Northside Dental Clinic in Springfield, MO with Reviews -
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By: Amy H.
Martens, Richard T
This is the best, most professional, and nicest dentist I've ever been to. Had a dry socket after having a tooth pulled and I had to return for another visit. I was not charged for this visit and he fixed the problem right away.
By: Amy H.
Dr. Robert T Dewar
When using the needle to numb my upper gums to work on a "drill and fill", he pushed the needle through my gums and into my nasal cavity. Never go to this man!
By: Melissa S.
Wilkinson Dental
I switched dentists after 12 years and I do not regret my decision at all! Love the staff at Wilkinson Dental. Very friendly, beautiful office, new equipment and reasonably priced.
By: dennistt662
All About Smiles Lc
The dentist at—All About Smiles—was horrible to say the least. I went in with a fractured upper left molar that I knew was pretty badly decayed. I could not afford a root canal and crown which would have been the best thing to do, so I decided to get it extracted if it was too far gone to fill. The dentists spent a grand total of 20 seconds looking at the tooth and my x-ray before make the decision to extract it rather than fill it. This dentist rushed through the extraction and it was over in another 30 seconds after the local anesthetic took effect. Luckily, the tooth came out clean. This extraction is not why I am writing this review though.The manner in which I was treated by the dentist is my major complaint. The dentist said nothing to me after the extraction and hardly 4 words before. He was rude, extremely rushed and dismissed both of my other concerns out of hand. I suspect that I have periodontal disease because my front bottom teeth are getting loose and my gums bleed each time I brush my teeth. When I told this to the dentist, he simply dismissed the tough and said that my front teeth would last 10 more years. However, when he said this I nearly got up and ran out of his office: (approximation)We will wait until they drop out and get you bridge.In short, this dentist made me feel like he could give a rat’s behind about my dental health and would only do the absolute bare minimum for Medicaid patients. I was rushed in, he yanked out the tooth, and I was rushed out.
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By: Stephanie B.
Dr. James David Gipson, DDS MD
Awesome experience with them. Even getting wisdom teeth removed was made pleasant. Highly recommended this office.
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By: Sherrie G.
Nikodem Dental Springfield
Worst place I've seen.My wife's dentures broke twice in first 3 months they don't warranty go to anyplace but here.
By: Jac W.
American Dental Solutions
Waited one hour to do a simple repair. Got a xray, then the Dr. came looked at the tooth. After going thru all the paperwork and having to PAY up front, she decided her work could not be good enough. She had her poor staff do the dirty work. She said it would be guaranteed for 6 months! However she would not fix someone else's work! What kind of a Dr. would state that? I would stay clear of this business at all costs. I received my money back but they made copies of my DL and kept originals paperwork even though they stated they were scrubbing and giving all paperwork back. Find anyone else as this can be very upsetting for Kids, parents, Veterans, etc. Many great Dentists here in this area.PS: Had it repaired today for $100 lower and perfect at another Dentist's Office.
By: Kate M.
Knipschild Kay E DDS
I was deeply disappointed in my experience with Dr. Knipschild. She billed my insurance company for procedures that I specifically stated that I did not agree to. I was very surprised to receive a billing statement and a statement from my insurance company for procedures that I had declined. I called the office twice to clarify and discuss but was told that I had to pay the additional fees. I was shocked by the lack of integrity and saddened by the deception. I would never recommend this dentist; it was an incredible lack of integrity.
By: Sandy C.
Stuart W Scott, DDS
Dr. Scott and his staff were so great with my kids! I couldn't imagine a better dental office to take them to! Thanks for being so patient with them and meeting our needs. Two thumbs up!
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By: April A.
Nikodem Dental Springfield
They truly care about their patients. They are a top notch practice from the receptionists to the dentist. They have been wonderful from the beginning. I would recommend them to anyone.
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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