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"Dr. is terrific, and above all cares for and excels at his work. I can't give higher recommendation than for him and his staff. They" take the fear and pain out of dentistry and are ALWAYS striving to do the conservative and preventative measures.

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"A re-treatment of the root canal was first advised, and I was referred to a particular endodontist. The office could not schedule me soon," and in the meantime the pain in the tooth grew to be much more....and became an apparent infection. I called back and was given a prescription for antibiotics and an appointment to come in to see what could be done. Thanks to Dr. 's quick response to my situation, he was able to successfully retreat one of the canals that was experiencing a problem The tooth infection calmed down after several days, and the root was refilled in a second appointment. This is only one example of the highly skilled and caring work that goes on daily at . I must also highlight the professionalism and efficiency of the entire staff. I am always treated so well here and I would recommend to anybody.

-Don K.

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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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Appointments for the temporary crown went well and easy. When crown came in it was an excellent fit and looks great. I am all repaired and ready to go! Highly recommend Dr. to get your teeth in order.
- dave M.
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I have used him for YEARS! quality, care, responsiveness is all great for any type of dental work you may need. It is very personalized care from a routine cleaning to anything other dental work procedure you get done. They have a great location downtown with valet parking next door, which is free.
- Janet M.
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He was suppose to put all porcelain crowns on 11 teeth of mine. He refused to put the all porcelain on my teeth when it was time. He wanted to put metal to porcelain instead. The all porcelain was even shown on my treatment plan. I had to put down a deposit of $3000.00 down to be applied to the final balance. He won't refund or return any of the money.
- George N.
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Dr. is an amazing doctor, really gives you his best advice and takes his work very seriously. He explains every single detail to his patients, even takes photos to show you what's going on and how it can be addressed. Our family including grand parents have been using him for years and are very pleased.
- Joe V.
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DR. and his staff took care of my immediate problem. I did not have a regular dentist at the time. He gave me a list of recommended services, with prices in order of importance. I stayed for at least 5 years before I moved away. My wife who does not like dentist at all, and hadne;t seen one in over 25 ...More years finally broke down and went to Dr. for a roken tooth. She since has had regular check ups and is VERY satisfied with DR. and his entire staff...
- Martin H.
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She was referred to me by my doctor. My old dentist said the tooth was rotten and had to be removed which would have costed way too much money. They offered me pain relief but the next day I felt great. This was a critical procedure to allow me to continue to eat food normally.
- Cheryl G.
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I had been referred to Dr. by my general dentist to address significant gum recession on six upper teeth, three on the right and three on the left. I chose the method where the subepithelial tissue used to cover my recession is taken from the roof of my mouth. My rationale at the time was that I felt more comfortable using my ...More own natural tissue, even if there would be more discomfort and recovery time in the palate area.
I have to say Dr. is extremely professional when communicating with patients. When it comes to talking about anything related to periodontics, he conveys a serious demeanor during the consultation portion of the patient experience. He seems to be very confident and knowledgeable based on his answers to all my questions. I like this quality as it shows that he really cares about his patients and is passionate about his specialty. The confidence in which he responds to my questions is very reassuring so I understand exactly what I need to know.
The gum graft began with a few injections in the graft areas. His approach to the numbing injections ensured that I did not feel a thing for the entire 1 1/2 hour procedure. A mouth prop was placed so that I would not have to keep my mouth open on my own for the whole time. Dr. started with incisions around the teeth following by a planning of their roots. After the planning, he placed an anti-microbial solution before going on to the graft phase. Due to his excellent job in numbing the areas, I believe that sedation is unnecessary in this procedure for most people. The whole experience was the most relaxing dental procedure I have experienced. I actually enjoyed it.
Compared to the procedure, recovery is a different story. When returning home I would advise putting ice packs on the side of your face where the graft is for the rest of the day. I did this and as a result had no swelling. Also, take Ibuprofen before the Novocain wears off and take it regularly for the next few days. I ate nothing but soft liquids for the next two weeks and only on the side of the mouth opposite the grafts. And keep the area clean using the Chlorhexidine as mentioned in the instruction sheet. It also helps to minimize talking as the resulting mouth movement might hinder the healing process. I actually did not speak for the whole two weeks to keep the mouth relaxed during healing. It is kind of a boring experience recovering from this but necessary to have a successful graft.
Recovery is less painful if Alloderm is used for grafts since no tissue is harvested from the palate. So I think for the other three teeth I am going to choose this method for my next appointment.
- Gregory S.
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We scheduled cleanings and appointments with the doctor. Everything went well. My wife wanted a very gentle technician and one was scheduled for her. She was very pleased. Both technicians were very thorough as well as the x- technician. The doctor is very professional and we were very pleased.

- Daniel A.

Periodontists in Shawnee, KS

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Alexander, Dr. Ronald W.

17201 E Us Hwy 40

Altenburg, Dr. Stephanie

5571 NW Barry Rd

Amazing Smiles of Kansas City

8915 State Ave
Kansas City

Andrew S Beyer, DMD

315 Nichols Rd.

Ann Fay DDS

6333 Long Ave
Shawnee

Antioch Dental

8650 W 95th St
Overland Park

Antioch Dentistry

5750 Antioch Rd
Merriam

Associates in Dentistry

306 E 23rd St
Lawrence

Ayer, Dr. Dennis C.

11150 Pflumm Rd
Lenexa

Bahr, Dr. A. John

807 W Main St

Barrow, Dr. Bruce K.

411 Nichols Rd

Bednarczyk, Dr. Daniel

11164 S Noble Dr
Olathe

Belton Modern Dentistry

1731 E North Ave

Bennett Turnbow DDS

625 E Russell Ave

Bhoot, Dr. Sonal

14109 Overbrook Road, Suite A
Overland Park

Blue Valley Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

6300 W 143rd St
Overland Park

Bowen, Dr. Jeremy L.

19201 E. Valley View Parkway

Brandon James

4650 W 90TH TERRACE
Overland Park

Bruner, Dr. Hugh H.

4860 College Blvd
Leawood

Burrow Family Dentistry

15953 W 65th St
Shawnee

Busch, Dr. Bill

2000 Swift Ave

Callison, Dr. Anthony

2001 E Santa Fe St
Olathe

Chang, Dr. Youngjune

6708 State Ave
Kansas City

Corinth Dental Care

3700 W 83rd St
Prairie Village

Darnall, Dr. Thomas M.

3907 S Crackerneck Rd

Dental Innovations

11221 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Shawnee

Deyton, Dr. Guy S.

6416 N Cosby Ave

Dix, Dr. Michael E.

4860 College Blvd
Leawood

Donna Gardner DDS

11016 Quivira Rd
Overland Park

Dr Carter Davis DDS

6540 W 95th St.,
Overland Park

Dr. Brent A. Wenzel, DDS

153 W 151st Ste 130
Olathe

E-Care Dentistry, PA

2141 E 151st St.
Olathe

Edgington, Dr. Blair

4746 Belleview Ave

Ediger, Dr. Gordon

13450 Roe Ave
Leawood

EDward Amet DDS,BS,MSD,FACP

10801 W 87th St
Overland Park

Eikenbary, Dr. Brad W.

10940 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City

Elias, Dr. James

19201 E Valley View Pkwy

Elias, Opdahl & Bowen, D.D.S.

19201 E Valley View Pkwy

Faerber, Dr. John S.

4121 W 83rd St
Prairie Village

Farruggia, Dr. Philip

517 N Mur-Len Rd
Olathe

Fasbinder, Dr. John

3700 W 83rd St
Prairie Village

Gehring, Dr. Beth L

816 NW VESPER ST

Gentle Dental

13100 W 87th St
Lenexa

Gentle Dental Kansas

7450 Quivira Rd
Shawnee

Goodheart, Dr. Tim

6530 Raytown Rd

Gordon, Dr. Mark J.

4121 W 83rd St.,
Prairie Village

Green Hills Dental

8530 N Green Hills Rd

Greenhalgh Family Dental

6302 Monrovia
Shawnee

Hanneman & Ward, DDS

655 R. D. Mize Road

Higgins, Dr. Jeff

234 S Cherry St
Olathe

Hodge, Dr. Jay M.

6247 Brookside Blvd

iSmile kck

6420 Parallel Ave
Kansas City

Johnson, Dr. Ryan

5830 Nall Ave
Mission

Joy M Miller DDS

4268 N Oak Trfy

Kapp, Dr. William J.

400 E Red Bridge Rd

KC Smile PA

Overland Park

Kiene Dental Group - Generations Dentistry

11005 W 60th St, Ste 240
Shawnee

Kincaid, Dr. Charles L.

306 E 23rd St
Lawrence

Krause, Dr. Donald H.

9401 Nall Ave
Overland Park

Krusich Dental, LLC

11111 Nall Ave Suite 106
Leawood

Krusich, Dr. Ian

8100 Marty St
Overland Park

Leawood Family Dental

11225 Nall Ave.
Leawood

Legends Dental Group and Orthodontics

10818 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City

Lenz Family Dental

14221 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park

Lighthouse Dental

10208 E State Rte 350

Lori J. Engelmann DDS LLC

4300 W 133rd St # 100
Leawood

Mancin, Dr. Mark

7229 N Oak Traffic Way

Maple Hills Family Dentistry

10200 W 87th St.
Overland Park

Matlock Dental Care

301 NE Mulberry St

Matthew Hagerty DDS

3922 S Lynn Ct

Mayginnes, Dr. Brent A

11755 W 112th St
Overland Park

Mcallister, Dr. Lillus G.

8310 State Ave
Kansas City

McAroy, Dr. Jennifer

6925 Tomahawk Rd.
Prairie Village

Merriweather, Dr. Chris

5201 College Blvd
Leawood

Miller Sullivan DDS & Assocs

12138 W 87th Street Pkwy
Lenexa

Mingos, Dr. Steven C.

4746 Belleview Ave

Moore, Dr. Andrew S

5367 Roberts Street
Shawnee

Morgan, Dr. Gary P.

801 W 47th St

Morrison Dr, Ross H.

17000 E Us Hway 40

Mowry, Dr. John K.

8704 Bourgade St
Lenexa

My Dentist

7450 Quivira Rd
Shawnee

Naler, Dr. Adam

510 Branch St

New Mark Dental Care

8603 N Oak Trfy

Nguyen, Dr. Scott

8355 N Congress Ave

Northland Family Dentistry

1170 W Kansas Ave.

Oettmeier Jr, Dr. Bert W.

4501 College Blvd
Leawood

Olathe Dental Care Center

234 S Cherry St
Olathe

Olathe Family Dentistry

450 S Parker St
Olathe

Opdahl, Dr. Kirk

19201 E Valley View Pkwy

Parkville Dental Center

6320 Lakecrest Ln

Parkway Plaza Dental

13450 Roe Ave
Leawood

Peppes Dental

11551 Granada Ln
Leawood

Plaza Periodontics

411 Nichols Rd. #204

Pope, Dr. Micah A.

4746 Belleview Ave

Prairie Dental Care

7515 Nall Ave
Prairie Village

Reconstructive & Implant Dental Center

10801 W 87th St
Overland Park

Rhoades Family Dentistry

13400 S BlackBob Rd
Olathe

Richard M. Dervin DDS

22002 W 66th St
Shawnee

Ridgeview Family Dentistry

18130 W 119th St.
Olathe

Robbins, Dr. Jeremy R

647 COUNTRY CLUB TERR
Lawrence

Robert Biggs, DDS

7255 W. 98th Terrace
Overland Park

Robert N. Hanson, DDS

3151 South M-291 Hwy

Roedemeier, Dr. Jahn

13328 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park

Ross Headley DDS

12850 Metcalf Ave # 200
Overland Park

Ryan W. Bucher, DDS

975 N Mur-Len Rd
Olathe

Ryan, Dr. William P

12710 S Pflumm Rd
Olathe

Schaller, Dr. Wolfgang A.

8672 NE Flintlock Rd

Schopper, Dr. Lynne M

4860 College Blvd
Leawood

Schulte, Dr. Stephen G

15301 W 87th Street Pkwy
Lenexa

Schwartz, Dr. Barry

8012 State Line Rd
Prairie Village

Seaman Family Dentistry, PA

7757 Quivira Rd.
Lenexa

Seaman, Dr. Robert J.

7757 Quivira Rd
Shawnee

Sheridan, Dr. Ellen A.

104 Archibald St

Smile Salon

801 W 47th St

Speaking Consulting Network

33010 NE Pink Hill Road

State Avenue Dental

6708 State Ave
Kansas City

Steven R. Irwin, DDS

3555 NE Ralph Powell Rd.

Stites, Dr. Dennis A

1325 NE Douglas St

Sunflower Family Dentistry

932 N 50th St
Kansas City

Tabakh, Dr. Diana E

12927 State Line Rd

Tonganoxie Family Dentistry

766 Northstar Ct.
Tonganoxie

Tremont Dental

5501 NW 62nd Terrace

Tull, Dr. Lara L.

11237 Nall Ave
Leawood

Tuttle Family Dentistry

8631 W 150th St
Overland Park

Tuttle, Dr. Julie

8631 W 150th St
Overland Park

VanYperen, Dr. Tucker

2000 Swift Ave

Waldron, Dr. John

801 W 47th St

Wenzel Periodontics and Dental Implants

153 W 151st Ste 130
Olathe

Westwood Dental

4527 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City

William C. Strutz DDS-Periodontics

7070 Renner Rd., Suite 201
Shawnee

William E. Bucher, DDS

975 N Mur-Len Rd
Olathe

Wooddy, Dr. Mark W.

4105 Somerset Dr
Prairie Village

Youngblood, Dr. Jeremy

6301 N Oak Trfy

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