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"I have been going to IndySmiles since 2011. I have always had a great experience and enjoy all staff members that I have met.
has been my" dental hygientist and is friendly, fun, and always smiling! Not only do the excel at their work but today I had a flat tire after my appointment and Dr.
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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 Columbia

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is a great dentist however,
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and Barb... general office staff and wife/hygienist, respectively... in this office are so rude and have such a lack of
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necessities in business, like courtesy and appropriate behavior for patient retention, etc. that it is a wonder they have any patients left at all. In a business such as dentistry where overhead is high it would seem as though an attempt would be made to retain patients like myself that have seen Dr.
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for the better half of two decades but this is not the case and it is quite unfortunate for Dr.
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in his practice. Call this office at your own risk... Or better yet save yourself the hassle and call one of the hundreds of other dentists in the metro area that may actually care about their new and long term patients. After twenty years seeing this dentist, a new hostile office temperature has solidified that my feet will never again enter that office. Life is too short to be treated like an insignificant number... Seek dental health elsewhere. If you decide to call this office, remember that you've been warned!
- Courtney B.
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We have never had any dental issues but cleanings have gone great! Hygienist is very nice and made my 10 year old son feel at ease. Dr
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is a very down to earth dentist. He doesn't speak to you like you are stupid or use words that you don't understand. Super nice guy. Myself and my son love going to the dentist now!
- Nickol V.
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technology, expertise and professionalism that's brought to each step of treatment is representative of Dr.
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's uncompromising dedication to the patient. Dr.
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is one of the great dentists who come with my highest recommendation.
- Harold R. R.
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rocks, she has done other major work on my teeth. She's pleasant focused and really wants things perfect. My sisters are hygienists in
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. & they said my front bridge(June 2013) was one of the best they have ever seen!
- Angel R.
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Dr. Piney came in, spoke with me, did a standard recall exam(looked at my teeth visually, and checked a couple areas, asked me what was new and how I was doing, (this took several minutes, he took the time to actually listen). After I was done he let me know everything still looked good (overall tooth and gum health) and told me to keep up the good work.
- Edward and Anntonette H.
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Overall I think
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is good. Fancy office with LOTS of staff. I can feel a bit factory like.
But, staff seems friendly. I have had some dental work done there and so far so good. They were willing to do some adjustments to try to correct the "fit" of crown they put in. However, each time I go in I see a different dentist.


- J M.
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Prior to the above appointment, staff "forgot" to schedule me for this extraction and blamed it on "miscommunication." The doctor doesn't like to do extractions on teeth with curved roots, but the nearest oral surgeon that takes the insurance is 2 hours away.
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always is in a hurry and her work suffers somewhat. She made a comment like, "an oral surgeon can do this faster than I can." She had to give me more local anesthesia because it was a big tooth and an uncomfortable ordeal.
I had to return because there was a large piece of bone stuck near the gum line. I wasn't even completely numb, but she just started picking the shard out.
This ":hurrisome" attitude made me feel like I was in the way, a nuisance. I have to use this provider because of my insurance.
- Karen H.
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Dr.
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and his staff are true professionals that have created a warm and friendly environment. Despite my having been long overdue for a dentist appointment and cleaning (I had moved to the area over a year earlier but hadn't gotten to finding a dentist) they made me felt comfortable. All of the procedures were done well. Even my
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tooth extraction was pretty "discomfort-free"!
- Melissa L.

Dentists in Columbia, MO

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Andrew Hamilton DDS

1310 Old 63 S
Columbia

Anthony Gadbois DDS

2012 Cherry Hill Dr
Columbia

Arthur, Dr. Clark K.

601 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Batson, Dr. Ben

409 Vandiver Dr
Columbia

Ben Walter DDS

717 Cherry St
Columbia

Benjamin Walter DDS

717 Cherry St
Columbia

Bichu, Dr. Ashwini

2901 W Broadway
Columbia

Brett Russell DDS

2310 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Brian Fischer DDS

1001 W Worley St
Columbia

Bruce Ringdahl DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Bryan G. Foote, DDS

601 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Burton, Dr. Eric

1401 Forum Blvd
Columbia

C B Miller

1506 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Carl Miller DDS,DMD,PC

1506 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Carney, Dr. Bart J.

207 Metro Dr
Jefferson City

Chad Wimer DDS

2401 Bernadette Dr
Columbia

Cheong, Dr. Hu Y.

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Cherry Hill Dental

2012 Cherry Hill Dr
Columbia

Cherry Hill Dental Inc

2012 Cherry Hill Dr
Columbia

Columbia Center for Dentistry

4301 Rainbow Trout Dr
Columbia

Columbia Center for Dentistry

4301 Rainbow Trout Dr
Columbia

Columbia Dentistry For Children

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Columbia Mo

100 S Keene St
Columbia

Columbia Mo

201 W Broadway
Columbia

Columbia Mo

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Coyle, Dr. Robert D.

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Dan Lavitt DDS

1316 Old 63 S
Columbia

Dan Schapira DDS

411 N College Ave
Columbia

Darren Wittenberger DDS

201 W Broadway
Columbia

David Harrison DDS

2851 S Rolling Hills Rd
Columbia

daVinci Dental Care

2012 Cherry Hill Dr Ste 101
Columbia

Davis, Dr. Lawrence S

915 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City

Dentistry By Design

1101 Club Village Dr
Columbia

Dentistry by Design- Jon G Rischer DDS

1101 Club Village Dr. Ste. 106
Columbia

Dentistry LLC

601 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Don Hatfield DDS

3803 Corinth Ct
Columbia

Dr. Scott D. Todd

2716 Forum Blvd
Columbia

E L Miller

904 Elm St
Columbia

Edwin Lampitt DDS

4600 E Raccoon Ridge Dr
Columbia

Elliott, Dr. James W.

1 E Broadway
Columbia

Elliott, Dr. Thomas A.

2718 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia

Ercell Miller DDS

904 Elm St
Columbia

Eric Boyd DDS

2516 Forum Blvd Ste 200
Columbia

Erin Bigelow DDS

1101 N Providence Rd
Columbia

Francis Otradovec DDS

201 W Broadway
Columbia

Gardner, Dr. John A.

1316 Old 63 S
Columbia

Gentle Dental Care

1601 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

George Ogden DDS

100 S Keene St
Columbia

George Rahner DDS

800 Hospital Dr
Columbia

Gibb, Dr. George A

1601 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Gregory Renner MD

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia

Gregory Stine DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Grundstrom, Dr. Talva T

2022 Williams St
Jefferson City

Gulmen, Dr. Suleyman

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Gunilla J Murphy DDS

2001 Corona Rd Ste 301
Columbia

Gunilla Murphy DDS

2001 Corona Rd Ste 301
Columbia

Harden, Dr. Matt

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Harry S. Truman Veterans Admin.

800 Hospital Dr
Columbia

Harter, Dr. Dominique

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Hatley Jr, Charles C.

4700 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Hawks, Dr. Wayne R

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

James Andrews DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

James Andrews MD,DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

James, Dr. Elliott W.

2702 Bayonne Ct
Columbia

Jay Reese DDS

2012 Cherry Hill Dr
Columbia

Jerry Harl DDS

1400 Forum Blvd
Columbia

John Abel DDS

1701 E Broadway
Columbia

John Johnson DDS

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Johnathan Mallott DDS

3320 Bluff Creek Dr # 110
Columbia

Jones, Dr. Heather

1700 E Pointe Dr
Columbia

Kenneth Fuchs DDS

201 W Broadway
Columbia

Kent Willett DDS

1601 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Kristiane Naegler DMD

1500 Vandiver Dr
Columbia

Lawrence Dental Service

915 Southwest Blvd.
Jefferson City

Lawson, Dr. Warren A.

601 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Link, Dr. Brian

1700 E Pointe Dr
Columbia

Lisenby, Dr. Kyle L.

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Lutz, Dr. Mike

1021 W Buchanan St
California

Lyle, Dr. Shelley A

3111 Keene Ct
Columbia

Mahlin, Dr. Scott C.

1700 E Pointe Dr
Columbia

Maice Scott DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Malaker, Dr. Colin A.

3408 Buttonwood Dr
Columbia

Massie, Dr. Ronald E.

24 N Shore Dr
Lake Ozark

Mays, Dr. Karen T.

3200 Penn Terrace
Columbia

McCall, Dr. James M.

603 Nichols St
Fulton

Mchargue, Dr. Nick J.

3301 W Broadway Bus Pk Ct
Columbia

Michael Minten DDS

411 N College Ave
Columbia

Michael Todd DMD

409 Vandiver Dr Ste 3-102
Columbia

Miller Dental Associates

904 Elm St
Columbia

Minten, Dr. Michael

411 N College Ave
Columbia

Misischia, Dr. Arthur

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Murrah, Dr. Michael J

2600 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Neil Riley DDS

601 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

Nivens, Dr. Tyler

1101 N Providence Rd
Columbia

Ogden, Dr. Jamie

106 Commerce Dr
Aurora

Patrick Ryan DDS

2516 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Paul B Cotner DDS

2238 Bluff Blvd
Columbia

Paul Cotner DMD

2238 Bluff Blvd
Columbia

Philip Jaynes DDS,MS

1502 E Broadway
Columbia

Pro Dental

1700 E Pointe Dr
Columbia

Rebecca Mathis DDS

1310 Old 63 S
Columbia

Richard Bohon DDS

1 E Broadway
Columbia

Ricky Powell DDS

1945 Boone Villa Dr
Boonville

Robert Dye DDS

1505 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Ronald Ochsner DDS

1301 Vandiver Dr Ste V
Columbia

Rooney, Dr. Marshall W.

904 Elm St
Columbia

Russell Harrison DDS,MS

33 E Broadway
Columbia

Russell, Dr. Bradford W.

3005 Falling Leaf Ct
Columbia

Sally Powell DDS

2001 Corona Rd Ste 301
Columbia

Sasek, Dr. Jeanine M.

2901 W Broadway
Columbia

Shouman, Dr. Ramsey

2216 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Stadium Dental Center

757 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City

Stevens, Dr. Gregory D.

1601 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Thaddeus Stumph DDS

1115 Rear Main
Boonville

The Colonies Dental Center

2516 Forum
Columbia

The Plaza Dental Group

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Thomas Coyle DDS

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Thomas Mcelroy DDS

800 Hospital Dr
Columbia

Timothy Coyle MD,DDS

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Vanderveen Dental Center

900 Rainforest Parkway
Columbia

Walter Pfitzinger DDS,DMD,MS

1500 Vandiver Dr
Columbia

Wayne Hawks DDS

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Whitsitt, Dr. Kevan F.

2716 Forum Blvd
Columbia

William Ramlow DDS

1400 Forum Blvd
Columbia

William Robinson DDS

1609 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Williams, Dr. Larry

115 Business Loop 70 W
Columbia

Wilson Orthodontics

3121 Emerald Lane, Suite 800
Jefferson City

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