Welcome to the practice of Dr. Mark A. Simmons, a La Vernia, TX dentist providing exceptional dental care in a warm and friendly atmosphere since 1985. Our office offers an array of services including general exams, teeth cleanings, fillings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, veneers, teeth whitening, dentures, root canals, extractions, dental implant restorations, and a periodontal tissue management program. We stay abreast of the ongoing technological advancements to provide a wider range of services for the betterment of our patients and their oral hygiene needs.
At La Vernia Dental we offer an array of services including general exams, teeth cleanings, fillings, x-rays, fluoride treatments as well as cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, teeth whitening, dentures (partial and implant-retained), root canals, extractions, dental implant restorations and a periodontal tissue management program. We also use advanced technology such as digital imaging and intraoral cameras to provide our patients with the best possible care available.
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Amazing Dentist. Amazing Staff. Great Value all around.Report
Very courteous staff, very nice clean facility and great drs!Report
I have always had a terrible experience at a dentist office, but this place is awesome very professional and caring. I highly recommend this dentist office.Report
I've been going here since moving to La Vernia. Only had cleanings, so can't comment on the quality of his dental work. They are constantly changing your appointments for their convenience. This last one they changed three times. When I was unable to make one and wanted to reschedule, they said it was a $50 fee. So I guess they owe me $150 for my inconvenience.Report
Quality of the cleanings I've had done have been good, no complaints other than a random rotating assortment of technicians, and them wanting to change every appointment I've ever had.
Building is run down and parking is nonexistent. They are building a new facility so that will be nice.
Don't gouge patients.Report
I'm from California visiting friends when my bridge came off. I contacted this dentist to find out what it would cost me to re-glue my bridge " no respond".
I set an appointment and after filling out personal information and credit card information, I'm sitting in the chair I ask how much, they tell me " $400. + just to re-glue my bridge .
No way, that is gouging.
I was totally impressed with Dr. SIMMONS and his team. The equipment that was used was totally unexpected by me. Crowns were made while I waited. They facilitated my hectic schedule and their patient care was excellent. Cudos guysReport
Great office. Excellent service. Christine is great, she is very knowledgeable about insurance and takes her time to explain what your policy will cover for the treatment you need. Scheduling is very easy. I highly recommend this office.Report
Excellent staff! Excellent service!Report
Okay, well to get a friend to post a review within hours of calling you out is convenient. That review applauding Christine and bedside manners was solicited. I can show you first hand that Christine is incompetent when it comes to billing, and is rude as well. Christine’s job is to bill the insurance. She codes it, and the insurances responds with what they will pay for services rendered. When they respond they advise what the insurance will pay for services, and Christine should review the insurance plan to bill the customer the copay amount. What Christine does is bill the patient the difference between what insurance covers and the actual price. She ignores the copay. Even after giving her a copy of Humana Copay manual, and having Humana on the line explaining you can't charge more than the copay to the patient as an in-network provider, she still tries to bill you the exact amount that the insurance is paying the Dr's office. That is double dipping and fraudulent. My chief complaint was that she was billing and overcharging us. Who gets that money? Where does it go. Hanging up on a patient and their insurance is not great customer service. I am determined to show and explain in detail the practices this office does with billing and the over charges they did in my case. If you have gone to this office, planning on going to this office, or were a past customer, please contact me directly. I will assist you in reading the bill and review if copays and charges were applied correctly. What Christine fails to tell you, is that she denied to book my wife's appointment because she was too lazy to code the preauthorization correctly, even after the insurance told her that she coded it incorrectly and needed to resubmit with the proper code. I spoke with Dr Simmons yesterday. It's obvious he is not going to correct the issue. If you want the truth, contact me directly. If you still have that copay manual, I gave you that you were too lazy to go get on your own... read the last few pages which covers insurance fraud and HIPAA violations. After receiving an honest review, one would think you would have addressed the problem, not poke the bear.Report
Excellent customer service and bedside manner by every one. Christine is always willing to explain benefits in detail and help us make sure that we have appropriate copies of invoices and statements. She is always willing to help us find the best possible answers if we have to get treatment somewhere other than with Dr. Simmons.Report
Debbie, Grace and Camry couldn’t be any better. Each one of them are always so patient and kind as well as educational and honest. Dr. Simmons has the best bedside manner with the perfect conversations while in difficult situations. Our children actually like going to the dentist and have no fear.
Dr. Mark A. Simmons has been providing exceptional dental care in a warm and friendly atmosphere since 1985 in his home state of Texas. In January 2023, Dr. Simmons decided that instead of splitting his time between two locations, he would better serve patients by focusing full time on his private practice in La Vernia. At his dental practice, Dr. Simmons offers an array of procedures including general exams, teeth cleanings, fillings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, veneers, teeth whitening, dentures (partial and implant-retained), root canals, extractions, dental implant restorations, and a periodontal tissue management program. To stay abreast of the ongoing technological advancements in the fields of cosmetic and family dentistry, our La Vernia dentist has taken an additional 1000+ hours in post-dental educational training. This has enabled him to provide a wider range of services for the betterment of his patients and their oral hygiene needs. He is highly regarded in the dental community and has received several special honors due to his achievements.