Riverfront Dental in Salem, OR with Reviews - YP.com
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10/10/2017
By: E O.
Steven D. Cowgill, DMD
Comfortable and welcoming office with an exceptional dentist. The treatment rooms offer a nice, tranquil view of Mill Creek. The employees are well trained, friendly and laughter fills the air. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for an enjoyable dental experience.
09/08/2017
By: Vera K.
Sitnik Dental
I highly recommended Doctor Sitnik.This is by far the best Dental office I have been to!! Dr.Sitnik is very gentle and professional .The all staff is super friendly and very courteous .Very clean office and nicely organized.If you are looking for a dentist give Doctor Sitnik office a call today .
08/25/2017
By: Jennifer H.
David Wesley Howerton, DMD
Their billing practices are ridiculous. They force you to pay up front, but do not identify the correct negotiated fees. And then you get to spend MONTHS trying to get the condescending woman in the billing department to correct HER error. Not going back.
08/25/2017
By: Frank S.
David Wesley Howerton, DMD
The want the money upfront, bill incorrectly to the insurance company, then you have to haggle for the $$ back..and add that to some serious condescending behavior from the billing dept.
02/14/2017
By: Susan S.
Wylam Dustin DMD
Definitely not an assembly line here; very personal service. Excellent dental care received by this caring and personable dentist!
10/04/2016
By: Arla C.
Wylam Dustin DMD
I am ashamed of my mouth but do know the importance of caring for ones teeth. I needed a new dentist. Dr. Wylam and his staff made me feel extremly comfortable, from introductions on. This is an office for anyone who wants professional care, concern, advice, and a dentist that cleans your teeth himself. I was amazed and realize that that by him doing the cleaning, it gives him the true picture of what is going on. I would trust Dr. Wyman with anyone's mouth! I look forward to my next appointment. Arla C.
10/03/2016
By: Yannan Z.
L. Emery Karst, D.D.S.
I went to him when he was running promotion for implant and crown at $999 each. I was a little nervous, but it turned out fine. I've had the crown on the implant for one month now, and everything was fine. Getting the implant took about one hour, finishing off with the crown took half an hour 2 weeks later. He certainly knew what he was doing, so were his assistants, who were nicer than him. His equipment is somewhat outdated, with flushing water dripping to my neck both times.
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07/18/2016
By: David T.
SmileKeepers Salem Capitol
$$$$$ Smile Keepers wanted to maximize their billing opportunities as the primary focus of my care. How ever-increasing partials (rather than dentures) was going to work for me or how they were going to be paid for (not by insurance) wasn't their concern. How they could be more predatory in practice with people they joking call patients is a wonder. Another insurance industry leach pretending to be health care while caring exclusively for profits.
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05/18/2016
By: Dan M.
David Wesley Howerton, DMD
Dr. David W. Howerton, DMD is a fantastic Oral Surgeon, but I have to give the practice only one star. We were over charged and had to call for a reimbursement. Our Health savings account wont process any future transactions until the discrepancy it taken care of due to the overcharge. I hope in the future that the practice will verify funds available for payment, take the account information and once they receive what's owed charge accordingly.
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03/05/2016
By: Margaret L.
Arrow Dental Clinic
I came in over a year ago with something like 10 cavities and a boatload of dental anxiety. A definite bummer is that almost none of the dentists can use nitrous oxide, but they were all extremely gentle and understanding with me, and it turns out I don't actually need it-- actually, my previous dentist had been numbing me wrong. They kept me informed about my choices, they were super nice about my weirdnesses, and there was no shaming or talking down about the state of my mouth. Now I'm all fixed up AND I'm doing a better job taking care of my teeth because they give good advice!
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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