-Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Altoona Oral Surgeons

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Oral Surgeons to Avoid

71

Top Rated Oral Surgeons

17

Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews

Over 376 reviews for
Altoona Oral Surgeons from people just like you.

A
"They charged a fair price, I priced other offices in
and
and they were much higher. They were really good and professional." I would recommend them to anybody. Also if you explain you need to wait to get the implant, they allow you to wait until you are able.

-LISA R.

A
"There was a slight problem with insurance info, but this was cleared up easily. Again, as I stated before, even though surgery wasn't needed, I would have had" every confidence in Dr.
. He came across as a very caring, professional, and conscientious person. After the CT scan proved negative, he wanted me to stop by for an x-
and one last examination, just to be sure. He did not charge for this last consultation. I would highly recommend Dr.
for anyone in my family. I believe this is the highest compliment I could give anyone..

-William F.

+Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Altoona

Oral surgeons

If your dentist has recommended that you have any type of cosmetic or oral surgery, an oral surgeon will likely perform it. Learn how oral surgery can help improve your smile and enhance your dental health.

child dental exam
Dentistry - General, Dentistry - Cosmetic, Dentistry - Denture Labs, Dentistry - Dentures/Prosthodontics, Dentistry - Gum Care/Periodontics, Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry - Orthodontics, Dentistry - Pediatrics, Dentistry - Root Canals/Endodontics, Dentistry - TMJ

The Angie's List Guide to Dental Care

Dr. Robert Heller of Oral Implants & Reconstructive Dentistry places a dental implant on a patient as his staff assists. (Photo courtesy of Midwest Implant Institute)
Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dermatology - General

As more people opt for dental implants instead of traditional crowns and tooth bridges, look at costs, time and oral health before choosing this procedure.

dentist
Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

It’s normal to have some pain, discomfort and swelling after you get your wisdom teeth removed. Follow these wisdom teeth recovery tips to heal faster.

An impacted wisdom tooth is diffcult to remove.
Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Follow these tips to avoid problem during oral surgery to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Doing so may help you recover with fewer complications.

Angie's Answers

?
 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.
Sincerely,
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
docbeth93@gmail.com
?
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
birthinjury@att.net
?
?
Angie's List Answers is a great place to find advice from professionals, but for ratings, reviews and information on the health care professionals you need, visit www.angieslist.com today, or give us a call at 1-888-888-LIST (5478)
?

Have you checked Angie’s List? Angie’s List Answers is a great place to find advice from professionals, but for ratings, reviews and information to find the doctors you need, visit www.angieslist.com today.

?

Oral Surgery reviews in Altoona

C

Rating
I was charged over $250 for replacing crown, which charge included an X-
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
which was not needed ( the root was whole and I had no symptoms of root problems), another amount for a "partial exam", which could only mean looking in my mouth to see where exactly to replace the crown ( I do not consider that an exam and should not have been billed for such, then for cementing the crown itself. A
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
procedure was made complicated, apparently for pricing purposes. The dentist Dr Twargowsky held forth on his conservative political views while working in my mouth (inappropriate!). When I asked about further hygiene appt, the staff insisted that it was a state law that I had to have 20 X-rays before doing anything. I found out from a subsequent interview with another dentist that this was not mandatory but up to the discretion of the dentist. I do not think it is ethical to lie to patients. As a person in my 70s, I have been to many excellent dentists, but unfortunately this dentist appeared motivated more by greed than service. I choose to look elsewhere for a dentist. My standards of service are higher.
- Hannah S W.
A

Rating
He is the best of the best. we've been going to him for at least 35 years or longer. He's very conscientious. He's not cheap - you pay to have the best service. He's not expensive, but he's at the higher end of the prices. You pay it because you want your teeth looking great. He's extremely professional.
- JACK & CHERYL S.
A

Rating
They’ve completely updated their offices and have state of the art equipment. They are the best dental office in town. They even built-in massages in their dental chairs. I had to have a 5 year x-
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
of my jaw and you just stand right in front of it and it fits right around your head and it rotates around your head, which is really neat. The staff is friendly and very professional. I had an extremely bad tooth
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
a few years ago, called them on a Friday, and they were able to open the office for me on Saturday to get my tooth pulled.
- DAVID E.
N

Rating
This is a very professional practice and I think the work done is excellent. I have been going to this practice for years and have never met anyone that has not been friendly and reassuring. I have a terrible fear of dental procedures from some horrible experiences many years ago. I still don't like having to have work done in my mouth but when I have to this is the office I want to have it done at. The office is immaculately clean which is a must in my opinion. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the waiting room. Many of the staff have been with this practice as long as I have been going there which tells me it is a nice place for them to be as well which is reflected in their positive attitude.

If I have any suggestion to help frightened patients like myself it would be to not talk about things you plan on doing quietly behind me. What you are discussing about instruments and ways to do things with each other are frightening to me. I know you need to discuss these things but a quick reassurance and explanation to me would be helpful. This is not a complaint because I know you do your best to try to make me feel comfortable but I am such a ,"chicken", that I have trouble relaxing trying to hear what is next. Thank you for understanding my fears and always striving to make the dental experiences at your office the best possible.
- Kristin M.
F

Rating
I am new to the area and I got his name from someone i know. He saw me in a reasonable amount of time. I have 2 insurances, but he insisted on getting paid up front and said they would take care of billing the insurance company for me. When I received an insurance statement in early Feb. it showed that they had been paid instead of me so I called to get my refund. His wife had a defensive and nasty attitude immediately and told me she had not been paid yet! I called both insurance co. and was told they got paid. I called back a week later and spoke with Dr.
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
, who did the work. I asked for him to please send me a statement explaining my bill which I never received when I paid. He told me to stop harrassing them and hung up on me.
The entire environment is unprofessional and nasty. If you value your mouth and your money DO NOT GO.
- Julie A.
A

Rating
She used high quality materials at a fair price. I had some sensitivity and she worked carefully until the crown was completely comfortable. She was very patient while working to perfect the fit and stability.
- Jacqueline W.
A

Rating
He has a wonderful and kind bedside manner. He is very in-tune to make sure he has your pain under control during a procedure. I received a daily call following the difficult extraction from members of the staff and/or from him. They are very accommodating with emergencies and I wouldn't consider going to anyone else.
- Cheryl B.
A

Rating
Over the past year I have received treatment of various conditions; several teeth were filled. A couple of amalgam fillings were removed and replaced with composite. Tooth extraction and two perio cleanings. Dr
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
is very straight forward and sincere. I felt that his advice was very good in that he recommended me purchasing a water pick device and to use every time I brush. This has been my oral salvation. My
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
are recovering from many years of not the best self care. I continue to receive periodic treatment from Dr
Altoona Oral Surgeons Provider Name Locked
and crew gratefully.
- Louis S.

All Oral Surgeons in Altoona, IA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

Altoona Dental Clinic

107 8th St SE
Altoona

Anderson Dental Group

2501 Westown Pkwy #1204
West Des Moines

Ankeny Childrens Dental PLC

800 E 1st St
Ankeny

Apodaca, Dr. Richard C.

6800 Lake Dr
West Des Moines

Apple White Dental Partners

4201 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Bednar, Dr. Matthew

6163 NW 86th St
Johnston

Bernard L Gradoville DDS

2800 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Boltz & Linquist Dental Associate

4224 University Ave
Des Moines

Burds, Dr. Stephen J

1540 High St
Des Moines

Cavanaugh, Dr. J. Paul

1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines

Christopher Hlas DDS

107 8th St SE
Altoona

Colewell, Dr. Keith

6057 SE 14th St
Des Moines

Colfax dental services

475 north walnut street
Colfax

Consamus, Dr. Joe

3324 Orion Dr
Ames

Consamus, Dr. Mary L.

3324 Orion Dr
Ames

Country Club Dental Care

1025 60th St
West Des Moines

Craig Dental Center

15 Warrior Ln
Waukee

Davidson Family Dentistry

8573 Urbandale Ave
Urbandale

DeLancey, Dr. Anthony L.

3830 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Dental Professionals

200 N B St
Indianola

Dentistry At Somerset

2720 Stange Rd
Ames

Dr. Bradley G. Markowski

2375 Berkshire Pkwy.
Clive

Elsner, Dr. Katherine A.

4626 University Ave
Des Moines

Eric Anderson DDS

2501 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Eric Forsberg DDS

950 28th Ave SW # 2
Altoona

Essy, Dr. Mark A.

233 5th St
West Des Moines

Fleur Dentistry

4551 Fleur Dr
Des Moines

Forrest, Dr. Stephen

2375 Berkshire Pkwy
Clive

Fuller Dental

3223 E 29th St
Des Moines

Fuller, Dr. Steven C.

2822 E 29th St.
Des Moines

Fung, Dr. Edward

1025 60th St
West Des Moines

Gary W Colwell, DDS

906 Main St
Adel

Gateway Dental Group

1540 High St
Des Moines

Gradoville, Dr. Bernard L

2800 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Gregory McCullough, DDS

401 NW 18th St
Ankeny

Hall, Dr. Richard

7177 Hickman Rd
Urbandale

Houk, Dr. Diane L.

800 E 1st St
Ankeny

Hussong, Dr. Ryan

1010 S 3rd St
Polk City

Hutchison, Dr. Douglas B.

604 Locust St
Des Moines

Jeffrey Allen DDS, PC

839 Broadway St
Pella

Jerry Cooper DDS

708 1st Ave S
Altoona

Kiesling Associates LLP

7780 Office Plaza Dr
West Des Moines

Kingsfield, Dr. William J.

1540 High St
Des Moines

Kline, Dr. Gregory

5918 Ashworth Rd.
West Des Moines

Krook, Dr. Bruce C.

1903 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines

Kurtz, Dr. Lisa

85 N Warrior Ln
Waukee

Lawson, Dr. Jessica K.

4444 NW 128th St
Urbandale

Lazar, Dr. Mark R.

6100 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Lemon, Dr. Peter

1225 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines

Lyman, Dr. Richard A.

6100 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Mark Recker DDS

2114 Washington St
Pella

McCullough Family Dentistry P.C.

1630 Sw White Birch Circle
Ankeny

Mercer Family Dentistry

4119 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Mercer, Dr. Michelle

4119 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Mott, Dr. Steven D.

211 S 2nd St
Knoxville

Nagel, Dr. Benjamin J.

1111 9th St
Des Moines

Nelson, Dr. Lawrence C.

215 10th St
Des Moines

Nordmark, Dr. Boyd N

619 Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Norwalk Family Dentistry

1101 Chatham Ave
Norwalk

Plaza Dental Group

1089 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines

Rasmussen, Dr. Leigh

2114 Washington St
Pella

Recker Dental Care

2114 Washington St
Pella

Recker, Dr. Eric

2114 Washington St
Pella

Rittler, Dr. R Douglas

4949 Pleasant St
West Des Moines

Robert Foust DDS

475 S 50th St
West Des Moines

Robert K McNurlen, DDS

2829 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Schwarzkopf, Dr. Jeffrey

3940 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Shay, Dr. Kevin T

7901 Douglas Ave
Urbandale

Shay, Dr. Kristina L.

7901 Douglas Ave
Urbandale

Skinner, Dr. Bill

8501 Plum Dr
Urbandale

Spellman, Dr. Katherine

4626 University Ave
Des Moines

Stephenson, Dr. Bernie R

1400 Fawcett Pkwy
Nevada

Steven G Rabedeaux DDS

1919 1st Ave E
Newton

Stoltze, Dr. Daniel M.

511 Duff Ave
Ames

Tannaz Shirazi DDS

107 8th St SE
Altoona

Thies, Dr. Stephen R.

7506 Hickman Rd
Urbandale

Thomas Merfeld DDS

7517 Douglas Ave
Urbandale

Thomas Mohr DDS

1008 W. Pleasant St.
Pleasantville

Thomas Small DDS

3700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Thorsheim & Ceraso

4201 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Todd, Dr. Dan T.

1454 30th St
West Des Moines

University Dental PC

4626 University Ave
Des Moines

Waukee Family Dentistry

85 NE Warrior Lane
Waukee

William Grask, DDS

1601 NW 114th St
Clive

Work, Dr. John D.

1145 66th St
Windsor Heights

Young, Dr. Glenn R.

974 73rd St
Windsor Heights

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Altoona.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Periodontist
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money