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"OMG! BEWARE of this place! They charge 300% more then other dentist. Dr
feels he can over charge for his services because he has been on" TV. He is a total sham. The laser equipment he uses is over 10 years old, its rolls around the office, stained. The only reason they are open 3 days a week, because they charge outrageous prices for
procedures. I had $4200. worth of work done. I was having my teeth scraped, they did the right side of my mouth. Then I was told if I wanted the rest of my mouth done I had to pay right then and there for the other half. They brought a credit card machine to the chair, while under pain medicine, they swiped my credit card. I signed and they finished. I thought the way everything was handled, it was like a Slick
style. I have since talked to many people about Slick
, most people know of his crazy prices. I got pulled into his web of
. My teeth still hurt and are now sensitive to cold and heat that never happened before. I regret ever going to him. I heard now he sells weight lost shakes, hair replacement products and preforming throat surgery. Dr
is in my opinion, the old time medicine snake oil man. Promises the world in his office. You get nothing but your money taken. BEWARE OF DR
!!!

-Carley D.

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"We liked doctor
very much, and other staff and technicians. But the billing protocol was almost a deal breaker. Fair enough price. But" very pushy, at least the billing office girl. The first week we put down half the total cost (11,000) and we said the rest would be ready soon, as the balance amount was in our financial portfolio and would take a week or two to release. the office girl hounded us every day "where is the balance, we are going to have to cancel your place in our schedule unless we see it. Each day. I certainly thought 11,000 (half) was a righteous retainer and would prove good faith. we almost quit due to her hounding, but Dr
and Dr. Butura were excellent both in personality and as Dental Surgeons. So: A for the Doctors and Assistants, D or F for Billing procedures.

-monte P.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic, or aesthetic, dentistry focuses on improving the overall appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic treatments include any technique that involves whitening, restoring or straightening the teeth by a dentist or orthodontist.

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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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Cosmetic Dentistry reviews in Lockport

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He has been my dentist for over 20 years. He is meticulous. If it doesn't feel right, he won't keep doing it. He kept coming in until he has it just perfect. The staff is great. They will take you at an emergency right away. He's the kind of guy that if you moved, you would still come back to him.
- Susanne Z.
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We love our dentist. we've been going for about 15 years. His staff is very friendly but they're also very thorough. I feel like he's not someone who's going to have you do things that you don't need to have done. He's very thorough.
- Caryn M.
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During my most recent cleaning, the hygienist kept telling me "how much plaque was built up" and how I "must not be flossing." She kept this monologue up throughout the procedure until I finally told her to stop. I didn't understand the shaming--it was unprofessional, unnecessary, and untrue. I had buildup because I hadn't been able to schedule an appointment in over a year, not because I don't brush and floss.
If someone comes to the dentist, they obviously know they need some work done. There's no need to repeatedly point out the obvious. A more appropriate way for the hygienist to have handled my situation would have been to just clean my teeth, then tell me at the end that I had a lot of excess buildup, ask me questions to find out why this was happening, then provide product recommendations and teach me techniques to keep it from happening again.
Anyway, at the "shaming" visit, the hygienist didn't even finish cleaning my teeth. She scraped them, said she couldn't polish them that day, had me buy $18 mouthwash and some special flossers, then scheduled me for another appointment 10 days later.
Ten days later, I went in for my appointment and was told they were running "10 minutes late." 45 minutes later, I was told to reschedule my appointment because the office didn't have any more clean tools. When I expressed my frustration, the person at the front desk told me, "Well, you wouldn't want anything dirty in your mouth, would you?" No, I would not. However, "dirty tools in your mouth" or "reschedule your appointment" shouldn't be the only two options--especially after making me wait 45 minutes.
Yesterday, I went in for my third appointment. I had scheduled it for a Monday because I was told it was their least busy day. When I arrived, I was told they were running "a little late" again. There was already another client ahead of me, so I did not stick around for what was sure to be a repeat of last week. Now, I am now taking my family's business elsewhere. I took time off work THREE TIMES for a basic teeth cleaning and never did get the service completed.
I understand that procedures sometimes run unexpectedly long and know that most physicians double-book in case of cancellations because their time is valuable and they want to be profitable. However, my time is valuable too. At my billable rate, I cost my company over $600 in billable work by not being available to work during the time I spent traveling to and waiting in the dentist's office. This is, of course, on top of the personal vacation time I had to use in order to make these appointments.
This system just isn't going to work for me, no matter how much I like Dr.
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. It's too bad, because he's very close to my home and I really liked the services I received during previous appointments.
- Rochelle W.
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I use Dr.
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, he is so far so good. I have had some really bad experiences with dentists, but this crew I think is very good so far. I was there last week. It went very well. The girls up front are very sweet and very nice. He is very friendly, very nice and has a natural rapport with people. I was really pleased to find somebody that knew what they were doing and had a good rapport and nice personality. I will continue to go to him for my dentistry work.
- Jill D.
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I have been a patient at this office for 40 years. I have watched the dentists and staff tirelessly work to achieve excellence. The office has one of the nicest atmospheres that I have ever experienced. The staff stay for a long time. They are happy working there.
l highly recommend
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- Bernadette G.
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My whole experience with
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was an amazing experience . I would recommend this dental office to everyone . They definitely made a customer for life .
- sherry B.
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I find Dr.
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and his staff to professional and extremely helpful. I have had quite a bit of dental work done over the past year and a half and am grateful to have found them.

The front desk staff is helpful and always friendly. I find Dr.
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to be informative and great at giving options when there is a decision to be made.

On this visit he recommended me to see another dentist for some specific work, and this impressed me. He always gives me options/alternatives when they exist so I can make the best decision for myself and what I can afford. He explains what he is doing and what is happening as he does the work and I appreciate this. The assistants are all friendly, helpful and attentive.

I was informed about both veneers and bonding and I chose bonding at this time as I have other work to be done and will consider the veneers on my front teeth at a later date.

I am happy to have found
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, it is convenient and the staff is the best.
- Karen H.
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This dental facility was very clean and professionally decorated. This office felt like I walked I to a spa! The receptionist was extremely nice and very helpful. The wait time was less than 10 minutes. The X-rays and time before the dentist came in the room was quick. Their chairs are amazing, so comfortable and got a chair massage while having my teeth examined and cleaned!! I would highly recommend this dentist and practice. The actually dentist deep cleaned and examined my teeth himself, his assistant finished up, WOW I was impressed! He took his time and examined every tooth and explained what condition each tooth was in. We came up with a plan together. I have found a dentist and dental practice I trust and this is my and my family's new dentist!!
- Yvette S.

Cosmetic Dentists in Lockport, NY

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140 E 28 th St
Brooklyn

Akron Family Dentistry

10 Main Street
Akron

Alltown Dental

1410 Millersport Hwy
Amherst

Amherst Dentistry

8588 Transit Rd
East Amherst

Aspen Dental

1730 Niagara Falls Blvd
Tonawanda

Aspen Dental - Cheektowaga

1717 Walden Dr
Buffalo

Aurora Dental Care

92 Grey St.
East Aurora

Baumler, Dr. Jeffrey A.

2154 Lancelot Dr
Niagara Falls

Bill D'Angelo DDS

1497 Abbott Rd
Buffalo

BleachBright

1900 Military Rd
Niagara Falls

Bonnevie, Dr. David R

2145 Lancelot Dr
Niagara Falls

Burke Dental Group

3277 S Park Ave
Buffalo

Cappellucci Dental Associates

5136 Sheridan Dr.
Buffalo

Clauss Jr, Dr. Joseph G.

4314 S Buffalo St
Orchard Park

Creekside Dentistry

2825 Niagara Falls Boulevard , Suite 170
Amherst

Danziger, Dr. Mark

2982 Delaware Ave
Buffalo

Dental Care Associates

2145 Lancelot Dr
Niagara Falls

Dentistry With Care, Donald Tucker D.D.S.

6622 Main Street
Williamsville

DeRose Dental

522 Franklin Street

Derose, Dr. Jeffery A

2145 Lancelot Dr
Niagara Falls

Devantier, Dr. Lauren C

2145 Lancelot Dr
Niagara Falls

Douglas R Hamill, DDS.

31 Maple Rd
Buffalo

Dr. Edward Kucio

5007 Transit Rd
Depew

Dr. Edward Sielski

1050 French Rd
Cheektowaga

Dr. Frank Bojcic

6015 McLeod Rd.

Drs. Dick, Potempa and Riad

5875 Snyder Drive
Lockport

Elite Dental

4927 Main St
Buffalo

Elizabeth Schisa D Angelo DDS

1497 Abbott Rd
Buffalo

Eric E. Vetter DDS

280Wehrle Dr. Ste 11
Buffalo

Evola, Dr. Larry

4711 Transit Rd
Depew

Family Dental Center

2121 Main St
Buffalo

Fenigstein, Dr. Stewart A.

5214 Main St
Buffalo

Fredrick Fielding DDS

1497 Abbott Rd
Buffalo

Glennon Dental

5132 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo

Inspire Dental Group

4330 Maple Rd
Buffalo

Jack, Dr. Sidney F

5877 S Park Ave
Hamburg

Jammal, Dr. Sylvia

16 Davison Ct
Lockport

Jarvis, Dr. Ronald H.

590 Sweet Home Rd
Buffalo

Kevin D Angelo DDS

1497 Abbott Rd
Buffalo

Krutchick, Dr. Warren M

287 Center Rd
West Seneca

Lippa, Dr. Ellen C.

2121 Main St
Buffalo

Lucchese Jr, Dr. John V.

2727 Main St
Buffalo

Luongo, Dr. Fred A.

250 Linwood Ave
Buffalo

Marshall Fagin DDS

6471 Transit Rd
East Amherst

Matlach, Dr. Charles A.

8397 Boston State Rd
Boston

Maureen Callahan DDS

1497 Abbott Rd
Buffalo

Meditours

1055 Gibson Rd

Meisner, Dr. Robert J.

250 Quaker Rd
East Aurora

Michael Dingman, DDS

8348 Boston-Colden Rd
Colden

Michael S Rosenberg DDS

3723 Harlem Rd
Buffalo

Michael S. McCormick, DMD

168 Quaker Rd
East Aurora

Moore Family Dental

350 Alberta Dr
Buffalo

Morreale, Dr. Samuel A

2145 Lancelot Dr
Niagara Falls

Niceforo & Braun DDS-PC

285 Main St
East Aurora

NoMoGaps

PO Box 770963

North Buffalo Dental Group

1600 Hertel Ave
Buffalo

Oddo, Dr. Rocco

2887 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo

Rappold, Dr. Amy

20 Losson Rd
Buffalo

Rosenberg, Dr. Michael S.

3723 Harlem Rd
Buffalo

Shatkin, Dr. Samuel

2500 Kensington Ave
Buffalo

Shatkin, Dr. Todd

2500 Kensington Ave
Buffalo

SmileCareClub

701 Broadway Avenue

Smolarek Family Dentristry

5121 Clinton St
Elma

Smolarek, Dr. Jill E.

5121 Clinton St
Elma

Southtowns Dental Services

1497 Abbott Rd
Buffalo

The Smile Center

4427 Union Rd
Buffalo

Tiso, Dr. Carmine L.

9530 Main St
Clarence

Vossler, Dr. Ellen

5845 Main St
Buffalo

Weinstein, Dr. Stuart J.

9501 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls

Westermeier Martin Dental Care

950 Main Street
East Aurora

Western New York Dental Group

North Forest Office Park
Getzville

Western New York Dental Group

2290 Delaware Ave
Buffalo

Western New York Dental Group

2121 Main St
Buffalo

Western New York Dental Group

2290 Delaware Ave
Buffalo

Wheatfield Family Denitstry

3349 Niagara Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda

Whiter Image Dental

670 Endeavor Circle

Williamsville Family Dentistry

1630 Maple Road Ste 400
Buffalo

Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

3476 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo

Wood, Dr. Kevin C

564 Franklin St
Buffalo

Zunner, Dr. Brian T.

390 Evans St
Buffalo

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