico

Chico Family Medicine

680 Cohasset Rd
Chico

Chico Periodontal Associates

30 Declaration Dr
Chico

Christopher Andonian DDS

1016 Skyway
Chico

Christopher Lim DDS

110 Yellowstone Dr
Chico

Couk, Dr. Richard S

2533 Forest Ave
Chico

Cynthia Carter DDS

845 W East Ave
Chico

Cyrus Oster DDS

2539 Forest Ave
Chico

Dale Madsen DDS

1279 E 1st Ave
Chico

Dan Selby DDS

1459 Humboldt Rd
Chico

Daniel Siri DDS

680 Cohasset Rd
Chico

Daniel Surh DMD

2477 Forest Ave
Chico

David Altman DDS

152 E Walker St
Orland

David Brown DDS

2575 Ceanothus Ave
Chico

David Kyle DDS

2539 Forest Ave
Chico

David Wilson DDS

650 Rio Lindo Ave.
Chico

Dennis Schipke DDS

2736 Silver Oak Dr
Chico

Dogra, Dr. Gautam

2801 O St
Sacramento

Donald J Fowkes DDS

1 Williamsburg Ln
Chico

Dorian Dodds DDS

2545 Ceanothus Ave
Chico

Douglas Snider DDS,MS

1074 East Ave
Chico

Douglas, Dr. Myers R.

119 Yellowstone Dr
Chico

Dr. Mark A Truhe DDS

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Dunbar, Dr. Richard B.

1904 Solano St
Corning

Eric Eltzroth DDS

140 Independence Cir Ste A
Chico

Erik Roos DDS

2775 Esplanade
Chico

Feather River Family Health

5125 Skyway
Paradise

Fleming, Dr. Jeffery S.

30 Declaration Dr
Chico

Fowkes, Dr. Donald J.

1277 E Ave
Chico

Franklin Bailey DMD

845 W East Ave
Chico

Fred Hanosh DDS

6161 Clark Rd.
Paradise

Gabriel Choi DDS

845 W East Ave
Chico

Gary Gregory DDS

2539 Forest Ave
Chico

Gary Walker DDS

2730 Cohasset Rd
Chico

George Brownridge DDS

2525 Ceanothus Ave
Chico

Gidel, Dr. Clay M.

3000 Davison Ct
Colusa

Gilbert, Dr. William A.

3579 Oro Dam Blvd E
Oroville

Gregory Tribble DDS

1290 E 1st Ave
Chico

Hani Radaideh DDS

1248 W Sycamore St
Willows

Harrison, Dr. Ashley S.

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Harvey Miller DDS

1046 Mangrove Ave.
Chico

Harvey Thomas DDS

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Hillock, Dr. Robert

6127 Clark Rd
Paradise

Horning, Dr. Philip D.

1660 Humboldt Rd
Chico

James Muff DDS

2765 Esplanade
Chico

Jeffery Holland DDS

845 W East Ave
Chico

Jeffrey Galland

30 Declaration Dr
Chico

Jessica Carrillo DDS

1001 Adlar Ct
Chico

Jewett, Dr. Tony C

236 W 3rd St
Chico

Jewett, Dr. Tony C.

236 W 3rd St
Chico

John Mckune DDS

1330 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Kearbey, Dr. Robert

2690 Olive Hwy
Oroville

Kearbey, Dr. Ryan

2690 Olive Hwy
Oroville

Kenneth Lange DDS

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Kevin Barton DDS

1290 E 1st Ave
Chico

Kimball Bond DDS

181 E 7th Ave
Chico

Kimberly Lange DDS

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Kremer, Dr. Kevin

3 Glenbrook Ct
Chico

Lawrence Clifford DDS

80 Declaration Dr
Chico

Lisa Dickenson DDS

2485 Notre Dame Blvd
Chico

Lisa M Willett DDS

2485 Notre Dame Blvd
Chico

Mac Kay, Dr. Brent C.

5571 Scottwood Rd
Paradise

Mackay, Dr. Brent C.

1862 Vineyard Dr
Paradise

Madsen, Dr. Dale W

1279 E 1st Ave
Chico

Mark Bradford DDS

2545 Ceanothus Ave
Chico

Melvin Sage DDS

845 W East Ave
Chico

Michael Acosta DDS

1074 East Ave
Chico

Michael Jones DDS

2411 Notre Dame Blvd
Chico

Michael Lim DDS

2765 Esplanade
Chico

Michael Muff DDS

2765 Esplanade
Chico

Miguel Cortez DDS

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Mohammad Anosh DDS

1016 Skyway
Chico

Nancy Go DDS

1016 Skyway
Chico

Navtej S. Tatla D.D.S.

1046 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Nelsen Family Dentistry

1307 Esplanade
Chico

Norman Rosene DDS

952 Lupin Ave
Chico

Oroville Gentle Dentistry

2014 5th Ave
Oroville

Paradise Gentle Dentistry

5975 Almond St
Paradise

Pham, Dr. Amy H.

2630 Olive Hwy
Oroville

Poopak Behzad DMD

1016 Skyway
Chico

Pruett, Dr. Richard L.

8 Governors Ln
Chico

Rashpal Deol DDS

1430 E. Ave.
Chico

Richard Rhodes DDS

555 Salem St
Chico

Rio Lindo Dentistry

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Robert Ryan DDS

555 Salem St
Chico

Robert Spaulding DDS

2535 Ceanothus Ave Ste 128
Chico

Robin Saunders DDS

110 Yellowstone Dr
Chico

Rogers, Dr. Steven J.

2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace
Chico

Ronald White DDS

1046 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Scott W Huseth DDS

48 Hanover Ln
Chico

Selby, Dr. Dan E

1459 Humboldt Rd
Chico

Skyway Endodontics

101 Raley Blvd
Chico

Smile Makers

2647 Forest Ave
Chico

Stanley Goodin DDS

236 W 3rd St
Chico

Stanley Ramley DDS

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Stephen Abbott DDS

649 W East Ave
Chico

Steven C. Crowson, DMD

1206 Esplanade
Chico

Steven Mccomb DDS

236 W 3rd St
Chico

Steven Wagner

2580 Sierra Snrs Ter
Chico

Syn, Dr. Wayne J W

754 East Walker St
Orland

Thomas Farris DDS

425 Weymouth Way
Chico

Thomas Weinrich DDS

1430 Esplanade
Chico

Thomas, Dr. Leroy H.

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

Tilden, Dr. Frederick W.

1074 East Ave
Chico

Timmy Nguyen DDS

1010 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Timothy Elloway DDS

5428 Skyway
Paradise

Truhe, Dr. Mark A

650 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico

VON CHAN D.D.S INC

1416 Professional Dr Suite 201
Magalia

Walter Metherell DDS

1046 Mangrove Ave
Chico

Weichert III, Dr. H. Guy

2760 Oro Dam Blvd E
Oroville

Weichert, Dr. H Guy

2760 Oro Dam Blvd E
Oroville

Western Dental Services

1016 Skyway
Chico

Western Dental Services

2471 Cohasset Rd
Chico

Western Dental Services

1016 Skyway Blvd
Chico

Whiter Image Dental

180 Allen Rd NE

Willett, Dr. Lisa M

2485 Notre Dame Blvd
Chico

William Moon DDS

227 W. 6th St.
Chico

Willow Creek Dentistry

2765 Esplanade
Chico

Womack, Dr. Mark G.

952 Lupin Ave
Chico

Yellowstone Family Dentistry

110 Yellowstone Dr
Chico

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