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Advanced Smile Care
3829 Lockhill Selma Rd #100
San Antonio, TX 78230
Monday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Serving North-Central San Antonio
Please introduce yourself.
I’m Dr. Gerald Crouch, founder of Advanced Smile Care in San Antonio, TX. I received a BS in Biology from Texas A&M University and my DDS from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio in 1982. I received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry at LSU School of Dentistry and completed a preceptorship in implant dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. I was one of the first San Antonio dentists to practice sedation dentistry when I introduced sedation to Advanced Smile Care in 2000.
Please list your accreditations, certifications & associations
Member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the San Antonio District Dental Society. In 2009, I was awarded my Masters in the Academy of the General Dentistry, an honor bestowed on less than 1% of dentists nationally. In June of 2015, I received the Lifelong Learning & Service recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry.
How long have you been in business?
What services do you offer?
How many dental implant procedures have you done?
Hundreds and hundreds! We have a fabulous success rate we are very proud of.
Why should someone choose you over the competition?
Experience! Dr. Crouch has been providing implants for patients since 1982!
Where do most of your patients hear about your clinic?
On the radio, word of mouth, or on the internet.
What procedures do you typically recommend and perform?
All on 4, as well as single implants.
What type of implants does your clinic use?
Please give me a summary of the steps in the process of getting an implant at your clinic.
First we do a free consultation with 3D x-rays, then we schedule a series of appointments to prepare the patient for the implant, and then we place the new implant, followed by a crown, followed by a follow up to ensure all is well.
How much do your procedures cost?
Procedures vary in cost. We cover that in a free consultation.
What payment methods do you accept?
We do offer financing, and we have many different payment options, including insurance, cash, check, credit cards, etc.
How many appointments are required to get one or two implants?
Typically we have one appointment for a consultation, and then depending on what type of implants the patient chooses, it can sometimes be done in one visit, but typically it requires a few appointments to ensure the bone is ready for the implant.
How long is the healing time?
Typical healing time is just a few days.
What do advise your patients to do if they have a problem with their implant?
We advice the patient to come into the office right away if they have a problem with their implant so we can fix it! We do provide some guarantees.
Please note: This interview is for informational purposes only and does not represent a recommendation of the dentist mentioned. All opinions expressed are those of the interviewee.
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