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"It was amazing. The time and care they spend on their patients is stellar. I really appreciated how considerate they are of people with dental fears. The paraffin" hand treatment and massage is such a treat. Everyone I have told about them have said that it has to cost more, but it really is about the same as I was paying at my other dentist. My insurance is still accepted. They are patient with my kids and don't shame them for poor brushing habits. They have a positive attitude and are way ahead of the game as far as their technology available.

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"They're the best dentist I've even taken my family to. They have a waiting room just for kids, they even have a referral system, which even works for family." Everyone there is just great to deal with, and I've had nothing but good experiences.

-Jennifer N.

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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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Dentistry reviews in Ashland

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Everyone in the office was very understanding and made accommodations for his according to his specific needs. Everyone explained all procedures well and let him know what they were doing at each step. He was very happy with the care he received.
- Aria B.
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A wonderful and relaxed feeling at a dentist's office may be a rarity, but not at Dr. O'
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's. He has great skill, caring, and professionalism; he deserves and has earned my highest recommendation.
- Dennis G.
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He is very truthful and for me going through all the dental changes he walks me through all the processes and is very informative. He educated me on what he was doing and does not push any products. He will only deal with what is required.
- Jen C.
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I have been going to this practice for 40-something years. She has only had it for the past year-or-so. She bought it from a man named
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. It is all women now. There is another woman dentist although I have not met her. If I have an emergency I can get right in, but it takes a long time to get a routine cleaning appointment. The office environment is very good; they have been there forever. Their punctuality is very good; I don't have to wait very long. The staff is very friendly. I had one enormous bill and they let me pay it off monthly, which was a break.
- MARILYN H.
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is the first dentist to realize that anesthetic wears off very quickly for me. After a terrible root canal I avoided the dentist fr 10 years. A friend recommended Dr
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and he was very patient in helping me overcome my severe anxiety about dentists. Highly recommend.
- Troy G.
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I had my teeth cleaned on my first visit, and then had a consultation with the dentist. After a detailed consultation, I felt assured to go forward with this dentist. Dr.
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is a very good dentist, with a very good bedside manner. His staff is courteous and professional. The dental office surroundings are very nice as well. I would recommend this dentist.
- Lori J.
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I was told by
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is horrible to deal with. She is not a good communicator and was very rude and condescending to me. It got worse when I asked for my records. I told her I saw a lawyer, and I was going to press charges against my previous dentist. But before I could do so, I would need a statement in writing from Dr.
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saying that it would cost me $6500 to correct my three implants. My insurance would not pay because not enough time had passed since the original implant surgery and previous crowns.
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refused to put anything in writing, and told me to leave-- as if I am some kind of criminal. I couldn't believe how rude she was to me. I decided then and there to leave Dr.
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and I suggest he fire this woman! These records are mine, but I was really shocked by the fact that they would not put in writing the money they wanted to fix my teeth. COULD THIS BE BECAUSE THEY WERE PURPOSELY PLANNING TO CHARGE ME TOO MUCH FOR THEIR OWN ENRICHMENT?
- Edward C.
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At the completion of my appointment, I wanted to ask a couple of questions to see if I would be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry based upon current health conditions, however the staff insisted that I complete a financial and credit report first. I had the cash in the bank and was able to pay either in cash, or via credit, so that was not a problem. The staff sent me into a woman's office who takes care of the financial aspect of the dental care. When I tried to explain that I did not want to make an appointment, nor obtain a consent for the treatment until I could find out if this was something that would be safe for my condition. However, the woman would not help me unless I signed the contract for the credit check. I refused and said i did not want to do it, unless I knew if I could do it based on my medication that I was taking for a medical condition. The woman refused to answer my question, or even to ask the dentist if it were possible unless I signed the contract. I said I did not want to sign it. Then, a couple of weeks later I received a notice in the mail that they were dropping me as a patient. I have never experienced anything like that from any medical or dental provider, and it was very upsetting and humiliating. I would never recommend this dental practice.
- Suzanne G.

Dentists in Ashland, KY

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140 E 28 th St

Arley Dunnigan DDS

2741 Winchester Ave
Ashland

Barbourville Family Dental

201 N Allison Ave
Barbourville

Barry Shaffer,DMD

700 Saint Christopher Dr
Ashland

Beadle, Dr. Ralph

16005 US 23 S
Catlettsburg

Brandi Cox DDS

1205 Montgomery Ave
Ashland

Bruce Shaffer DMD

700 Saint Christopher Dr
Ashland

Buchanan, Dr. Stephen W.

105 Citation Dr
Danville

Caring Dentistry

1800 Carter Ave
Ashland

Carroll, Dr. Thomas F

1602 Westen St
Bowling Green

Chandler Park Dental Care

1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green

Charles Montague DMD

1330 Central Ave
Ashland

Christian, Dr. Michael A.

1205 Montgomery Ave
Ashland

Clarksville Dental Center

1301 Peachers Mill Rd

Collins, Dr. Neil

2741 Winchester Ave
Ashland

Couzens, Dr. Susan

435 Whirlaway Dr
Danville

Daniel II, Dr. James E DMD PSC

1408 Central Ave
Ashland

Daniel, Dr. James E

1408 Central Ave
Ashland

David Stewart DDS,DMD

1616 Central Ave
Ashland

Davis, Dr. Leslie

902 Dupont
Louisville

Davis, Dr. Rachel

902 Dupont Rd
Louisville

Dean Malloy DDS

Federal Correctional Institu
Ashland

Deborah Vincent DMD

2741 Winchester Ave
Ashland

Dunn-Maiers, Dr. M.

500 Winchester Ave
Ashland

Earl Smith DDS,DMD

441 21st St
Ashland

Edward Johnson DMD

928 State Route 716
Ashland

Fci Ashland

State Route 716
Ashland

Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Correctional Institu
Ashland

Frazier, Dr. Joseph W.

708 13th St
Ashland

Gearhart & Gearhart

311-R W Main St
Grayson

Glenn Spradlin DMD

2000 Carter Ave
Ashland

Graham, Dr. Brad

Bowling Green

Gregory Craft DMD

2154 Carter Ave
Ashland

Head, Dr. Marylou S.

3225 Summit Square Pl
Lexington

Howell, Dr. Michael A.

727 US 31W ByPass
Bowling Green

Jackson, Dr. Eli O.

1857 Tucker Way
Bowling Green

James Curtis DDS

1013 Coles Blvd

James Daniel DMD

1408 Central Ave
Ashland

James Justice DMD

155 E Main St
Elkhorn City

John Spain DDS

2002 13th St
Ashland

Jones, Dr. J. Eric

1058 State Rte 7 S

Jordan-Webb, Dr. Christina

4330 13th St
Ashland

King Dental

119 W Main St
Clarkson

King's Daughters Medical Center

2201 Lexington Ave
Ashland

Kyle Wendfeldt DDS,MS

1937 Central Ave
Ashland

Lawless, Dr. Laura Nell

1602 Westen St
Bowling Green

Marc Prince DMD

1605 13th St
Ashland

Mayer, Dr. Jerry A.

2301 S 7th St

Mayes, Dr. Jerry G.

828 S Main St
London

Meade, Dr. Jeffrey L.

1124 Bath Ave
Ashland

Mortenson Family Dental Carrollton

2482 Hwy 227
Carrollton

Nancy Mussetter DMD

2000 Carter Ave
Ashland

Paul Gray DMD

929 29th St
Ashland

Pursifull, Dr. Brent

3602 Cumberland Ave
Middlesboro

Ralph Beadle DMD

1800 Carter Ave
Ashland

Rama Kakarlapudi DMD

500 Winchester Ave
Ashland

Robert Adkins DMD

1101 State Route 716
Ashland

Ronnie Shelton DMD

441 21st St
Ashland

Roy, Dr. John A.

1410 Pride Ave
Madisonville

Sanjay Parekh DDS,MS

1937 Central Ave
Ashland

Shannon Crum DDS

State Route 716
Ashland

Stanley Parker DDS,DMD,MS,JD

711 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Ashland

Stansbury Orthodontics

2179 Carter Ave
Ashland

Stewart, Dr. David G

1616 Central Ave
Ashland

Stuart, Dr. Thomas C.

151 N 3rd St
Danville

Thomas Schulten DDS

1544 Winchester Ave
Ashland

Thomas Tyree DDS

1702 Oak St

Thorner, Dr. William R.

1800 Carter Ave
Ashland

Tohill, Dr. Thomas A.

101 Sarahs Ln
Somerset

Tracy Murray DDS

1010 Gallia St

Westen Dental Group

1602 Westen St
Bowling Green

Whitaker, Dr. Tim

1602 Westen St
Bowling Green

Winfield John DMD

2301 Lexington Ave
Ashland

Wong, Dr. Paul H.

206 Richmond Rd N
Berea
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