Best 30 Dentists in Corvallis, Oregon with Reviews -

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By: Rachel G.
North Point Dental Group
Dr. Balkins and his dental office made this by far the best dental experience I have had. I had a crown and several fillings taken care of, with little to no pain and with excellent results. They have a fantastic office staff who are friendly, efficient and accommodating. Dr. Balkins was concerned for my comfort through the entire process and kept me well informed on what he was doing and what to expect. I was so impressed with my care I went home bragging about my dentist to friends and family :)Thank you Dr. Balkins and North Point Dental!!
By: peggymullett
North Point Dental Group
Both my husband and I have been extremely satisfied with the service we have received from Dr. Balkins and Dr. Swensen, and all of their office staff. Friends recommended them to us saying they were especially good with people who have special health issues and need extra gentle care. We have found this to be true and have gone on to recommend them to our friends and relatives. We do not hesitate to recommend North Point Dental Group of Corvallis to anyone looking for good reliable dental care.
By: Kelly R.
Templeman, Gary R. DDS
I've been gong here for years. I usually see the hygienist, Angie, and Dr. Templeman. They are great and do a careful, pain-free job. Friendly office staff, and accommodating in their scheduling, which I appreciate as I am a busy mom. My kids look forward to the "prize box". :-)
By: Joshua R.
Templeman, Gary R. DDS
Dr. Templeman made a mouth guard for me because I'm a teeth grinder when I sleep. The thing I like about it is that it only covers the front two teeth so it's not an enormous piece in your mouth. Sort of like beaver teeth. Maybe he could color it black and orange. :-)
By: Jennifer G.
North Point Dental Group
Great dental office with friendly and compassionate staff and dentists. Dr Balkins made me feel very welcome and at ease. They have taken great care with me and always keep my health issues in mind. Very efficient and use the latest technology. Jen
By: skardas
North Point Dental Group
I have had several crown and a dental implant. Dr. Balkin and Dr. Swenson are great dentists and have made these procedures painless and as pleasent as possible. I would encourage anyone looking for a friendly, profesional staff to visit them.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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