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"This final stage of fitting the bridge anchored by implants was the last in a sequence of several appointments. Dr. has always been accommodating" with appt. times, and has explained to me every step of the long process. He takes the time necessary for a good result. My family and I have gone to Dr. and his wife, Dr. Walls for 33 years, since the children were small. The practice is conveniently located for us and the staff are friendly. Drs. and Walls are highly trained and competent. This is thoroughly professional practice with the warmth of old friends. Their practice is located in an older house. The interior has been modernized and is clean and inviting. Dr no longer works chairside, and Dr. works only Tues, Weds, and Thurs. There is a new young partner, Dr. Tropper, who seems personable and competent. He will provide the continuity and extra appt. times needed by Family Dentists.

-Barbara I.

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"It is rare to find a dentist who is as thorough, knowledgable, caring and patient as Dr. . Having a very difficult mouth to correct and treat," I was most pleased with the outcome. I greatly appreciated the manner in which he explained all procedures. In addition, he is always available for emergencies . I can recall him coming to the office on his day off, with a smile on his face, to treat an issue that required immediate attention . His entire staff is most friendly , efficient, and competent , which makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience. B

-Arleen B.

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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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The procedure itself appeared to go ok. however in the months that followed it was revealed (by an oral surgeon) that I had sinus infection resulting from the extraction (left side). had "diagnosed" no sinus infection (by closing the right nostril and to breath out through the left...since no air came out, he said there ...More was no sinus infection. and said that there was now an opening in the gum/tooth root area that he could offer a procedure to repair, by taking gum tissue from another part of the mouth (pallette, I believe, was one choice), which he sketched out on a diagram for me. I was feeling anxious and asked if he could recommend an oral surgeon, which he did. (However, the oral surgeon he recommended was either unavailable to see me (at any time?) or did not want to, for whatever reason.)
long story short: another oral surgeon I consulted said he could not do the gum repair work until the sinus infection was resolved. He referred me to an ENT Dr (Ears, Nose, Throat), who confirmed the sinus infection, and "hole" connecting the oral cavity with the left sinus, caused by the dental extraction. Surgery in November (Riverside, general anesthetic).
New Dentist now, evaluated situation, and referred me to a gum doctor/denist in periodontics. Who offered me a procedure to do a graft. and did the best he could with the situation...not able to fully close the gap created, so now while it's better than it was, it requires constant attention to clear out food trapping, etc.
If I had it to do over again, I would not. the teeth were fairly "high" up, and not in imminent or threatening the adjacent teeth. recommended a proactive approach, and I regret my decision to go ahead with his recommendation. I was 63.5 years old at the time, and one dentist I consulted opined that, at my age, and in these circumstances, would 1) not have gone ahead, and 2) at least go to an oral surgeon to have the work done.
If you need upper teeth removed, go to an oral surgeon, not a dentist who would like to do this form of oral surgety.
to be fair, successfully removed my lower teeth about 10 years prior (approx). and 's other work is very good. cosmetic repair, etc. is good.
Let's just say that I think I would have been served better by a more conservative approach, vs. the aggressive ("proactive") approach chose. I'm sure he meant well. but the result, and the offer to do more oral surgery to repair the damage, just scared the heck out of me to consider going any further.
- CLAUDE R G.
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Awesome. Great care was taken to make me comfortable. My teeth look wonderful after my cleaning. Dr came in to check my teeth. He was extremely attentive. Ne noted teeth to keep track of.
- Bernadette M.
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The Dr.'s diagnosis was accurate (had another diagnosis with a nearby dentist) and prices very good. The work has lasted 3 years -- one filling was very close to a nerve and have had zero problems. GREAT DENTIST!
- Frances H.
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Dr. Harroz Jr. and his staff did a great job,during the procedure performed I was updated verbally and by screen shots, as a patient I really appreciate this.This was my first appointment with and would not hesitate to make another one.

- Frank H.
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Simply the best ever! I had left them a number of years ago due to a change in my health insurance. When my dental plan was dropped, I immediately went back. Wish I never had to leave!!
- Margaret S.
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My entire family goes to . Very very friendly, easy on the wallet and filing insurance. Have recommended to friends as well. Great place to take your family!

- Jeff P.
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It was a very pleasant visit. The Dr nor Hygienist was pushy about some work needed to be done. They gave me several options and I scheduled my appointment. I also preset set my 6 months appointment Which is very important to me. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a new office. All the staff was very helpful to work with and filed my insurance for me.
- Susan H.
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Dr. was great to work with! He placed braces on my bottom teeth (all I needed was one tooth realigned). Most people go to orthodontists but Dr. told me that he would be able to straighten my tooth and he did. I wore braces on my bottom teeth for several months and couldn't be happier with the results.
...More /> Something to note - I had gone to two orthodontists to get prices and was thinking that I wouldn't get my tooth straightened if it was going to cost $3000-$4000 to do it. In the end it cost me $1000. It was easy to make appointments and he wasn't trying to sell extra services. No pressure, just great work!
Dr. is our regular dentist whom we go to for our check-ups and find him to be very personable, accommodating for appointments, has a friendly staff, great location, and a clean modern office. Happy he is in the neighborhood!
- Ward S.

Dentists in Gulfport, MS

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Allen, Dr. James W.

250 Beauvoir Rd.
Biloxi

BayView Orthodontics

101 Reese St
Bay St. Louis

Beach View Dental

1924 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Bernard Podlin DDS,MS

400 Pass Rd
Gulfport

Biloxi Family Dental Care

2628 Executive Place
Biloxi

Brandy Hyde DDS

512 Cowan Rd
Gulfport

Broom, Dr. Reggie H.

1635 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Brown III, Edward DDS MSD

8801 Old Spanish Trl
Ocean Springs

Bruce Bleil DMD

15465 Oak Ln Ste 100H
Gulfport

Charles Wood DMD

1213 Broad Ave
Gulfport

Charlton Blakeney DMD

12182 Highway 49
Gulfport

Christopher Frigo DDS

382 Courthouse Rd
Gulfport

Clark Safety

886 N. State Road 135

Clark, Dr. John S.

411 Security Sq
Gulfport

Clayton Hilton DDS

610 34th St
Gulfport

Coastal Ent. Associates PLLC

460 Security Sq
Gulfport

Coastal Family Health Center

15024 Mlk Blvd
Gulfport

Crews, Dr. Karen M.

2500 N State St
Jackson

Daniel Regan DMD

5503 Marvin Shields Blvd
Gulfport

Darren Alexander, DMD

1924 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Derek Fagen DDS

7916 Rue Madison
Gulfport

Divine Dentistry

28 Pass Road
Gulfport

Elenbaas, Dr. Andrea

1924 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Elizabeth Morgan

431 Security Sq
Gulfport

Elizabeth Taylor DMD

431 Security Sq
Gulfport

Emery Edwards DDS

1626 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Enrique Lacuesta DDS

22 29th St
Gulfport

Frank L Conaway Jr DMD

292 Hancock Square Dr
Bay Saint Louis

Frederic Dunn DDS

3016 21st St
Gulfport

Gerald Segraves DDS,DMD,PA

15382A Saint Charles St
Gulfport

Glenn Hendrix DDS PLLC

2113 GOVERNMENT ST
Ocean Springs

Guido Sutter DDS

19441 Pinehurst Pl E
Gulfport

Hage Family Dentistry

400 Pass Rd
Gulfport

Hall, Dr. Reagan

2216 17th St
Gulfport

Hanger Clinic (orthotics and prosthetics)

9034 Carl Legett Road
Gulfport

Hilton Dental Clinic

610 34th St
Gulfport

Hilton, Dr. Frank

610 34th St
Gulfport

Hyde, Dr. Eric L.

15236 Dedeaux Rd
Gulfport

Irons, Dr. Roy L.

PO Box 3119
Gulfport

Jason Papania DMD

410 Security Sq
Gulfport

Jason Rector DDS,DMD

1070 Judge Sekul Ave
Biloxi

Jeffery Taylor DMD

431 Security Sq
Gulfport

Jeffrey Niolet DMD

300 E Railroad St
Long Beach

Jeremy Hayes DDS

5503 Marvin Shields Blvd
Gulfport

John Hopkins DDS

3303 A Ave
Gulfport

John Mcintyre DMD

15441 Orange Grove Rd
Gulfport

Johnathon Mccormick DMD

3506 Washington Ave
Gulfport

Jones, Dr. Theresa G.

382 Courthouse Rd
Gulfport

Julius Willis DMD

1226 Jackson Ave
Pascagoula

Keesler Medical Center

301 Fisher St
Biloxi

Kevin Verrrett DDS

1708 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Larry Buntyn DDS

14070 Dedeaux Rd
Gulfport

Larry Buntyn DMD

1203 Government St
Ocean Springs

Lauren Bolton DMD

1708 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Laurence Hage DMD

400 Pass Rd
Gulfport

Leverett Family Dentistry

1621 Pass Rd
Biloxi

Mark D Stringer DMD

520-A Courthouse Rd
Gulfport

Marvin Liberto DDS

382 Courthouse Rd
Gulfport

Matthew Mccabe DDS

512 Cowan Rd
Gulfport

McCabe Dental Clinic

605 16th St
Gulfport

Memorial Behavioral Health

1626 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Michael Shields DMD

4218 Castenera Ave
Moss Point

Michael Williams DDS

424 Courthouse Rd
Gulfport

Mike Mccabe DDS

512 Cowan Rd
Gulfport

Mundy Breazeale DDS

430 Security Sq
Gulfport

Navy Branch Health Clinic

5503 Marvin Shields Blvd
Gulfport

Patrice Jones DMD

1924 E Pass Rd
Gulfport

Paul Rouse DDS

15024 Mlk Blvd
Gulfport

Pediatric Dental Clinic

1070 Judge Sekul Ave
Biloxi

Philip Hage DDS

400 Pass Rd
Gulfport

Raeline Mcintyre DMD

15441 Orange Grove Rd
Gulfport

Ray, Dr. Jennifer

1033 Tommy Munro Dr
Biloxi

Richard Hawkins DDS,PA

302 Courthouse Rd Ste E
Gulfport

Robert Sutton DMD

15503 Oak Ln Ste 30013
Gulfport

Ronald Bourgeois DDS

423 Security Sq
Gulfport

Scott Lafont DDS

5503 Marvin Shields Blvd
Gulfport

Smile Gulf Coast

1203 Government St
Ocean Springs

South Mississippi Endodontics

1721 Medical Park Dr
Biloxi

South Mississippi Smiles

9354 Highway 49, Suite L
Gulfport

Spraberry, Dr. Clyde

15503 Oak Ln
Gulfport

Stone Dental Clinic

134 Critz St N
Wiggins

Sullivan, Dr. John W.

1025 Division St.
Biloxi

Thomas Teets DDS

2628 Executive Pl
Biloxi

Timmons Family and Cosmetic Dental

2112 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs

Timothy Mccabe DDS

512 Cowan Rd
Gulfport

Vernon Beamon DMD

400 Courthouse Plz
Gulfport

Walter Guillot DMD

302 Courthouse Rd
Gulfport

Zeines, Dr. Victor

57 W 57th St

Zimmerman Family Dentistry

1213 Broad Ave
Gulfport

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