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"Their staff is very friendly. The Dentist has a great chairside manner. They have a gentle touch and explain what they are doing while they are doing the work. They are reasonably priced.

-Virginia H.

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"Great procedure! Dr.
Brown DDS did a fabulous job removing my old crown and replacing it with a new CEREC crown made in office and placed" in one visit. Dr
is great, always sweet and kind. More imortantly, she is extremely knowledable and competent. I have had two fillings performed on previous visits. Dr
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Smiles. She is extremely gentle and gives the best cleaning around! Keep up the great work ladies. You are a blessing to me and my family.

-Julie S.

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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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They are great. They it make a pleasant experience. They got through to me about tooth care. My whole family goes to them and have been going to them for at least 20 years. Over the course of going to them I have gone to a wheelchair. She moved the office to accommodate patients with wheelchairs and walkers.
- CYNTHIA M.
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He's done cavities, crowns, and most recently, he did an implant. He recommended a really good endodontist to do the implant. He runs the office very efficiently. I'm in and out in no time. I typically wait 5 minutes to be seen when I arrive.
- LEANNE S.
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please. See above. Staff was nice but could do little in the face of their bosses huge ego driven behavior and greed. I have had excellent dentists since an early age, and rarely had problems. He was one of the worst I have encountered in terms of arrogance and trying to create extra work for himself. I certainly will not have him do any work. The appointment with him was a patient's nightmare.
- Hannah S W.
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I have been using his services since the late 1970’s. His location is close to home and he has an efficient staff. He always offers good, professional services.
- DAVID & SARA N.
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I had to reschedule this filling several times due to family illness. The staff was always very helpful and understanding about rescheduling. The appointment itself went well. Dr.
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started on time and completed the work as quickly as possible. Actually, the longest part was waiting for the Novocain to take effect. I sometimes need more than one shot. He was excellent at making sure that I couldn't feel anything before starting. He was also good about explaining anything I might experience after the procedure, which was helpful as I did have some minor jaw pain for several days afterwards. Since I knew what to expect I didn't feel that I needed to schedule a follow-up to check it out. Dr.
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has a very gentle, knowledgeable, and thorough bedside manner. I have been happy with his work. The only thing that puzzled me a bit, is that I was asked to pay for this filling at the time I scheduled it. Perhaps I didn't read the financial arrangement information closely enough at my first appointment. However, the staff member who checked me out after the filling seemed surprised that I had already paid for it!
- Camille T.
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the cleaner did a great job, but they took me in 4 mins late, and after waiting 15 mins for the doctor to do a final checkup I left due to other commitments. they need to do a better job with treating their patients with respect. Our time is money too.
- Christopher M.
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We love her and she is great with kids. She will also let you go into the room with your kid. She does a great job. We have been patients with her for several years now. They are very accommodating.
- SARAH R.
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It really appears that the goal of Dr
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is to delay treatment of minor problems until they become less-than-minor (and much more expensive) to treat. On numerous occasions, I have had him tell me, "We want to keep an eye on that tooth" over the period of several visits, then be told, "there's pretty significant deterioration here, I think we need to do a root canal and a crown". Really, there was no kind of preventive treatment that could have been done, and you waited until I needed a $3,000 procedure before you actually did anything? This has happened several times already, I'm getting fed up.
My elderly mother has only been a patient there for a couple years, but has had a lot of problems with the quality (or lack thereof) of services and procedures there. She had $25,000 of implants done, during which she was given some kind of temporaries while the permanent implants were being made. In the following weeks, she had at least 5 failures of the temporaries -- falling out, breaking, etc. She was forced to make several trips to Gentle Dentist to have repairs made, and there was never any kind of explanation made as to why they were incapable of providing her with temporaries that would simply last until they were replaced. Mom typically needs to be driven to the dentist's office, so the numerous repeated trips back to get repairs were an imposition.
Recently Mom had a tooth break off (or fall out?) that Dr
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had just capped less than two years ago. This highlighted TWO problems:
1) Mom had asked about getting several of her front teeth extracted and replaced with implants, Dr
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refused and said he just needed to cap a couple of them. One of those is the one that just broke off. It appears he could charge her $2k for a crown, and then charge her again for repair and/or an implant when the tooth failed.
2) Mom was in discomfort when that tooth failed, and immediately called Dr
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's office and left a message on the "emergency number" so someone could call her back and she could get treatment of further instructions. 36 hours later, that message had not been acted upon in any way by anyone at Gentle Dentist. When Mom complained that she'd left a message nearly two days ago and had not been contacted, she was simply told, "We'll look into that".
Bottom line: If you want a responsive dentist who looks out for the best interest of the patient (as opposed to promoting the most expensive treatments), you want to look elsewhere. I've been a patient there since before Dr
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arrived, but I'm now searching for a new dentist. I'm through with that nonsense. He has a fantastic staff, but that doesn't make up for the fact that I feel like I'm being fleeced for sub-standard treatment.
- Carl F.

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

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

Whiter Image Dental

180 Allen Rd NE

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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