Rossella D. from Bloomingdale, IL (Source: Yelp)
To put it shortly, Dr. Kakos & Associates are hands down the best in the dental industry – not only in hygienic dentistry, but also in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. They are also experts at handling patients like myself, who have a natural fear or phobia of anything dental-related. I highly recommend Dr. Kakos & Associates for ALL of your dental needs – from regular dentistry to cosmetic reconstruction! The staff is amazing & their work is amazing …. I can’t stress it enough. THE BEST OF THE BEST! For a little more detail on why I feel so strongly about Dr. Kakos and Associates, please read on: I was referred to Dr. Kakos after searching for a dental practice that utilized patient-care practices and aides for patients with dental phobias, and that could also handle cosmetic reconstructive dentistry as well as general dental care and wellness. I needed to find an office that handled these things, because due to an ulcer and the acid it generated, I had been dealing with severe dental sensitivity and pain, as well as the literal physical breakdown of my teeth, and also aesthetic deterioration. Dr. Kakos’ office was referred to me because they were willing and able to accommodate my personal fears, as well as address my dental pain and repair, or reconstruct, my teeth. From my initial appointment at Dr. Kakos’ office, I knew that I had found THE office to handle these extensive problems; my research on Dr. Kakos & Associates had already given me a clear view of the various accolades, awards, and certifications that Dr. Kakos and his staff held, as well as photos of reconstructive work that they had done on patients with similar issues to my own. After meeting the team, my research was proven true, my fears were put at ease, and I felt that I was in the best hands possible. Fast forward to the present – and I am in the last stages of a dental treatment plan that was discussed after my initial assessment. From that initial assessment forward – Dr. Kakos and his staff have been there to guide me through each step of this larger dental plan, both taking care of my personal fears and well being, but also providing top-notch dental care. The road from initial appointment through where I am at today has included personal accommodations like emergency visits and appointments, two major operations performed by Dr. Kakos as part of the reconstructive process, tooth removal, pain treatment, dental implant placement, non-removable temporary bridges while implants were healing, through individual porcelain crowns placed atop the implants. Through each appointment, I have also been treated with care regarding my fears, and have been able to take advantage of the anesthetic and anxiety control, tools that the office was able to provide for me when necessary. I have also, even on the day of an operation, never had to leave the office without teeth in my mouth, and I never had to use a dencher or other removable dental piece while implants and stitches were healing, etc. – somehow, Dr. Kakos and his team were able to make me “temporary” teeth that were cemented in, and would stay in until the next step in the process (months at a time!). This was a big deal for me, because as a professional in my 30’s, missing, damaged, and/or removable teeth (even if they were only a temporary means to an end) were unacceptable to me. Now, not only have my dental issues been corrected, my pain stopped, sensitivity eradicated, and my fears of dental work significantly subdued; but, I also have a more beautiful smile than I ever could have hoped for – without a sign of the original damage in sight! And, though I have crowns and implants – my teeth look beautiful without looking fake, unnatural, or fabricated at all!