06/15/2014
By: Jodie W.
Kool Smiles of Tucson
We're pleased with the care we get at Kool Smiles. My kids are older and don't have the issues younger kids have with dentists. With that being said, the kids appreciate the professional approach. They get seen promptly, painlessly, and get what they need done in an efficient manner. It helps the dentist is technical and acts in a professional manner. I find this approach inspires confidence in the patient and parent. The support staff is nice and professional. As a parent and customer I appreciate this. Some would say the office is like a commercial business lacking that folksy I- know-everything-about-the-patient-outside- of-dentistry philosophy. Well, it is. It's no mom and pop private practice. This is not a bad thing. I had that kind of dentist before and found their treatment lacking. Not the case with Kool Smiles at all. They do an awesome job and I like the professionalism. The staff is not like your BFF, but they are super nice and customer centered. That is fine with us, the end product, professionalism is all that matters; moms and dads can do the dentist emotional support thing with skittish patients. I am very pleased with Kool Smiles. The office is proficient, priced competitively, customer centered, and does a great job.
03/16/2014
By: Jennifer W.
Dr Jay R Lopez,DDS, PC
I can't believe there aren't any reviews for Dr. Lopez. He and his staff are wonderful! I was terrified to go to the dentist after being told in Safford (Bushmans Dental) that I needed to have all of my teeth pulled. So I stayed away from the dentist for 3 years, horrified at false teeth. Finally I couldn't take the pain any more. I tried 2 different offices in Tucson, and both were unfriendly or dirty. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Lopez because it was close. I thought I should be close to home after having my teeth pulled. ick. BUT! Dr. Lopez and his staff were so understanding and kind. I don't have to have any of them pulled. He has to do a few root canals, which I thought would be terrible pain, but it didn't hurt AT ALL. I have made more appointments for as soon as possible to have work done on the rest of my teeth. I can't wait to smile again. I don't know about other dentists out here, but I do know I will recommend Dr. Lopez and his awesome staff to all my coworkers and family. Many thanks to them!
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09/20/2015
By: Julie M.
Dr Jay R Lopez,DDS, PC
Dr Lopez and his staff are amazing at keeping abreast of current dentistry and caring about their patients. After numerous visits to other dentists and failing to feel a welcome or level of confidence I struck gold! From the moment I steeped into the office of Dr Lopez I felt a sense of relief, renewed believe I would finally achieve the goal of implants. I'm more than on my way to success. Dr Lopez takes personal care in each and every patient and his staff welcomes you with a smile and makes you feel special and cared for. I would recommend Dr Jay Lopez to anyone especially those timid in regards to dental offices. I drive from Sierra Vista to Tucson for every visit and I'm confident I'm doing what's right for me with Dr Lopez at the helm and I have no regrets and NO looking back! Thanx Dr Lopez and your entire staff for taking great care of me and designing a successful implant approach we are striving for!!!
09/16/2016
By: D J.
Barbara B Andrews, LCSW
I found Barbara very helpful. After years of denying my depression I finally reached a point where I couldn't function at all. It was like my brain was being pulled in two different directions and , whereas, I was able to pull it together in the past, because of work-related stress I could no longer do it. And of course, I was blaming myself. Talking with Barbara help me see that I needed medical treatment as well as talk therapy. After identifying the correct medication and working with Barbara, I've been feeling better, sleeping better, and doing better. Barbara was comfortable to work with and felt more like a friend than one of those therapist who peer down their noses at you and scribble. She is not a doctor and could not write the prescription herself, but she communicated with my PCP to get me going in the right direction.
11/18/2015
By: Jannette M.
General Dentistry 4 Kids
The staff at gd4k at Valencia is great with kids the ladies in the front office are very kind and helpful Jasmine was the one who gave my daughter the medicine and mase her feel comfortable then Manny was the assistant who brought her back to start treatment my daughter started getting scared but he dis a great job in calming her down to get her started.Dr.Aram came is the Doctor that saw her he is very friendly and gentle with kids my daughter didn't even move when he was giving the anesthetic he is great!Erika is also very helpful she would come in and check to see if Manny needed anything she is very friendly as well and funny.During the appointment the back office manager Rosa also passed by and see how the Dr. And his assistant were doing.It is a great environment here I will always bring my daughter here.
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06/21/2016
By: Blaze F.
Kool Smiles of Tucson
I was very disappointed. My oldest was having some dental work done and they wouldn't allow me back in the room with her with my other children. This was very frustrating for me. As a single mother, it is very hard to get someone to watch my other children. This is supposed to be a place for kids but they didn't seem very kid friendly. I ended up having to reschedule the appointment, which leads to my next concern. I told the lady up front that I would need to call and reschedule because I was unsure when I would be able to get someone to watch my other children. She said I HAD to make another appointment right now. When I tried to explain my situation, she didn't seem to care. I do not feel like this place caters to families or their situations, which is odd for a place that is supposed to be for children.
02/03/2016
By: Sweet C.
General Dentistry 4 Kids
This place is absolutely amazing! Super kid friendly. If I could give GD4K 10 stars I would! The assistants are wonderful with children of all ages. We met Dr. Chen and Dr. Kemp who stepped into our exam room to introduce himself and to say hi. Dr. Chen and Stella worked fast and accordingly during my girls cleaning and exam (as 2yr olds aren't as cooperative).My daughters loved the playground in the waiting room and the little toy with balloon Dr. Chen and the wonderful assistant Stella gave them.I'm sure when we go back for their 6 month check-up they will be excited to go, they talked about their visit for the rest of the day.A wonderful experience overall. Thank you GD4K. (Country Club location)
01/24/2017
By: nini520
Kool Smiles of Tucson
I had a scheduled appointment for my three boys today at this location. The office staff was very friendly & very helpful. My insurance coverage just recently changed & staff was able to explain what I would be responsible for on my next two future visits. It's nice being able to go to an office where you can see that the staff really cares for the needs of their patients. I have been going to this location for a few years now but I must say today's visit truly made an impression on me because of the new friendly faces & spectacular customer service. Look forward to taking my kids there in the future! Thank you all at Kool Smiles East for taking care of my family today!
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04/29/2016
By: Brandy M.
Kool Smiles of Tucson
Company really works with scheduling appts that are very convinent, The staff is all seemily nice. My only rather large complaint is my oldest son was not completely numb when they started working on him, this is twice now same dentist.. This last appt, I even had to take him to his doctor because they grinded on him so hard he was complaining his jaw hurt so bad it was broken.( it wasnt or my review would look way diffrent after 4 days he was good). My only other complaint but nothing on the company but it feels like you step into a third world country there so if you are ok with the constant hard stares while waiting for your children you will be ok..
04/30/2014
By: Don C.
Half Dental Tucson
I was in town for business and was in some serious pain. The hotel staff recommended Half Dental. They were able to get me in the same day and the staff was friendly once I arrived.The dentist was able to diagnosis the problem quickly and told me my options. I didn't feel any pressure to make a choice. The dentist explained each step during the procedure which seemed to put me at ease. The aftercare was explained and I was on my way. I still made a late afternoon appointment when a similar procedure in the past caused me to miss two days of work. The cost was extremely fair and I even received a call the next day to see how I was doing.
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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