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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:
:
.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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I saw Dr.
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for over 30 years. The new dentists at the practice do not provide the same quality of work or interact with clients in a professional and caring manner.
- Denise S.
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This dental office is clean. However, there are many reasons why I would not recommend this office. The front-desk assistants are sometimes rude and can be overhead gossiping about patients who are sometimes within earshot. The dentist with whom I was assigned has a very lackluster, joyless personality (it was as if she hated her job). I came in for a consultation for dental implants and was basically talked down to a poorly-fitting, sharp-edged metal partial (the edges were so jagged that I cut the insides of my mouth). Also, the impressions which were taken were left in my mouth too long and had to be pried out with force which then caused: i) an upper tooth to crack, ii) a crown to become loose and iii) a fewhi When I complained, I was treated as though I had nothing to complain about. I was constantly reminded that the insurance would only cover the wicked contraption which had been created by this dentist. i was constantly reminded not to miss an appointment, "as bills have to be paid" (this was said by the head of this operation, Dr.
Columbia Dentists Provider Name Locked
). Stay away from this place!
- Brenda B.
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The procedures were explained step by step with the cost and my options. Professional staff who made you feel comfortable. I want to especially thank
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in the financial department for her kindness to me at a time when I was feeling pretty terrible. She is an asset to the office.
- Tina G.
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He waited 4 hours for his appointment. Was told he was past due for a cleaning that he got a couple weeks prior. After he got the work done he got a bill for over $400 after insurance for one filling. They were nasty when he called to get the x-rays and records released to us and would not let us pick them up. They were rude, incompetent and unorganized.
- Robert M.
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This time the hygienist requested a deep cleaning (I already knew, I needed it) from my bad brushing habits. Then the dentist came in and the hygienist briefed the dentist on my contrition then let out a little chuckle-giggle-laugh. It was only 1 second or less, just enough to hear it for a split second.
The dentist looked at the x rays and my teeth and proposed this plan that was besides the deep cleaning, I needed 3 crowns, and 5 fillings 4 metal and one composite. The plan would take 7-8 office visits and would end up costing $5071.00.The hygienist did do a little cleaning at this visit to "get the bulk off" her exact words.
I obviously went for a second checkup-opinion. I went to
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Dental and the hygienist requested the deep cleaning which she did the same day. All quadrants for approximately $200.00 compared to
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's $824.00. Probably because it was not as bad because
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removed some of it.
The dentist came in and looked at everything and said I need 2 fillings which was going to cost approximately $150.00 or so for the 2.
I scheduled that for a week later.
So as of right now my total cost from
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Dental is around $350.00. I will be going back in a couple months for the 6 month checkup-cleaning. As of right now no bleeding
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, no hurting teeth etc.
Even if The dentist says I need more work I don't believe it will be $5000.00 worth as I completely changed by brushing-flossing habits.
I really did not like to hear the chuckle from a professional that knows obviously I don't like going to the dentist anyways. Then the complete differences in the 2 dentists. I don't think the dentist at
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Dental is purposelessly not telling me I need work done so it adds up to a big bill later on.
But as of right now I think
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tried to stick it to me knowing it has been 5 years since my last visit and bad habits. If
I am wrong I am sorry for the review but as of now that is my opinion.
- Michael J.
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Doctor
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Zupnick by Far is a
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treasure in the world of periodontistry. Had the pleasure of being introduced to him through another dental provider, and he gave me 4 implants. They all have lastedfor 13 years and going strong to this day.
After forgetting the name of the periodontist who installed...More /> these EXTREMELY stable implants, 13 years later, i found out I needed two
additional dental implants, I interviewed two other Periodontists and even one
dentist who is certified to do implants, but not a true periodontist like
Dr.
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Zupnick, I was extremely
saddened that I could not remember the name of the Dr Zupnick, untill one day,
I looked through all my old phone books, and recognized the name. I was so thrilled.
the other Dental Imjplant Doctors ALL suggested I extract a third tooth, which was a little loose, but Dr. Zupnick is such a character of good morals, he simply suggested, to shave it down a little, so it doesnt't bump into lower teeth, causing a great
majority of the forward and backward motion of the tooth, that has a smaller root than a "normal" tooth", and then he did a bone graft toaugment my jaw ridgeline, and he packed some extra bone around it, a eversince, the tooth has become stable.
After being told by three others this needed to be replaced, I realized, that Dr Zupnick, truely cares about the best interests of mymouth, and doesntjump to do implants for every imperfect situation.
He is a pleasant person to work with, ALWAYS has a smile onhis face, I wish i knew his secret, he is located right in downtown Bethesda,
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, and
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, so hes everywhere,a nd despite the pricey areas, his pricing is EXTREMELY reasonable. Dr Zupnick is passionate about what he does and I trust him 100% as he has gone above and beyond for me. I love him as my periodontist!!! Best of All, he is like a friend, he REALLY cares about how things are going for you in life. I give him a 20 out of 10. So Passionate, honest, smart, educated, and classy ALL the way!!!
- Nelson P.
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Appointment was fine. As usual the staff was friendly and professional. Quality of work excellent.
- Margaret B.
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I learned tonight from a national news story that the Doctor is involved in hunting beautiful animals for sport and is the subject of international outrage and possible facing criminal charges and deportation to stand trial for his crime of murdering a
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that was living in a protected area in Zimbabwe. He lured her out of her protective sanctuary to murder and behead her. How horrible! I am happy to know that this practice has closed its doors and this man will be facing possible criminal charges and deportation to answer for his crime(s).
- Lydia K.

Dentists in Columbia, MO

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140 E 28 th St

Affordable Dentures - Columbia

3200 Penn Ter
Columbia

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

Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center

1465 S Grand Blvd
Saint Louis

Carl Miller DDS,DMD,PC

1506 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

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

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Columbia Mo

201 W Broadway
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

Douglas Miller DDS

904 Elm St
Columbia

Dr. Paul Cardon

757 B West Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City

Dr. Ricky Cornish

1710 W. Broadway
West Plains

Dr. Scott D. Todd

2716 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Dunville, Dr. Jason A.

3237 W Truman Blvd
Jefferson City

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

Hatley Jr, Dr. Charles C.

4700 Forum Blvd
Columbia

Hawks, Dr. Wayne R

3015 S Providence Rd
Columbia

Hollywood Smiles

1400 Forum Blvd Ste 1
Columbia

Hunter, Dr. Carolyn

77 Smithson DR
Cassville

James Andrews DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

James Andrews MD,DDS

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia

James Hobbs DDS

903 W Clay Ave
Plattsburg

James, Dr. Elliott W.

2702 Bayonne Ct
Columbia

Jared Atwood DDS

4704 Valhalla 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

John Lance DDS,PA

4615 Villa Wood Ct
Columbia

Johnathan Mallott DDS

3320 Bluff Creek Dr # 110
Columbia

Jones, Dr. Heather

1700 E Pointe Dr
Columbia

Kamra Defries DDS

1 Crown Dr
Kirksville

Kenneth Fuchs DDS

201 W Broadway
Columbia

Kent Willett DDS

1601 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

King, Dr. Bruce E.

102 E 9th St
Eldon

Kristiane Naegler DMD

1500 Vandiver Dr
Columbia

Larry Pace DDS,MS

2704 Pebble Creek Ct
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

Long Branch Dental Group

1609 Maffry Ave
Macon

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

Mays, Dr. Karen T.

3200 Penn Terrace
Columbia

Mays, Dr. Karen T.

3200 Penn Terrace
Columbia

McCall, Dr. James M.

603 Nichols St
Fulton

McCaskey, Dr. Wanda

112 N Willow St

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

Nikodem, Dr. Raymond G.

517 Warren County Ctr
Warrenton

Nivens, Dr. Tyler

1101 N Providence Rd
Columbia

Ogden, Dr. Jamie

106 Commerce Dr
Aurora

Parks, Dr. Christopher A.

400 Cumberland Way
Sullivan

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

Pickens, Dr. Stuart

303 N Keene St
Columbia

Pro Dental

1700 E Pointe Dr
Columbia

Propst, Dr. Steven

3904 Beck Rd
Saint Joseph

Quint, Dr. Jessica L.

119 N Main St
Fayette

Rebecca Mathis DDS

1310 Old 63 S
Columbia

Richard Bohon DDS

1 E Broadway
Columbia

Robert Dye DDS

1505 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Ronald Ochsner DDS

1301 Vandiver Dr Ste V
Columbia

Ronck, Dr. Matousek

412 S Hwy 71
Pineville

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

St George, Dr. Matthew P.

603 Nichols St
Fulton

Stadium Dental Center

757 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City

Stevens, Dr. Gregory D.

1601 Chapel Hill Rd
Columbia

Sullivan, Dr. Kenneth D.

2439 Bloomfield Rd
Cape Girardeau

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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