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- Good location: I can shop at Sunset Foods after my appointment
- Great selection of magazines in the waiting area
- Watching TV during cleanings & procedures
- Conscientious adherence to appointment schedules
- Early morning & evening appointment times
- Follow up calls after dental procedures
- Courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable office and clinical staff
- Extremely thorough (really, really thorough), meticulous cleanings and examinations by dedicated, professional dental hygienists
- State-of-the-art dental practice
Most people go to see a doctor when they want to feel better, and I’m no exception. For the past 15 years, whenever I have a dental issue, I go to see Dr. Doug Campbell at Lake Forest Smiles. And I always feel better after I do!
Twice a year, I go in for a regular checkup, which includes a dental exam, an oral cancer exam, cleaning and polishing, and (once a year) x-rays. The hygienists are skillful (as you would expect) and always friendly, and provide good tips on how to prevent cavities and maintain good oral health. I usually decline to watch TV during my visit, but it’s nice to have that option. I come out with a fresh, whiter smile, and feel good that I’ve had my teeth looked at by an expert before any major problems develop.
I never need to wait more than five minutes for my appointment, and when I leave the office, it never takes me more than a minute or two to get a printout of charges that I can submit to insurance. I also get a copy for myself that has my next appointment on it. The reception area is clean and comfortable.
Several years ago, I went through adult orthodontia. I was thrilled with the result, but my smile still left something to be desired. I had three problems, and I went to Dr. Campbell to get them solved.
First, after two years of braces, I wanted to make sure my teeth looked their best, so I had them whitened. It took just one visit to Lake Forest Smiles to do it, and the difference was noticeable (and long-lasting). I was well informed about the cost, the time it would take, and what the procedure would be like before I made the decision to do it. I’m glad I did it!
My second problem was that I had many old silver fillings that were not only unattractive, but some were also beginning to break down. I asked Dr. Campbell to take them all out, and he replaced them with tooth-colored fillings and ceramic crowns. Wow, did that make a difference! And he perfectly matched the color of everything, so now all of my teeth look completely natural, whether they are or not. This was truly exceptional work.
Third, I still had a small gap that orthodontia couldn’t correct. Dr. Campbell solved that by doing some cosmetic bonding, and just like that, my problem went away. After many, many years, I finally had great-looking teeth to go with my smile!
Whenever I see my orthodontist for checkups, he always comments on what a great job Dr. Campbell did with my teeth. My brother-in-law from Kansas City, who is also a dentist, says the same thing.
My dental visits have not been solely preventive and cosmetic. Once, I had tremendous pain in one tooth, and Dr. Schmidt was able to accommodate me with an appointment the next day. After exams and x-rays, it was determined that I would need a root canal. From the stories you hear, I was worried that a root canal would hurt. A lot. But although it was a long procedure, it was a painless one, and Dr. Schmidt did a good job numbing me up without needing to knock me out. I left the office pain-free, and I now tell people that the bad part of a root canal is needing one, not getting one. I also appreciated that Dr. Schmidt called me that night to make sure everything was okay.
I have needed fillings on occasion, and Dr. Campbell is meticulous at getting everything right, from drilling out the affected area, to getting the shade of the filling just right, to making sure that my bite is still correct. It’s important that teeth not just look good, but that they are functional. Dr. Campbell always makes sure that they are.
Will bridgework, dentures, or implants be in my future? I hope not. But if I need anything, I know I will want it to be done perfectly, and that’s why I will be going to Lake Forest Smiles to get it done.
P.S. Note that I was only asked to provide feedback. I wasn’t asked to say something nice, nor was I compensated in any way.