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Marco and his brother Todd know the job. They arrive right when promised, work highly efficiently, recommend the sensible options, and not less important deliver super service, the best I've seen in KS Stilwell !!
Disappointed in my visit with Morningstar Dental. Honestly, there are plenty of dentists out there - save yourself a headache and avoid this office.
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Best dental clinic in the area. The staff is very professional. The entire experience is tops. Highly recommended
This is Great service you Provided. If anybody looking a new safe or any issue regarding safe security like lost the key, forget the safe combination. We can help you any such kind of issues anywhere, anytime in Kansas City.
The most terrible dentist. After the treatment of filling one of my teeth, it's been hurting crazy. I went for check up again for that tooth, they tried to fix it. It still hurts so bad. I don't know what they are doing to the tooth. It is the most terrible place. Please don't go
I have visited this clinic 4 times. First time was for dental cleaning. It was a nice experience. The last 3 times were for the same tooth filling. During the visit for dental cleaning, I was told that I had a decayed tooth and must do a filling. Before doing the filling, I didn't feel any discomfort. However, after the filling was done, it's painful to chew. I had to return and got check. During the 2nd visit for this filling, the dentist did some adjustment. However, it didn't help and I had to go back again. My third appointment for this tooth was scheduled at 10am on Nov 3 which is the day that KC had the parade to celebrate the Royal's victory. I received 3 phone calls on Nov 2 to reschedule my appointment. First call was around 8:30am. The office said they had an opening at 9am that day and would like me to come if possible. I live 30 minutes away and need to arrange a baby sitter for my little one in advance. Therefore, it didn't work. Later of the day, I got the 2nd call and asked me to come one hour earlier on Nov 3. I agreed and contacted the baby sitter. About 1 hour later, I got 3rd phone call. The lady who spoke to me said that Dr. Gilroy would like to redo my filling and needed more time to do so. Then, you rescheduled my appointment to 2:30pm, Thursday, Nov 5. Obviously, I had to rearrange the baby sitter again. However, at the last visit, I was told that this filling is a big one. There is a 50% chance a discomfort may happen (how come you didn’t tell me earlier….) Then the dentist say my filling was done correctly and no need to redo it. Instead, you found a crack on the tooth and would like to put a crown on it. Then, I have to go through insurance check and go back again for the same tooth…….(ps. During the check, I was asked whether I went to the parade because everyone in the office went.)I have seen many dentists in my life. This is the first time that I have to return 3 times for the same tooth filling. However, the problem is still not fixed. I don’t mind to reschedule my appointment but I care about honesty. If they would just told me that the clinic was close for the Royal parade, I would be fine to reschedule my appointment to a different day. There is no need to lie by saying the reschedule is due to time limitation to redo my filling. Shame on you!!
Avoid at ALL costs!!! Let me start by saying that I used to work at a dental office so I'm very aware of how things typically happen. This office was horrible on all accounts. The front desk was awful and completely unorganized. I was barely greeted when I walked in the door but that's not the deal breaker. Their record keeping was horrendous but is too detailed for me to explain here. My hygienist was the worst I've ever experienced. It felt like she took a chainsaw to my mouth just to purposefully cause it bleed so that she could give me a flossing lecture (Again, I used to work at a dental office!! THIS was an extreme experience and does NOT happen at a reputable office!!). I had ZERO periodontal disease and yet my gums where swollen, shredded up, and raw for over 2 weeks! I really felt like I had some minor infections from the process. Finally, the dentist told me I had 2 cavities which I should have never trusted as I had been to a different dentist less than a year prior (I came to Dr. Kimes office because I moved) and no such cavities were found. Well I guess I was feeling gullible that day and agreed to have him fix them. Worst mistake!!! I had to make THREE additional visits to the office AFTER my fillings appointment to have my fillings "adjusted." Not only was my bite completely ruined by this experience (my teeth are now permanently shifted causing an unnatural bite and jaw issues that I never had before) but I still have extreme sensitivity 2 years later and cannot properly eat on that site of my mouth. The dentist tried to make every excuse in the book for why this might be the case and said he would replace them if it kept happening. Needless to say, I had already taken time off from work 5 times to visit this place and I didn't want more of my teeth to be chiseled out so that he could fix them because he didn't do it correctly the first time. Let's not mention the fact that they attempted to charge me for the adjustment visits and I had to complain in order for those to be removed (adjustments are no fault of the patient, by the way, so it makes absolutely no sense that a patient would be charged for this!!). Any and all trust that I had in this office was completely out the window and I decided that I was done with this place. I've been to a different dentist since then who I had a great experience with, who adjusted the bite AGAIN because it was STILL wrong, and he said that the only complete solution to my filling issues was to have them redone (oh and now the insurance won't pay for them because they've already been "fixed" so this would be completely out of pocket... cha ching!!). In other words, after 5 visits to Dr. Kimes office, I had a ridiculously painful teeth cleaning (truly not what a cleaning should be) and 2 "MINOR" fillings which completely ruined my mouth forever. Lastly, what prompted me to write this review today was that although my original appointment was 2 YEARS AGO, I JUST RECEIVED A BILL IN THE MAIL FROM THEM YESTERDAY. What a joke!!! Not only did they ruin my teeth, not only did I ALREADY PAY THEM 2 YEARS AGO (I have the proof!!!), but even IF they believed that they didn't get my payment, they have the nerve to not contact me and then send me a bill 2 years later!??! Let me say this again: any reputable place would be embarrassed to operate like this and to send a bill after 2 years of no contact. An upstanding business would write it off (it's $70!!!). Not them though. They are clearly hurting for the money (not surprised) and this further demonstrates just how horrible their record keeping is (ya know, considering they were PAID for this already 2 years ago....). This place is a joke.
I will start by saying that the actual service performed, including the staff providing the service, was excellent. I felt very comfortable with them and was excited to be looking forward to coming back to the office (the office itself was very clean and inviting.) Unfortunately, my entire experience wasn't as pleasant.Where I ran into problems with them was with the billing. I had just recently changed insurances - I used them once prior and continued service with them under my new insurance. My first question after walking through the door again was, "do you guys accept my new insurance?" The receptionist replied with a yes, where we then proceeded to schedule my appointment, and ultimately, the service. Fast forward about a month or so, I received a bill for ~$500 ... for a filling! Obviously upset about the bill, I called up there and spoke to the receptionist and expressed my concern. After pulling my my information, she notified me that they did not, in fact, accept my insurance. I told her that I would not have received the service if I had known that. I asked if we could figure out a middle ground of some sort. She told me that I would need to speak with the dentist directly, which he was not currently available, and that she would have him call me back (she sounded frustrated that I didn't jump for joy at the fact that I was billed the full, uninsured amount under false pretenses.) This was the last time I heard from them verbally - the following contact from them was through a collection agency.Look. They provided a service for me. They have every right to be compensated for their service, I do not dispute that one bit. I recently paid more than that for a root canal done through another office - paying what is owed is not, nor has it been, an issue for me. My issue is that rather than admitting the mistake (and I fully agree that it was a simple mistake/misunderstanding) and working to find a solution, they chalked me up as just some bum who was trying to skip out on the bill. This could have been avoided with a simple call back - hell, there's a good possibility that I would have paid a large portion and praised their understanding and continued using them. The moral here is to make sure the provider physically looks up your insurance before accepting service.**UPDATE**I am happy to say that this matter was resolved. I am even more pleased to update my review from the initial one star to a five star review. Dr. Kimes reached out to me personally to get the issue resolved. After speaking with him, it was clear that this was not a matter of intentionally not responding to my issue, but rather a loss of communication somewhere down the road. I would say that his solution was more than fair for me. I will also reiterate that the service was never in question.Thank you again for taking care of this.Sincerely,Jimmie Walker
I genuinely wish I could review more than just the office staff. I am sure I would have liked the dentist and assistants just fine. After I dealt with the rude receptionist, I had a bad taste in my mouth about the experience and wrote a letter of complaint to the email on their website. I don't typically post complaints anywhere else, I usually find it unnecessary as I get a kind response from the business directly. I didn't end up getting my teeth cleaned because I started new insurance that apparently still has a couple weeks before its in effect. I apologized for my error but regardless the receptionist was rude and unfriendly from beginning to end- did not smile once. I didn't act upset at all when in the office. I was nice and friendly, unfortunately it wasn't reciprocated. I have been a manager- I know the complaints that I take seriously, so therefore when I complain I don't make personal attacks, admit my fault, and do not use bad language. I wish I had a copy of the email I sent so you can understand my shock in the response I got. I do want to say that the fact I had to reschedule was barely mentioned on my end, because it wasn't a big deal to me- the service was. No subjectNO one was rude to you she was just explaining to you that your effective date wasn’t til May first, And she was very professional after reviewing the footage of the appointment, And she was very friendly in this matter, And that is your decision not to return to our Office, Thank you I this MatterJayme Front Desk AdministratorAntioch DentalDue to the unprofessional and unfriendly office staff, I cannot recommend anyone visit this office. i understand standing up for your staff as I have done the same when I was a manager- but that is not the way to do it. Jayme- great job, you just earned the entire business a bad review! Hope your bosses can stand up for you like you did the receptionist. In my opinion, all emails sent from her need to be reviewed by a boss for not just the poor grammar but for the way they come across.
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.