Best 30 Dentists On Nelson Road in Lake Charles, LA with Reviews -

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By: Jiffy 7.
Kool Smiles
LOVE LOVE LOVE. i've actually meant to write a review here for about a year, after our first visit. i was skeptical about this place (afraid it would be low quality or something), but a friend recommended this place after i'd had trouble at a "NICE" dental office. i could go on and on about how great this place is but i'll try to keep it short. THEY ARE PHENOMENAL HERE! the staff is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL: everyone and i mean every single person is fast, efficient and i wont say friendly because they are so much more. every person you come in contact with really makes you feel cared about, like they are actually happy to have you there (not doing you a big favor by allowing you there like some offices). they will patiently answer any and all questions and give you as much time as you want. they even fit my daughter in for a baby tooth pull during a cleaning yesterday. it was over in about 30 seconds. and also, the actual dental area is a big open space, with some partial privacy screens, but you can still see everyone running around and taking care of people. you never get left in a room wondering if they forgot about you lol. in short, i promise promise promise you, you will love this dentist (i think they may handle adults as well, not sure). oh and i think our longest wait time was 30 minutes. we had a teeth cleaning and a pull and were in and out the door in about an hour and a quarter
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By: Bethany C.
Kool Smiles
My 8 year old daughter is nervous of the dentist and has had 2 teeth pulled so far and will be going back to get to silver crowns. When we first went to get her teeth looked at she was so scared she literally tried to run out of the exam room. Dr. Collins is truly a Godsend and the techs (such as Kim) have also been amazing. After getting her first tooth pulled by Dr. Collins (which also happened to be her first ever tooth extraction by a dentist) she is no longer afraid of the dentist. Dr. Collins is very patient and will answer any question you might have. She is kind to my daughter and has helped immensly at working with her to get over her fear. I will tell y'all, just like I told her this morning, she is the only dentist I will allow to treat my daughter. She is professional, fast, and there is no doubt in my mind that she has my daughter's best interest in mind and for that I am extremely grateful.
By: Patricia G.
Kool Smiles
Today we took our son to the dentist and he was very scared and nervous. Taylor, Kim, and Candace were truly amazing! They talked to him and made him feel comfortable. He was even smiling and laughing which is huge for him at the dentist! He's truly terrified of the dentist but not today!!! Thanks to Kool Smiles. They were able to take X-rays and clean his teeth with no problems. We are very happy with Kool Smiles and it's employees. Candace was very sweet and kind and made our son truly happy by giving him a balloon and talking with him. Taylor and Kim were both very patient and understanding with our son when taking his X-rays. He was very scared and they took the time to make him feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Kool Smiles in Lake Charles! Super Happy!!! ����
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By: Kayla P.
Kool Smiles
Ihave three children who go to kool smiles and they all love it. The staff is always polite and helpful.the play area is a god send. The wait is usually short.they explain everything really well and make sure they're always comfortable.the only negative thing i can come up with, is the lack of privacy.also I'm not sure if laughing gas comes in different strengths,but iexpected to notice a difference and there was none. Both of my older ones said the gas didn't make them feel different in any way. Iwas hoping it would at least relax them a little because they were getting a lot of work done. Other than that, we really like kool smiles and even enjoy going to the dentist :-)
By: Kimber H.
Donald, Dennis E Dr
I've only just had my second visit with Dr.Donald but he came highly recommended through family and friends. I had a very thorough cleaning with their hygienist, Kelly, who was very refreshing and warm. I had missed my prior 6-month cleaning due to relocation and was pleased at how well she tended to my teeth. I was due back for a filling and Dr.Donald made sure I was able to be scheduled within the week. My second appointment was timely and quite painless - Dr.Donald seems expert at administering anesthesia which was a relief. All the receptionists were very courteous and the office is beautiful. I would recommend Dr.Donald and his staff to anyone.
By: Sarah P.
Kool Smiles
I recently went to this office with my son, who is autistic. He is extremely uncomfortable when faced with new experiences, so I prepared myself for an extremely difficult visit. I am pleased to say that the staff was extremely patient and understanding. They were willing to give my son extra attention, and took longer with him in order to make him feel more comfortable. One of the employees even took the time to speak to me about her own family member with autism, and offered some information on local resources that I was not aware of. This office was amazing and I will definitely be going back.
By: matthooper1994
Chaumont Darren W
Great experience! Office staff was very professional and courteous. I HATE going to the dentist but after this great visit I will be seeing them again in 6 months! I had no idea what was going on with my teeth...but dr. chaumont explained everything to me and showed me videos on an ipad that really broke it down for me so I could understand how important going to the dentist is. They offer sedation which was great for me because I was really nervous about everything...but turns out I had nothing to worry about. I just laid back, listened to my headphones, and relaxed. These guys are great!
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By: Nelly H.
Kool Smiles
Wonderful patient amazing staff. We have been going here a few years, but the last 2 visits have been awesome. I think her name was Linda, the hygenist cleaned my Autistic child's teeth with such immense kindness, just completely above and beyond. Another tall blond did my daughter and she has always been amazing when we come in. Even with my smallest sqwauking away, while waiting on the wonderful female dentist there we talked about her rainbow shoes all the way home.
By: Amanda F.
Kool Smiles
Both of my children have been patients here for a couple of years. The staff is always friendly, and the doctors are thorough and knowledgeable. I have read some of the other reviews, and I can honestly say that we have never experienced anything other than professional and caring service. My children have had routine checkups as well as dental work done. We've always had a great experience.
By: thecodysullivan
Bercier Frances DDS
From the minute I walked through the doors, I was treated amazingly! From Shonna with my scheduling and explaining all the prices (which were a lot cheaper than my old office) to the Bercier girls taking care of my teeth. Which are now pearly white thanks to my amazing cleaning and whitening trays. I absolutely love these girls!! I've recommended all of my friends and family. - Cody Sullivan
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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