Best 30 Dentist in Ottawa, Kansas with Reviews -
By: danny449
Richard T Hale DDS
I've been going to Dr. Hale for a few years now and have great confidence in his skill as a dentist. I've had a couple fillings as well as my normal cleanings and everything has gone smoothly and (mostly) painlessly.
By: Kendra L.
Richard T Hale DDS
Dr. Hale is great. I am usually not so great when it comes to dental offices, but he took care of me and put me at ease. Not only was he great, but the receptionist was too! I highly recommend him.
By: Ken N.
Richard T Hale DDS
My favorite thing about being a patient here is just the comfort level I have with Dr. Hale and his assistants. They always make me feel at home and talk with me, which makes the visit go easier.
By: Jason E.
Richard T Hale DDS
A brother-in-law was friends with Dr. Hale in college and recommended me to check him out when I moved to town. Fantastic dentist and I couldn't be happier with my teeth.
By: Jessie V.
Richard T Hale DDS
I'm very impatient and I can't stand to sit around at a doctor's office and wait. With Dr. Hale, I don't have any of that. They get you right in and take care of you!
By: ej2232
Richard T Hale DDS
Haven't been a patient for too long, I just recently went there at the end of July with my daughter. Nothing I can see that would make our next visit any better.
By: Mary P.
Richard T Hale DDS
I was in the dental chair within ten minutes of my visit and the process of making an appointment was easy. I just looked them up online and called.
By: Kelsey P.
Richard T Hale DDS
Dr. Hale has been great - the receptionist is wonderful, too. They take great care of you and will make sure to take your insurance too
By: Jane J.
Richard T Hale DDS
What I like most about this practice is that every one in the office treats you with respect. I would recommend them to anyone I know.
By: Rocko K.
Richard T Hale DDS
I think Dr. Hale is one of the greatest dentists I've ever been to. I say that because I never feel any pain when he does dental work
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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