Christopher Myers in Fort Wayne, IN with Reviews -
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By: Robin B.
Mary Argus Dds
I have not been to a dentist since I was 5. I had a tooth that was killing me from a cavity I had in my molar and I turned to facebook for suggestions and my neighbor suggested Dr. Argus. Her kids go there and they just moved here from Michigan a year ago and they love her! She is NOT fake like the other review says and she is NOT mean by any means. I have been going to her for the past 3 months to get everything taking care of and I even had great teeth are better than I thought they were once they cleaned them thoroughly cause I could have sworn I was going to lose a lot of my teeth and I didn't lose a one. I told them I have bad anxiety issues and the whole team was awesome with me and I'm 40! I just had 2 tiny cavities filled and one more to go and then I'm done for 6 months which is cleaning time again...My mouth is very small and my gums are extremely sensitive..yeah it hurt some...but, they made sure every step they took I was comfortable all of them. I recommend her!
By: Jackie T.
Kool Smiles
We've been going to Kool Smiles for a few years so I'm use to waiting but the last visit was awful! We had been there on Monday for a cleaning which we got right in but took an hour due to something being wrOng with X-rays. They did my daughters 5-6 times. They said she had a cavity so I took her back on Thursday to get it filled. We were there for an hour and forty minutes before they took my daughter back. 2 hr visit for nothing. Staff was nice and offered to reschedule after being there for an hour. No one in my opinion should have to wait this long and after they took her back she never ended up NOT having a cavity, someone read the X-rays wrong. In all we drove an hour to get there so spent 4 hours for an unnecessary appt. after this I wonder if they hurry so much stuff is missed. If my dental insurance covered more places I would definitely switch. This said my daughter loves the place and staff is nice and friendly.
By: Kelly S.
Kool Smiles
Don't go to this place unless you have no other options. The two pros for this place was the kids play area in the waiting room and the one big room to clean their teeth. It makes it easy to stay with both kids. However, the last time I took my two kids for a routine cleaning, the appointment took nearly 2 hours. We waited over 45 minutes to be called in, then it took forever for the kids to be seen. Once they were done, we had to wait another 5 minutes before someone could "walk us out". No one seemed to be in any sort of a rush, so naturally assumed we weren't, either. We missed our appointment somewhere else because of it. Needless to say, we will not be going here again. If you have a kid who is very scared of the dentist, or a child who has never been before, it might be worth a try, but don't plan on getting out of there for a while.
By: abbrem
Clinkenbeard Benjamin Dds
We've never had a long wait, and Dr. Clinkenbeard seems to be very honest. Went in for orthodontic consult for my daughter and instead of just slapping braces on, he wanted to give her teeth time to see if they straightened on their own. My husband went in for a crown and about an hour into drilling he let him know that the tooth was really bad and might not hold a crown for long and suggested pulling. He never charged us for the drilling and prep. My wisdom teeth have decided to make a late emergence and instead of jumping into pulling he wants to make sure they aren't a problem first. All in all, he's not money hungry and he's honest. The hygienists remember us and are very friendly as well!
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By: Peggy W.
Kool Smiles
I was so nervous for my 5 yr old grandson, I have read some bad reviews, so was very hesitant, but after his initial visit I felt so much better about Kool Smiles. It went very well. He loved the play area and the atmosphere they are very kid friendly. Everyone treated him good and was so nice. Today was his second visit and I was extremely nervous and worried. After talking to Maria F. I was feeling much better. Dr. R. Orman and her assistant jamie S. was very good. The three of them did a wonderful job! And so did my grandson. Also the price was three times less than a pediatric dentist in Auburn. I would definitely recommend them!.
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By: Debbie D.
Kool Smiles
The staff was very friendly there I had a 330 appointment for my daughter we got there at 315 to fill out paperwork that we did not leave until 515 they were extremely slow and then the only other thing that I didn't really care for it was my daughter said once they took in the back there was an individual rooms it was just one big gigantic room without any petitions or anything in between it everybody kind of had to be in front of everybody when they were getting her teeth done and I've never heard of a dentist's office like that before but the staff was friendly I will say that but the rest experience wasn't really that good
By: juliekelly
Kool Smiles
My children and myself all go to Kool Smiles. I have had nothing but good experiences. My 6 year old asks me everytime we go by there if it is time for his appt. I have been going for 4 weeks now getting ATLEAST 1 filling on EVERY tooth. Last couple weeks I have had Dr. Orman, Dental assistence Jen and Jamie. Dr Orman has been very gentle and such a sweetheart with knowing that I have had past horrible dental work done. The dental assistants are equally gentle and sweet. only complaint that I have with Kool Smiles is sometimes you are there awhile....but other then that they are awesome.
By: Gabrielle H.
Kool Smiles
I love this location! Dr.Orman is absolutely wonderful with children! An I was even allowed to sit in the room with my child! I would totally recommend this dental office to anyone! They talk to your child during the entire visit an assure them of each step an that the numbing procedure will be over quickly they do not mention needles or anything that could scare your child. My daughter will definitely be a longtime member of this dental office!! Thank You KoolSmiles!!
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By: Tiffany D.
Kool Smiles
The two assistants that had my boys today were spectacular.. lashayla and kenzie went above and beyond to cater to my boys needs and concerns.. MY boys left with huge smiles on their faces and I felt very comfortable and relieved that I could trust such amazing women with my two precious little men. So thanks to the whole Saturday staff who brought smiles to our faces. Michelle, Kendra, Claudia, Paula, LaShayla and Kenzie you guys make it a Kool place
By: Paradisee N.
Kool Smiles
I had the pleasure of meeting with Tiffany on my last visit and again today. She made both visits very memorable and enjoyable. She was very good with all the kids and kept them calm. Great personality and warm hearted is always good to encounter at the dentist office where nobody likes to go. So to have her there was very important. I know with her my kids are in good hands. From Dawn N. (A Mother of 9)
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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