Lisa Lopez in Livermore, CA with Reviews -
By: Michael L.
Livermore Dental Care
The appointment could not have gone any better, it went a lot better than I expected. I was a little nervous at the beginning but as soon as I was taken in to get my vital signs and to take a couple of pills to start getting medicated, I felt relaxed by the way the nurse was talking to me. When I got taken in to get the procedure started the doctor made sure that my Dad under what was going to be done, how long it would take and what to expect once we got home. I will definitely tell everyone that I know that I having my wisdom teeth taken out at my age was not as bad as some people told me it would thanks to Livermore Dental Care.
By: Jude N.
Roxanna R Buchanan, DDS
after relocating to livermore in late 2011, i needed to find a dentist. i've had a serious dental phobia since i was sixyears old. from my initial phone call to the office & i was reassuredthat i would be treated with great care & considerationof my phobia. after my first appointment, i was absoloutely positivedr. buchanan was exactly the right choice for me.i feel so blessed to have found the perfect dentist;dr. roxanna buchanan. she put me at ease & feeling confident in her care.she and her entire staff are a perfect balance of personaland professional.i reccomend her to anyone seeking the very best of dentalcare.
By: dorothyy992
Livermore Dental Care
I would have had to pay out of pocket anywhere else. But I'm glad I did. This time I walked in the door and politely asked if I could be seen today. She asked the Dr. and I was told 1pm would be OK. I arrived and was seen shortly. Wow what a difference. I got the best service and dentistry. It was great. My tooth was fixed painlessly, fast, and even polished! To this day NO pain! Well, on that tooth anyways I think the original tooth needs to be redone also. Hopefully I get that excellent service again! Then maybe I can give 5 stars.
By: animalkingdom
Livermore Dental Care
I was very anxious with thie appointment for some reason. I was made very comfortable with a pillow behind my neck and blankets rolled up under my knees to get my body relaxed. The assistant listened to my concern about the pre-gel burning at the last appointment and allowed the gel to work without rubbing. I appreciated that. Dr. Stephens was very compassionate with my anxiousness. He also addressed concerns with snags on my teeth interferring with flossing. He remedied the problems.
By: david95894
Livermore Dental Care
"Karen was awesome as usual! She gave me a new tool to remove the food from my new crown and is working great.I only have a tiny negative comment and that is the number of reminders I receive. I received 3 email reminders and 3 telephone calls which seemed a little excessive. I think I have been good and haven't missed one yet.You guys are great and I feel take great care of my teeth and never press me to something I don't need."
By: justbrenth521
Livermore Dental Care
As usual, I had my bi annual teeth cleaning and I love my hygentist. She is very thoughtful, nice and understands the needs of a person who suffers from "dentist anxiety". The entire staff at Dr. Gibson's office is very nice. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you suffer from "dentist anxiety". This is a wonderful office w/ friendly staff who really care about their patients!!!!
By: johnh7
Roxanna R Buchanan, DDS
Okay, dentist scare me. I went to see Dr. Buchanan for the first time and came to realize my fears were unfounded. She took great care of me and alleviated me of any concerns. I broke a tooth and had no choice but to see a dentist after staying away for many years. She fully explained to me what needed to be done and the treatment was painless. I will be seeing her on a regular basis now.
By: Bernar R.
Livermore Dental Care
The staff is friendly, gracious, and very competent. I can always get in quickly with an emergency which is much appreciated. The office runs smoothly with no hint of hustle and bustle so I can relax in their care. Prices are going up, but I have chosen to stay here as the service is excellent. I came 2 years ago on the recommendation of my daughter whose family has come for years.
By: Ralph T.
Livermore Dental Care
Moved here a few months ago & was thrilled to have found Dr. Gibsons's office. The pediatric dentist is fantastic, his partner Dr. Stevens (who I saw) was great & very informative, as well. First dentist in 25 years to make a connection between a dental problem I have had & my lupus. VERY impressed by that. Gentle technicians & a great experience for this dentist wary woman!
By: Davis D.
Livermore Dental Care
Dr. David Gibson at Livermore Dental Care is detail-oriented and extremely careful in every step all the way. He is experienced and very knowledgeable. He also guides me in things that I don't know, and makes sure I stay on track to keep my teeth and gum clean and healthy. Not only I feel good, I also look great with a healthy smile. Dr. David Gibson is awesome!
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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