I had been horrified of the dentist for years but upon joining Dr. Shoemaker’s practice in May of 2008 my attitude towards dentistry changed. I had worn a partial, which was always loose, caused sores and was experiencing bone loss. Cosmetically the partial was ugly. I kept my mouth covered all the time because I was so embarrassed of how I looked. After my complete dental physical and the gathering of all of my diagnostic information from Dr. Shoemaker, my husband and I discussed the options for my best long-term dental health. We decided the placement of implants and a removable lower over denture would be the best option. My implant surgery was performed in June of 2008. That was 4 ½ years ago! With my new teeth I can eat anything I want, I no longer have sores and I enjoy showing my lovely smile. My dental visits are always pleasant and comfortable. I tell everyone about Dr. Shoemaker and his staff. They are a ten in my book!