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"Having been familiar with Dr. from extensive work he'd done on my daughter, I decided to have him do a dental implant on a molar which" had weakened over time with a large filling. Just as with my daughter's course of treatment, Dr. was thorough and professional in his explanation of what had to be done, and why. The work, itself, took over a year to accomplish because of a required jaw bone graft. Appointments were on-time, work was accomplished with minimal discomfort and the follow-up care was exemplary. Even calls at home to insure patient well-being and answer any questions. I also know of several others who have had work done by Dr. , and they feel the same as I. Totally professional! Also accepts Tricare retiree dental plan insurance for military veterans.

-TED C.

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"Explanation is clear. Discussion is in great details. Latest 3D X- and office equipment. Smooth procedure. Staffs are very helpful and polite.

-Chi yung F.

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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
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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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He didn't have a diagnosis, but was able to out a few things and gave me several referrals. He is very communicative, never dismissive, gentle manner yet still very matter-of-fact. Very trustworthy, and his write-up of his assessment and recommendations after our appointment was the most complete I've ever seen.
- Rebecca M.
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It went very smoothly. Dr Samouhi and his assistants performed the implant procedure in a very professional and predetermined fashion. There was no doubt that he knew exactly what he was going to do and did it in a precise exacting manner. I have had no problem with this implant and don't think I will. He works with confidence and skill. All ...More my questions were answered in a knowledgeable way.
- Barclay T.
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I have had 9 implants and one peridontal surgery during the last decade or so and Dr. has done them all. I have had NO trouble with any of them. My only objection is that I've been told he's more expensive than others offering the same service. But I haven't confirmed that personally and will continue to use that office.
- judith A.
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Very clean and friendly office - all staff was great and made sure I understood everything going on. I also discuss an implant to replace the missing tooth and the correction of a fistula on the opposite side. Very honest - gave me the discount I was entitled to with my Preffered NetworkAcess plan through CIGNA. Dr. was very ...More gentle and removed the tooth quickly without btreaking it more. I am usually a coward but he was great and I hope I don't need another tooth extracted but if I do I would go back to him
- Ruth B.
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Dr. Claizio was arrogant and unprofessional.. He was annoyed that I had gone to another oral surgeon to have a tooth extracted. I had called Dr 's office first but he did not have an opening for two weeks and I had been in pain because the tooth had cracked. He told me that the other oral surgeon had caused damage and that ...More he was "tired of other surgeons sending their problems" to him to fix. I told Dr. 's that I chose to come to him for the implant, the other surgeon did not send me to him. I told him I had no idea there was a problem and that it was not my fault if damage was done. He agreed that it was not my fault but said it was not his fault either. He continued to complain about other oral surgeons from " as far away as New " who send their "problems" to him to fix. Even though he said the oral surgeon who had done my extraction had done a bad job, he suggested, several times, that I go back to him to have the implant done. I told him I would not go back to the other surgeon. He said the only reason he would consider doing my implant was because he could use me "as an example" of bad work for his lectures but then said he didn't need any more bad examples. It was the worst experience, by far, that I have encountered with a medical "professional". He did not treat me as a person, he treated me as a "problem". I had not met Dr prior to my appointment. I went with positive expectations; referred to him by a retired dentist that he knew quite well. Being treated this way was the last thing I expected from an oral surgeon. I left his office in tears.
- Donna K.
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Great efficient, friendly staff. Dr. is really nice. this was for my husband but I used them last year for implant services and everything was great.
- Cheryl M.
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I had a referral, but did have to wait a few weeks before an available appointment. Scheduling was relatively easy, but when I asked about whether or not they were In-Network, the response was very murky, something like "Oh, we work with a lot of insurances, just come in and we'll give you the estimate at the consultation", despite me ...More specifically giving them my insurance information.
The office itself was very nice and comfortable, and the staff was relatively pleasant. I filled out an online form for my medical and family history, so there was little paperwork when I arrive. I was taken back to an exam room and waited for about 15 minutes until the doctor came in to explain the procedure. He recited a description of what would occur during the surgery, but he did stop to ask if I had any questions. A few minutes later, I was free to go.
My overall satisfaction plummeted when the receptionist confirmed they could not bill in-network. I felt a little duped by this, since they did not confirm nor deny the in-network status when I had scheduled my appointment. It felt like a complete waste of my time: filling out the online forms, taking time off work for the consultation, waiting several weeks for the appointment, etc. I thought their methods a bit deceptive, and wound up with a $90 bill with nothing to show for it.
While I understand they were out of network, my disappointment with the fact that they were very murky about insurance and I felt they deliberately mislead me in order to come in for an appointment. I would not have wasted their time or mine had they just come out and said they were out of network for my provider when I asked.
- Alissa B.
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The 2013 lateral sinus lift on the upper right side worked out really well when I had two implants installed months later. In 2015 I needed a lateral sinus lift on the other (upper left) side. Since the situation was above average difficulty (hardly any bone behind position #13), didn't want implant #13 damaged, the previous sinus lift went ...More so well, Dr. is very experienced and his price very reasonable, I went to him for the procedure. Dr. is very patient dealing with issues and answering questions. He identified a relevant sinus issue from the CBCT in the initial consult, which we resolved before doing the sinus lift in order to help ensure a good outcome. He is careful, quick, skillful and experienced in execution. his surgical asst is also excellent and very kind. Five+ weeks after the Sept 9 2015 procedure, it looks like a nice result exceeding my best expectations. Dr. ’s other staff members (especially Audwin and ) were very helpful and nice
- Anne T.

Oral Surgeons in Mason City, IA

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Abbadent Dental + Fastbraces

3430 Dodge St
Dubuque

Anderson, Dr. David A.

2305 East 52nd St
Davenport

Andrews, Dr. Dean L.

705 N Main St
Charles City

Aspen Dental

401 S Gear Ave
West Burlington

Aspen Dental

401 S. Gear Ave, Ste 101

Blake Barnes DDS

2800 4th St SW
Mason City

Buck, Dr. Laila A.

132 E J St
Forest City

Burgmeier Dentistry

2800 4th St SW
Mason City

Burnham, Dr. Fred C

710 5th St
Durant

Carlson, Dr. Kenneth P.

2228 N 2nd St
Clinton

Central Park Dentistry

23 N Federal Ave
Mason City

Children's Dental Center

409 Layne Dr
West Burlington

Clinton Dental Surgery Center

2314 N SECOND ST
Clinton

Clove Dental

200 Cleveland St
Muscatine

Dale McDonald DDS PC

5335 Eastern Ave, Ste D
Davenport

Davis County Dental

107 S Pine St
Bloomfield

Dental Center of North Iowa

2800 4th St SW
Mason City

Dona W Prince DDS

4220 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City

Dr. Marianna R. Beattie

1544 W Kimberly Rd
Davenport

Dye, Dr. Edward D.

201 S Market St
Ottumwa

D’Souza , Dr. Joseph E.

3475 Jersey Ridge Rd
Davenport

Edward Kircher DDS

1610 Morgan St
Keokuk

Enloe, Dr. James D.

415 E Main St
Ottumwa

Family Dentistry

3223 4th St SW
Mason City

Gary Hoffman DDS

946 E State St
Mason City

Gary W Colwell, DDS

906 Main St
Adel

George Daskalos DDS

103 E State St
Mason City

Gimer, Dr. David

922 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls

Great River Dentistry

3435 Spring St
Davenport

Greig R Grimm DDS PC

703 N Main St Suite C
Charles City

Griebahn, Dr. Lynn

1905 N Main St
Davenport

Hockett, Dr. Verlin H.

242 Public Sq
Greenfield

Hoffmann, Dr. Paul E.

988 W 3rd St
Dubuque

Iglehart, Dr. David R.

3429 Spring St
Davenport

Jay Lala DDS

23 N Federal Ave
Mason City

Johnson, Dr. David A.

3432 Jersey Ridge Rd
Davenport

Jon Hardinger DDS

1339 6th St SW
Mason City

Judith Demro DDS,MS

655 S Illinois Ave
Mason City

Kiple, Dr. Charles

4016 Morningside Ave
Sioux City

Kulawik, Dr. Mitchell C

1551 Indian Hills Dr
Sioux City

Kuttler, Dr. William C

2728 Asbury Rd Fountain Pk
Dubuque

Lilly Family Dentistry

2100 Indian Hills Dr
Sioux City

Lilly, Dr. Jane M.

2100 Indian Hills Dr
Sioux City

Lundell & Hoy Dentistry

2100 Asbury Rd
Dubuque

Lundell, Dr. Chris B.

2100 Asbury Rd
Dubuque

Lyell Hogg DDS

1010 4th St SW
Mason City

Matthew Hansen DDS

23 N Federal Ave
Mason City

Michael Dalton DDS

100 Bryant St
Dubuque

Michael Louscher DDS

2800 4th St SW
Mason City

Michael Otto DDS

3223 4th St SW
Mason City

Midwest Dental Davenport

5216 Sheridan St
Davenport

Midwest Dental Dubuque

2055 Holliday Dr
Dubuque

Nathan Hehr DDS

946 E State St
Mason City

Nelson, Dr Richard D

2430 Tech Dr
Bettendorf

Ostaerhaus, Dr. James J.

400 N River Park Dr
Guttenberg

Paulsen, Dr. Traci L.

923 6th Ave
De Witt

Pearson, Dr. Eric R.

802 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge

Phams, Dr. Jeremiah

1905 S Marshall St
Boone

Polking & Polking

851 S Taft Ave
Mason City

Pollard Family Dentistry

306 W Broadway St
Eagle Grove

Robert Polking DDS

851 S Taft Ave
Mason City

Robert White DDS

946 E State St
Mason City

Rodney Stream DDS

934 N 7th St
Chariton

Roth, Dr. Gary D

205 N B St
Fairfield

Schleier, Dr. Gerald H.

307 N 17th St
Keokuk

Schmitt, Dr. Terry J

2100 Asbury Rd
Dubuque

Schuster, Dr. Dan

902 S 17th St
Oskaloosa

Scott Anderson DDS, PC

400 S Riverview St
Bellevue

Siegel, Dr. J. Scott

907 11th St
De Witt

Smith, Dr. Paul R.

5345 Spring St
Davenport

Smith, Dr. Timothy J.

2820 AAA Ct
Bettendorf

Stephanie Nettleton DDS

946 E State St
Mason City

Teusch, Dr. James R.

207 W State St
Jefferson

The Nettleton Dental Group

946 E State St
Mason City

Thomas Floden DDS

1 Woodshire Ln NE
Mason City

Thomas Rundle DDS

2427 Northgate St
Ottumwa

Timothy Bockenstedt DDS

700 N 3rd St
Burlington

Timothy Weber DDS

3223 4th St SW
Mason City

Todd Hoeppner DDS,PC

615 S Illinois Ave
Mason City

Todd Juhlin DDS

1010 4th St SW
Mason City

Touvell, Dr. Stephen

3720 Utica Ridge Rd
Bettendorf

Vanhofwegen, Dr. Gary C.

18 W 4th St
Spencer

Vidal, Dr. Peter L.

160 W 4th St
Garner

Wheelock & Bursick DDS

4100 Morningside Ave
Sioux City

Zuccaro, Dr. Joseph A.

895 Main St
Dubuque

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