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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 Hickory

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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.

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140 E 28 th St

Alan Grant DDS

209 1st Ave SW
Taylorsville

Andrews, Dr. Robert

109 Rock Barn Rd NE
Conover

Bee Yang DDS

951 11th Avenue Blvd SE
Hickory

Beeson Jr., Dr. Perry H.

218 Burkemont Ave
Morganton

Boggs, Dr. James B

4283 Hickory Blvd
Granite Falls

Bryan Graham DDS

221 13th Avenue Pl NW
Hickory

Bryan, Dr. George

3421 Graystone Pl
Conover

Carol G Schaffer, DMD, PA

436 Hospital Dr
Linville

Carolina Dental Care Center

230 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir

Carolina Dental Care Center

66 N Carolina Hwy 16 S
Taylorsville

Charles Goodwin DDS

360 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Chauvin, Dr. Jeffrey

816 Lower Dallas Hwy
Dallas

Christopher Reese DDS, PA

3034 N Oxford St
Claremont

Clay, Dr. George W

2388 Springs Rd NE
Hickory

Coke Gunter DDS,PA

221 13th Avenue Pl NW
Hickory

Cordora, Dr. Michael C

236 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Dale E Spencer DDS

1170 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory

David Darab DDS,DMD,MS

PO Box 2526
Hickory

David Hamilton DDS,PA,MS

322 10th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Deal, Dr. R. Jason

222 W Union St
Morganton

Delores Hammer DDS

518 4th St SW
Hickory

Dental Works

2535 Us Highway 70 SE
Hickory

Donald Culbreth DDS

360 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Doyle Hollar DDS

614 Hospital Ave NW
Lenoir

Dwight Hastings DDS

300 29th Ave NE
Hickory

Edgar Lane DDS

1256 10th Street Ln NW
Hickory

Edwin Powell DDS

231 13th Avenue Pl NW
Hickory

Eldridge & Eldridge

407 2nd St NW
Hickory

Eldridge, Dr. Lena

407 2nd St NW
Hickory

Eugene Modlin DDS

1235 4th Street Dr NW
Hickory

Frye, Dr. Steven

352 2nd St NW
Hickory

George N Bryan Jr DDS

3421 Graystone Pl SE
Conover

George W Clay III DDS

2388 Springs Rd NE
Hickory

Gina Covington DDS

360 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Grigg, Dr. Kathy

341 E Parker Rd
Morganton

Grimes, Dr. Eric J.

1315 Wilkesboro Blvd
Lenoir

Gunter, Dr. Coke S

221 13th Avenue Pl NW
Hickory

Henry Patterson DDS

1007 15th Ave NW
Hickory

Hensley, Dr. Rick

918 Burkemont Ave
Morganton

Hill, Dr. Adam E.

123 Little Spring Rd
Blowing Rock

James B Boggs DDS

4283 Hickory Blvd
Granite Falls

James King DDS

1930 Woodridge Dr
Hickory

James Poovey DDS

360 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

James Robinette DDS

1850 Clement Blvd NW
Hickory

James Vinson DDS

816 1st Ave S
Conover

Jason Herring DDS,MS

322 10th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Jd, Dr. Robinette

1850 CLEMENT BLVD NW
Hickory

Jerry Sowers DMD, PA

430 W 20th St
Newton

John Helton DDS

2540 15th St NE
Hickory

John Hyatt DDS

935 4th St. Dr. NE
Hickory

Joshua Millsaps DDS

935 4th Street Dr NE
Hickory

Key, Dr. Ronald R.

430 W 20th St
Newton

Kristin Herring DDS

2782 2nd St NE
Hickory

Larry Holt DDS

935 4th St Dr NE
Hickory

Link, Dr. William T.

300 Sanford Dr
Morganton

Marianne Johnson DDS,DMD,MPH

3070 11th Ave Dr SE
Hickory

Mark Covington DDS

360 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

McAllister Dentistry

1235 4th St. Dr. NW
Hickory

Michael Cordora DDS

236 9th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory

Millsaps, Dr. Joshua M.

935 4th St Dr NE
Hickory

Mountain View Family Dentistry

3055 S Nc 127 Hwy
Hickory

Musson, Dr. Thomas M.

120 Wilkesboro Ave
North Wilkesboro

Pate, Dr. Raymond G.

2315 Catawba Valley Blvd SE
Hickory

Patrick Maddy DMD

3070 11th Avenue Dr SE
Hickory

Paul Mcmurry DDS

2535 Us Highway 70 SE
Hickory

Paul Richardson DDS

PO Box 2526
Hickory

Raymond G Pate DMD

2315 Catawba Valley Blvd SE
Hickory

Reese, Dr. Allison

1231 Shiloh Church Rd
Hickory

Reott Sr, Dr. Michael A.

401 Island Ford Rd
Maiden

Ricketts, Dr. Robert F.

122 Wilkesboro Ave
North Wilkesboro

Rider, Dr. Thomas E

1231 Shiloh Church Rd
Hickory

Robert Verhelle DDS

1420 Old Lenoir Rd
Hickory

Roberts, Dr. Christopher E.

1401 Willow Ln
North Wilkesboro

Ross, Dr. Mark E.

503 S Green St
Morganton

Ryan Sigmon DDS

3710 8th Street Pl NW
Hickory

Sain, Dr. Jason

430 W 20th St
Newton

Salil Bhende DMD

1850 Clement Blvd NW
Hickory

Scott W. Murphy, D.M.D., P.A.

341 E Parker Rd
Morganton

Silver, Dr. Kevin W.

188 E Court St
Marion

Sudderth, Dr. Steve G.

300 Sanford Dr
Morganton

Thomas Peterson DDS

318 3rd Ave NW
Hickory

Thomas Rider DDS

1231 Shiloh Church Rd
Hickory

Tracey M Horton DDS

126 2nd Ave NE
Hickory

Troutman, Dr. Richard D

1985 Tate Blvd SE
Hickory

Vader Shelton DDS

341 Harper Ave SW
Lenoir

Wessels, Dr. Stephen J.

1509 River St
Wilkesboro

Whetstone, Dr. David W.

415 S King St
Morganton

William F Straka DDS

848 2nd St NE
Hickory

William Gwynn DDS,MS

745 8th Ave NW
Hickory

William Kopp DMD

935 4th Street Dr NE
Hickory

William Litaker DDS

270 3rd Ave NW
Hickory

William Straka DDS

848 2nd St NE
Hickory

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