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I actually started coming to Dr. Bessonet when I had, it was actually a toothache that I had for probably, it was literally four or five years. I saw two different dentists that couldn’t figure out what the issue was. I saw two specialists that, one couldn’t pinpoint the issue. Another treated me with an almost $4,000 treatment that didn’t work. In fact, it just got worse. I came and saw Calvin and he was able to pinpoint the issue, that I actually had a cracked tooth that no one was able to find. He was able to treat it and put a cap on my tooth. Every since then, it’s been great. I suffered for four or five years and had I just come to Dr. Bessonet the first time, he fixed it in a couple of days. It’s been perfect. I haven’t had any issues at all. The brand new facilities are absolutely gorgeous. I know for a fact that if Dr. Bessonet can’t treat something specific that you may be having an issue with, he has a huge network of other doctors that he trusts and he relies on to refer patients to. If it’s something that he can’t treat here in his office. I also personally know Dr. Bessonet and his wife Toni and I know that Calvin spends many hours studying and taking extra courses to continue to expand his knowledge and his profession. He studies constantly. He’s constantly attending conventions and what not to learn about new procedures and new treatments that he can offer his patients.
I actually had a procedure called bonding done with my front 2 teeth. When I was 15, I had braces and the orthodontist actually filed my teeth straight across so my smile was very straight and I didn’t even know that there was a fix for it. When I found Dr. Bethenet, he informed me that there’s actually a procedure called bonding where you can lengthen the front 2 teeth and bring my teeth back to it’s natural smile and form and it came out wonderfully and I’ve been very pleased with the work. I do feel more confident now that I did fix my teeth with lengthening the front 2. It didn’t look bad before but it just looks a lot more youthful and more natural. I do have more confidence when I’m in the work field or just around town. It’s the small things that make the big differences so he just gets it just right and I do believe that there is a form of artistry to his work where he just is really meticulous and gets it right so it’s that really natural look and it’s not a fake look. That would be my pitch of why you should come here.
I love this practice because my daddy’s a good dentist. He brushes my teeth, and he puts a sealing back here in my teeth for they can protect my tooth. I like the chocolate the best because it tastes good. Sometimes he gets to pull my tooth when it’s wiggling, and sometimes he brushes my teeth. I tell them that it’s really big, and that my daddy brushes their teeth, and that I like the people that work here.
My dad travels from Iowa to have root canals done. The first time he came he had tooth pain. In Iowa they wanted to pull the tooth, because it was going to be easier. Then they came and he had a root canal that was extensive, but instead of just pulling the tooth and getting it over with, he took the time to do an extensive root canal. Then when he went home, they followed up with him to make sure that he was doing okay. Even in Iowa, they continue to call and check up and make sure that you are happy with it and that there are no issues. I think that sets him apart from any other practice. Most people it’s so much about getting people in. How many people can we get in? It seems sad, but it becomes more about money. This is more about relationships. They’re involved in their community and they care about their patients. It’s that follow-up that they do that sets them apart I think. He’s super kind. He’s patient. Whatever your concerns are he addresses them even if it’s something crazy, like my teeth I want them to be whiter. Even if he feels like I’ve done 1,000 whitening trays already, he’ll take the time and explain to you why that will work for you or why it won’t. He just cares. You don’t feel like you’re just coming and seeing a doctor. You feel like you’re seeing a friend or family. Someone that is really taking concern in what your needs are and what you want. He takes the time. He’s patient. If you’re having any symptoms. You’re having a tooth ache or something, he’s not going to be like let’s pull it or let’s cap it. A lot of my friends, I work in New Orleans, and they travel here about an hour to see him. Because of that. He’s not just going to put a band-aid on it. He’s going to get to the root of the issue. He’s going to take the time and patience in making sure that he does a great job. That’s also too, I think it’s good, he’s a perfectionist, in the sense that … I think that’s really important when you are going towards anything. When people are looking at your teeth or anything that you are doing that you have someone who has pride in what they are doing and also has the compassion in caring for their patient, too. That’s what I tell them. The minute anyone has issues and I’m working with them and we’re filming in the area, I tell them to come here. Like I said, too, they’re really good about fitting people in and getting that new clientele, even though they know that these people are in for a short amount of time, they’re not looking at, let’s not get this person in, because they’re only going to come once. They look at each person is a client, more than that. They invest their time and build friendships, even if it’s just a one time visit. I think that’s huge.
I’ve been a patient here at Ascension Premier Dental for roughly 10 years. Most important to me really is the fact that they get me in and out of here in about 40 minutes from the in processing to the hygienist and to the doctor reviewing everything. Everything runs very smooth and I’m in and out of here in about 40 minutes which is important to me. I feel like from the minute I get here they’re already waiting on me. Within two minutes the hygienists call me to the back. That’s different than what I’m accustomed to in previous years. Really, their process is very smooth from the minute that you walk in to the X-rays if you need them. They explain everything so it’s all done in a manner that everybody can understand, I guess. After 10 years of being a patient here, I trust Dr. Bessonet and his staff, all that they provide. They had gained my trust and all that they advise me on, I take that into account as I make that decision to the family’s health with regards to dentistry. I see a dedicated staff. I see a doctor that is growing with their new office buildings so the expansion and, again, just the customer service, which I think is very important to many people in the community. Again, for me really is the time that it takes to get in and out, that’s important to a lot of people. It’s something that you don’t get back is time. I would recommend Dr. Bessonet for anybody in the area that is considering dentistry.
I love coming to this practice because they’re local, and I really like to support the local community. Doctor Bessonet has always been very caring and kind. I’m nervous about dentists, and he is very gentle, but also his staff is really incredible. I’m very busy, and they’re always very flexible with my schedule and also my husband’s schedule. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Well, first, I think it starts off with Ms. Lauren in the front. She’s always nothing but kind. When I get here, they talked to me a little bit and calmed me down. Essentially, the dental hygienists and also Doctor Bessonet, he is very gentle in my mouth. They also offer all different sorts of things to make sure that you’re comfortable from blankets and TVs to distract you to medication and what have you. I would say the one thing that he’s helped me the most with is the fact that I’m not grinding my teeth in the evenings. That is a huge benefit because I’m a small business owner and then also I’m a director of a large pharmacy that is in 38 states, so I work and I travel and I go to night law school. When I was grinding my teeth you would think, “What does that really do to somebody’s quality of life?” But it was hard for me to sleep and then also caused me a great deal of headaches and some pain in my jaw, and it really became quite aggravating, so he helped me a great deal with that. When I do share my dentists with the community and with my network, I always tell them that he’s one of the best dentists I’ve ever been to and that their staff is very very well educated as well as thorough with their care. They’re a family oriented practice, and so that’s very very important to me. I’m always nothing but satisfied.
I have been a patient here for 10 years and Dr. Bessonet and Tony and the whole staff, they make you feel like you’re at home. From the minute you walk in the door and see Lauren at the front desk, till the time you meet with one of the technicians, and then Dr. Bessonet, they make all the difference. They make you feel at ease and like you’re at home. Coming twice a year for my cleanings and the maintenance that they do on my teeth, I never have to worry. They make sure that my teeth are in the best possible condition that they can be, that they stay healthy, so I know that they’re going to take good care of them. I’ve had a root canal, Dr. Bessonet did both of them, and they made me feel very at ease. They didn’t make me feel like it was a huge ordeal to have those procedures done, they took care of me from start to finish. From the beginning to the end of the process, I felt very, very comfortable. They take good care of you. Any time your teeth are in good condition, it makes a difference in your everyday life. Knowing that my teeth are healthy and taken care of, and that I don’t have any issues with them, that makes me smile bigger. In my 10 years of being a patient here, I’ve referred numerous people to this practice just because they stand behind their work. Like I said, they’re not judgmental no matter where you are in your mouth. They take care of you from start to finish and always make you feel like you’re a priority. I’ve referred numerous people to this practice because they’re exactly what I said, they make you feel like you’re at home. It’s a great place to have your teeth taken care of.
When I look back five years ago, when I came first to this country, and I was appointed to St. John the Evangelist Church in Prairieville as an associate pastor. At that time, I had nothing. Then the Dr. Bessonet’s wife, one morning she came for confession. I was not sitting for confession because I had toothaches, severely. Then she asked me, “Is there anyone for confession?” Like, “I am here, but I’m unable to talk.” After the confession, she told me, “Oh, my husband is a dentist. Why don’t you come to our clinic.” Immediately, without delay, they started doing. Taking their own heart, I didn’t have anything. They showed their willingness to do the charity work for me. I could never forget that day. Immediately, they scraped my teeth, and they gave … When they gave me to buy the pill from the drugstore, free of course; I can never forget that. This is a great place, and this is a great family. Dr. Bessonet and his whole staff is so efficient. They make the person so comfortable. The people who are coming, they will come back again because of the treatment. Because of the dealing person to person. It is not like a professional that you do your business and just get out. It’s not that. This is like your family. In the future, if I meet someone, they are looking for the dentist who can treat well, certainly, I will promote Dr. Bessonet.
I started coming about three years ago whenever he was at his old practice. I had heard of them from a friend, and it’s closer to home. Dr. [Bestenet 00:00:11], he provided the needs that I needed. Last time I had a few cavities, so he filled those for me. No pain or anything and I had a couple cleanings since then. I keep my teeth clean and white, I’ve gotten bleach trays from him, so he’s helped me whiten my teeth. The fillings have helped me, I watch what I eat so I don’t get cavities again. It’s local, it’s close to home, the staff is very friendly, they make you feel at home and he uses the newest technology, even if you have surgeries done, there’s no pain or anything.
Well, when I first came to Dr. Bessonet I had misplaced my dentures and came in, and I needed a lot of bridge and crown work done. He set me up, he was very, very nice. He went over everything he was doing to my mouth, and it was very helpful, time efficient to come in, get it done. It was wonderful. I really enjoy his personality. He’s a very conscientious dentist. I can eat better, my gums are good, come in every six months for my cleaning and oral checkup, and they really take care of me. He has always made us feel real good, and no matter what happens, because every now and then we’ll crack our plates, we’ll come in, he’ll have no problem replacing it, fixing it, and getting it back to you. He’s very efficient. The whole staff is very good and efficient.
I was in an accident and was missing a top tooth towards the front of my mouth and at the age of 35, I didn’t want to get a partial so I opted for a permanent solution. I came into Dr. Bessonet’s office because my dentist did not do implants. Once I got here, I realized he could restore my tooth in one office without referring me to another specialist. After discovering this information, I knew this was the place for me. After finishing my work I realized how happy I was to have chosen Ascension Premier Dental. I will be using Dr. Bessonet from here on out.
- Timothy T.
My recent visit to Ascension Premier Dental was great. From the time I entered the door and throughout my entire visit I was treated like family. Everyone was so nice and explained everything to me. I would recommend Ascension Premier Dental to anyone looking for a comfortable experience.
- Maxine D.
My first experience with Ascension Premier Dental was a great one. It was over 3 years ago, when I started having some sensitivity with an old crown. I knew I would most likely need to replace the crown since it was about 30 years old, but I was so nervous because it was my front top tooth. I went ahead and replaced the crown and not only was it the perfect shade it actually looked more natural than my old crown. I found Dr. Bessonet extremely patient, unlike previous dentists, and his staff made me feel warm and welcomed. I have been back several times since then and I continue to praise them on my beautiful front tooth.
- Verla T.
It was about a year ago when my wife woke me up to let me know that I was grinding my teeth to the point that she couldn’t sleep. My teeth were getting sensitive to hot and cold food/drink items so I knew it was time to make an appointment to see my dentist. With Ascension Premier Dental being around the corner from my house, I decided to give you a try. What I found was not only a dentist office, but a staff of caring professionals ready to go above and beyond for their patients, starting with the warm greeting that I received from Lauren. Next, when Dr. Bessonet came in, we talked about my discomfort, but he took it a step further. He asked if I was having migraine headaches, which I was fighting most days, and he recommended that he make a mouth guard for me. I wasn’t exactly sold, but thought I would give it a try. Having used the mouth guard for over a year now, the sensitivity in my teeth has completely vanished and I am migraine free! I would have never guessed that having headaches was linked to my mouth. I wanted to take a minute to thank you for always providing such professional and friendly service and let you know that you are my dentist for life.
- Steven S.
My child needed his wisdom teeth extracted and I was nervous about going to a general dentist because I was under the impression that you had to go to an oral surgeon. I am really good friends with one of Dr. Bessonet’s employees, who assured me that he was trained and overly qualified to do much more than wisdom tooth extractions. We brought my son into his office and I was blown away with the technology, his excellent bed side manner and his knowledge. In each operatory were several plaques stating his qualifications and achievements which made me feel so much more at ease. We opted to have IV sedation and my son healed beautifully over the Thanksgiving holidays. I will definitely recommend Ascension Premier Dental for all of my family’s and friends’ dental needs.
- Randy O.
I went into Dr. Bessonet’s office expecting to replace my hopeless teeth with dentures, but I was given the option of doing implants instead. It was worth its weight in gold and I can’t wait to tell you how my new teeth have changed my life. Not only am I able to taste my food again but I can chew my food with ease. I do a lot of public speaking and I have lived many years self-conscious of talking to my students or coworkers. I can say I haven’t stopped smiling since we finished my treatment. Dr. Bessonet and his team are unbelievably talented and I would recommend anyone who was thinking about dentures to go my route.
- Malcolm S.
Here are a few sentences on why I love your office: 1. Staff is friendly and go the second mile to make you feel comfortable. 2. Dr. Bessonet and staff make the dreaded dentist visit into a relaxing, inviting experience. 3. I know when leaving that I have received the best possible service. 4. My daughter asked to leave her pediatric dentist and start going to the “big” dentist because they are nice and do a great job! 5. Dr. Bessonet not only runs a great dentist office but also has a heart for the community. I like supporting the local dentist that gives back. My best to everyone in the office,
- Mark A.
I have always been afraid of the dentist and it has deterred me for years from getting work done. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Dr. Bessonet did IV sedation in his office. He is the only general dentist in our area that does this type of sedation. For me, this IV sedation made my experience a walk in the park and I don’t remember anything from the day of treatment. I would do this again and I have told all of my family and friends.
- Janet S.
From the moment I called the office my experience was great. The office staff was very friendly and accommodating. The office was clean. Dr. Bessonet was extremely knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable despite my fear of going to the dentist. I look forward to bringing my children here. I would highly recommend this office. Sincerely,
- James F.
My first experience with Ascension Premier Dental was in August of 2010 and it was a blessing. Due to my excruciating tooth pain all I could do was pray to God to help me find a good dentist. I was referred to Ascension Premier Dental by one of my parishioners and once I contacted the office I was scheduled immediately. Upon my arrival, I was greeted with a friendly receptionist who made me feel [at home] while filling out my paperwork. After my paperwork was completed I was promptly brought to the back to begin my treatment. The doctor was so thorough and took his time to explain to me what our plan of action would be and I can’t thank Dr. Bessonet & Staff enough for my quality care and service. Sincerely,
- Father Nutan Minj