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By: Steve S.
Summer AMR Kleidosty, DMD
An amazing dentist, incredibly and proficient, I would highly her recommend to anyone. For the first time I look forward to going to the dentist.
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By: Mark P.
Kanwetz, Catherine C DDS
I had gone to her for years,and she always treated my wife and I very nicely. But,after it became apparent that we were having money troubles,and couldn't get all the "bells and whistles" high-priced procedures done,she began treating us like paupers. Sorry that we were too poor to deserve good service.
By: celestep
O'Gara J Michael DDS FAGD
I can honestly say that I have no questions or concerns. I feel like I am in good hands.Efficient and honest service.
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By: Kurt T.
Escobar Family Dentistry
I have been going to Dr. Escobar for over 5 years now, and have never had an unpleasant experience. Quite the contrary, actually. Dr. Escobar himself always greets me with a smile, and makes me feel welcome. He has always had my best interest with my dental care, and even helped me get on the right path when it came to have my wisdom teeth removed.His staff is also very warm and inviting, and they always remember who I am. I would say that his office has this small town charm to it, which I love since I'm originally from Georgia.I would HIGHLY recommend Escobar Family Dentistry to anyone!
By: Debra H.
Absolute Dental
I worked at this place for a couple of weeks while I was looking for a real job. This place is what nightmares are made of. They put fillings in over decay. They are so mean to kids. They had a little boy that threw up cause he was so scared and they didn't even care they just kept working and doing 4 yes that is right 4 root canals on him in 1 visit. No one especially a child should have that much work done in one appointment. They would not let the mom come back and comfort him cause they threaten the kids and tie their arms down and they don't want to let the parents see what goes on. I also saw them use unsterilized instruments. The dentists are just paid employees like everyone else their so they don't care about their work cause they get the same amount of pay rather they have a lot of patients or a few patients. Take the advice of someone who has over 13 years experience in Dental Offices and stay away from this place unless you don't care that your fillings are going to fall out or that they will abuse your kids and make them afraid of going to the dentist for the rest of their lives or you don't care if you get a disease from dirty instruments.
By: Jennifer D.
Steve Sims DMD
If your looking for a honest Dentist with experience you will not regret your decision to see Dr. Sims , i needed in ASAP Steven and his staff got me in the next day explained everything in great detail with no judgment , and a very fair price . fantastic team !
By: Cheryl B.
Courtesy Dental & Orthodontics
Worst service ever! I don't trust the people here to tell the truth or be fair so I'm certainly not going to trust them with my teeth or my health!!!!I was a long time customer and there were always issues here and there but they just keep getting worse. I've caught the front office personnel out in lies. The dentist etc keep you waiting every time you show up but won't wait at all themselves. Poor, poor customer service skills all around. In fact, they act like they are the customer!! I could list many more issues but I'm done with this place. It keeps progressively getting worse. Go somewhere else! I am!!!!!
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By: Ross G.
Gentle Dental
We got her at 1pm for my wife to get an extraction. Its now 3:50 my wife has been in back for an hour. They are just now getting ready to pull her tooth. And we are the only ones here. This place is a joke
By: Heather M.
Just Smiles Dental
I went to Dr. Keith McGruder at JUST SMILES DENTAL in Reno to have my front teeth fixed. They were chipped in a past abusive relationship. He said 2 full root canals on my upper 2 front teeth were needed. He signed me up for Care Credit. I okayed that. During the procedure, I felt everything & was in severe pain. He told me to shut up & broke a needle or part of a tool off in my mouth. This object is still stuck in my mouth. When ordering the crowns, I went back multiple times. The crowns were falling out, looked weird, wavy & discolored. He said he would pay the Care Credit bill. I had to go to another dentist to get crowns made. I was told me I didn’t even need to have root canals. I paid all of those expenses. I experience pain, numbness & puss pockets in my mouth due to the shoddy work Dr. McGruder did. I went to a dentist recently & was put on antibiotics. My mouth was infected, because of the work Dr. McGruder did. Dr. McGruder didn’t do my root canal right & has to be redone.
By: Jazmin T.
Belle Dental
Staff was so nice they got me in quick and the doctor was really sweet. Nice little clean, small private office.
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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