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"Dr.
is a hands on dentist, cleaning teeth and evaluating your condition himself, not delegating those tasks to his hygenist. He communicates" clearly and explains clearly, informing you of any areas he is watching or any potential concerns. He is personable and responsive to my questions. I have been seeing him for a number of years and am very satisfied with his care. His staff is efficient and pleasant.

-Kathryn B.

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"When I arrived, I had my Dental Insurance Card, but I had left my driver's license at home; they made me go back and get it before they would see me, even though" I had my previous records (x-rays and narrative) from another dentist and my card with me which pretty well indicated who I was (dental records being a way of identifying people). The dentist was extremely rude and in a hurry as we wanted to begin his time off for vacation. He said he would contact my insurance company about my crowns since it involved the previous dentist. After several months, I didn't hear back from him. I called the office and they said that he hadn't done anything. I asked for a copy of my x-rays and the return of my previous records. They said they had my previous records, but couldn't give my x-rays until I signed a waiver. When I got the waiver in the mail, I called and asked why they didn't return my previous records, and they said they couldn't return them unless I signed the waiver, even though I brought them in myself. When I received a copy of my x-rays, I called and asked where the previous records were. Then after a day, they said they weren't allowed to give my the records that I had brought in myself - and that they had destroyed them because they were no longer relevant! A horrible experience and I wouldn't go there if you paid me.

-Dennis A T.

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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 Traverse City

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Was not innudated with "needed" services suggestions - good basic care with evidence of competency in other dental services if I needed them. They discussed and gave me choices. In an older building with some signs of age: areas were very clean + appropriate for a medical practice. I felt comfortable on my visit.
- Linda C.
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When I arrived, I had my Dental Insurance Card, but I had left my driver's license at home; they made me go back and get it before they would see me, even though I had my previous records (x-rays and narrative) from another dentist and my card with me which pretty well indicated who I was (dental records being a way of identifying people). Dr. Saccaccio was extremely rude and in a hurry as we wanted to begin his time off for vacation. He said he would contact my insurance company about my crowns since it involved the previous dentist. After several months, I didn't hear back from him. I called the office and they said that he hadn't done anything. I asked for a copy of my x-rays and the return of my previous records. They said they had my previous records, but couldn't give my x-rays until I signed a waiver. When I got the waiver in the mail, I called and asked why they didn't return my previous records, and they said they couldn't return them unless I signed the waiver, even though I brought them in myself. When I received a copy of my x-rays, I called and asked where the previous records were. Then after a day, they said they weren't allowed to give my the records that I had brought in myself - and that they had destroyed them because they were no longer relevant!
A horrible experience and I wouldn't go there if you paid me.
- Dennis A T.
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He's a great dentist. He was recommended to us by a friend. He has all the new technologies, has a great office and a fantastic staff. He's been around since the mid to late 1970s. He's moved into a new office since then. He has another dentist working with him, who is very good too. The hygienists and their assistants are very good. They're very good to get along with.
- Thomas A.
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Excellently, as I see Dr.
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at least quarterly for a cleaning and, if necessary, ancillary gum treatment for which a laser is gernerally employed - typical of the
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methodolgy Dr.
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utilizes in his practice. His dental equipment is first class.

It is of no small comfort to know that Dr.
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teaches various aspects of dentistry at Columbia as well so I am assured that his knowledge of practice and procedure are as up to date as possible - in this age of tremendous medical advances this fact cannot be discounted.
- Kenneth A R.
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I was able to get an appointment for just a few days after my initial call. I was taken in right on time, but the exam room wasn't ready. They got me into another one in about 15 minutes. Full set of x-rays done by technician. She was professional and pleasant. Dr
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came in after about a 15 minute wait to review the results. She was quick, but thorough in explaining what was found, using the x-rays to show me where the work was needed. We agreed on a priority list for getting my issues handled. After about a 20 minute wait, another person came in and we reviewed the work needed. All costs were laid out and I was given referrals for other doctors to do some outside work. A follow up appointment was set for the next week to start my treatments. Be sure to check with the referred doctor about insurance. One of the outside doctors didn't take my insurance and I had to find another one to replace him. Overall, a nice experience.
- Frank K.
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They are professionals and we have been with them for thirty years. He and his staff are great and do great work for my children and my self. His staff is great as far as working through the insurance paperwork is concerned. They do a great job and we have always enjoyed it.
- scott H.
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he is very confidential. They are professional. I've been to a lot of places they didn't have a phone. there is a general understanding of clients. it all sounds ridiculous, they didn't know whats going on. It's embarrassing. Here there is understanding whats going on. they have a telephone. somebody is always at the desk. asking questions.
- NANCY A.
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It was good- he's a good dentist. He did good work-it looks very good (the bridge is quite good but expensive). My husband had gone to him for several years and that's how I found him.
- helen B.

All Dentists in Traverse City, MI

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Access Dental Group

550 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

Alcona Health Ctr

5671 N Skeel Ave
Oscoda

All Smiles Family Dentistry

100 Cedar Street
Elk Rapids

Arthur Gingrich DDS

106 Chestnut St
Big Rapids

Associates In Family Dentistry

10850 E Traverse Hwy Ste 2250
Traverse City

Beers Family Dentistry

4041 Lone Pine Dr
Traverse City

Birch Street Dental Care

508 N. Birch St.
Kalkaska

Blackburn, Dr. Jay H.

105 W Merchant St
New Buffalo

Brian Fisher DDS

843 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Brooke Schulz DDS

127 S Madison St
Traverse City

Brummeler, Dr. Charles

8354 100th Ave
Stanwood

Campbell, Dr. James A.

134 S Cedar St
Kalkaska

Chapman, Dr. Brooke

127 S Madison St
Traverse City

Charles Kass DDS,DMD,MS

4952 Skyview Ct
Traverse City

Cherry Bay Dental: Heather Rhoads Pfefferle, DDS

1429 Barlow Street
Traverse City

Christopher Allen DDS

1577 Duke Holw
Traverse City

Christopher Mazzola DDS

841 Lost Nation Trl
Traverse City

Christopher Stilwill DDS

4041 Lone Pine Dr
Traverse City

Craig Sawka DDS

2325 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City

D H Baker Dental Laboratory

2531 Aero Park Dr
Traverse City

Damon Adams DDS

4013 Stone Ridge Dr
Traverse City

Daniel Cote DDS

876 E Front St
Traverse City

Daniel Madion MD,DDS

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Daniel Sarya DDS,MPH

403 E State St
Traverse City

David Ellsworth DDS

523 W Jefferson St
Petoskey

David Howard DDS,DMD,MPH

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

David Howard DDS,MPH

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

David Koss DDS

2664 Chandler Rd
Traverse City

David Strand DDS,MS

4110 Copper Ridge Dr
Traverse City

Debra Lewis, DDS

2120 M 137 PO Box 459
Interlochen

Deerhaven Family Dentistry

5217 N Royal Dr
Traverse City

Dentolutions

5011 Skyview Court
Traverse City

DH Baker Dental Laboratory

2531 Aero Park Dr
Traverse City

Douglas Kirby DDS

4481 Old Orchard Trl
Traverse City

Dr. Kim D. Wright

550 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Feeney, Dr. Brian N.

4020 Copper View
Traverse City

Fountain, Dr. Craig H.

12776 S W Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Francis Catino DDS

115 E Fourteenth St
Traverse City

Frank Rugani DDS

13300 S West-Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Fred Stoye DDS

3258 Bowers Harbor Rd
Traverse City

Garfield Dental Group

2815 Garfield Road North
Traverse City

Gary Tasch DDS,MS

431 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Grand Traverse Smile Center

928 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Haag, Dr. Jeffrey H.

551 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Hall, Dr. John

431 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Harborside Dental

13300 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Harmeson, Dr. Philip N

431 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Heather Pfefferle DDS

3287 Racquet Club Dr
Traverse City

Hirn, Dr. James F.

227 N 4th St
Harbor Beach

Howard, Dr. Robert

10680 E Carter Rd
Traverse City

Huchinson, Dr. Michael C.

4020 W Royal Dr
Traverse City

Isabella Community Dental Clinic Inc

2020 E Preson St
Mount Pleasant

Jack Ross DDS

865 Us Highway 31 S
Traverse City

James Reznich DDS

5011 Skyview Ct
Traverse City

James Vanwingen DDS,MS

4944 Skyview Ct
Traverse City

Jan Manning DDS

862 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Jason Hall DDS,MS

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Jeffrey Link DDS,MS

4110 Copper Ridge Dr
Traverse City

Jessica Topper DDS

421 Second St
Traverse City

John Kerns DDS

4620 N Us Highway 31 N
Traverse City

Johnson, Dr. Richard

121 Main St
East Jordan

Jonathan Zoutendan DDS

535 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Kaberle, Dr. Gary F.

218 Brook St
Traverse City

Kelly, Dr. Kevin

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Kelly, Dr. Patrick

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Kerry Kaysserian DDS

550 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Killian, Dr. Douglas

7255 9 Mile Rd
Mecosta

Kramer, Dr. Keith

4020 W Royal Dr
Traverse City

Kris Stegmann DDS

431 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Lee, Dr. Bruce C.

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Macare Kelly DDS

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Mack, Dr. Vincent P

3347 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City

Mark E Whiting DMD

421 2nd St
Traverse City

Mark Whiting DMD

421 Second St
Traverse City

Marsha Smeltzer DDS

1101 Water St
Port Huron

Matthew Mandeville DDS,MS

4944 Skyview Ct
Traverse City

Maturo, Dr. Raymond A.

2074 S Main St
Ann Arbor

Merrithew, Dr. Jason M

5217 N Royal Dr
Traverse City

Meyer, Dr. Karen

901 W Front St
Traverse City

Michael Hutchison DDS

10850 E Traverse Hwy
Traverse City

Niergarth, Dr. Steven

5217 N Royal Dr
Traverse City

Northwood Cosmetic Dental Group

10748 E Traverse Hwy
Traverse City

Peter Piche DDS

335 E State St
Traverse City

Peterson, Dr. Stephen W.

701 N Washington Ave
Ludington

Raleigh Newman DDS

540 N Spruce St
Traverse City

Ralph Kooistra DDS

3096 W M 32
Gaylord

Rob Lovell DDS

550 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Robert Vandragt DDS

431 Munson Ave
Traverse City

Roegsegger, Dr. Tracy A

876 E 8th St
Traverse City

Roger Stobert DDS

962 Old M-66 NE
Kalkaska

Ronald Chao DDS

2815 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City

Ronald Lints DDS,MS

4020 Copper Vw
Traverse City

Ronald P Herbst DDS

4829 Black Bear Dr
Traverse City

Ruegsegger, Dr. Tracy A.

876 E 8th St
Traverse City

Sara Bergsma DDS,MS

545 S Garfield Ave.
Traverse City

Schulz, Dr. Wesson E.

127 S Madison St
Traverse City

Scott Schulz DDS,MS

4952 Skyview Ct
Traverse City

Smillie, Dr. Wilson G.

567 N Hewitt Rd
Ypsilanti

Smyka Family Dentistry

1208 E 8th St
Traverse City

Stanley Smyka, D.D.S.

1208 E Eighth St.
Traverse City

Stayman, Dr. Joseph

4020 W Royal Dr
Traverse City

Stephen Beeker DDS

6296 E Shore Rd
Traverse City

Stephen Kozelko DDS

13300 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Stephen Morgan DDS

1117 W Civic Center Dr
Traverse City

Stobert Dental PC

962 Old M66 NE
Kalkaska

Sullivan, Dr. Michael A.

06483 M-66 Highway N
Charlevoix

Swan, Dr. David W.

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Thomas Salon DDS

1087 Business Park Dr
Traverse City

Timothy Wentzloff DDS

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Tracy Ruegsegger DDS,PC

876 E Eighth St
Traverse City

Traverse Dental Associates PC

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Vinckier, Dr. Mary L.

8 S Main St
Yale

Wayne Olsen DDS,MS

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

William Hendershot DDS

1977 White Oak Ln
Interlochen

William Lee DDS

932 E Eighth St
Traverse City

William Northway DDS,MS

12776 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City

Yancho, Dr. Phillip C.

3699 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City

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