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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 Elgin

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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.

Dentists in Elgin, MN

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12th Street Dental

1008 12th Street SE
Rochester

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

Amethyst Dental Care LLC

1751 Highway 52 N
Rochester

Apollo Dental Center

3000 43 St NW
Rochester

Apple Tree Dental

8960 Springbrook Dr NW
Minneapolis

Apple Tree Dental - Rochester

973 Skyline Dr SW
Rochester

Becker, Dr. Joseph G.

1008 12th St SE
Rochester

Belmont, Dr. Michael

24 W Silver Lake Dr NE
Rochester

Broadway Dental Care

216 Broadway Ave N
Rochester

Brown, Dr. Stephen L.

1350 N 7th St
Lake City

Bruce Trulson DDS

PO Box 155
Stewartville

Calcagno, Dr.

1801 Greenview Dr SW
Rochester

Christian, Dr. Elizabeth A.

973 Skyline Dr SW
Rochester

Devorak, Dr. Richard D.

2001 2nd St SW
Rochester

Dr Gary Marcoux

208 S Elm St
Rushford

Dr. Laurie A Walker DDS

1717 Paramount Dr

Dr. Roger S. Bisbey

1011 Bel Air Ln NW
Rochester

Elizabeth Kellogg DMD, MSD

2717 Superior Dr NW
Rochester

Family Dentist Tree

1011 Bel Air Ln NW
Rochester

Gallagher, Dr. Kelly R.

216 N Broadway
Rochester

Gerald Gray DDS, MS

116 Elton Hills Ln NW
Rochester

Gores, Dr. James

24 W Silver Lake Dr
Rochester

Grothe, Dr. Ronald L.

973 Skyline Dr SW
Rochester

Hagstrom, Dr. David J.

2112 Viking Dr NW
Rochester

Hansen, Dr. Timothy

1615 14th St NW
Rochester

Herrick, Dr. James V.

607 1St Dr NW
Austin

Hyland, Dr. Bobee J.

800 1st Ave SW
Austin

Jacob Peters DDS

1011 Bel Air Lane NW
Rochester

Joel Schieck DDS

607 18th Ave. NW
Austin

Kasson Dental Clinic

305 W Main St
Kasson

Kingsley, Dr. Julee A.

124 2nd Ave SE
Elgin

Klampe, Dr. Terry J.

2112 Viking Dr NW
Rochester

Kopper Family Dental

15 7th Ave NW
Rochester

Lake Side Dentistry

24 W Silver Lake Dr NE
Rochester

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 First Ave SW
Rochester

Mensing, Dr. Candace A.

2743 Superior Dr NW
Rochester

Michael F. Lose DDS

1011 Bel Air Ln NW
Rochester

Michael Sawyer DDS

2633 Superior Dr NW
Rochester

Michelich, Dr. Anthony C.

2647 Superior Dr NW
Rochester

Michelle Stewart DDS

720 E Highway 61
Winona

Midwest Dental St. Charles

931 Whitewater Ave
Saint Charles

Midwest Dental Winona

1600 Gilmore Ave
Winona

Minnesota Lakes Dental

4270 Maine Avenue SE
Rochester

Morgan, Dr. Paul G.

70 E 4th St
Winona

Mueske, Dr. Marie

1350 N 7th St
Lake City

Neefe, Dr. Alan R.

1600 Gilmore Ave
Winona

Nevile, Dr. Rachana

973 Skyline Dr SW
Rochester

Niece, Dr. Chalsey

210 Woodlake Dr SE
Rochester

Nolting, Dr. Frederick W.

111 Frontage Rd NE
Byron

Northwest Dental Group

1615 14th St NW
Rochester

Olson, Dr. Anthony K.

2112 Viking NW
Rochester

Paul Donnay DDS

406 W Highway St.
Dodge Center

Pepin Valley Dental

1350 N 7th St
Lake City

Post, Dr. Katie K.

1615 14th St NW
Rochester

Richard Cohen DMD PA

2112 Viking Dr NW
Rochester

Ripley Dental Care

113 West Center St
Lake City

Ripley, Dr. Christopher

113 West Center St
Lake City

Ripley, Dr. Rebecca

113 West Center St
Lake City

River Hills Dental

720 E Highway 61
Winona

Robert R. Stroope DDS

1011 Bel Air Lane NW
Rochester

Rochester Dental Health Affiliates

5039 Hwy 52 N
Rochester

Smith, Dr. Charles W

5039 Highway 52 N
Rochester

Sperling, Dr. Steven

1615 14th St NW
Rochester

Splendid Smiles

Rochester

Stenzel, Dr. Christopher S

3110 Wellner Dr NE
Rochester

Thomas Haugen DDS

132 Elton Hills Ln NW
Rochester

Thomas Schoen DDS

PO Box 128
Wabasha

Thull, Dr. Ted W.

2112 Viking Dr NW
Rochester

Toft, Dr. Tracy L.

1615 14th St NW
Rochester

Vasdev, Dr. Billie

1812 2nd St SW
Rochester

West, Garth S DDS

5039 Highway 52 N
Rochester

Zimmerman, Dr. Ken

21 Frontage Rd NE
Byron

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