Very pleased with Dr. Whitlow. Staff is efficient kind and friendly. I wish I had came here years ago. I recommend Dr Whiliw especially for implants. I am doing full upper and lower and could not be happier.
My nightmare started about 5 years ago. I had gone into Western Dental, the one located in Hanford and the Dentist there totally messed up on me. He had told me that one of my tooth chipped so I needed a crown. An expression was taken and I was wearing a temporary crown but then I started getting an infection. They tried to place me with another temporary crown and I was still in pain. I think after several tries, they had referred me out to a specialist for a root canal. Unfortunately my tooth wasn't able to be saved and I had to have my tooth extracted. What they didn't tell me was the fact that once extracted your teeth will start shifting and you can lose bone. I found this out years later when I took my mom to get dentures and she was contemplating dental implants. I never wanted implants to begin with. It's the back tooth, like who's going to notice right? Yeah people may not notice now but your teeth can get really bad if you don't fill in the missing space with something. My option was either bridge or implants. I decided to go with implants because I didn't want any of my teeth broken or messed with when they're perfectly healthy. I initially decided I wanted an Oral Surgeon to do my implants but after researching I came across Dr. Whitlow. Although he's not an Oral Surgeon his 25 + experience with dental implants made me curious to know more about him so I made an appointment. The consultation was free. They would do an x-ray and you get to speak with Dr. Whitlow. And if you're satisfy and would like to take the next step to getting your implants then they would do a 3 d x-ray which is very crucial for dental implants. I know because I did my research. Afterward the ladies at the Front Desk would discuss your dental plan, what to expect and will give you prescriptions paper because you will need them several days before surgery. They accept Care Credit 6 or 12 month no interest . You can ask them to see if your insurance can cover it. Even though dental implants fall under cosmetic most insurance may not accept it but it doesn't hurt to try considering it can be medical if you don't take care of it. So far so good. I got my implants put in a month later and a cap to top it off until my crown is put on. Dr. Whitlow is like the "Einstein of Dentistry." He knows his stuff and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. He even returned my call on a Sunday (the day before my surgery) because I was having anxieties. He's very professional and trustworthy. I wouldn't trust anybody with my implants like I do with Dr. Whitlow.
The worst part for me is the anesthesia shots. Dr Boyd did these more quickly than I can remember it ever done and with no pain-a first for me! The whole implant surgery went quickly. He and his assistants were confident and competent as well as compassionate. He and his assistants and the office staff took their time to address all of my questions and concerns. Recovery has been easy and pain free without medication. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone in need of dental work
I had my first consultation with Dr. Whitlow today for some long-overdue dental work that I have been procrastinating getting done. I held off because of fear and anxiety that I had about getting my teeth worked on. Dr. Whitlow and his staff instantly put me at ease. They were friendly, courteous, professional and patient. After a thorough exam, Dr. Whitlow not only gave me a couple of different treatment options, but peace of mind by thoroughly and patiently explaining the procedure and answering all of my questions. The whole experience couldn't have been better. I would highly recommend Dr. Whitlow and his team. Thumbs up!
I feel like Dr Whitlow is an excellent dentist. I have enjoyed going to him and getting to know him and his staff. The only reason I rated him a 4 instead of a 5 is because it ALWAYS takes a lot longer than they estimate. And I feel like my time is very valuable.
The staff at whitlow dental always treat you like a star. I have been a customer for about 2 years and had my first implant done by them. I am so glad I... more
I can't believe I haven't been here before. Like many people I'm sure, I get really nervous about dentist visits. As soon as I walked in the lady at the... more
Dr. Whitlow is amazing! I had major problems with my teeth and stopped smiling years ago and was barely able to eat. Now I smile all the time and can eat... more