I was having trouble chewing my food properly and having a lot of gastric problems. I was missing social events with my family and friends. I had worn dentures for 8 years. I was embarrassed about my dental issues. I wasn’t comfortable smiling. I avoided eating in public and was losing my self esteem. I could chew better without my dentures they were so unstable. I was having difficulty with my speech. I could not taste my food and was avoiding the foods I loved. I joined Dr. Shoemaker’s office in May of 2013. He and his staff made me comfortable and were very congenial. I appreciated Dr. Shoemaker’s candid talk about what my dental needs were and why he recommended my treatment plan. He spoke with me as the intelligent person that I am. I wish I had chosen to have implants sooner as I can now eat things properly which has helped my digestion. I am eating nuts and steak. I feel better about myself and can now enjoy going out to dinner or parties with my friends. I recommend Dr. Shoemaker and his office to my family and friends. My husband has also joined his practice.