I was looking for a third opinion when someone told me to phone Dr. Shoemaker. In November of 2014 Dr. Shoemaker sat down and just visited with me- he listened to what I had been told by 2 other dentists. He suggested we take a CT scan and allow him to make a diagnosis as to what he would do if it was his mother’s mouth. He recommended a graft due to a large amount of bone loss along with an implant and implant crown. This was a different diagnosis than I had received elsewhere. Yes, I would need a graft and an implant/implant crown but not 2 as it had been suggested to me by other dentists. I took this information and discussed it with my husband and waited until after the holidays. Dr. Shoemaker and his amazing staff began my treatment in January 2016. I felt like they cared about me and truly took care of me. I am no longer embarrassed when I smile- the hole is now filled in with my implant! I can eat steak and I smile all the time! The implant feels like my own tooth! My treatment was not cheap but I am so thankful I moved forward with the implant. I found Dr. Shoemaker to be very thorough and knowledgeable. I found a lot of comfort in that! I am telling everyone about Dr. Shoemaker and his awesome staff!