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"I received a very thorough cleaning and hygiene treatment, as well as x-rays. I especially liked the fact that they are network providers for my former employer's" dental insurance and Tricare Delta. They replaced a molar, as well as repaired a front filling. Outstanding treatment and service. I have an upcoming visit within a month.

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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 Albion

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I have been going there for over a year now and had numerous things done and feel very comfortable with Dr.
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and all of the people that work for him. Would definitely recommend him and his Dad!
- Cindy L.
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I went in for a routine cleaning and was seen promptly by the hygienist, who did a great job. I had to wait a bit for the dentist. The reason for my lower rating is that both of the last two times I have visited, I got the impression that the practice is more concerned with generating revenue than with my oral health. I went ahead with the fluoride treatment, laser bacterial reduction and oral cancer inspection (although I have no risk factors), but I balked at getting eight fillings replaced with new fillings or a crown, even though none are causing any apparent problem. Last time I let them talk me into a crown. This time, I am not so sure. The full visit, including waiting for them to come up with "a treatment plan" for $4,000 worth of work took an hour and forty minutes. If all you want is a cleaning, I would recommend them. And I have no reason to question the work that they actually did. But if you similarly get recommendations for work that seems excessive, I would be cautious.
- MARYBETH S.
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I initially visited
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to address some issues I was having with some fillings done by another dentist. They fixed all the issues I was having and I have been going here ever since. They are great. The hygienists are great and the office is very nice.
- Tim M.
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Teeth were cracked. Advised to save them with new caps, took advantage of pay up front discount and 2 weeks later all done and no more tooth pain. Not to mention the caps are beautiful.
- KENNY K.
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Friendly service, helpful advice about their services without any high-pressure sales. You can get Saturday appointments as long as you schedule well in advance. They understand if you're running a little late as long as you call in about it. I always get numbing gel on my
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to avoid my sensitive teeth being in pain during a cleaning, which they note in my file as my preference. Overall they are great people and value your choosing them over another provider.
- Marcy A.
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Dr.
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is a passably good dentist. However the patient/dentist relationship goes beyond just walking away with a nice "smile" as the motto of
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says. It is a relation that entails a close association with another person - a professional who gets to know you and your family. So character comes into it, and involves choosing the sort of people we would like to be associated with and who will get to know us personally.
Dr.
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uses the funds that you pay him to finance his big game hunting. Not ordinary hunting for more abundant game that he can provide for the dinner table, as many sport hunters do. Dr.
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hunts near extinct species for "trophies". He is obcessed with record setting in the number of such animals he can
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. He has killed the rarest of species - rhinos, big horn sheep,elk, and of course
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. He kills in a particularly torturous fashion, using only bow and arrow on very large animals - which involves days of suffering for the poor beast at times. He is guilty of crime in the hunting he has done. For example he has been fined for lying about shooting bear by US Wildlife authorities. He is now wanted by Zimbabwe for illegal hunting.
So if you are considering using Dr. Palmers dental services I would ask you to consider his character. If you don't approve of this sort of person there are plenty of other good dentists around in Minnesota.
- Howard K.
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I have had bad experiences with a dental office before. The staff in dr.
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's office did not know this but made me feel welcome and I became less anxious.
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cleaned my teeth and she was gentle. I had no discomfort at all. Dr .Buzzatto did a thorough exam and repaired my tooth. The procedure was done quickly and with no discomfort. The office is small and I really liked tthat feeling of being a person and not just the next in line. I will be returning for future ppointments. I am very pleased with the positive experience I had with everyone in this office..
- Donna H.
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Iv known Dr
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for well north of 30 years, but decided recently to start using his services. I have been to many dentist over the years and unfortunately Dr
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is by far the worst.
His skill level is basic. -- He struggles with finding the correct tooth color (his nurse argued with him many times, and sure enough when it came, she was right. The color was waaay off), and mixing the filler for a root canal fill (it fell out days later),
He doesn't listen to patient requests. -- Politely asked if I could get non-amalgam fillings and he took it waay to personal. He had an attitude after that.
Takes out hostilities on patients -- He wanted to put a gap in the front of my mouth (Iv never had one in my life mind you, he wanted to make one!), after expressing that I did not want to do that, he demanded that I do it. Once again his nurse had to step in and remind him that if the patient doesn't want a different look to their smile that he should comply. He said he liked the look of a gap. His nurse had to remind him that it wasn't his smile. By this time another nurse in training came in and agreed that a gap would not be best. He angrily agreed to not do it, and then when numbing me he slammed the needle into the roof of my mouth as hard as he could! I literally screamed and began crying. Never has a Dr done that to me before. I brought my husband for the follow up appointment, and Dr
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acted super professional, like I have never seen him do before.
Billing is crooked -- There is no other way to phrase that. In fact I will go so far as to say they are swindling the insurance companies. I was billed one amount and what they would turn in to my insurance company was MUCH higher. It blew through all of my insurance. They also lied so many times about my billing that I had to secretly record them on my iphone. Sure enough when they lied the next time, I told them I had taken "written notes in my phone" and pretended to look at them. Then told them the amount they quoted me. The "office manager" then agreed to "lower it to that amount" but she insisted that "thats not what I told you". She was very nasty to deal with. There was always billing discrepancies.
Makes an average situation worse -- I had a passable smile before Dr
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. After he butchered (yes! butchered) my mouth I now have an embarrassing smile. He literally cut into my
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and left a scar (in my gum!). Hammered (yes with a giant hammer!) a tooth-post in wrong and now the tooth is crooked (wasn't before) and has a giant space next to it than can only be repaired with orthodontia.
Not up front with patients -- I needed extensive work. Dr
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gave me the impression he could do it all. We discussed what needed to be done and I told him the ones that were my top priorities. We seemed to be on the same page. --He did non of what I asked or needed. When I could see I had maybe one more appointment before he was done, I politely asked about all the other stuff. He never answered and shrugged my question off. I learned later from a friend who works in a dental office, that I would've needed a specialist for what I was requesting, and that my dentist knew full well he couldn't do it, and should have never lied to me saying he could. She further said that he should have printed out a 'dental plan' that would detail all the work to be done and the cost (he never printed out any kind of plan or cost analysis).
OVERALL: For basic cleanings and
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drill and fills (not root canals though). I would say he can cover it. But anything beyond that will not be within his ability level. I hate to say that, because Iv know him since I was a child, and I now have grandchildren. But there are far better dentists out there. Proof positive: I went to get three 2nd opinions on something he said I should let him do, and ALL 3 dentists said that he shouldn't do it! I have now pulled me and my family from his practice.
- Rese D.

Dentists in Albion, MI

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Ackermann, Dr. Christine

12715 W M 179 Hwy
Wayland

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

Affordable Family Dental Care

5568 Beckley Rd
Battle Creek

Allen, Dr. Mark A.

2131 Hudson Ave
Kalamazoo

Anthony Garofola DDS

5052D Lovers Ln
Portage

Arcangeli, Dr. Frank DDS

5901 King Hwy
Comstock

Aspen Dental

6385 B Dr N
Battle Creek

Aspen Dental - Portage

6714 S Westnedge Ave
Portage

Bargren, Dr. Andrew R.

5638 Cleveland Ave
Stevensville

Boekeloo, Dr. Stuart W.

2525 S Cleveland Ave
Saint Joseph

Bowman, Dr. S. Jay

1314 W Milham Ave
Portage

Bradham, Dr. Eldon L.

200 Turwill Ln
Kalamazoo

Brayton, Dr. Daniel

1850 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo

Brayton, Dr. James J.

1850 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo

Brown, Dr. David H.

195 Columbia Ave E
Battle Creek

Bucklin, Dr. Amanda

5917 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo

Bueker, Dr. Neil J.

7055 Tower Rd
Battle Creek

Bukowski, Dr. Mary A.

1416 W Milham Ave
Portage

Burling & Gillesby

530 Riverside Dr
Dowagiac

Busch, Dr. Paul S

530 NICHOLS RD
Kalamazoo

Cassopplis Dental

408 E State St
Cassopolis

Cohrs, Dr. Keith A.

8110 Cooley Dr
Portage

Cooley, Dr. David F.

5108 Lovers Ln
Portage

Craig Van Zyl DDS

119 N Eagle St
Marshall

Crandell, Dr. David T.

5040 Lovers Ln
Portage

David Habecker DDS

529 N Grand St
Schoolcraft

David Long DDS

2545 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek

David Ronto & Associates

480 Ansley Dr
Saint Joseph

David Wadas DDS

636 E Milham Ave
Portage

Decatur Family Dentistry

321 W. Delaware St.
Decatur

Derose, Dr. Joseph A.

131 N Ave
Battle Creek

Dickerson, Dr. Sharon M.

485 E Columbia Ave
Battle Creek

Dopp, Dr. Jason C.

1616 W Centre Ave
Portage

Douglas Vandermeulen DDS

207 Winston Dr
Marshall

Dr. David Ronto DDS & Associates

480 Ansley Dr
Saint Joseph

Dr. Keith Cohrs DDS

8110 Cooley Drive
Portage

Druskovich, Dr. Carl C.

45140 M 51
Decatur

Duffy, Dr. Katherine K.

465 S Drake Rd
Kalamazoo

Ellard, Dr Scott F

5835 Oakland Dr
Portage

Ellis, Dr. Paul J.

8699 Gull Rd
Richland

Erickson, Dr. Sven

3915 Stonegate Park Drive
Saint Joseph

Etheridge, Dr. Kip

736 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek

Gaball, Dr. Earl E.

250 N Ave
Battle Creek

Grabowski, Dr. Kenneth W.

7864 Moors Bridge Rd
Portage

Halonen, Dr. Susan M.

9 Heritage Oak Ln
Battle Creek

Hamlin Jeffrey DMD PC

1850 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo

Hayman, Dr. John

408 E State St
Cassopolis

Hosner, Dr. Jack M.

2100 E Centre Ave
Portage

Howenstine Dental

3012 Niles Road
Saint Joseph

Hughes, Dr. Robert D.

601 S Shore Dr
Battle Creek

Hyland, Lynn C DDS,PC

1900 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo

Jefferson Dental Center Inc

2628 E Jefferson Blvd

Jeffrey Hollis DDS

11282 M 140
South Haven

Johansen Dentistry

3012 Niles Rd
St. Joseph

John B Morris, DDS, PC

3620 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek

Johnson, Dr. Harvey C.

3077 W John Beers Rd
Stevensville

Judy Warren DDS

225 S Superior St
Albion

Jungblut, Dr. Timothy

3907 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County Government

3299 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo

Ken Beadling Dentistry

1850 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo

Kenneth Goodman DDS

5925 Venture Park Drive
Kalamazoo

Kim, Dr. John M.

3102 Niles Rd
Saint Joseph

Krause, Dr. Auville

6016 Lovers Ln
Portage

Krause, Dr. Auville M.

116016 Lovers Ln
Portage

Leavitt, Dr. Fred J...

1088 S. Bailey Ave
South Haven

Leonard, Dr. Michael S.

7120 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo

Linda Hubbard MD

700 Mall Dr
Portage

Linter, Dr. Carrie.

200 Turwill Ln
Kalamazoo

Lorraine Hanna DDS

4017 W Main St
Kalamazoo

Maduri, Dr. Brian J.

101 20th St N
Battle Creek

Magnuson Dental Design

2901 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo

Magnuson Dental Design, Brett Magnuson DMD

2901 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo

Malinoski & Associates

717 S Health Pkwy
Three Rivers

Malinoski, Dr. Murray

717 Health Pkwy
Three Rivers

Mark E. Richardson, DDS

1103 Gayle Ave
Kalamazoo

Maston, Dr. Paul R.

1822 W Milham Rd
Portage

Maudlin, Dr. Daniel S.

3060 W Centre Ave
Portage

Maudlin, Dr. Daniel S.

3060 W Centre Ave
Portage

Mcdaniel, Dr. Douglas E.

50 North Ave
Battle Creek

Mcshane, Dr. Lisa

2800 Niles Rd
Saint Joseph

Michael, Dr. Carmy

1141 S Rose St
Kalamazoo

Murray Malinoski DDS

717 S Health Parkway
Three Rivers

Neil Bueker DDS

7055 Tower Rd
Battle Creek

Neil Starkey DDS

1002 N Eaton St
Albion

Oppenlander, Dr. Richard

8191 Moorsbridge Rd
Portage

Oshtemo Family Dentistry

5917 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo

Owings, Dr. Nick S.

401 S Drake Rd
Kalamazoo

Patrick Hellner DDS

5909 Red Arrow Hwy
Stevensville

Pike, Dr. Catherine U

5102 Lovers Ln
Portage

Powell, Dr. MaryKay W.

8080 Moorsbridge Rd
Portage

Reid, Dr. Donald

1003 Skyview Dr
Plainwell

Richard Bannow DDS

5917 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo

Richard Denney DDS

200 E Centre Ave
Portage

Riverside Dental, P. C. Dr. Robert A. Baker

424 Riverside Drive
Battle Creek

Robert Humphries DDS, MS

3801 Glenkerry Ct
Portage

Robert Murav DDS

321 W Delaware St
Decatur

Robert, Dr. Houghtaling L.

3003 W Dickman Rd
Battle Creek

Roghani, Dr. Nahid

440 W Centre
Portage

Ronald Thompson DDS

200 Turwill Ln
Kalamazoo

Sarantos, Dr. Jennifer

8191 Moors Bridge Rd
Portage

Schimp, Dr. Jeffrey L.

5827 Oakland Dr
Portage

Scott Ellard Dentistry

5835 Oakland Drive
Portage

Shockley, Dr. Richard A.

706 W Centre Ave
Portage

Smile Center

110 S Broadway St
Cassopolis

Smith, Dr. Gregory R.

1617 E. Milham Ave.
Portage

South Haven Family Dentistry

1088 Bailey Ave
South Haven

Spurr, Dr. John J.

1624 S Drake Rd
Kalamazoo

Stephanie M Busch - Abbate DDS PLC

530 Nicholos Road
Kalamazoo

Stevenson, Dr. Mark J.

1618 W Milham Ave
Portage

STONEGATE PARK DENTISTY

3906 STONEGATE PARK
Saint Joseph

Stumpos, Dr. Lane C

301 E Michigan Ave
Albion

Stusick, Dr. Michael J.

2525 S Cleveland Ave
Saint Joseph

Vandemoortel, Dr. Nicholas J.

572 General Ave
Battle Creek

Vander Beek, Dr. Roger A.

3060 W Centre Ave
Portage

Vandermeulen, Dr. Dan J.

801 Fairview
Richland

VanderWeide, Dr. Joshua

950 N 10th St
Kalamazoo

Vaneenenaam, Dr. Jeffrey A.

525 Pleasant Home Ct
Kalamazoo

Ward, Dr. M. Timothy

3906 Stonegate Park
Saint Joseph

Warren II, Dr. Owen L.

1756 Michigan W Ave
Battle Creek

West Michigan Endodontics, P.C.

5033 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo

Westnedge Family Dentistry

3907 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo

Wiler, Dr. John A.

5433 Glen Harbor Dr
Kalamazoo

Wilson, Dr Shelley

2460 Lakeshore Dr
Saint Joseph

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