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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:
.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.
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
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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They're very nice. They know their stuff and they work with you very well. They do a wonderful job. I've had very few side effects from my surgery. They have a really nice practice and a nice waiting room.
- Deanna R.

He’s done some serious damage on my mouth, and I'm not the only person that that has happened to. I actually referred people there because I liked him, but then they had trouble with the appliances he put in and two of them ended up
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him. The appliances didn't fit right, so they ended up breaking my teeth. I had to have one surgically removed, because the wire was caught between two teeth.

I just kept going to the same one because I don't like change, and he was a friend.

Whether or not I had an appointment, I still had to wait.
- Garrette H.

I was placed with Dr.
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, DDS. I immediately notified his dental assistant as well as him that it takes me a long time to become numb with Novocain and approximately 2-4 carpules of Novocain to be effective. After approximately twenty minutes and a couple carpules of Novocain, Dr.
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came back into the room to give me more shots during which time I winced in pain from the shot and was told that the pain was "all in my head". I found that to be extremely condescending and his general
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was very nasty, as if I was taking up his precious time. I again explained to him that it takes me a very long time to become numb with Novocain. He was basically having a fit because I wasn't getting numb fast enough. Mind you this is an older adult and should be long past that stage. At the end of the tooth extraction (which was very arduous because the tooth broke), Dr.
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didn't even acknowledge my existence. I wasn't set up for a follow-up visit, nor was I called later that evening or the next day to inquire as to my condition. ( I want to preface all of this information by saying that my tolerance for pain is extremely high. I have dealt with kidney stones, child birth and broken bones and they all
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in comparison to the pain I was feeling. ) I had been experiencing extreme pain once my Novocain did wear off so I contacted the office two days later, thinking that the pain would
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over time, but it didn't. I was unfortunately put in touch with the on call Doctor, Dr.
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. He was extremely exasperated on the phone with me and was acting as if my pain didn't matter and that I was acting ridiculously for even calling. After some convincing, I was able to make him understand that I wasn't going to be put off by a nasty doctor and I need to be seen as soon as possible. Dr.
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did not like that I was refusing his explanation that this was normal pain and I insisted on being seen first thing the next morning. He made a point of telling me that he didn't know how long I'd have to wait to be seen and that my emergency wasn't that emergent compared to his patients with appointments. I waited approximately an hour the next morning and was seen by Dr.
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. He was not as nasty as Dr.
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but enjoyed telling me repeatedly that I was "complaining" and I shouldn't be surprised by that amount of pain. All in all I would not return to this oral surgery group ever and I will let anyone with an ear know what a terrible experience it was.

- Aislynn S.

The staff worked me in on short notice when my dentist recommended that I have a
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tooth pulled. My dentist said that she has heard excellent feedback from patients that she referred to Dr.
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. I spent a while in the waiting room, which is to be expected with a last minute "work-in" appointment at a busy practice. I am really grateful that he was willing to fit me in.
The Dr. was very friendly and professional. He did a good job and even called me later that night to check on my recovery and remind me of post-op care. Somehow I left without written post-op instructions, so his reminders were very helpful. He is an excellent oral surgeon.
- Robert F.

They were very nice. I was on vacation visiting my grandmother and wisdoms began hurting. It became an emergency because i was leaving soon. Dr.
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made room for me the next morning after the consultation and did a checkup that Friday before i left. His staff were extremely sweet and the prices weren't bad for 5 teeth. They were willing to put me under which i wasnt able to find in nc. I was a little concerned but who isnt for surgery? He did a very good job and while im still in the process of healing, all my stitches have dissolved and very little pain as my
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had to be cut open.
- Tammie H.

The staff is friendly,professional and understanding. Both the staff and Dr.
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made sure I understood the procedure. Dr
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is keenly aware of patient concerns and comfort level. Every encounter has been a positive experience including procedures with the dental hygienist. The office is clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr.
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to anyone within the area.


Oral Surgeon, Dr.
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and the Prosthodontist Dr.
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and have been the first to understand what I need. I was told by a friend who is a dentist what I needed and that I also probably needed an ENT. I have actually seen an oral surgeon who is also an MD specializing in ENT. (I have had sinus type attacks too difficult to describe, not sinus or allergy). It was his cat scan forwarded to these two doctors that showed the right side of my nose is completely blocked from top to bottom no matter how you turn the scan.

Because of Dr.
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and Dr.
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who Dr.
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refers any patient such as myself, in three weeks, Dr.
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will provide the first temporary smile since 2006 that I will be able to actually wear in public and look like myself, smile the same, and eat in front of others. Being single this will be a huge difference in my life having moved to
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last year and not having a social life. I will then be getting a full mouth of implants which may take 18 months because Dr.
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knows I need bone grafts which will make my mouth much stronger and also hold the implants better as well. Even with no implants I need these these grafts. Dr.
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will provide the teeth. The end result will be a full mouth of beautiful teeth that are just like my original. They are only removed once a year for cleaning. I brush them, use dental floss, etc. Just as I would my own teeth. I cannot give these two dentists higher praise since out of the ten I've seen, they are the first to actually know what I need to save my mouth, and my sinuses plus see what I cannot believe no one has seen before, the entirely blocked right side of my nose. It's like what's wrong with this picture?

- Grace T.

It went very well, was an emergency because of an infection, staff help to get a soon appointment. My
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does not have dental insurance so many option where given to pay for the surgery. Very happy with experience.

Oral Surgeons in Orange, CA

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Valley Village Dental

12131 Magnolia Blvd
Valley Village

Van Osdel, Dr. Virginia S.

9201 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood

Vanguser, Dr. Eric G

8940 Reseda Blvd

Varwig, Dr. Christina M.

1921 S Catalina Ave
Redondo Beach

Vasserman, Dr. Alexander

6200 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Vatan Dental Group

8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Lots Angeles

Victor K. Muradian, DDS

3695 Alamo St
Simi Valley

Victorian Dental Group

19717 Sherman Way

Videgain, Dr. Eric

2730 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica

Villarreal, Dr. Lawrence

1730 E Walnut St

Vincent J Tso DDS

627 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena

Vincent Mardesich DDS

1360 W. 6th St.
San Pedro

Vincent Nagel DDS

18035 Bushard St
Fountain Valley

Vincent P Rodriguez DDS

25100 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Vivid Smiles

1640 Newport Blvd Suite 300
Costa Mesa

Vora, Dr. Jayang M

9672 Ball Rd

Vourakis, Dr. Michael A.

11980 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles

Vu, Dr. Helen T.

10921 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Waldman, Dr. Dennis

7740 W Manchester Ave
Playa Del Rey

Wallace J Lipp DDS

16605 Devonshire St
Granada Hills

Walls, Dr. Russell

1665 E Lincoln Ave

Warren Schlott DDS

1220 E Birch St

Warren Schlott DDS

1220 E Birch St

Washington Dental

1005 East Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles

Wassem, Dr. Jeffrey

500 E. Olive Ave.

Weber, Dr.Barry

25880 Tournament Rd

Weichmann, Dr. Barry

11980 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles

Weiner, Dr. Fred L

18399 Ventura Blvd

Weinstein, Dr. Leopold

2438 N Ponderosa Dr

Welcome Dentistry & Braces

1721 W. Katella Ave., #A

Wen, Dr. Zhihong

3180 Willow Ln
Westlake Village

West Los Angeles Dentistry

11870 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 212
Los Angeles

West Park Family Dental

27696 Torija
Mission Viejo

Westerberg, Dr. David

73640 El Paseo
Palm Desert

Western Dental

530 S. Main St.

Western Dental

1715 W Redlands Blvd

Western Dental Services

4165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles

Western Dental Services

1199 N E St
San Bernardino

Western Dental Services

25155 Madison Ave

Western Dental Services

534 W 19th St
Costa Mesa

Western Dental Services

19071 Bear Valley Rd
Apple Valley

Western Dental Services

1107 N San Fernando Blvd

Western Dental Services

1397 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley

Western Dental Services

1821 N Long Beach Blvd

Westlake Dental Arts

32144 Agoura Rd
Westlake Village

Westwood Dental Smiles: Tomas Anderkvist, DDS

10921 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Wheeler, Dr. Robert W.

1346 Foothill Blvd
La Canada Flintridge

Wheeler, Dr. Thomas B.

18313 Bear Valley Rd

William B Hentosz DDS

320 S Garfield Ave

William D Harrison DDS Inc

11980 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles

William Futa DDS

1111 W Town And Country Rd

William G Lannan DDS

2780 State St.
Santa Barbara

William J Brownson DDS

3553 Camino Mira Costa
San Clemente

William L Ingram DDS

350 S. Lake Ave.

William Maginnis DDS

1043 E Chapman Ave

William N Langstaff DDS

17871 Santiago Blvd
Villa Park

William Owen DDS

2811 E Katella Ave

William Rees, DDS

23430 Hawthorne Blvd

Williams, Dr. Richard L

515 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach

Williams, Dr. Tricia L.

657 Camino De Los Mares
San Clemente

Wilshire Centre Dental Group

3932 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Wilshire Dental Care

6200 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Wilshire Smile Studio Dental Group

6200 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Wilshire Smiles

2901 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica

Wilshire Smiles - Santa Monica

2901 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica

Wilsonville Smiles Dentistry

30040 SW Boones Ferry Rd

Wippler, Dr. William

20932 Brookhurst St
Huntington Beach

Witcher, Dr. James P.

5301 Mission Oaks Blvd

Witek, Dr. Robert A.

31940 Us Hwy 79 S

Withers, Dr. James C.

973 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach

WLA Dental Center

1950 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles

Wodiske, Dr. Richard W.

25200 La Paz Rd
Laguna Hills

Wong, Dr. David L

720 Magnolia Ave

Wong, Dr. Ellis

607 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles

Wong, Dr. Will M.

4762 Barranca Pkwy

Wood III, Dr. Don C.

5352 Lincoln Ave

Woodside Dental

1273 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles

Woolery, Dr. Robert G.

7990 Orangethorpe Ave
Buena Park

Writer, Dr. Martin C

1092 E Green St

Wu, Dr. Wayne

14976 Sand Canyon Ave

Wullschlager, Dr. Gary A.

200 S El Molino Ave

Wyley, Dr. John

8540 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

Yabuno, Dr. Steve T

3500 Lomita Boulevard

Yaelle Gabay, D.D.S.

1025 N Brand Blvd. Suite 220

Yaghoubi, Dr. Edmond

2233 E Garvey Ave N

Yamada, Dr. Darrell K

10921 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Yamamoto, Dr. Mark Z.

18700 Main Street
Huntington Beach

Yamanaka, Dr. Kenneth Y.

1941 Huntington Drive
South Pasadena

Yan, Dr. Donald M.

55 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre

Yang, Dr. Teresa K.

1510 10th St
Santa Monica

Yano, Dr. Mark

30100 Crown Valley Pkwy
Laguna Niguel

Yap, Dr. Janice W.

8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Yates, Dr. Gregory

74000 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert

Yates, Dr. Kenneth M

9735 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Yebisu, Dr. Ken

17752 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach

Yee, Dr. James

19231 Victory Blvd

Yeh, Dr. Richard T.

10727 White Oak Ave
Granada Hills

Yeh, Dr. Virginia

2474 Stearns St
Simi Valley

Yessayantz, Dr. Raffi

1155 N Central Ave

Ying Yean DDS

230 N Maryland

Yorba Linda Dental Group & Orthodontics

18432 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics

16691 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda

Yoshikane, Dr. Patrick T

845 W La Veta Ave

Yoshimaru, Dr. David

1304 15th St
Santa Monica

Young, Dr. Jerry P.

646 N Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar

Young, Dr. Marshall B

2011 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach

Youngjoon Kim DDS

12372 Euclid St
Garden Grove

Yung, Dr. Michael S.

696 E Colorado Blvd

Yvette Gutierrez DDS

424 S Main St

Yvonne Goff DDS

1304 15th St Ste 403
Santa Monica

Zebrack, Dr. Allen S

12840 Riverside Dr
Valley Village

Zeidler & Zeidler Dental Group

10231 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles

Zeleznick, Dr. Glenn

927 Deep Valley Dr
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Zieve, Dr. Sherman

8631 W 3rd St
Los Angeles

Zimmer, Dr. Robert

27403 Ynez Rd

Ziv, Dr. Jonathan DDS

5353 Reyes Adobe Rd
Agoura Hills

Zraiqat DDS inc.

1401 N Tustin Ave,
Santa Ana

Zussman, Dr. Kory M.

16311 Ventura Blvd.

Zweig Dr Milton G

400 S Reino Rd
Newbury Park

Zweig Family Dentistry

400 S Reino Rd
Newbury Park
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