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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 Bellingham

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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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A D Chamberlain

4869 Hannegan Rd
Bellingham

Aaron Lemperes DDS

3300 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

Ahmed, Dr. Senan R.

102 So Samish Way
Bellingham

Albert Chamberlain DDS,MS,MPH

1101 N Forest St
Bellingham

An, Dr. Benjamin

4869 Hannegan Rd
Bellingham

Anacortes Dental Care

1302 8th St.
Anacortes

Andrew Schmidt DDS

3115 Howe Pl
Bellingham

Barkley Village Family Dentistry

2940 Newmarket St
Bellingham

Beautiful Dentistry

520 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham

Beautiful Dentistry of Bellingham

520 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham

Bellingham Bay Dental

1118 Finnegan Way
Bellingham

Bellingham Family Health Clinic

302 36th St
Bellingham

Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham

Borderview Dental

341 C Street
Blaine

Borneman, Dr. Russ F.

1218 29th St
Anacortes

Brandt, Dr. Rodney

2151 Hospital Dr
Sedro Woolley

Brar, Dr. Pardeep S.

601 O Ave
Anacortes

Bright Now Dental

4291 Meridian St
Bellingham

Carlos Ugalde-Meza DDS

4291 Meridian St
Bellingham

Carr, Dr. Randle T.

3400 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Carrie Shane DDS

220 Unity St
Bellingham

CE Family Dental North

1310 Broadway Suite 1-A
Bellingham

Chad Galbraith DDS

3300 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Chaddock, Dr. Robert

2814 Flint St
Bellingham

Charles Farrell DMD

1800 C St
Bellingham

Charles Walter DDS

3400 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Chen, Dr. Darryl DDS

2901 Meridian
Bellingham

Chester, Dr. Robert

3400 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Chris Rosinski DDS

4540 Cordata Pkwy Ste 105
Bellingham

Christopher Burton DDS

1410 11th St
Bellingham

Clough, Dr. Scott L.

3136 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Curtis Smith DDS

911 17th St
Bellingham

Curtis Wade DDS

205 W Fairhaven Ave
Burlington

Dana E Otterholt DDS

104 N 15th St
Mount Vernon

Daniel Cheney DDS

3400 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Daniel Hovorka DMD

1201 N Garden St
Bellingham

Darcie Morris DDS

206 S 15th St
Mount Vernon

Darcy Galbraith DDS

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

David Baker DDS

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

David Cummins DDS

2550 James St
Bellingham

David Olausen DDS

1302 8th St
Anacortes

David Schneider DDS

1800 C St
Bellingham

Dennis Doering DDS

2940 Newmarket St
Bellingham

Dennis Hoofnagle DDS

911 N Forest St
Bellingham

Dieveney-Hinkle, Dr. Jane S.

450 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham

Donald Lunt DDS

19111 SE 34th St
Vancouver

Douglas Bixel DDS

1101 N Forest St
Bellingham

Dr. Jeffrey R. Prager, DDS

1420 King Street
Bellingham

Dr. John Young

3115 Howe Pl. Ste. 101
Bellingham

E Engst DDS

114 W Magnolia St
Bellingham

Ed Brinson DDS

3800 Byron Ave
Bellingham

Edmonds, Dr. Dennis A.

219 N 10th St
Mount Vernon

Edwin Thorp DDS,MSD

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Emel Agan DDS

220 Unity St
Bellingham

Envisia Lifestyle Dentistry

3100 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham

Eric Moldver DDS

220 Unity St
Bellingham

Eric Wenzel DDS

1101 N Forest St
Bellingham

Fairhaven Dental Assoc

1410 11th St
Bellingham

Faith Bult DDS

405 32nd St
Bellingham

Family Health Associates

3500 Orchard Place
Bellingham

Fischer, Dr. John K.

102 S 2nd St
La Conner

Frank Repanich DDS

2814 Flint St
Bellingham

Frere, Dr. Jeff L.

2201 James St
Bellingham

G S Sawicki

450 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham

Geoffrey Tupper DDS

104 6th St
Lynden

George Myers DDS

2710 Meridian St
Bellingham

Gordon Nolan DDS

220 Unity St
Bellingham

Gosch, Dr. Gregory DDS

4825 Grove St
Marysville

Han, Dr. Kathy

2710 Meridian St
Bellingham

Hanks, Dr. R. Von

1800 C St
Bellingham

Hanson, Dr. Lowell W.

3100 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Harpreet Dhillon DDS

4164 Meridian St
Bellingham

HealthMegaMall.com

336 36th Street
Bellingham

Holden, Dr. Clarence E.

1711 E Division St
Mount Vernon

Holtorf, Dr. Charles A.

1101 N Forest St
Bellingham

Homitz, Dr. Karen

120 E George Hopper Rd
Burlington

Jack Veltkamp DDS

1610 Grover St
Lynden

James Lee DDS

4291 Meridian St
Bellingham

James Nguyen DMD

4164 Meridian St
Bellingham

James Sweeney DDS

3600 Meridian St
Bellingham

Jeffrey Staskiews DDS

3300 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Jessica Rogers DDS

2940 Newmarket Pl
Bellingham

Jody Williams DDS

1486 Electric Ave Ste 201
Bellingham

Joel Gardner DMD

1210 E Division St
Mount Vernon

John Gardiner DDS

1410 11th St
Bellingham

John Young DDS

372 E Silverado Ct
Bellingham

Jonathan Henry DMD

2710 Meridian St
Bellingham

Joseph Roseberry DDS

2592 Kwina Rd
Bellingham

Jules Frere DDS

2814 Flint St
Bellingham

Kelsey Ullsmith DDS,DMD

1101 N Forest St
Bellingham

Khodayar Dehghan DDS

1930 E College Way
Mount Vernon

Knudson, Dr. Robert

1415 Commercial St
Bellingham

Kobylnyk, Dr. William

1250 S Burlington Blvd
Burlington

Komal Dhir DDS

4291 Meridian St
Bellingham

Kurt Swanson DDS

2940 Newmarket St
Bellingham

Kuzma, Dr. David J.

3001 Commercial Ave
Anacortes

Laura Schoening DDS

220 Unity St
Bellingham

Laurel Brion DDS

358 Viewcrest Rd
Bellingham

Lee Family Dental

3031 Orleans St
Bellingham

Lemperes, Dr. Aaron J.

3300 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

List, Dr. Jerome O.

3841 Piper St

Lori Radder DDS

1121 Raymond St
Bellingham

Lummi Indian Health Clinic

2592 Kwina Rd
Bellingham

Mak, Dr. Victor W.

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Marcus Fairbanks DDS

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Mark Brooks DDS

800 E Chestnut St
Bellingham

Marker, Dr. Timothy J.

2210 Kulshan View Dr
Mount Vernon

Marvin Marson DDS

1100 Ellis St
Bellingham

Mary Bisese DDS

1301 J St
Bellingham

Matthew Gifford DDS

601 O Ave
Anacortes

Melissa Freeman DDS

7000 Guide Meridian
Lynden

Meyer, Dr. Lane

5739 3rd Ave
Ferndale

Michael Crowley DDS

3400 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Michael Oswald DDS

3628 Meridian St.
Bellingham

Michael Scott DDS

4164 Meridian St
Bellingham

Monica Foley DDS

610 Dupont St
Bellingham

Moreno, Dr. Ronald

3115 Howe Pl
Bellingham

Morris, Dr. Darcie L.

2420 Woodridge Ave
Mount Vernon

Myers, Dr. George

2710 Meridian St
Bellingham

Nalin Orthodontics

2210 Kulshan View Drive
Mount Vernon

Northwest Dental Service

2710 Meridian St
Bellingham

Olivia Collier DMD

1310 Broadway St
Bellingham

Oswald & Vander Giessen

3628 Merdian St
Bellingham

Patrick Coe DDS

1225 E Sunset Dr
Bellingham

Patrick Rooney DDS

215 Marine Dr
Blaine

Paul Lovdahl DDS,DMD,MSD

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Perry Family Dentistry

2017 Continental Pl.
Mount Vernon

Philip Madden DDS

3110 Commercial Ave
Anacortes

Phillips Trautman DDS

4164 Meridian St
Bellingham

Rachael Hogan DDS

4455 Cordata Pkwy
Bellingham

Rasmussen, Dr. Daniel W.

901 8th St
Anacortes

Rebecca Hora DDS

220 Unity St
Bellingham

Rich Ullsmith DMD

220 Unity St
Bellingham

Richard Tucker DDS

1800 C St
Bellingham

Robert Hanks DDS

1800 C St
Bellingham

Roger C. Jones, DDS

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Roger Jones DDS

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Ronald Dahl DDS

2030 Alder St
Ferndale

Ryan Wynne DDS,MSD

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Samiramis Sando DDS

4291 Meridian St
Bellingham

Sawicki, Dr. G. Steven

450 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham

Schmidt, Dr. Terra

1118 Finnegan Way
Bellingham

Schneider, Dr. Thomas F

3500 Orchard Pl
Bellingham

Scott Jones DDS

2592 Kwina Rd
Bellingham

Seelye, Dr. Les R.

2075 Barkley Blvd
Bellingham

Shoff and White Orthodontics

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Sidney Williams DDS

4455 Cordata Pkwy
Bellingham

Silver Beach Dental

2814 Flint St
Bellingham

Skourtes Dba Willamette Dental Grp.

4164 Meridian St
Bellingham

Smith, Dr. Cathy

1118 Finnegan Way
Bellingham

Sonja Thorpe DDS

3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham

Steven Kimberley DMD

3300 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Steven Widman DDS

1310 Broadway
Bellingham

Subedar, Dr. Ashoka

2980 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Sulek, Dr. Clayton

2003 N State St
Bellingham

Swanson, Dr. Randel P.

707 W Bakerview Rd
Bellingham

Sweet Tooth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

3600 Meridian St.
Bellingham

Taylor, Kenneth A. DDS

610 Dupont St
Bellingham

Terri Zweber DDS

147 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham

Tetrick, Dr. Gary M.

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Thatiana Espirito DDS

PO Box 1595
Bellingham

Timothy Murray DDS

2341 Vining St
Bellingham

Todd, Dr. Richard D

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Trevor Veltkamp DDS

3400 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Triplett, Dr. Michael D.

445 Madrona St.
Eastsound

Tsering P. Dhakchang DDS

1207 N 200th St.
Seattle

Tucker, Dr. Richard D

1800 C St
Bellingham

Turnage, Dr. Bo

180 First St
Friday Harbor

Vander Giessen, Dr. Lance

3628 Meridian St
Bellingham

Veltkamp Family Dentistry

1610 Grover St
Lynden

Vu, Dr. Linh T.

2086 Main St
Ferndale

Walters, Dr. Donald T.

1215 Old Fairhaven Pkwy
Bellingham

Wenzel, Dr. Eric N.

1101 North Forest Street
Bellingham

Werremeyer, Dr. Aimee T.

3600 Meridian St.
Bellingham

Whiter Image Dental

180 Allen Rd NE

Wicknick, Dr. Fredrick W

3136 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham

Willamette Dental Group - Bellingham

4164 Meridian Street
Bellingham

Yaremko, Dr. Eric A.

520 Lakeway Dr
Bellingham

Yousefi, Dr. Mohammad

2428 Haywood Ave
Bellingham

Yun Kang DDS

102 S Samish Way
Bellingham

Zweber, Dr. Terri

147 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham

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