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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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Dentistry reviews in Traverse City

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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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were healthy, Dr.
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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 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 Chapman 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 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

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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

Mazzola, Dr. Christopher D.

555 S Garfiled
Traverse City

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

1061 E Front St
Traverse City

Timothy Wentzloff DDS

555 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City

Tracy Ruegsegger DDS,PC

876 E Eighth St
Traverse City

Traverse Dental Associates

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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