Written Testimonials of Durham Dental Patients!
"Most of my life, I wouldn't smile openly due to embarrassment. I had a large gap between my teeth and they were crooked. Upon a coworkers recommendation, I saw Dr. Durham for a consultation. I found him extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient, and sensitive to my concerns. Dr. Durham and his staff are like an extended family to me. I have always received care above and beyond the norm, and his practice is a true model of what dental care should be. Now, thanks to Dr. Durham and his staff, I can smile with confidence!"
"It is my pleasure to say how much better I feel after my visits to Dr. Durham’s office. I feel so much better with the change on getting my new teeth. I am more confident in talking, smiling and eating.
The staff is so friendly and encouraging. I never mind going there. I love all the staff. They take time with me no matter how busy they may be. They work with me to make sure everything is right. Dr. Durham is concerned how I am doing and if I need help or need to change anything."
"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You all are the most amazing people and I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate all you have done for me! I just love you all! I look forward to my to my visits with you as they are always so much FUN! How many people can say that about their dentists? :)"
"Odyssey: “a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune”… A perfect description for my experience with the Durham Dental crew!"
"Let’s start at the beginning. My husband had recently completed extensive dental work all done by Dr. Durham and his team. We were both extremely satisfied with the quality of the dental work and the care provided by everyone at Durham Dental. We decided it was my turn."
"Going into my evaluation, I knew that I had several missing fillings and many old mercury fillings to be dealt with. I also thought that I had a slight problem with my bite--I hadn’t been able to eat corn on the cob in years and was reluctant to smile. I felt I was prepared for what my evaluation would show…"
"To my complete and utter surprise, I was also diagnosed with a serious jaw disorder. Although I had not experienced any painful symptoms, my jaw was out of alignment, which ruined my bite. Dr. Durham and his team explained that I was one of the lucky ones and proceeded to review in detail the photos and XRAYS that left no doubt as to my condition."
"After my husband and discussed our options, we decided go for the ideal treatment which was treatment for my jaw problem as well as a full mouth restoration with porcelain crowns. And so, my odyssey began…"
"Just as my condition was a bit unusual (no normal symptoms), so was the process necessary to fix it. Getting my jaw back into proper alignment has been a challenge, but Dr. Durham and his team have overcome every obstacle my stubborn jaw has thrown their way. We are now at the beginning of the end of my odyssey--one bite impression away from my final porcelain crowns! Smiling comes naturally to me nowadays, and I’ve received many compliments on my smile. Best of all, my jaw is in the correct position and my mouth is healthy!"
"Dr. Durham and his team have been amazing throughout this entire process. They are obviously highly trained professionals, but what sets them apart, is their personal interest. Based on my husband’s experience, I knew I was going to receive the highest quality dental care available--and the moral support to get me through it. I was not disappointed. It’s that combination of professional care and personal concern that makes me say, without hesitation, that I would highly recommend Durham Dental for anyone’s dental needs."
"I suffered through years of bad experiences with dental procedures and finally gave up on dentists. As a result, my oral health had deteriorated to the point where I believed the only solution was dentures. I knew I needed help.
I found Durham Dental via an online search. I thought their website was well designed and informative. Spur of the moment, I decided to drop in without an appointment and was greeted by the most caring and professional team I have ever met. Within an hour, I had a complete assessment and was presented with choices I could make to restore my oral health. Options were presented in a clear manner along with time lines and costs. There were no surprises and there was no pressure to select any of the procedures. And most importantly for me, was they did not make me feel guilty about the poor condition of my teeth and gums."
"The plan I chose included: LANAP (Laser Periodontal Therapy™), multiple extractions, removable temporary teeth and as the extraction sites healed, temporary non-removable teeth were installed. During this process I was shown how to properly care for my teeth and gums. After my gums were healthy, impressions for permanent non-removable teeth were made requiring the removal and replacement of new temporary non-removable teeth. All of these temporary teeth were made on site during the procedure--no waiting. The impressions for my permanent teeth were sent off to a lab for manufacture and arrived back a week earlier than expected. I was notified of their arrival and my appointment was moved up to the next day for installation."
"Throughout the entire process, Dr. Durham and his team explained exactly what would happen during each procedure in layman terms. Their approach reflects his gentle and caring nature. I have never felt so comfortable in a dentist’s chair before."
"When I first visited the Durham Dental website I read the many testimonials that were posted and was impressed. Now, based on my personal experience, I can unequivocally state that those testimonials are 100% accurate and true. I could not be happier with my results and the interaction with Dr. Durham and his superbly functioning team. They are great people."
"Bottom line: I didn’t smile a lot before but now I’m beaming!”
Mitch Scott – Lady’s Island, SC
"I was diagnosed with cancer in November 2011. My oncologist informed me of the importance of dental care in my fight against this dreaded disease. I was losing my teeth due to the treatment I was receiving. After a year of research I decided on Durham Dental. I went to Durham Dental for a consultation November 2012, I walked into a family of caring professionals who immediately made me feel I was an intricate part, and, my health and appearance became the goal of everyone in the office, Jennifer, Stacey, Jessica, Jamie, and Erika. Every facet of my care was discussed; each step was outlined and executed with precision. No doubt I had made the correct choice. During the next eight months I became ingrained in this professional family and their caring ways. They were always there for me constantly checking on my well-being, always letting me know they were there for me and no complaint or concern was too small for them to address immediately. Dr. Durham and his staff are second to none. On July 18, 2013 we had what they lovingly call a celebration. Celebrating my new look, smile, and confidence. I meet people in stores, restaurants, and in businesses who tell me” how great” ( yes I said great) I look, they say they are not sure what is different but they know something is different, of course I know it is due to my wonderful smile given to me by Durham Dental. In closing let me say without Dr. Durham and his staff I would not be the confident woman I am today. I believe in them so much I have referred my mother, daughter, and several friends. Thank you so much everyone at Durham Dental!"
Dr. Julia Williams
"For years all the pictures taken of me were just like the one they took on the first of my visits at Durham Dental. Was it sadness? Maybe, or just the fact that I was not too proud of the way my teeth looked."
"When you enter the office, the first thing you notice, are the welcomes with big smiles and white teeth. The second thing you notice is, that the dentist’s office smells like a cookie factory, which of course, would make your mouth open wide so you could eat one! You feel comfortable and relaxed and Dr. Durham’s staff takes the time to make you understand all of the procedures they will be performing on you. I really wanted to have my smile back. A smile is for me the best way to start a conversation or a relationship. People that smile look better than people that don’t and when you smile, you are happy."
"Have you ever heard the expression; put your happy face on? Well for me, Dr. Durham not only gave me back my smile, but I really look happy and feel better about myself for the first time in years!"
"Thank you so much!"
"I had the most wonderful experience at Dr. Durham's office. Everyone treated me like I was one of the family. I had been having migraine headaches and ear infections for two years straight. I was miserable finally my family doctor sent me to an ENT doctor who told me that I had TMJ. They sent me to Dr, Durham’s Clinic. From the moment I walked in the office they could tell I was miserable. They also told me I had one of the worse cases of TMJ they had seen. They created a splint for me to wear 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I had several TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) that helped me to relax. After the first two TENS sessions I began to feel a lot better. I have been wearing the splint now two years without any snap, crackle, pop. No more migraines and no more ear infections. I would recommend Durham Dental Clinic to anybody having TMJ problems."
"My wife & I had the most wonderful experience at Dr. Durham's office. Everyone treated us like family. Would recommend this office to anyone. My wife, Deborah, is a big "chicken" when it comes to dental work. She said she never felt a thing - they were wonderful! All you chickens out there, get to this office, you won't regret it!"
"Dear Dr. Durham and Staff,
Just a kind note of thanks for all you have done for me and my family. For 23 years I lived with inescapable jaw pain that was increasingly getting worse. I always knew something was wrong with my jaw, but could never find a doctor that could give me a diagnosis and a cure. Every doctor I consulted would eventually suggest I "learn to live with the pain". So I did.
As the years went on other health problems started; debilitating migraines, Ear aches, double-vision, numbness in my hands, ringing in my ears, and many sleepless nights. I spent a year in specialists offices trying to figure out what was wrong until I came into your office for a routine dental cleaning. In less than an hour I had more answers than I heard in 23 years. The most amazing thing was, I also heard you say there was a cure.
After being placed in a removable orthotic, I immediately felt better. For the first time in decades I was sleeping through the night, and did not have to take several doses of ibuprofen to get through the day. I was amazed the solution was this easy. I would have been content on wearing the removable orthotic for the rest of my life until you told me we could permanently fix the bite problem by full mouth reconstruction. Without hesitation, I scheduled the appointment. Even though we are only halfway through the reconstruction, I feel better and have more energy than I have ever had. I also cannot believe how much better my smile and jaw line look. What a wonderful side-effect! I am looking forward to the adjustments to my lower fixed orthotic so we can finish the last half of the reconstruction.
I know there are a lot more patients out there with the same symptoms I had, looking for a cure only being told there are none. I hope more doctors become knowledgeable in Neuromuscular Dentistry and how positively it changes lives. Your Appreciative Patient,"
"I was diagnosed with gum disease and of course, it scared me pretty bad. I didn’t realize the pain and swollen gums that bothered me so bad, and for so long was related to gum disease, rather I dismissed it as part of my sinus problems. Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP) was the recommended treatment, yet not one to deal with pain well, I was quite apprehensive. Knowing I needed to do whatever was necessary, I had the treatment started that day. To my surprise, there was absolutely no pain what so ever throughout the process. Doc told me I might experience some sensitivity the next morning, yet it should be very minor. I have to say, the only pain I felt the next day was … on the side of my mouth that had not been treated (as he could only treat one side at a time). Even though I had to drive 2 hours to my appointment, and they had already scheduled the completion of my treatment a couple of weeks out, I called the office the next morning requesting they let me know if there were any cancellations earlier, so I could get the other side done as fast as possible. As soon as the remainder of my treatment was finished, I could immediately feel the relief! I no longer had any sensitivity, no more swollen/sore gums, and felt as though I had a brand new smile. I would recommend Laser Periodontal Therapy to anyone who is diagnosed with gum disease … and would encourage having it done immediately! The longer you wait to have gum disease treated, the more chance you’re taking with your overall health. "
Laser Periodontal Therapy Patient
"I’ve suffered with jaw pain and headaches off and on for about 3 years. I’ve had to take as many as 4 Advil at a time several times a day for weeks to be able to function at work. The pain was usually worse as the day went on. It interfered with my ability to get to sleep as well as stay asleep all night. I’ve tried several things like sleeping with different size pillows and ice packs to ease the jaw and neck pain I had. Dr. Durham diagnosed my pain as a TMJ problem. He tensed my muscles and was able to determine where my bite should be. From that, he made a clear orthotic that I wear on my lower teeth. It puts my bite in a position that keeps my muscles relaxed. At first, I wore it all the time only taking it out to eat and clean my teeth. After the first few days, I was able to speak with is comfortably without anyone noticing I was wearing it. I’ve been pain free for 3 months now and only sleep with it in. From the start of wearing the neuromuscular orthotic, I haven’t had one headache or taken any Advil. My jaws don’t pop when I eat, and I am able to sleep comfortably now. I consider myself so lucky to have solved this pain problem that interfered with my daily routine."
"I was afraid to get my hopes up when I saw the ad in the newspaper promising pain free dentistry. For years I'd been having problems with receding & bleeding gums, several teeth had to be pulled, but the fear of having to go through the painful procedures to correct my problems was too much. I had almost resigned myself to having to get dentures in the near future.
I set up an appointment and was treated with kindness and understanding during the procedures I would need.
The big day came and I was given medication so that I would sleep through the procedures, Dr. Durham and his staff were very gentle, I felt no pain and upon awaking no discomfort then or the next day. My mouth has never felt cleaner or healthier and I now look forward to my next checkup.
Thank God for Dr. Durham, I encourage everyone to set up an appointment and see what a difference it will make."
Susan B. Brooks
"You all don’t know how very much you are appreciated. Thanks to your compassionate attitudes I was finally able to have the dental work done! I had an actual pleasant experience after many bad ones! Thanks again-you guys are great!"
Lady’s Island, SC
"Your kindness, your professional ability and all you have done for me are all greatly appreciated! Also, your exceptional staff helps making a visit to you very relaxing."
Harbor Island, SC
"This surgery was not what I expected! It was better. It was much less invasive and I had pleasant experience. My gums look and feel much better. I have no more worries about infection below my gums. The one word I would use to describe this surgery is worth while. Don’t wait and worry about your gum health. Do it now!"
Dental Periolase patient
"The Periolase surgery was what I expected it would be. I had no pain during the surgery, no bleeding and no stitches. I had moderate pain after the surgery, but I was back to work the next day. I would recommend this surgery if you are a candidate because it is less painful than the traditional deep cleaning procedures. You will notice a difference in your gums in just a few weeks. The one word I would use to describe my experience with the surgery is “Successful”!"
"The staff here (excellent in every way) explained and reviewed everything in detail. They treated me like the baby I am (at 62 yrs old) and there were no surprises. I had very little pain and went back to work the next day.
If you are a candidate for this procedure, I say Do It! It is so much better than the old methods. I didn’t have any bleeding, sutures or pain. It is well worth it. It was Awesome!"
Dental Periolase patient
"I really didn’t know what to expect, but it didn’t hurt. My mouth was numb and I was comfortable during the procedure. I had moderate pain afterward but went back to work the same day.
Dr. Durham and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and kind. This procedure is the only one that is proven to regenerate bone. I would recommend this procedure."
Durham Dental patient
"The one word I would use to describe my experience with this procedure is “Great”. I was told up front everything I needed to know. I was told I would be comfortable during surgery and would have very little recovery time and they were right. I would recommend this to anyone with gum disease. It is a great value when you consider the cost and time you invest to get the results you desire."
Durham Dental patient
"This procedure is heaven sent, almost miraculous as far as surgeries go. Laser technology proves again to be the way to go to rid mankind of debilitating illness.
I would recommend this procedure to anyone with gum disease! The surgery was minimally invasive and therefore I had very little pain. I was comfortable while the surgery was being done and I was back to work the next day.
I was asked if the surgery was what I expected. It was and it wasn’t. The outcome of the surgery is what I expected. The way the procedure seemed so easy to perform, is not what I expected at all. I guess that was just due to the professionalism of the staff. (Thank You!)
If I had one word to describe my experience with the Periolase surgery it would be… Supermagnifablulous!"
Dental Periolase patient
"I would highly recommend this to anyone who has been told that they need periodontal surgery. There was very little discomfort during the surgery and very little pain afterwards. I went back to work the next morning.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this procedure, but it went much better than I had hoped. It is definitely easier than having your gums cut during surgery.
My whole experience with the surgery was a pleasant one."
“This truly is a Miracle Surgery!”
Dental Periolase patient
"I do recommend this surgery, because it is what I expected it would be. I had very little pain, and was back to work the next day. However, I do not recommend doing it at 7:00 before breakfast! Ha! Ha!"
Dental Periolase patient
"This procedure was explained to me before I went in and it was performed just as it was explained. It took less time than I expected and it wasn’t painful at all. I was very comfortable during the surgery. I had no pain during the procedure or afterward. I went back to my normal routine as soon as I left the office.
I have had periodontal disease for a while and have been through the traditional flap surgery that requires cutting, suturing and a painful two week recovery time. This was FANTASTIC compared to the traditional procedure. I would recommend this to anyone!"
Moncks Corner, SC
"I have been to a lot of dentists during my lifetime and I can truly say that Durham Dental is the best. They took time with me and explained what I need to do to take care of my dental needs. The care the Dr. Durham and his staff showed me is one to be commended. They took the time to explain to me the importance of good dental care and what I needed to do. Being a patient at Durham Dental has encouraged me to continue to take care of my dental needs. I have a beautiful smile and I am so confident when I am speaking to people because of my dental work. Durham Dental is the best and will always take care of my dental needs. I recommend them highly."
Dr. Juanita Murrell