When I was a teenager and young adult one thing I always took for granted was my smile. I always had compliments on my smile. Over the years of wear and tear and a discovered bite defect, my teeth became very crooked and discolored. This is when I made an appointment to see Dr. Shanard. She very kindly explained all that was needed to fix my mouth and to restore my smile. No wonder I was having pain and problems chewing food! After orthodontic work and orthognathic surgery my teeth were straightened and my bite was corrected but my teeth still showed their age. This is when Dr. Shanard and her wonderful staff came into play. Dr. Shanard's guidance transformed my smile back to its youthful (but appropriate) smile by replacing my permanently discolored and misshaped teeth with porcelain crowns and veneers. The process can be lengthy, just as the orthodontics and the surgery was, but in the end it was well worth it. The crowns and veneers were the icing on the cake for me! Frequently I get compliments on my smile and every day I realize how fortunate I am to have found Dr. Shanard!
I highly recommend Lauren Shanard D.D.S. to provide custom-fitted veneers. I had crooked, discolored, front teeth with unattractive gaps. Dr. Shanard provided me with eight upper front veneers that corrected my defective teeth and blend well with the rest of my teeth. I'm no longer ashamed to smile. She is a true artist and a perfectionist in creating custom-fitted veneers. She will settle for nothing but the best for her patients. I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Shanard's ability as a cosmetic dentist.
-Natalie M. Thanassi
I want to thank Dr. Shanard and her assistants for doing a really good job on my teeth recently (a filling and a crown). I am usually nervous when I go to a new dentist, and this time was no different. What WAS different, however, was how well Dr. Shanard handled my anxiety (with kindness) and how quickly I was able to overcome it. I have complete confidence in Dr. Shanard; she came highly recommended by my periodontist, and now I know first hand what and excellent dentist she is.
Dear Dr. Shanard and Staff,
I have been frustrated for many years by my visits to the dentist-until now, that is…The cause of my frustration and anxiety has always revolved around the same issue: why is it that so many dentists find it so difficult to talk with their patients and put them at ease as they perform necessary work?
I must say that it is refreshing to have found you and your superb staff. You, and they, constantly ask how I am doing while you perform required work and explain in layman's terms what you are doing. These extra steps-so necessary in my opinion- eliminates the anxiety that I have experienced for so many years. Plus, your work is second to none, you are a true artist!
In closing, I commend you and your staff for the outstanding treatment and work that you have provided me. Not only have you won me a patient for life, but I will refer my friends to you as well. You have crossed the line so many fail to cross; you have excelled past good to "GREAT!".
Sincerely, a very happy patient,
A few years ago Dr. Shanard did some extensive dental work for me. It took several months and when all was completed, everything fit perfectly, looked great cosmetically and all without feeling any pain. I recommend her very highly because her work is perfection to say the least. A gentle, painless dentist, who would have thought?
I was afraid to take the step to fix my two front teeth. I had a bad experience as a child. At long last I tooth the plunge. Both my front teeth came out perfect.!
I can't help but stare at them in the mirror all the time. It got me thinking…I actually don't mind going to see Dr. Shanard, she is by far the best dentist I have ever had!! The hand picked staff always makes me feel welcome and comfortable. You can't help but feel that you are in good hands the moment you walk through the door.
Just look around.. the waiting are, class act. Every patient suite is squeaky clean and all the extras stand out and are appreciated.
Thanks for a job well done,
To say Dr. Shanard is an exceptional dentist would be an understatement. I like to refer to her practice as the "haute couture" of dentistry. Upon my arrival to the Burlington area, I couldn't find a top-notch apartment, yet I lucked out with a top-notch dentist. I was excited when I was chosen as a clinical case for Dr. Shanard's AACD accreditation process. My case was demanding and time-consuming, however, that did not dissuade Dr. Shanard. Accreditation was the goal, yet she accepted the challenge to be the best, and I believe that she is. Dr. Shanard makes you feel as though you are her only patient, she is poised, accurate, and her work is beyond extraordinary, a true artist. Assisting Dr. Shanard through the process with a whimsical sense of humor was Kim - knowledgable and truly gifted in the dental arts. At Contemporary Dental Arts when it comes to your teeth, your smile can't be good, it has to be perfect! I now have a beautiful smile well worth the time invested. I want to say thanks to the entire staff at Contemporary Dental Arts!
Dr. Shanard won my confidence immediately with her warm smile, confident ways and her consideration and compassion.
She helped me work out a plan to replace my existing crowns and the new crowns are perfect. The result is fantastic — and the procedures were painless.
I've also had teeth cleaning procedures performed; the hygienist was gentle and thorough.
The office staff are all friendly, competent and professional. Dr. Shannard has a beautiful office with state of the art equipment in a convenient location.
I would recommend anyone looking for a new dentist to consider Contemporary Dental Arts. I feel comfortable there, and I think you will too.
Dwaine Smith Shelburne VT
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