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By: Wayne P.
Aspen Dental
Called & made an appointment for 09:45 AM to have their lab repair a hair-line crack in my upper plate. Arrived on time, filled out four pages of personal & health history, and told to sit in waiting room. At 10:30 AM a female called for me to follow her. We went to an x-ray room where she attempted to take x-rays of my mouth. After failing, she summoned another female to assist. At 11:00 AM I was escorted to another room and told to sit in the dental chair and the dentist would be right with me. At 11:30 AM after seeing what appeared to be the dentist making several trips up and down the hall, I exited the chair & caught him in the hallway. I told him I had been there for an hour and a half just to have a hairline crack glued, and had no more time. He said he was just getting ready to come in and introduce himself. I explained there was no time left and I would seek repair elsewhere. I left the premises, but not without seeing folks in the waiting room that had been there when I was called back. Only one dentist working there! Appears Aspen tries every trick in the book to siphon all the money they can from insurance companies by having really unnecessary x-rays and exams performed. Don't walk, but run, from Aspen Dental!
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By: Tonja C.
Lowe, Robert D
I have been a dental assistant for 21 years, and teaching dental assisting for the last 3 years. Dr Lowe placed a filling that had to be "repaired" 2 times. This dentist will never work on me or anyone I know ever again. He attempted to work on me with glasses that were bloody from a prior patient as well. He told another staff member about some of my private health information. He was also very rude to me. I have filed a complaint with Aspen, OSHA, HIPAA, and the Missouri Dental Board about the issues with this dentist. This dentist is why this field has such a bad name. ....Saying this the rest of the office were quite nice, but they did not have to work in my mouth. Please make sure they have a different dentist before you go to this location. Just so you know, this would not let me post without any stars, that is why there is one.
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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