Downtown Smile Center in Ventura, CA with Reviews -
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By: Janet P.
Dentist Ventura - Prime Dental Group
Dr Lee and his Team are committed to providing the best service and experience possible. They take a personal interest in their clients. They have state of the art equipment. Their goal is to make your visits free from fear or discomfort that you may have previously experienced. I am so impressed with how professional each staff member is, while also taking a sincere interest in their clients. My attitude of hating going to the dentist has completely changed, starting the very 1st time I walked through those doors. Do yourself a today. Whether you are looking for a dentist to trust or are new to the area and not sure who to go to. I can say with complete confidence that your relationship with Dr Lee will be a long and enjoyable one.
By: Jason V.
Canon Nielsen Dds
I had a fantastic experience at Dr. Nielsen's office. He literally saved me 90% of the costs that another dentist wanted to charge. In an industry full of salesmen who just so happen know how to work on teeth...rarely you will find a true dentist with a passion for helping people. Dr. Nielsen is one of the good guys. Thank you to Dr. Nielsen's entire staff for a great experience. You now have my entire families business.
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By: Jake M.
Ventura Smiles Dentistry, Inc.
Ventura Dental Specialty Group no longer exists and currently operating under two general practitioners as Ventura Smiles Dentistry as of 1/5/2015. Thanks!
By: Dylan R.
Lotus Dental Practice
My visit was great! Friendly environment and great staff!
By: Jennifer Y.
James O Jacobs DDS Ms Inc.
We had a great experience at this office. They took very good care of my daughter. The staff was very caring and personable. The whole process was very smooth thanks to their caring attitude and professionalism. I would definitely recommend this office.
By: Pamela M.
Ventura Smiles Dentistry, Inc.
Took my son here for a second opinion. They seemed honest with their opinion. The billing was a bit of a hassle but it all worked out.
By: Keenan D.
James O Jacobs DDS Ms Inc.
My visit was great, everybody is very friendly and the doctor is great at what he does.
By: Darryn L.
Lotus Dental Practice
Very nice. My son was sad at first, but was very happy afterwards.
By: Phuong T.
Lotus Dental Practice
A good, quality dental office.
By: Sadiki S.
James O Jacobs DDS Ms Inc.
I had a great experience removing my wisdom teeth. Everyone at the office was very nice and welcoming. They explained the procedure very well and made me feel comfortable. The surgery went smoothly and my mouth feels great. Thank you guys!
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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