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"They do not listen and the quality of their work is way below standard. They gave me dentures that were way too big for my mouth and I cannot even talk with them" in. They gave me another set and they still did not fit and gave me sores in my mouth. I would not recommend this dentist to anyone.

-Donna L O.

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"The surgery went swimmingly. It was very quick and painless. I recovered just fine. They were quick getting me the information from the biopsy. There were no problems." When I had the initial consultation I had to wait awhile before they took me in and before I did the surgery, there was a little bit of a wait. But as far as the work went, it couldn't have gone better. The office is clean and the staff is mostly professional. The doctor was fine. He was very quick, very brief. They gave me everything I needed to know, as far as recovery instructions. They told me they would call that evening to check on me and they did. When I first called to set up an appointment, the staff was a little crabby. But after I had been in a couple of times, they were very, very nice. Maybe it was because they didn't know me or I just caught them at a bad time. As far as professionalism goes, the nurses were great. Everything was fine except my first call to make an appointment was a little choppy. That was about it. They were pretty good about giving me a yes or no on whether I would be covered by my insurance. I warned them that my insurance is very difficult and they said they would handle it and they did. They got back to me on whether I'd be covered or not. Overall, the experience was good. I walked away without any problems and that's what counts.

-Shawn S.

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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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My wife seems very pleased with him so far. I think he was very pleasant and answered all our questions. She had an appointment. It was set-up by her regular dentist. The office was very pleasant. Bedside manner was very good. Its a six month ordeal. They got to pull the old tooth and wait three months, put a post in, wait another three months for that to get set and then put two implant in. It takes a good period of time. Billing is very direct They bill me as they go.
- roger N.
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We like Dr.
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for dental. He's just all around a great doctor. He has a great bedside manner. He's very gentle and I know that's a big issue for my girlfriend. He's really gentle when he does the work and he's not careless. He doesn't
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your teeth with the tools. He's probably a little more expensive but we still go to him because we like him. I would absolutely recommend him. They're pretty good.
- Kim H.
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Excellent client care. Hygienists are friendly and gentle. Dr.
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superb with local and pain control. Beautiful results, very natural looking. Now drive 50 min to his office because he is so great.
- Terrylyn B.
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I'm not a big fan of dentists, but I feel comfortable going here. They are all very patient and kind. Normally I go there for routine teeth cleaning. If you are looking to be relaxed and comfortable, this is the dentist I would go to!
- Byron C.
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Their office is run efficiently. They're good with what they do and have taken care of any issues that have come up; they've done a good job with our teeth. I typically wait 5-10 minutes to be seen when I arrive.
- Etta W M.
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I was very upset with the service. We went to him for dental implants. I was getting 4 of them. When I first went in for the treatment assessment, he then gave me once price, about half way through I felt like I was already in the middle of it and I couldn't get out. He botched up the job and I was very upset about it. I felt very deceptive. He gave me an appointment and when I went back, I found out that he left the company with no communication of termination with me. The company is standing behind the promise to help me out. It was just a horrible and expensive experience for me.
- DOUGLAS T.
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It went wonderfully. I was in and out before my roommate got back home. It was absolutely wonderful. They were wonderful, the office and staff. The dentist was amazing. I would highly recommend them.
- Barbara H.
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I have had degenerative periodontal conditions and needed a periodontist who could treat them. I've had several gum surgeries in previous years and many of the periodontists I worked with recommended implants in the areas where the bone loss was heavy. I still wanted to keep my original teeth, but had a real hard time finding periodontists woh could be patient with me, by not jumping into implant plans and all the related costs immediately when they saw my x-rays. During the initial assessment meeting, Dr.
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took my personal concerns into consideration and explained my options. He took my existing gum condition as shown in the x-rays as a baseline and wanted to see whether it would deteriorate over a year or so, and then we would decide together whether we could opt for the implant. I've been to deep cleaning sessions every three months as he recommended and have tried to keep to the cleaning regimen. It has been a year so far and he sees that the gum condition is being maintained, to my great relief! Dr.
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does an exceptionally deep cleraning in which he goes real deep into the infected gum areas where plaque is built up heavily and does a real thorough cleaning. The office staff are all nice and work efficiently. In addition, this is a doctor's office where you do not need a waiting room. Once you are there for your appointment, you will be seeing Dr.
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right on time.
- Jin Yong S.

Oral Surgeons in Des Moines, IA

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Aagaard, Dr. Jeffrey L

1200 Valley West Dr
West Des Moines

Anderson Dental Group

2501 Westown Pkwy #1204
West Des Moines

Anderson, Dr. Eric

2501 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Andrew Chan DDS

2600 Grand Ave
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

Boltz, Dr. James E

4224 University Ave
Des Moines

Brady, Dr. Kent D

3223 E 29th St
Des Moines

Bruce Heilman DDS

4211 University Ave
Des Moines

Burds, Dr. Stephen J

1540 High St
Des Moines

Campbell, Dr. John E

215 Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Carlson, Dr. Russell E

1145 66th St
Des Moines

Cavanaugh, Dr. J. Paul

1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines

Chad Stevenson DDS

1005 Grand Ave
West Des Moines

Charles Johnson DDS

4309 University Ave
Des Moines

Christopher Glynn DDS

1200 Valley West Dr
West Des Moines

Clayton Linquist DDS

4224 University Ave
Des Moines

Colewell, Dr. Keith

6057 SE 14th St
Des Moines

Colfax dental services

475 north walnut street
Colfax

Collier, Dr. David C

612 Locust St
Des Moines

Consamus, Dr. Joe

3324 Orion Dr
Ames

Consamus, Dr. Mary L.

3324 Orion Dr
Ames

Copley, Dr. Donald W

609 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Correy, Dr. C Christopher

2580 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines

Country Club Dental Care

1025 60th St
West Des Moines

Countryside Dental Care

1903 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines

Craig Dental Center

15 Warrior Ln
Waukee

Dale Jansen DDS,DMD,MS

4090 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Danielle Sharpe DDS

4150 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

David King DDS

3700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

David Llewelyn DDS

3919 Muskogee Ave
Des Moines

Davidson Family Dentistry

8573 Urbandale Ave
Urbandale

Debbie Nanda DDS

4954 Franklin Ave
Des Moines

DeLancey, Dr. Anthony L.

3830 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

DeMarco & Pearce DDS

974 73rd St
Des Moines

Dental Associates

3700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Dental Professionals

200 N B St
Indianola

Dentistry At Somerset

2720 Stange Rd
Ames

Donald W Copley DDS

609 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Dr. Bradley G. Markowski

2375 Berkshire Pkwy.
Clive

E P True Dental

275 50th St
West Des Moines

Elsner, Dr. Katherine A.

4626 University Ave
Des Moines

Endodontics PC

1450 28th St
West Des Moines

Eric Anderson DDS

2501 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Erickson, Dr. Ty

1450 28th St
West Des Moines

Essy, Dr. Mark A.

233 5th St
West Des Moines

Fleur Dentistry

4551 Fleur Dr
Des Moines

Forrest, Dr. Stephen

2375 Berkshire Pkwy
Clive

Frank, Dr. John

3940 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Fuller Dental

3223 E 29th St
Des Moines

Fuller, Dr. Adam F

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 Amerman DDS,MS

4090 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Gary Matt DDS,MS

1450 28th 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 Konchar DDS

5075 E University Ave
Des Moines

Gregory McCullough, DDS

401 NW 18th St
Ankeny

Greiner, Dr. John B

4214 Fleur Dr
Des Moines

Guy Bilek DDS,MS

4090 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Hall, Dr. Richard

7177 Hickman Rd
Urbandale

Hillman, Dr. Mark

4119 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Hilltop Dental Clinic

2580 Hubbell Av
Des Moines

Houk, Dr. Diane L.

800 E 1st St
Ankeny

Hourigan, Dr. James A

6000 University Ave
West Des Moines

Hussong, Dr. Ryan

1010 S 3rd St
Polk City

Hutchison, Dr. Douglas B.

604 Locust St
Des Moines

Ingersoll Dental Group

3830 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Iowa Dental Group

1233 63rd St
Des Moines

Iowa Oral & Maxillofacial Srgn

1469 29th St
West Des Moines

Iowa Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC

1469 29th Street
West Des Moines

Iowa Oral/Maxillofacial Sgns

1469 29th St
West Des Moines

Iowa Periodontics

4090 Westown Pkwy Ste A4
West Des Moines

James Dempsey DDS

5000 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines

Jeffery Purk DDS

4405 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Jeffrey Allen DDS, PC

839 Broadway St
Pella

Jeffrey L Aagaard DDS

1200 Valley West Dr
West Des Moines

Jeffrey Sharpe DDS

4150 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

John E Campbell DDS

4001 6th Ave
Des Moines

John Goodrich DDS,DMD,MS

4919 Douglas Ave
Des Moines

John Hurley DDS

3700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

John Maletta DDS,MS

1469 29th St
West Des Moines

John Mccartney DDS

4954 Franklin Ave
Des Moines

John Meyer DDS

1701 22nd St
West Des Moines

Kaplan, Dr. Kent D

600 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Kearns, Dr. John R

4551 Fleur Dr
Des Moines

King, Dr. Chad A

4919 Douglas Ave
Des Moines

Kingsfield, Dr. William J.

1540 High St
Des Moines

Kline, Dr. Gregory

5918 Ashworth Rd.
West Des Moines

Kouri, Dr. Zachary K

3830 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Krook, Dr. Bruce C.

1903 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines

Kurtz, Dr. Lisa

85 N Warrior Ln
Waukee

Kyle Mann DDS,MS

530 39th St
Des Moines

Larry Book DDS

1801 Grand Ave
West Des Moines

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

Llewelyn, Dr. David G

3919 Muskogee Ave
Des Moines

Long, Dr. Larry L

7029 Vista Dr
West Des Moines

Lyman, Dr. Richard A.

6100 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Margeas, Dr. Robert C.

1233 63rd St
Des Moines

Marion Blount DDS

4803 University Ave
Des Moines

Mark A Essy DDS

233 5th St
West Des Moines

Mark D Sloan DDS

330 Laurel St
Des Moines

Mark Geis DDS

6150 SE 14th St
Des Moines

Mark Recker DDS

2114 Washington St
Pella

Matthew Kubovich DDS

4949 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Mc Nurlen, Dr. Robert K

2829 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

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

Methodist Plaza Dental

1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines

Michael Flattery DDS

2525 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Michael Geis DDS

6150 SE 14th St
Des Moines

Michael Hipp DDS

4231 University Ave
Des Moines

Michael Main DDS

1701 22nd St
West Des Moines

Midwest Oral And Facial Surgery PC

1225 Jordan Creek Pkwy Suite 120 St
West Des Moines

Mott, Dr. Steven D.

211 S 2nd St
Knoxville

Motz, Dr. David,(All About Smiles, PC)

2476 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

Myra Lussman DDS

4090 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Nagel, Dr. Benjamin J.

1111 9th St
Des Moines

Nancy Hammond DDS,MS

4090 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Neil Dunbar DMD

1469 29th St
West 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

Oral Health Clinic, P.C.

1225 Copper Creek Dr
Des Moines

Parkway Periodontal Group

6600 Westown Pkwy Ste 170
West Des Moines

Philip Young DDS

4919 Douglas Ave
Des Moines

Plaza Dental Group

1089 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines

Potts, Dr. Russell

2601 E 14th St
Des Moines

Rasmussen, Dr. Leigh

2114 Washington St
Pella

Rebecca Westra DDS

3311 SW 9th St
Des Moines

Recker Dental Care

2114 Washington St
Pella

Recker, Dr. Eric

2114 Washington St
Pella

Rick D Nelson DDS

974 73rd St
Des Moines

Rico Bertagnolli DDS

921 E 23rd St
Des Moines

Rittler, Dr. R Douglas

4949 Pleasant St
West Des Moines

Robert Dahlberg DDS

300 E Locust St
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

Scott Mcpherson DDS

1801 Grand Ave
West Des Moines

Sharpe Family Dental

4150 Westown Pkwy
West 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

Smile Orthodontics

125 Valley W Dr
West Des Moines

Spellman, Dr. Katherine

4626 University Ave
Des Moines

Steffany Mohan DDS

1089 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines

Stephen Karbacka DDS

3700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Stephenson, Dr. Bernie R

1400 Fawcett Pkwy
Nevada

Steven G Rabedeaux DDS

1919 1st Ave E
Newton

Steven Reynolds DDS,MS

1469 29th St
West Des Moines

Stoltze, Dr. Daniel M.

511 Duff Ave
Ames

Terry Rieck DDS

4019 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

Thies, Dr. Stephen R.

7506 Hickman Rd
Urbandale

Thomas Lyle DDS

2707 Easton Blvd
Des Moines

Thomas Merfeld DDS

7517 Douglas Ave
Urbandale

Thomas Mohr DDS

1008 W. Pleasant St.
Pleasantville

Thomas Pinckney DDS

1200 Valley West Dr
West Des Moines

Thomas Small DDS

3700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Thomas Zisko DDS

932 42nd St
Des Moines

Thorsheim & Ceraso

4201 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Timothy Lowe DDS

2651 Beaver Ave
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

West Des Moines Dental Center

1701 22nd St
West Des Moines

West Lakes Family Dentistry

6800 Lake Dr
West Des Moines

William Grask, DDS

1601 NW 114th St
Clive

William Harris DDS

1720 28th St
West Des Moines

Work & Carlson DDS

1145 66th St
Des Moines

Work, Dr. John D.

1145 66th St
Windsor Heights

Young General Dental Practice

4919 Douglas Ave
Des Moines

Young, Dr. Glenn R.

974 73rd St
Windsor Heights

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