Summit Implants & Oral Surgery
I highly recommend this place to any and everyone. Everyone was so friendly, from the receptionist, Wendy, to the nurse, and the Dentist, Dr. Beatty. I was so nervous to get my wisdom teeth pulled and I was expecting the worse. They did such an awesome job though, I haven't experienced any pain afterward and even Dr. Beatty called to check on me afterward. This couldn't have gone any better than what it did. Very pleased and satisfied.
I am no stranger to difficult extractions. My nightmares started with the removal of four stubborn wisdom teeth when in my twenties. On one particular occasion, the dentist had all but given up: Sweating profusely, he announced that if he wasn't successful in the next five minutes, he was going to put me in a cab and send me across town to an oral surgeon colleague for an emergency procedure. This was shaping up to be a very bad day. In a desperate, last ditch attempt, the dentist grabbed the tooth and pulled one way; I grabbed the opposite armrest and pulled the other way. A crunch and a snap later, the tooth came out, sending the dentist flying across the room, arms akimbo, and causing us both a bit of a laugh over having actually experienced the kind of dental procedure usually seen only in a Marx Brothers movie. So when my dentist announced that two of my molars had to be surgically removed, I was not a happy man. Off to Summit I went, ready for the worst. What I got instead was the very best oral surgery experience one could hope to have ... EVER! Dr. Cottam and Dr. Beatty are rare birds in the business: both are fully qualified dental surgeons and are also medical doctors. If that's not enough to inspire confidence, Dr. Cottam's charming smile, undauntable positive regard for his patients, and sheer enthusiasm for his work will win over even the most fearful of patients. I had less than five minutes wait before I was guided by one of Summit's very professional staff into a comfortable dental chair. In another five minutes, my medical and dental history were thoroughly reviewed (I had submitted the patient registration form online beforehand), and the most gentle of IV therapists had me ready to go for full sedation. Dr. Cottam administered the medications, and ... the next thing I knew I was awake, totally pain-free, wondering when the procedure was going to get started. It had already happened. I'm not sure what had me more awestruck: the fact that it was over and I felt so good, or that I didn't have even a glimmer of a memory of any aspect of the procedure. With prescriptions in hand, I returned home, and it wasn't but two hours later that I received a call from Dr. Cottam himself inquiring how I was doing. Now when's the last time that happened to you? I'm one day post-op now, and the healing is already well-advanced. Whatever Dr. Cottam did whilst I slept, it must have been gentle, thorough, and as atraumatic as possible. I'm still amazed. I'm also certain that Summit is the one and only place I will ever go for any future advanced dental procedures. Even their procedure pricing is remarkable. My out-of-pocket expense was literally a tenth of what I had expected, especially with full sedation. -- This page doesn't allow paragraphing, so I'm just going to end by offering my sincerest gratitude to Dr. Cottam, Beth, Brion, the IV therapist (whose name just flew right out of my head), and the rest of the staff. They somehow have a way of making you feel like you're the only patient there, and Dr. Cottam's jovial and dedicated demeanor engenders an instant, trusting rapport. Believe me when I tell you, you couldn't find better than this oral surgery practice. I'm almost enthusiastic about the possible necessity of returning for additional work ... well, not that enthusiastic, of course. Nonetheless, if the need should arise, I know where to go. All the verbiage in this review is insufficient to convey the full praise these sincere and superb professionals deserve. If you are in need of oral surgery or implants, your search ends here, and the best dental experience of your life begins. On a scale of 1 to 5, Summit gets a 10!
- Antonio D
Best extraction ever!
- Bill R
I am an extremely nervous dental patient, enough so that I put off getting my wisdom teeth out for a long time. I also have a fear of anesthesia so I decided to have them out one at a time, under local anesthesia and my dentist started the process. My final tooth was fully impacted so I was referred to Dr. Cottam and I am so happy I was! He was absolutely incredible from my consult to my procedure, very reassuring and completely willing to do whatever would make me comfortable. The procedure ended up going better than I could have ever hoped for. He was very calm and friendly and let me go at my own pace. His assistant was awesome too! He called that evening to check on me, and I was even given his personal cell phone number to call or text with any questions over the weekend. I would recommend Dr. Cottam to everyone I know!
- Katie D
definitely will be back for any other dental work!
- Monica N
My son was very nervous, they made him feel at ease. Seemed like as soon as we got to the waiting room they were coming to get us saying he was done. He had no complications at all! Highly recommended!
- Nicole H
I really liked everything about my visit. They were all very informed and kept me comfortable the whole time.
- Janell G