Earlier this year, I decided to get dental implants where I was missing teeth since I was a teenager. I needed to have two abutments implanted in my jaw in order for my dentist to insert the crowns. Since this requires a surgeon, my dentist recommended Dr. Alford at Lake Travis Oral Surgery.
I met Dr. Alford for my consultation and I was impressed with his ability to answer my questions and explain my surgical options in a way that made me feel involved in the treatment process. I appreciated him giving me advice from how he would want the procedure done on himself. I've never had a dentist or doctor use their own perspective as a patient when discussing medical treatment, and it was appreciated.
Dr. Alford's offices and equipment were brand new (this was in January 2012). One piece of equipment I really like was the x-ray machine. In most dentists' offices, they use the old-style "single-shot" x-ray machine. Dr. Alford's machine goes around your head and only needs one pass to get a 360-degree view of your jaw.
His staff is very friendly and did a lot of extra work to try to get the most coverage from my insurance. Dr. Alford is an excellent oral surgeon and I highly recommend him and Lake Travis Oral Surgery.