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"They removed some decay and made a new cap; discussed pro's and con's of new cap vs reinstalling the old one. I opted for a new cap. Cap was not as soft" as the old metal cap but price was much less than the metal cap. Installation was quick and left a generous amount of clearance. Cap was made offsite so there was the standard 10 day wait with a temp.

-Susan W.

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"Dr.
has been my dentist for several years, and I like him a lot. Even when I retired and had to give up my dental insurance, he's reasonably" enough priced that I could keep going to him. When he does teeth filling, he likes to do each tooth on a separate appointment. He has made a lot of exceptions for me, such as getting a partial plate done overnight for me by calling the person to get them to come by and pick it up so I could have it the next day. That was wonderful for me! I feel like he's always given me good dentistry at a reasonable price.

-MARY JEAN H.

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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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Due to my insurance change, I had to find a new dentist. I made my first appointment with
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. During that appointment, they tried to sell me services I didn't want; I refused all but basic dental cleaning. Apparently they were not happy with me since I rejected those services they recommended to do, that hygienist rarely spoke to me during the whole cleaning process, acted very cold and indifferent. And later on, they kept putting off my second appointment by calling me to cancel it or move it to another date; the excuses were the hygienist was not available or had a special meeting on that day though the appointment was already made ahead of time. They were rude and cold and not welcoming me as a new patient all after I rejected using the extra services they asked me to. Guess what? A few months later, i got a new insurance and were able to go back to my previous dentist who and whose staff I like very much, and they never asked me to do those services this dental office wanted me to do. I'm glad that I rejected those unnecessary services and saved money! So be aware of extra unnecessary services and the risk of being discriminated by the staff once you said no to those services.
- George C.
D

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He’s done some serious damage on my mouth, and I'm not the only person that that has happened to. I actually referred people there because I liked him, but then they had trouble with the appliances he put in and two of them ended up
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him. The appliances didn't fit right, so they ended up breaking my teeth. I had to have one surgically removed, because the wire was caught between two teeth.

I just kept going to the same one because I don't like change, and he was a friend.

Whether or not I had an appointment, I still had to wait.
- Garrette H.
A

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Very well. They've been at it for decades there. Smooth and as communicated. His office is also a listed provider with the Careington 500 Discount Plan which generates a discounted pricing structure as well.
- Daniel G.
A

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Semi-annual check ups and fillings are the work I had performed at
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. The good news is they have early morning and Saturday appointments which make it easy to work around your professional schedule.
- scott H.
A

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Dr.
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fit me in this morning to fix a filling that had been bothering me for a while. It had fallen out the night before while flossing and due to the sensitivity, I didn't want to wait. I called the office a bit before they opened, and they said they would be able to get me in right at 8 am.
My husband and I have been seeing Dr.
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for a few years now and I know his practice is very busy so I'm very appreciative they made the effort to squeeze me in between their other morning patients. I've definitely been that patient who is having a regular cleaning done and wondering "why is the Dr. taking so long?" and now I know. Having seen this from the other side, I know it's because he goes out of his way to make sure urgent and unscheduled issues/accidents are addressed.
He doesn't rush or take shortcuts - he is 100% dedicated to you while you're in the chair. I also have to comment on the staff. Dr.
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employs professional, thoughtful, and charismatic office staff who make you feel welcome. AND my husband had referred new clients to
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and they sent us a $25 Gift Card - HOW COOL IS THAT?!
- Justine M.
A

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I have been with him for thirty years. He is very nice and very personable. All the staff have always been terrific. The dental hygienists are very nice and very accommodating. Actually they have just re-decorated the inside of the office and it’s very nice and very professional. He just combined with another practice.

I would not still be going there if he is not an “A”. I am very picky about my dentist. I never had trouble getting in when I needed to get in. The office is kind of welcoming, feels at home and very professional but it’s not cold and clinical. The staff has always been very friendly. I am comfortable with Dr.
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. The communication has always been clear and he is always willing to answer questions. The treatments have been very successful. He is very prompt and very professional.
- Jeter B.
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He is very good. I like him just fine. I have been going to him a good while. His availability is fine. When you call, you can always get an appointment like the next day if you need it. His office environment is very nice. The woman in the office is excellent. His punctuality and professionalism are perfect. His staffs are good. His treatment is excellent. Their billing and administration is fine because they do the insurance thing.
- Florence H.
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They are good. I have been with them since 1999 and they are wonderful over there. I have only been with my present dentist for a couple of years; he is fairly new. He is a nice guy, listens to me and was very gentle. The staff is wonderful.
- rose r S.

Dentists in Hickory, NC

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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

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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

Zachariah Yoder DMD

1930 Woodridge Dr
Hickory

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