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is a hands on dentist, cleaning teeth and evaluating your condition himself, not delegating those tasks to his hygenist. He communicates" clearly and explains clearly, informing you of any areas he is watching or any potential concerns. He is personable and responsive to my questions. I have been seeing him for a number of years and am very satisfied with his care. His staff is efficient and pleasant.

-Kathryn B.

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"When I arrived, I had my Dental Insurance Card, but I had left my driver's license at home; they made me go back and get it before they would see me, even though" I had my previous records (x-rays and narrative) from another dentist and my card with me which pretty well indicated who I was (dental records being a way of identifying people). The dentist was extremely rude and in a hurry as we wanted to begin his time off for vacation. He said he would contact my insurance company about my crowns since it involved the previous dentist. After several months, I didn't hear back from him. I called the office and they said that he hadn't done anything. I asked for a copy of my x-rays and the return of my previous records. They said they had my previous records, but couldn't give my x-rays until I signed a waiver. When I got the waiver in the mail, I called and asked why they didn't return my previous records, and they said they couldn't return them unless I signed the waiver, even though I brought them in myself. When I received a copy of my x-rays, I called and asked where the previous records were. Then after a day, they said they weren't allowed to give my the records that I had brought in myself - and that they had destroyed them because they were no longer relevant! A horrible experience and I wouldn't go there if you paid me.

-Dennis A T.

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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 Alamosa

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Was not innudated with "needed" services suggestions - good basic care with evidence of competency in other dental services if I needed them. They discussed and gave me choices. In an older building with some signs of age: areas were very clean + appropriate for a medical practice. I felt comfortable on my visit.
- Linda C.
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When I arrived, I had my Dental Insurance Card, but I had left my driver's license at home; they made me go back and get it before they would see me, even though I had my previous records (x-rays and narrative) from another dentist and my card with me which pretty well indicated who I was (dental records being a way of identifying people). Dr. Saccaccio was extremely rude and in a hurry as we wanted to begin his time off for vacation. He said he would contact my insurance company about my crowns since it involved the previous dentist. After several months, I didn't hear back from him. I called the office and they said that he hadn't done anything. I asked for a copy of my x-rays and the return of my previous records. They said they had my previous records, but couldn't give my x-rays until I signed a waiver. When I got the waiver in the mail, I called and asked why they didn't return my previous records, and they said they couldn't return them unless I signed the waiver, even though I brought them in myself. When I received a copy of my x-rays, I called and asked where the previous records were. Then after a day, they said they weren't allowed to give my the records that I had brought in myself - and that they had destroyed them because they were no longer relevant!
A horrible experience and I wouldn't go there if you paid me.
- Dennis A T.
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He's a great dentist. He was recommended to us by a friend. He has all the new technologies, has a great office and a fantastic staff. He's been around since the mid to late 1970s. He's moved into a new office since then. He has another dentist working with him, who is very good too. The hygienists and their assistants are very good. They're very good to get along with.
- Thomas A.
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Excellently, as I see Dr.
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at least quarterly for a cleaning and, if necessary, ancillary gum treatment for which a laser is gernerally employed - typical of the
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methodolgy Dr.
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utilizes in his practice. His dental equipment is first class.

It is of no small comfort to know that Dr.
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teaches various aspects of dentistry at Columbia as well so I am assured that his knowledge of practice and procedure are as up to date as possible - in this age of tremendous medical advances this fact cannot be discounted.
- Kenneth A R.
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I was able to get an appointment for just a few days after my initial call. I was taken in right on time, but the exam room wasn't ready. They got me into another one in about 15 minutes. Full set of x-rays done by technician. She was professional and pleasant. Dr
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came in after about a 15 minute wait to review the results. She was quick, but thorough in explaining what was found, using the x-rays to show me where the work was needed. We agreed on a priority list for getting my issues handled. After about a 20 minute wait, another person came in and we reviewed the work needed. All costs were laid out and I was given referrals for other doctors to do some outside work. A follow up appointment was set for the next week to start my treatments. Be sure to check with the referred doctor about insurance. One of the outside doctors didn't take my insurance and I had to find another one to replace him. Overall, a nice experience.
- Frank K.
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They are professionals and we have been with them for thirty years. He and his staff are great and do great work for my children and my self. His staff is great as far as working through the insurance paperwork is concerned. They do a great job and we have always enjoyed it.
- scott H.
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he is very confidential. They are professional. I've been to a lot of places they didn't have a phone. there is a general understanding of clients. it all sounds ridiculous, they didn't know whats going on. It's embarrassing. Here there is understanding whats going on. they have a telephone. somebody is always at the desk. asking questions.
- NANCY A.
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It was good- he's a good dentist. He did good work-it looks very good (the bridge is quite good but expensive). My husband had gone to him for several years and that's how I found him.
- helen B.

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Academy Laser Dentistry

6475 Wall St
Colorado Springs

Adair, Dr. Gregory B.

0948 Chambers Ave
Eagle

Advanced Dentistry

2641 Abarr Dr
Loveland

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

Agency Dental Group

235 S Ridge Rd
Breckenridge

All Kids Dental

2624 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs

Andreoletti, Dr. Gary

576 Kokopelli Blvd
Fruita

Andrew R. Gall, DDS

132 Walnut Ave
Grand Junction

Animas Surgical Hospital

575 Rivergate
Durango

AvantGarde Dental

1169 Hilltop Pkwy, Unit 203
Steamboat Springs

Beal, Dr. Chris C.

1185 Capitol St
Eagle

Bentele Orthodontics

2575 Montebello Dr W.
Colorado Springs

Blehm, Dr. Darrel R.

1212 Bookcliff Ave
Grand Junction

Bloss, Dr. Christine S.

646 S 1st St
Montrose

Blue, Dr. Mark S.

3057 N Main
Durango

Burton, Dr. Brian J.

2640 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction

Campbell, Dr. King

228 Village Dr
Pagosa Springs

Carl Warrington DDS

100 Edison Ave
Alamosa

Chapin, Dr. Clifford C.

341 7th St
Meeker

Christensen, Dr. Robert M

204 W Hyman Ave
Aspen

Christine S Bloss DDS

646 S 1st St
Montrose

Christopher Welch DDS

206 Crestone Ave
Alamosa

Clifton DDS, Brett- BrightSmiles LLC

1119 N 1st St
Grand Junction

Comfort Dental

2650 North Ave
Grand Junction

Comfort Dental - Glenwood Springs

1512 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs

Coon, Dr. Benjamin

40 Market St
Glenwood Springs

Coons, Dr. Benjamin

75 Printers Pkwy
Colorado Springs

Corcoran, Dr. Paul

953 S Frontage Rd
Vail

Covello, Dr. Eugene A.

289 Main St
Carbondale

Darrell Jackson DDS

2405 Mullins Ave
Alamosa

Davis, Dr. Jack J.

543 West Ave
Rifle

Davis, Dr. Randall

101 N Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs

Dean, Dr. Glen R.

2552 F Rd
Grand Junction

Denise Vandewalle DDS

815 West Ave
Alamosa

Derren Tippets DMD

100 Tessitore Ct
Montrose

Downey, Dr. Gail

2322 San Juan Ave
La Junta

Drakulich, Dr. Daniel K.

747 S 5th St
Montrose

Durango Dental

3235 N Main Ave
Durango

Eagle Family Dentistry

1185 Capitol St
Eagle

Elk Ave Family Dentristry

412 Elk Ave
Crested Butte

Eric D. Toth, DMD, PC

1120 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction

Erickson, Dr. Bruce M.

401 W Rainbow Blvd
Salida

Floyd Sekiya

7900 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge

Foster, Dr. Cory E.

2000 Vermont Dr
Fort Collins

Frank Welch DDS

PO Box 738
Alamosa

Frankmore, Dr. Thomas

128 Market St
Alamosa

Frederic Thrash DDS

815 West Ave
Alamosa

Gadeken, Dr. Michael L. DDS, PC -Crossroads Dental

2733 Crossroads Blvd
Grand Junction

Gary Ellingson DDS

128 Market St
Alamosa

Glenwood Meadows Dental

40A Market St
Glenwood Springs

Goggans, Dr. James F.

2773 B 1/2 Rd
Grand Junction

Grady, Dr. Ryan P.

126 W Colorado Ave
Telluride

Gregory Jungman DDS

124 Main St
Dillon

Hannon, Dr. Tania F.

290 E Agate Ave
Granby

Hansford, Dr. J Edward

715 Cedar St
Buena Vista

Hatch, Dr. Daniel

1127 E Main St
Montrose

Heim, Dr. Jay R.

2425 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs

Hopkins, Dr. Mitchell R.

965 Ten Mile Dr
Frisco

Hughes, Dr. Thomas E.

1880 Willow Park Way
Monument

Jacobson Family Dental

2525 N 8th St
Grand Junction

Jenny Foster

7900 W 44th Ave, Suite 101
Wheat Ridge

John A. Wood DDS PC

102 Lorey Dr
Grand Junction

Khademi, Dr. John A.

1570 E 2nd Ave
Durango

Knight, Dr. Preston R.

30 W Mill St
Bayfield

Kunstadter, Dr. Karl M.

721 Victor Dr
Grand Junction

Larsen, Dr. David W.

1655 N 1st St
Grand Junction

Latteier, Dr. Philip J.

2532 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction

Laudert, Dr. Suzanne S.

8200 E Belleview Ave
Englewood

Laurie A Stein DDS PC

790 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction

Lorraine Loustalet DDS

354 Blue River Pkwy
Silverthorne

Lunn, Dr. George H.

1165 S Camino Del Rio
Durango

Lybrook, Dr. Scott

551 Kokopelli Blvd
Fruita

Maloley, Dr. David

100 W Beaver Creek Blvd
Avon

Mann, Dr. Jon G.

2877 Main Ave
Durango

Markle, Dr. Thomas

412 Elk Ave
Crested Butte

Martin, Dr. Mike A.

744 Horizon Ct
Grand Junction

Maurer, Dr. Casper D.

2478 F Rd
Grand Junction

Mejia, DR. Eva S

100 Edison Ave
Alamosa

Midwest Dental

300 Nickel St.
Broomfield

Midwest Dental

7261 S. Broadway,
Littleton

Midwest Dental

11280 Twenty Mile Rd
Parker

Midwest Dental

7900 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge

Miller, Dr. Andrew S.

1714 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs

Miller, Dr. Miles M.

119 Main St
Dillon

Moore, Dr. James B.

1301 N 7th St
Grand Junction

Murphy Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1136 E Stuart St
Fort Collins

Nancy Rosenthal DDS

128 Market St
Alamosa

Noffsinger, Dr. David P.

1120 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction

Osborne, Dr. Joshua T.

321 N Main St
Gunnison

Owens, Dr. Ronald T.

1304 Main Ave
Durango

Perino, Dr. Kenneth E.

2532 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction

Phillip Haram DDS

128 Market St
Alamosa

Proietti, Dr. Dave F.

2558 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction

Reardon, Dr. Daniel P.

1544 Oxbow Dr
Montrose

Recla Metals

136 S Maple Ave
Montrose

Richard Williams DDS

315 Edison Ave
Alamosa

Ricks, Dr. Bruce M.

918 N 7th St
Grand Junction

Robert Antiel DDS

906 Main St
Alamosa

Ross, Dr. Beau

514 28 Rd
Grand Junction

Ryan, Dr. Michael S.

2687 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction

Schiffer, Dr. Stephen J.

100 Edison Ave
Alamosa

Schonberger, Dr. Charles L.

302 Cameron St
Brush

Scott N. VanDusen, DDS

1301 N 7th St
Grand Junction

Sharp, Dr. Holly D.

102 ½ W 18th St
Durango

Sites, Dr. Brent P.

7600 W Hwy 50
Salida

Smiles 4 Kids

1601 Oxbow Dr
Montrose

Southwest Smile Makers

701 Camino Del Rio
Durango

Stoddard, Dr. Scott

2650 NORTH AVE
Grand Junction

Studio Z Dental Tom Zyvoloski DDS, Wayne Zarlengo

818 W. South Boulder Rd
Louisville

Summit Dental Group

119 Main Street
Dillon

Sunshine Dentistry

100 Park Ave
Steamboat Springs

Ten Mile Dental

965 N Ten Mile Dr
Frisco

Thomas Frankmore DDS

128 Market St
Alamosa

Tobler, Dr. D. Michael

140 S Uncompahgre Ave
Montrose

US Health Advisors

32 Navajo Path
Lake George

Vandewalle, Dr. Denise M.

815 W Avenue
Alamosa

Vandusen, Dr. Scott N.

1301 N 7th St
Grand Junction

West, Dr. Gordon

1140 W S Boulder Rd
Lafayette

Williams, Dr. Richard

315 Edison Ave
Alamosa

Winter Park Dental

21 Kings Crossing Rd STE.107
Winter Park

Wohlwend, Dr. Joseph E.

104 E 6th St
Walsenburg

Yost Family Dentistry

257 Main St
Delta

Yost, Dr. Morgan

257 Main St
Delta
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