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By: Nancy B.
Western Dental
I had been looking for a good dentist for some time so I heard of western dental and though of just giving it a try why not. So I went this past Monday and I really like this place it has a great customer service in the front and in the back. I really like that they explain you each procedures and the treatment is also done step by step the way it should. They have a payment plans in case u can't pay it all at once.
By: Stephen W.
Dr Rakshak Dental Group
Dr Rakshak is the most skilled dentist I have ever seen. The first time I needed dental work I had an infected wisdom tooth that needed removed. He popped the tooth out within minutes. Said the tooth was a tricky one because it had a hook on the end of it and it could be broken easily. Got my other wisdom teeth taken out by a different dentist out of state. That dentist broke all three teeth and had to drill them out piece by piece. Took three hours. Very painful! Second time I saw Dr Rakshak, was when that other dentist messed up a root canal and now it was infected and was erupting out of the socket. The other dentist said it was impossible to clean the roots completely out because the roots were very twisted and said the leftover root would be fine, or I would have to go to a dental surgeon and mabey a surgeon could do it. Also told me I have very difficult teeth to work on. Then the root he left behind became infected. I contacted Dr. Rakshack because I was so impressed with how well he removed my first wisdom tooth. Dr Rakshak was unsure if it was saveable, he said he will try and he saved it and cleaned out the twisted roots entirely. It doesn't cause me any more pain. He also has done 3 other root canals on me and they all went very well! I am certain he is the best dentist in America. The staff is very nice too, very home like. Also he has 33 years of experience. He does very pain free work! I will only come to him from now on. People should also know that most of the reviews on this site are not for Rakshak Dental. They are for Rodeo Dental, whom Rakshak bought out a few years ago. All the reviews for Rodeo Dental are negative. This is unfair for Rakshak since it has nothing to do with him. He simply bought the building. If you research Dr. Rakshak on other review sites you will see that he is a phenomenal dentist.
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By: Arselia P.
Matthew Wetzel DDS
I had a great dental experience. I would definitely recommend my friends and family. The girls in the office have great customer service skills.
By: Lisa L.
Mark Andrew Washburn, DDS
Best dentist in town! My family and I have been going to Dr Washburn for a couple of years now .We have been very satisfied with his services. If you have a emergency he will fit you in and take care of you . I've seen other dentist in the past and never have I met a very gentle and caring dentist like Doctor Washburn. Renteria Family.
By: mariar8
Romie Lane Dental Group
I've been a patient for many years and have just always had a good experience. The staff is so helpful, courteous, and make me feel comfortable. I appreciate the appointment reminders and being so flexible with my busy schedule!
By: fritzyj
Romie Lane Dental Group
If this wasn't a good office I wouldn't be a patient here for almost 20 years! I have always received great care here from everyone.
By: joel32
Romie Lane Dental Group
I'm always informed about what is going on and I'm confident in Dr. Richardson's skills and expertise. The atmosphere is always really calm and I feel very relaxed at every appointment.
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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