I came to Dr. Melton 18 years ago on a recommendation from a dentist I had used previously. My past experience with dentistry had been very unpleasant and traumatic; I had excessive bone loss and spent years trying to maintain unstable teeth. I was very skeptical regarding implant restorations as I had heard from several people that it was a costly and time consuming process with no guarantee of success. However, the results were excellent … it was worth all the time and money I invested. Dr. Melton is an excellent technician and I am forever grateful for his expertise.
As far as I’m concerned, Dr. Melton is the dentistry guru of the Southwest. Not only does he take time out of his busy private practice to travel extensively to teach and lecture throughout the country, he knows how to solve difficult problems in a patient’s mouth. I, having the good fortune to live in Albuquerque some years ago, went to Dr. Melton with a major problem with my teeth that no one seemed to be sure about what to do. He knew exactly what to do and saved me from having to wear dentures at an early age (I thought!) for which I am eternally grateful.
Recently, after many years and a 1000 miles away relocation, I developed, due to time and aging, I another dental problem. After trying and failing to remedy the problem with local dentists, I finally got in my car and drove all the way back out to Albuquerque for a talk with Dr. Melton. He told me exactly what he would do and gave me a very clear cut treatment plan. What a huge relief it was to know that I was back in competent hands and to be able to turn it all over to him. It took a few more trips of my driving many miles back and forth for him to complete the process, but it was more than worth it to me.
I once again have beautiful teeth and peace of mind by knowing that I had the best of care. Everyone in the world should go to Dr. Melton! Also, he has the most wonderful staff of such fun professionals that they made each office visit a very enjoyable experience for me. Oh and I forgot to say, Dr. Melton makes you feel as if it seems that you are the only patient that he has. Such a great feeling and dentist!
It is truly an honor and pleasure to be able to pass on my thoughts and comments about Dr. Melton. As a little background, I unfortunately have been plagued with recurring dental problems since childhood with only marginal dental care in my 28 years in the Air Force. By 1986, I had lost all my teeth and went on to full upper and lower dentures. Until I met Dr. Melton, I had gone through 5 sets of dentures, none of which were well fitting.
I first met Dr. Melton at one of his seminars in Feb 2013. Between Feb and Aug 2013, involving 11 sessions, I have been totally and repeatedly impressed by his extreme thoroughness, patience, compassion, total dedication and meticulous quality of care. Without hesitation, I have recommended Dr. Melton to dozens of friends and neighbors over the past 15 months. My new permanent implants have been perfect in all regards without any follow-up corrections needed. Dr. Melton is THE BEST dentist I have ever found in my 72 years. Above all, I have finally found a dentist who laughs at my jokes.
I am writing this to let you know what an awesome team I think Dr. Melton and all the professionals working with him are. I have been a patient of Dr. Melton for over 35 years and I’ve always looked forward to seeing him, whether it was for a simple tooth ache or a major job, like upper and lower dental implants that I recently got done. And the end result was they look marvelous. But all the above work could not have been done without the assistance the dental professionals Debbie, Linda, Richard and Nicole. They have always been supportive and always informed me what was to happen next in the procedure. I also look forward to seeing Anita and Karla in setting up my appointments and taking care of my insurance payments and thank you Richard, for all your support in this process.
Let me just end this by saying Dr. Melton’s team feels like family to me. Thanks for letting me go on about all the wonderful work you all do.