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"Dr.
perform all the procedures as expected; offered advises and follow-ups. He is open to questions and very professional. His staff is friendly" as well. Billing is main concern; even with insurance, the inform me of the "expected" out of pocket, but when the bill arrives, the difference is significant and you end up paying much more.

-Miquel S.

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" Marvelous, Stupendous....Surprisingly Wonderful!!!! I went in to see Dr.
regarding a poorly done 5-6 yr. old crown from an other dentist," so I had much more concern in choosing the RIGHT dentist, for the next one in replacing it-this time! My fist contact of delight was with
on the phone. She spent the time needed to answer my questions, and made me feel important, and not rushed-I called more than once. Next came the wonderful experience of Amber, (Dr.
's assistant) also spending much time with me & my questions, (& I always have many!) and not rushing me either. After reading all the reviews on Angie's List, and then his website, Dr.
FAR EXCEEDED ANY of my expectations! He spent so much time in teaching me about the newer E4d machine, & all involved, and all my concerns. I have NEVER been to such a fantastic dental office, with such a (complete) wonderful team!!! I can't wait to get my new crown, and get my cleaning by
! I'm told she is extremely thorough!!! YAY! P.S. as I was leaving, I asked a very old gentleman about his experience here? He said that "it's the best he's EVER had!!" He added that, "I can't wait till the next tooth problem-so I can come back!" WOOO!! I know what he means! Thank You guys! Jeannot G.

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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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is a wonderful caring dentist. He goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and pain free. He did a personal follow up after the procedure. His staff is delightful and very helpful. His dental hygienist is very personable and makes for a pleasant (almost fun) visti! I have been to a number of dentists over the years and I would have to rank this one as one of my top 2. High praise indeed!
- Bren F.
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The staff were very courteous and helpful to me and my children. They were kind and explained everything that they were doing. The clinic manager was very helpful with showing me different routes that I can take to take care of one of my kid's problem teeth. I will be returning with the kids and will be recommending their services to everyone that I know.
- Kita S.
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We are new to the area. Dr
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gave me options on a couple of places the tech thought might need attention. But mainly made me comfortable with "let's wait and check status in 6". I recommended him to my husband and to adult daughter.
- Betty F.
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I take my daughter to Tacoma because of the insurance that she has, there is no local dentist that accepts her insurance. They can be difficult to deal with. I didn't like their Silver
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office at all. I went to the
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in Silver
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and after you have got your work there you sit there for an hour before they get your bill together and I finally got mad and I drive too far now and went to the other office. They are a lot better but I get the impression that they are honestly just going to drag out things so that they keep getting more and more office visits. The things that could have been done or should have been done in one visit, they will put half of it to the next visit so you end up going several times. They are not terrible; the one in Silver
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is terrible. The staff was pretty nice. I have to say they do okay. They have done some stupid things like they put in a temporary filling while my daughter had braces on and then it fell out before they got ready to put in the permanent one, just stupid things like if it is going to be a year then why would you put in a temporary instead of putting in a real filling which would stay there. They wanted to take off all the wires from the braces and stuff, it is a filling, it is a hole, you take it off, put in the filling and you put the wire back on, it takes 3 hours and then it takes 3 hours. They will do something half way and then they say 'oh, look it fell out, oops', I don't like the ‘oops’ part.
- Rebecca D.
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It went well overall, despite my daughter fighting Dr
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as usual. Mild sedative used as always. I think it would be good to give her 45 minutes before begining treatment, after sedative is given to allow it to be more effect, next time. We love Dr
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- Camille G.
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I went in June and saw a new hygienist who instead of providing periodontal maintenance wanted to do deep cleaning. We discussed her measurements which were completely different than any previously given and the dentist concurred with the hygienist' findings. At this time our appointment time had ended. I had determined that I would be changing dentists at this point because I felt I was being rolled. I have since gone to a new dentist whose measurements were consistent with those prior to the June appointment thus I do not need deep cleaning at this time. Additionally I shared the written hygienist scoring system with the new dentist and he was appalled at the way disparaging remarks were made toward "uncooperative" patients. Most unprofessional. Even though I did not receive periodontal maintenance in June, the office of Dr.
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billed the insurance company for that procedure. For two months their office has been dragging their feet in clearing up this claim. There seems to be difficulty with intraoffice communication as the right hand does not know what the left is doing. Specifically, the office manager seems to be, in my opinion, the source of the problem.
- nancy and william M.
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in the BEST in the business!! He is a wonderful person and an excellent dentist. I would not go to anyone else.
I was in dire straights when I first visited Dr.
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in October 2012. I had had a lot of subpar dental work done elsewhere and was in constant pain. At my appointment, Dr.
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examined my teeth and provided me with detailed written assessment of how to cure my dental problems. The first step was to get my
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back into shape. As part of that process, he referred me to an amazing periodontist for a couple different gum surgeries. I loved my periodontist and she did amazing work.
After my
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was able to focus on the second step of the process which entailed replacing all 8 of my ill fitting crowns with properly fitting crowns. Dr.
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is a master prosthodontist. He is a perfectionist and that is why he is so good. As each new crown went on, my pain began to disappear and by the time he did the last one, my mouth was in the best shape it has been in for years. No more pain!!!
I now go to his office 4 times a year for cleanings and maintenance. My teeth and mouth are healthy again and I am forever grateful. I was blessed to find such a an amazing dentist. I recommend him to anyone who has more complicated dental issues or is in pain as well as anyone looking for just annual checkups.

- SHANNON P.
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Well. What can you say about a cleaning? Everyone is very nice, they have all the latest gadgets, and they know what they are doing. I like that they are willing to work with me on a long term plan and only do the work that is needed.
- bruce K.

Dentists in Decatur, IL

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140 E 28 th St

Alan Colby DDS

415 E Ash Ave
Decatur

Alan Jurgens DDS

334 W Main St
Decatur

Amanda J Lewis DMD

2220 N Monroe St Ste 6
Decatur

Amanda Lewis, DMD

2220 N Monroe St
Decatur

Anderson, Dr. Bruce W.

2310 E Oakland Ave
Bloomington

Aspen Dental

1401 N Veterans Pkwy
Bloomington

Baker, Dr. Nicholas E.

2206 E Oakland Ave
Bloomington

Barnabas, Dr. Anitta

507 North Hershey Dr
Bloomington

Barnes Dental Associates

315 Susan Dr
Normal

Barnes, Dr. Bradley W.

315 Susan Dr
Normal

Beehner, Dr. Allison

1523 Fort Jesse Rd
Normal

Bhatia, Dr. Vijeyta

109 N Williamsburg Dr
Bloomington

Blocher, Dr. James M.

2965 N Main St
Decatur

Bloomington Family Dental

908 N Hershey Rd
Bloomington

Bloomington Smile Center

3609 GE Rd
Bloomington

Burgess, Dr. Mark K.

2111 East Oakland Ave
Bloomington

Burmeister, Dr. Chad M.

2727 N Oakland Ave
Decatur

Carl Jurgens DDS

334 W Main St
Decatur

Carol A. Cunningham, D.D.S.

2 N Country Club Rd
Decatur

Catherine Cavanaugh DDS,MS

1353 E Mound Rd
Decatur

Chad Corley DMD

1353 E Mound Rd
Decatur

Charles Willhite DMD

3040 S Mount Zion Rd
Decatur

Chow, Dr. James C.

1523 Fort Jesse Rd
Normal

Chrisman & Wyse

207 S Prospect Rd
Bloomington

Clark, Dr. Kelly

3737 E Rt 36
Decatur

Cole, Dr. Mary

2727 Oakland Ave
Decatur

Corley Family Dental

160 W McKinley Ave
Decatur

Decatur Dental Care

3737 E. Rt. 36
Decatur

Decatur Family Dental Clinic

3705 Lincoln Trl
Taylorville

Dennis Fox DDS

2103 E Washington St
Bloomington

Dental Group of Bloomington

1507 N Veterans Pkwy
Bloomington

Drake Orthodontics

310 Susan Dr
Normal

Eastland Dental Center

1404 Eastland Drive
Bloomington

England, Dr. Terry Grant

321 Illini Dr
Clinton

Eric Wherley DDS

1353 E Mound Rd Ste 102
Decatur

Erica Hamm DDS

1507 N Veterans Pkwy
Bloomington

Familia Dental

141 E Pershing Rd
Decatur

Fiesler, Dr. William L

2495 N Water St
Decatur

Fincham, Dr. Guy C.

107 S Chestnut St
Le Roy

Foehr, Dr. Frank W.

107 S Prospect Rd
Bloomington

Gaitros Dental Center

1080 E Mound Rd
Decatur

Gaitros, Dr. Scott

1080 E Mound Rd
Decatur

Gary Simms DMD

3250 N Woodford St
Decatur

Gentle Family Dentistry

PO Box 159
Normal

Greg Haarman DMD

301 W North St
Decatur

Gregory Rackauskas DDS

305 S Linden St
Normal

Harrison, Dr. Jerry DMD

2490 N Water St
Decatur

Hastings, Dr. Timothy G.

2220 N Monroe St
Decatur

Hillarie Hudson DDS

2 N Country Club Rd
Decatur

Horenkamp, Dr. Robert D.

405 S Prospect Rd
Bloomington

Houska Dental Center

2433 Maloney Dr
Bloomington

Houska, Dr. Holly J.

2433 Maloney Dr
Bloomington

Houska, Dr. Mark R

2433 Maloney Dr
Bloomington

James Hudson DDS

2 N Country Club Rd
Decatur

John Larkin DDS,DMD

323 W Washington St
Clinton

John Vanscoyoc DDS

908 N Hershey Rd
Bloomington

Jones, Dr. Jeffery L.

305 S Linden St
Normal

Joseph Pope DDS

105 N Regency Dr
Bloomington

Julia Paulson DMD

1900 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur

Keith Evans DDS, DMD, MS

113 N Regency Dr
Bloomington

Keller, Dr. John B.

1701 Clearwater Ave
Bloomington

Kelly Clark DDS

3737 E Us Route 36
Decatur

Kenneth Webb DMD

1800 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur

Kevin Artime DMD

1353 E Mound Rd.
Decatur

Lakeside Family Dental

1602 Glasson St Ste 5
Bloomington

Landmark Dental Group

1605 Hunt Dr
Normal

Larry W Osborne DDS

1353 E Mound Rd
Decatur

Lawrence Liston DDS

2103 E. Washington St.
Bloomington

Lee Bennett DDS

1221 E Condit St
Decatur

Lincoln Dental Center

411 Keokuk St
Lincoln

Marcia Hardy DDS

2886 N Monroe St
Decatur

Mc Donald, Dr. Dennis J.

103 N Regency Dr
Bloomington

Melissa Burnett DDS

3737 E US Route 36
Decatur

Michael A. Pauley D.M.D.

2103 E Washington St
Bloomington

Michael Hage DDS,DMD,MS

2727 N Oakland Ave
Decatur

Michael Hallam DMD,MS

334 W Main St
Decatur

Michael Pauley DMD

2103 E Washington St
Bloomington

Midwest Dental

680 Hehli Way

Midwest Dental Lincoln

207 S Mclean St
Lincoln

Mike Hallam DDS,DMD,MS

334 W Main St
Decatur

Miller, Dr. Paul M.

3609 GE Rd
Bloomington

Miller, Dr. Robert C.

113 E Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg

Milligan, Dr. Daniel

1404 Eastland Dr
Bloomington

Morales, Dr. Julio C.

207 S McLean St
Lincoln

Morkin, Dr. David M.

2103 E Washington St
Bloomington

Morkin, Dr. Matt

2103 E Washington St Ste 1A
Bloomington

Natalie Sykes DMD

1080 E Mound Rd
Decatur

Nolan Lathrop DDS

2828 N Main St
Decatur

Noraian, Dr. Kirk W.

105 N Williamsburg Dr
Bloomington

North Street Dental Care

3737B E STATE ROUTE 36
Decatur

North Street Dental Care

3737B E US Route 36
Decatur

Patricia Norton DMD

1099 W Wood St
Decatur

Paul Mason DMD

117 N Lafayette St
Mount Pulaski

Peter Paulson DMD

1900 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur

Prairie Dental Associates

3220 Gerig Dr
Bloomington

Rackauskas, Dr. Gregory G.

213 Mays Dr
Bloomington

Randolph, Dr. Greg

119 N Williamsburg Dr
Bloomington

Randolph, Dr. Greg M.

119 N Williamsburg Dr
Bloomington

Randy Kneezel DMD

334 W Main St
Decatur

Redbird Dental Care

507 N Hershey Dr
Bloomington

Ricky Simms DMD

3250 N Woodford St
Decatur

Riegel, Dr. Gary J

214 E Main St
Clinton

Robert Slusar DDS

2727 N Oakland Ave
Decatur

Ronald Brownfield DDS

331 N Edward St
Decatur

Ronald Cole DMD

2727 N Oakland Ave
Decatur

Samantha Arnold DMD

3737 E Us Route 36
Decatur

Scott Peterson DDS, MS

111 N Regency Dr
Bloomington

Shroyer, Dr. Douglas S.

221 Railroad Rte 48
Blue Mound

Signature Dental Experience

109 N Williamsburg Dr
Bloomington

Sikora, Dr. Christopher M.

3220 Gerig Dr
Bloomington

Sikora, Dr. Richard L.

200 S Towanda Ave
Normal

St Marys Hosp.

1800 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur

Tara Griffin DDS,DMD,FAGD

3040 S Mount Zion Rd
Decatur

The Center For Outpatient Medicine

2502 E Empire St
Bloomington

The Foehr Group

107 S Prospect Rd
Bloomington

VanderWaal, Dr. Scott

2433 Maloney Dr
Bloomington

Verban Jr, Dr. Emil M.

2103 E Washington St
Bloomington

Warren Jesek DDS,FAGD

3040 S Mount Zion Rd
Decatur

William Bechtold DMD

1170 E Riverside Ave
Decatur

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