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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 Ithaca

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Everyone in the office was very understanding and made accommodations for his according to his specific needs. Everyone explained all procedures well and let him know what they were doing at each step. He was very happy with the care he received.
- Aria B.
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A wonderful and relaxed feeling at a dentist's office may be a rarity, but not at Dr. O'
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's. He has great skill, caring, and professionalism; he deserves and has earned my highest recommendation.
- Dennis G.
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He is very truthful and for me going through all the dental changes he walks me through all the processes and is very informative. He educated me on what he was doing and does not push any products. He will only deal with what is required.
- Jen C.
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I have been going to this practice for 40-something years. She has only had it for the past year-or-so. She bought it from a man named
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. It is all women now. There is another woman dentist although I have not met her. If I have an emergency I can get right in, but it takes a long time to get a routine cleaning appointment. The office environment is very good; they have been there forever. Their punctuality is very good; I don't have to wait very long. The staff is very friendly. I had one enormous bill and they let me pay it off monthly, which was a break.
- MARILYN H.
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is the first dentist to realize that anesthetic wears off very quickly for me. After a terrible root canal I avoided the dentist fr 10 years. A friend recommended Dr
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and he was very patient in helping me overcome my severe anxiety about dentists. Highly recommend.
- Troy G.
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I had my teeth cleaned on my first visit, and then had a consultation with the dentist. After a detailed consultation, I felt assured to go forward with this dentist. Dr.
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is a very good dentist, with a very good bedside manner. His staff is courteous and professional. The dental office surroundings are very nice as well. I would recommend this dentist.
- Lori J.
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I was told by
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is horrible to deal with. She is not a good communicator and was very rude and condescending to me. It got worse when I asked for my records. I told her I saw a lawyer, and I was going to press charges against my previous dentist. But before I could do so, I would need a statement in writing from Dr.
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saying that it would cost me $6500 to correct my three implants. My insurance would not pay because not enough time had passed since the original implant surgery and previous crowns.
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refused to put anything in writing, and told me to leave-- as if I am some kind of criminal. I couldn't believe how rude she was to me. I decided then and there to leave Dr.
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and I suggest he fire this woman! These records are mine, but I was really shocked by the fact that they would not put in writing the money they wanted to fix my teeth. COULD THIS BE BECAUSE THEY WERE PURPOSELY PLANNING TO CHARGE ME TOO MUCH FOR THEIR OWN ENRICHMENT?
- Edward C.
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At the completion of my appointment, I wanted to ask a couple of questions to see if I would be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry based upon current health conditions, however the staff insisted that I complete a financial and credit report first. I had the cash in the bank and was able to pay either in cash, or via credit, so that was not a problem. The staff sent me into a woman's office who takes care of the financial aspect of the dental care. When I tried to explain that I did not want to make an appointment, nor obtain a consent for the treatment until I could find out if this was something that would be safe for my condition. However, the woman would not help me unless I signed the contract for the credit check. I refused and said i did not want to do it, unless I knew if I could do it based on my medication that I was taking for a medical condition. The woman refused to answer my question, or even to ask the dentist if it were possible unless I signed the contract. I said I did not want to sign it. Then, a couple of weeks later I received a notice in the mail that they were dropping me as a patient. I have never experienced anything like that from any medical or dental provider, and it was very upsetting and humiliating. I would never recommend this dental practice.
- Suzanne G.

Dentists in Ithaca, NY

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A Matthew Thompson, DDS.

101 Snyder Hill Rd.
Ithaca

Achilles Filios DDS

412 N Tioga St
Ithaca

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St
Brooklyn

Albert Thompson DDS

101 Snyder Hill Rd
Ithaca

Aqua Dental PC

1283 Arsenal St
Watertown

Aspen Dental

324 Elmira Rd
Ithaca

Aspen Dental

3057 Wilton Plz Rte 50
Saratoga Springs

Berson, Dr. Gary W.

523 Broadway
Monticello

Betsy Peterson DMD

523 W Clinton St
Ithaca

BNY Dental P.C.

205 West End Ave
New York

Buckley, Dr. William J.

3333 Maple Ave
Pulaski

Carlile, Dr. John G.

38 W Genesee St
Skaneateles

Carvill, Dr. John F.

70 Main St
Potsdam

Catalfamo, Dr. Martha

212 West Buffalo St
Ithaca

Cayuga Family Dental

2255 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Cesari, Dr. Andrew P.

451 W Church St
Elmira

Chemung Family Dental

1007 Broadway St
Elmira

Chris Devenpeck DDS

1025 N Tioga St
Ithaca

Chris Purdy DDS

1018 Ellis Hollow Rd
Ithaca

CitiDentalGroup

240 Madison Ave
New York

College Art Dental

324 Dryden Rd
Ithaca

Comisi, Dr. John C

2333 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Corners Community Center

903 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca

Cottrell, Dr. Eric

36 Homer Ave
Queensbury

David Heck DDS

310 E Court St
Ithaca

David Nicholas DDS

106 Division St
Cobleskill

David Wiener DDS

200 E Main St
Smithtown

Dennis Vargas DDS

218 Denison Pkwy E
Corning

Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, PLLC

8038 Rochester Rd
Gasport

Dolan Jr, Dr. Donald R.

169 E 2nd St
Corning

Dr Elizabeth M Noel

22 Arrowood Dr
Ithaca

Dr Kamp DDS & Dr Devenpeck DDS

1025 N Tioga St
Ithaca

Drew, Dr. David

9 Highland Ave
Woodridge

Dunn, Dr. Richard B.

1007 Broadway St
Elmira

Duthie, Dr. Robert C

436 N Aurora St
Ithaca

Eaves, Dr. Marilyn Y.

660 Liberty St
Penn Yan

Edward Ambis DDS

118 W Buffalo St
Ithaca

Emanuel, Dr. John A.

18A Ridge Rd
Horseheads

Fall Creek Fam Denistry

501 N Cayuga St
Ithaca

Finger Lakes Oral Surgery

2377 North Triphammer Road
Ithaca

Gartenberg, Dr. Jamie S.

2333 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Ghazala Seedat DDS

324 Elmira Rd
Ithaca

Gold, Dr. Brian

60 Jefferson St
Monticello

Gregory Subtelny DDS

436 N Aurora St
Ithaca

Gupta, Dr. Loveena

2255 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Harry Patrick DDS

1001 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca

Hart & Welsh

903 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca

Ithaca Oral Surgery and Implant Center

1301 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca

James Fey DMD

402 3rd St
Ithaca

Janice Ormsby DDS

1308 E Shore Dr
Ithaca

John Duthie DDS

412 N Tioga St
Ithaca

Joseph Chung DMD

230 Rock Hill Dr
Rock Hill

Kamp, Dr. Ira

1025 N Tioga Street
Ithaca

Karpinski, Dr. Kathryn M.

2333 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

King, Dr. Eugene E.

807 Hazelwest Dr

Kristna Kapur DDS

501 N Cayuga St
Ithaca

LaClair, Dr. Robert A.

111 S Mechanic St
Carthage

Leo Cacciotti DDS

200 E Buffalo St
Ithaca

Luis Mauleon DDS

501 N Cayuga St
Ithaca

Lyon, Dr. Robert G

208 Walnut St
Elmira

Madhav Mukundan DDS

324 Elmira Rd
Ithaca

Manunts, Dr. Marina R.

2329 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Marc Purdy DDS

1018 Ellis Hollow Rd
Ithaca

Mark Schuller DDS

602 W Water St
Elmira

Mauleon Jr, Dr. Louis T

501 N Cayuga St
Ithaca

McCutcheon, Dr. James S.

22 Arrowood Dr
Ithaca

McCutcheon, Dr. Richard R

22 Arrowood Dr
Ithaca

Mccutcheon, Dr. Richard S.

22 Arrowwood Dr
Ithaca

Meriwether, Dr. Lynne

218 Denison Pkwy E
Corning

MICHAEL SOKOLOFF, DDS, LLC

20 Old Mamaroneck Rd
White Plains

Michael Stahl DMD

2309 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Oberly, Dr. Richard D

423 W Clinton St
Ithaca

Olean Family Dentistry

2626 W State St
Olean

Olsen, Dr. Phillip E

68 Academy St
Liberty

Ormsby, Dr. Janice H.

1308 E Shore Dr
Ithaca

Orthodontic Associates PC

412 N Tioga St
Ithaca

Pamela Nordland DDS

70 Pleasantview Dr
Jamestown

Patrick, Dr. H J Peter

1001 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca

Paul Hart DDS

324 Dryden Rd
Ithaca

Piliero, Dr. Francis T

2333 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Polgar, Dr. Richard L.

7 Dietz St
Oneonta

Pominville, Dr. Sam

7626 N State St
Lowville

Prindle, Dr. Edgar D.

774 Pre Emption Rd
Geneva

Purdy, Dr. Marc C.

1018 Ellis Hollow Rd
Ithaca

Richard Gardner DDS,PC

PO Box 852
Ithaca

Richard Oberly DMD

523 W Clinton St
Ithaca

Richard Rhodes DDS

2 Pleasant Grove Ln
Ithaca

Richards & Mc Cutcheon DDS

22 Arrowood Dr
Ithaca

Richards, Dr. Melzar T

22 Arrowood Dr
Ithaca

Ridge Road Dental Care

18A Ridge Rd
Horseheads

Robert Duthie DDS

436 N Aurora St
Ithaca

Scott Noren DDS

1301 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca

Shields, Dr. Thomas L

2333 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Singh, Dr. Raminder

2309 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca

Southport Dental

1141 Broadway St.
Elmira

Stephen Hand DMD

102 N Tioga St
Ithaca

Stillings, Dr. Beth A.

273 E 14th St
Elmira

Stockton, Dr. Stephen C.

610 Park Ave
Medina

Sunshine Dental

140 Eastern Blvd
Watertown

Terry Starr DDS

4 Sandra Pl
Ithaca

Thuraisamy, Dr. Prakash

1007 Broadway St
Elmira

Tompkins Dental

2309 North Triphammer Road
Ithaca

Trumansburg Family Dentistry

50 E Main St
Trumansburg

Ungberg, Dr. Stephen E.

840 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca

Washburn, Dr. C Terry

94 Main St
Geneseo

Wayne, Dr. Benson L.

60 Liberty St
Monticello

Welsh, Dr. Mark W.

903 Ansaw Rd
Ithaca

Wicks, Dr. Kevin J.

2860 Westinghouse Rd
Horseheads

Woodard, Dr. James W.

2860 Westinghouse Rd
Horseheads

Zax, Dr. Marcia

1301 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca
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