Our St. Louis Dental Patient Reviews
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Patient Review 218
"I know this doctor: I've known Dr. O'Connor since I was a child.
I highly recommend Dr.O'Connor and his team for your dentistry. I had an old baby tooth that never fell out because there was no other tooth to push it out or take its place. I needed an implant tooth to fill the void left behind by the baby tooth. Dr. O'Connor told me that if I wanted an implant, that I would need to have a sinus grafting procedure to grow more bone as an anchor point. I was sedated and experienced no pain. The procedure went exactly as planned. After the bone solidified, Dr. O'Connor used a digitally guided dental implant placement. It went incredibly fast and there was absolutely no pain at all. Dr. O'Connor and his team are all so professional and made sure I was always comfortable."
Posted on: 2018-06-06
Patient Review 217:
"***** I went through initial tests with another dentist, but switched to Dr. O'Connor because he would provide more and a better treatment plan for thousands less. His office is smaller, but professional and personable, the other seemed all about the money. I posted a question on the website and within minutes, Dr. O'Connor himself called me back and talked for 20 minutes about my situation! I was hooked. They got me in quickly, were informative, honest, kind and attentive. Diane explained everything so well. I had permanent fixed implant surgery on March 15, 2017, and couldn't be happier with my treatment. They handed me a mirror after and I cried and said thank you many times. I can't even find the words to describe how much this surgery meant to me and when I looked in that mirror, I knew I had done the right thing and Dr. O'Connor and his staff were the perfect ones to do it. They are absolutely awesome and are now my new dentist for life!! If you are contemplating this surgery, do yourself a BIG favor and go to Dr. O'Connor. I trust them completely! I will never again be ashamed to talk or smile or laugh, it's done wonders for my self esteem already and Dr. O'Connor and his staff are TRULY happy for me. Thanks Dr.!!!!"
About the Hygienist: "She assisted in my surgery and was wonderful, I assume will be doing the cleaning on my implants."
About the Front Desk: "Wonderful!"
Posted on: 2017-03-21
Patient Review 216:
"*****Doctor Tom O’Connor is a dedicated expert in his field. I can’t think of how he or anyone else could have done a better job for me, especially with such a difficult project. He installed a tooth implant on one of my upper front teeth. I personally know of two other people who had this procedure done with disastrous results. They should have gone to Dr. O’Conner. This man clearly strives to make his patients as comfortable as possible and achieve the best possible results. I would not consider using anyone else."
About the Hygienist: "The Hygienist Kathy is a very sweet young lady who does all she can to keep me comfortable while she cleans my teeth , even with my very sensitive gums."
About the Front Desk: "Mrs O'Connor is a most professional lady at the front desk and in the procedure room."
My Experience: Dental Implants done in 8 months
Patient Review 215:
"***** U*N*B*E*L*I*E*V*A*B*L*E!!! Have fears going to a Dentist? Not any longer. After having one of my teeth surgically extracted (not your typical extraction), by Dr. Thomas E. O'Connor, I was amazed there was no discomfort or pain. Dr. O'Connor and his Experienced, Caring Staff made that visit most relaxing. When it comes to our mouths (an essential part of our body), it helps to have it taken care of professionally, when needed. So I say "THANK YOU Dr. O'Connor, Diane, and Kathy."
Posted on: 2017-02-21
Patient Review 214:
"Dr. Tom and his staff are the absolute best. My teeth were literally grinding down and chipping away. He had told me as much for about 10 years and I finally got the courage to do so in order to save my teeth. It was certainly a process, but fully explained and laid out for me. It was a painless process and the transformation was remarkable. Compliments galore from family and friends. It makes me feel like a totally new person. I could not be happier with the result, much better than I imagined. He was very flexible with my schedule to make it happen. It certainly is not a cheap procedure and the insurance coverage was minimal as explained by him, but well worth it in order to save all of my teeth. I am 62 years old and my mouth has never looked better. He never pushed me but clearly and distinctly laid out the facts and options for my decision. He has a great sense of humor and his professionalism is unsurpassed. I would most highly recommend him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
About the Hygienist: "Cathy does a simply outstanding job and is always pleasant, cheerful and thorough."
About the Front Desk: "Diane compliments the entire office with her efficient, professional and personal attention to every detail. As with the entire office, the feeling is one of welcome, warmness, and comfort and that you the patient are the total caring focus and event."
My Experience: "Cosmetic Dentistry done in about one year."
POSTED on: 2016-11-17
Patient Review 213:
"I like going to the dentist. I never thought I'd write this and I'd wager you never thought you'd read it, either. I've seen too many dentists over the years with mixed results at best. Dr.Tom saved me from years of inconvenient living with all sorts of "stuff" that wouldn't help me eat properly nor look presentable (maybe a miracle here?). i now look, feel and eat as if I were fifty years younger and had the best dentist in town , which I believe I do. But here's the kicker: with sleep apnea I have a two piece device to take the place of the "machine" and since I have all my teeth (thanks implants), I can use it with ease. So, when dental needs arise, you have two choices, suffer or see Dr. Tom. I do NOT suffer."
Posted: 2016-10-30 Patrick Pilch"
Patient Review 212:
"*****Excellent staff! My overall experience was wonderful and pain free. They are a very caring staff."
Patient Review 211:
"I was referred to Dr. O'Connor by my former dentist, who retired. He told me that Dr. O'Connor is the best around. I agree! He's warm, knowledgeable, gentle, and kind. I have considerable dental work and Dr. O'Connor is helping me maintain, repair, and improve it where necessary. In the past I've had a few bad experiences with other dentists, but I'm completely comfortable with Dr. O'Connor and his staff. They're accommodating and I feel genuinely cared for when I'm there."
Patient Review 210:
"Dr. Tom Has change the way I look and feel. Great work with very little pain."
Posted: 2016-09-07 My Experience: Dental Implants.
Patient Review 209:
"What's not to love about Dr. O'Connor! He's super friendly, easy to like, will not "sell" you on something you do not need, and is very, very particular about his work. I like that he gives complete instructions to both me and his dental assistant Diane (which is his wife who was formerly an Operating Room Nurse and extremely competent--they work well together!). He uses only advanced equipment, and has a high-tech office which is attractively decorated with photos of their underseas adventures. Besides routine procedures like cleaning and x-rays, I've had my chipped front tooth flawlessly filled, and 2 crowns which blend beautifully with my other teeth. I wouldn't go anywhere else."
Patient Review 208:
"Dr. Tom did a great job with very little pain. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
It was great to know all the cost before he started. And he remained in budget."
Hygienist Rating: 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars
My Experience: Dental Implants done in a few hours."
Patient Review 207:
"I would highly recommend Dr O'Connor. His chair-side manner is amazing. He explains all procedures completely, and has state-of the art dental equipment. I had many procedures, like bone-grafting, implants, gum realignment, and more. I now have a great smile and perfect upper teeth. I am still perfecting my lower teeth and should be done with everything this summer. I had sedation dentistry and nitrous oxide, which makes everything pain-free. His office staff is great, too."
My Experience: Full Mouth Reconstruction done in one year, plus.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 12 months.posted: 2016-03-30 11:23 AM
Patient Review 206:
"A lifetime of irresponsible dentistry is what led me to Dr. Thomas O’Connor. And I am so glad it did.
Dr. O’Connor gave me his undivided attention as we discussed my entire dental history and current condition of my teeth. At 58 yoa, my teeth were in the worst condition of my life; even after spending thousands and thousands of dollars plus hours and hours of grueling dental work for root canals, bridges and crowns.
We had lengthy conversations about my situation wherein I asked lots of questions and received answers I could understand and that made sense to me. Dr. Tom explained three different scenarios that offered a solution to my dental situation.
If anyone ever told me that I could have all my upper teeth pulled, a sinus lift/graft, and my front gum line reshaped, all in one visit without being unconscious, and not feel any pain or even discomfort! I would have told them they were nuts.
I had what is called sedation surgery. When I arrived at 7am for surgery (my sis drove me) it was dark and chilly out. I was already relaxed from the pill I had taken before bed. The atmosphere was very welcoming and calming. It was just me, Dr. Tom, his wife Diane, and a technician to monitor my vitals.
About the Hygienist: Diane even put a soft, plush blanket over me. I drank the sleepy juice and the next thing I remember was Diane telling me it was “Gatorade time”. That meant it was time for me to wake up and get some fluids in me.
My sister was there to pick me up. I went to her house so she could keep an eye on me and make sure I kept an ice pack on my jaw to minimize swelling. Dr. Tom and Diane called that evening to see how I was doing. When I say there was no pain, I truly mean “no pain” actually I would say there was minimal discomfort.
Even the day following surgery, Dr. Tom wanted me to come in so he could check me and also to show me how to remove my temporary denture and clean it. He told me that it may be an unpleasant experience because of the surgery being so recent. But, once again there was no pain and no discomfort. I was so relieved that it was over.
It has been about a month since surgery and my gums are still healing. Soon I will be undergoing sedation again for the 6 implants, more healing and then the grand day when I get my permanent overlay denture implant. Woo Hoo. I can’t wait.
I could not be happier with or have more confidence in Dr. Tom and Diane. I am so fortunate to have found them."
My Experience: Exam & Consultation, X-Rays on 32 teeth, Crowns on 8 teeth, Dental Implants on 6 teeth, Sedation Dentistry / Anesthesia on 16 teeth done in around 3 hours.
8 January 2016
Patient Review 205:
"I tried another dentist because the location was more convenient, but went running back to Dr Oconner! He's the best,, as well as his staff!!!!!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years posted: 2015-09-15 9:08 PM
Patient Review 204:
by Monica Fingerhut - "Dear Dr. O'Connor, So often, we go through each day taking so many things for granted, and not recognizing the people who puts smiles on our faces. Though, there may be countless Dentists in the World, and very experienced ones at that, you by far are not only experienced but EXCEPTIONAL, as well. I Thank You so much for the smile I have today. Sincerely, Monica"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy, Dr. O'Connor's Hygienist is without a doubt always thorough while cleaning my teeth. When talking with her, there's a smile in her voice."
About the Front Desk: "Diane, assists Dr. O'Connor in surgeries and staffs the front desk. She is extremely dedicated when it comes to making sure the office is running smoothly. I was so pleased with today's visit. Thank You."
My Experience: Other."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: years. posted: 2015-09-01 7:37 PM
Patient Review 203:
"I had a lot of dental issues in the past and all the issues have been resolved completely by Dr. O’Connor and his staff, Diane and Kathy. He is the best dentist I have ever had. He is very professional and personable and explains every aspect of the procedures in detail up front and make sure that I'm doing well throughout. My implant procedures were done a year ago and I have not had any complications or problems since then. The whole staff are always very friendly, accommodating and make me feel at ease at every appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. O’Connor and staff for to anyone looking for excellent dental care."
posted: 2015-07-06 9:01 PM
Patient Review 202:
"The Doc has a great chairside manner, engaging and relaxing the patient. He is very knowledgeable about his job, engaged professionally among his peers in his work and the latest procedures, and he carefully explains procedures to whatever the interest level of the patient, using models, computer simulations, etc., laying out the sequence of events and what to expect, as well as offering the patient options. He personally describes and provides written instructions for the medications needed, the timing for taking them, and even provides some of them. He is accommodating of the patient, even if the patient has gag reflex, dental anxiety, white coat, or whatever. He personally calls after procedures to make sure that the patient is doing OK, offering advice on what to do and when to do it. In sum, he really cares about successfully meeting the needs of the patient, providing a quality service and product, and ensuring that the patient is very satisfied with the results."
About the Hygienist: Kathy is very thorough, accommodating, and professional so that I felt my teeth were thoroughly cleaned.
About the Front Desk: Diane was accommodating and solicitous.
My Experience: Dental Implants done in over a year.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: three years plus. posted: 2015-05-21 3:21 PM
Patient Review 201:
"My visit was the second step in getting my implant--putting the screw into my jawbone. He reviewed x-rays beforehand to make sure he did not hit the nerve of that tooth. I did not even feel the needle he used to numb me up before he started the procedure. He explained what he would be doing and that I should not feel any pain. I did not feel any pain. He and Diane are a great team and always make me feel at ease. Both are very caring and want to make as comfortable as possible. They always ask if I'm doing alright during the procedure and tell me how great I am doing during the procedure. I can absolutely say that my dentist and his staff are the best and I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of a dentist."
About the Hygienist: "Cleaning Time: 50 minutes. Kathy is very thorough and really cares about my teeth and gums. She is very personable and makes you feel at ease. She is always careful especially around my bridge and other implants."
About the Front Desk: "Diane is always very helpful with working around my schedule. She always calls the day before my appointment to remind me. She also helps with my insurance issues as they come up. She is very thorough in everything she does!"
My Experience: Dental Implant on 1 tooth done in about 2 hours.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 33 years.
Patient Review 200:
"After having my second bridge break, I decided to go with implants. Dr. O'Connor was very concerned about the fact that I had an injection of Reclast a year ago for Osteoporosis Treatment. Since this injection could affect the healing process of the bones where my implants would be placed, he contacted a Doctor who was very knowledgeable about the Reclast infusion and the healing of bones as a result of this infusion. Dr. O'Connor gave me many papers of research to read about this concern. After discussing this concern with Dr. O'Connor, I was very confident that the implants would be a good choice for me instead of another "long" bridge in my mouth. Everything went well with the implants and I am grateful that I made the decision to have the implants. Dr. O'Connor and his staff are the "best"!!! I am glad someone suggested Dr. O'Connor to me 30 years ago. I have always been satisfied with his expertise in dental care!"
About the Hygienist: Excellent. Does a fantastic job of cleaning my teeth!!!!
About the Front Desk: Always accommodating, friendly and helpful.
My Experience: Dental Implants on 2 teeth done in a few months.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 30 YEARS.posted: 2015-04-15 11:51 PM
Mary Louise B.
Patient Review 199:
"Upper and lower implants to secure dentures. Very pleased with the professional approach, reasonable cost and excellent results. Everyone in the office is friendly, sincere and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff to anyone looking for a great dentist."
About the Hygienist: Kathy is very friendly, makes you feel comfortable and does a great job.
My Experience: Dentures / Partials on 32 teeth done in several months.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Three Years.posted: 2015-03-30 10:09 AM
Patient Review 198:
"Very professional and personable. Nothing was done before it was explained thoroughly. I had extensive amounts of work done with other dentist in the past and Dr O'Connor by far exceeded any of them! I recommend him for anyone that has a fear of dentist and requires major work."
My Experience: Exam & Consultation, X-Rays, Extraction, Dentures / Partials, Dental Implants.
posted: 2015-03-15 11:48 AM
Patient Review 197:
"The most thorough and knowledgeable dentist I have ever been to. Really involved me in his process and explained everything to me in detail. The best dentist I've ever had!"
My Experience: Exam & Consultation, X-Rays done in 40 minutes.
posted: 2015-03-11 11:00 AM
Patient Review 196:
"My consultation with Dr. O'Connor was very informative. He gave me several options. I chose the removable over denture with 4 implants in the lower jaw. My plate is now stable, no more adhesives. I am very happy with it. Everyone in the office was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff. "
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 4 months.posted: 2014-12-22 3:09 PM
Patient Review 195:
"Dr. O'Connor & his staff came to my rescue after my self inflicted delay in updating my 30 year old crowns & failing dental work. Realizing I had avoided photographs & smiling for the camera for nearly 10 years & with a looming milestone birthday (60) I consulted with Dr. O'Connor & we ventured into a precise & methodical plan to get me back to beaming. I had a broken 3 tooth posterior bridge crown that needed updating, a 30+ year old central incisor crown that had become hideous, the metal post (root) had leached metal & stained my gums dark. In the past I had always had a "gummy" though pretty smile...my previous orthodontic work in my 20's had all strayed to the left and right and my self esteem & the smile I had always counted on was not doing me or anyone else any favors! I had worked as an orthodontist assistant decades ago and remembered just enough to trust Dr. Tom & his team were honest, professional & gifted in the cosmetic dentistry & dental implant industry. Dr. O'Connor's methodical and precise plan to remedy my sad aging smile with bone grafts, skin (gum) grafts, implants & porcelain crowns gave me the brightest smile ever. Since then not a day goes by without someone complimenting me on my (new) beautiful smile!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: one year.posted: 2014-10-13 10:21 PM
Patient Review 194:
"Dr. O'Connor, Diane and Kathy are the shinning example of professionalism. I had a full mouth extraction and the procedure was painless, they take every step necessary to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed through the whole process--- explaining each step as you go. From the first phone call to the last check up, the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and ease any nervousness about your dental procedures. Although there were numerous reviews after reading only a handful, I was convinced this was the right choice for me. Before you make your final decision, check out the rest, but do yourself a favor and go to the best. They are truly an amazing, caring and qualified staff. They not only gave me my self confidence and my smile back I have also gained 3 wonderful friends I will cherish forever."
About the Hygienist: Absolutely wonderful 5 out of 5 ( if I could give them a 10 I would)
About the Front Desk: same as above
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: a little over a month.posted: 2014-09-26 9:16 AM
Patient Review 193:
"Dr O'Connor is truly a master of his profession. My situation was extremely bad with recurrent infections because of my teeth. Dr. O'Connor met with me immediately and got the situation under control very quickly. The staff was awesome at scheduling my appointments and keeping me on track with the many procedures I endured. I truly love my new implants and consider myself very lucky to have found such an amazing dentist. I shopped around for months comparing prices and found that generally implants are very expensive wherever you go but I've got to say that Dr. O'Connor stayed very close to my original budget that we discussed prior to any work being started and I'm very satisfied with the whole experience. In conclusion, I've got to say that this TOP DOC does it all. You don't have to go to three different doctors as many suggested that I would have to do, Dr. O'Connor does it all from a-z. Thanks so much, Jim H."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 year.posted: 2014-06-25 10:02 AM
Patient Review 192:
"Dr. O’Connor is knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I’ve never felt rushed during a visit. All of my procedures have worked out well. Dr. O’Connor and the staff have always taken great care to keep visits stress and pain free. I highly recommend this dental practice as absolutely first rate if your concern is about having the work done right the first time in as pleasant as atmosphere as possible. The best in my experience.
About the Hygienist: Always great. Careful, efficient and thorough.
About the Front Desk: Perfect. Friendly and flexible."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 9 years. posted: 2014-06-05 9:55 AM
Patient Review 191:
" I'm so pleased and grateful to have found Dr. Tom and his wonderful staff! I've seen many dentists and I've had the gamut of experiences, from good to awful. I can honestly say that this has been the most positive experience I've ever had at a dentist. It had been three years since I had seen a dentist and I knew had had some major decay. I'm a soda junkie, tooth grinder, and a few of my molars had started to sometimes ache. I had procrastinated enough and I finally decided to reclaim my health! I couldn't ask for more in a dentist than Dr. Tom. He was very warm and friendly, yet professional. I feel reassured to know he is a veteran in his field. He trained at WashU which is the best, and has been in practice for 35 years at the same locale; yet he is upbeat and enthusiastic like a newbie! His passion for dentistry is quite evident. He is clearly a master at his craft and he demonstrated his vast knowledge. He actually took the time to sit down with me in his office and educate me on all aspects of oral health. I have never had a dentist do this. We then discussed my case in depth and all of my options. I was very impressed by the advanced technology he used to compose his diagnosis, and there was no way to refute his findings. He informed me that several of my molars would eventually need crowns, however he advised me against crowns at this juncture. We decided to simply replace old defunct fillings and do sealants, since crowns do not last many years and would eventually need costly replacement(I am 32 years old). He demonstrated a very high degree of ethical conscience and I could tell his #1 priority was my my wellbeing patient, not making a profit. I came out of the exam with a detailed plan that visually described all of my upcoming treatments. My first round of fillings went extremely well. I was very nervous and he was quite understanding and calming! He was very gentle and the novacane injections were practically imperceptible. He often asked me how I was doing and he seemed very concerned for my comfort. I actually began to fall asleep despite the whiz of the drill! After the treatment I had very little soreness and I resumed normal activity. Several weeks later, I developed sensitivity to cold which is common with deep cavity fillings, but I became worried. I called the office and they scheduled me in immediately. He examined me gratis, reassured me that everything looked great, and gave me a free sealant which completely eased the sensitivity. Throughout all the proceedings, I never once felt an ounce of judgment despite my negligence of oral health and my neurotic antics! I am very happy.
About the Hygienist: Kathy is an absolute doll and she makes getting a dental cleaning as pleasant of an experience as possible! She is so sweet, cheerful, and upbeat. Her effervescence is practically contagious, and she really put me in a great mood! Her cleaning was thorough and detailed, yet she was very gentle and I had zero discomfort. I didn't even mind the scraping, which is something that usually makes me shudder. My teeth felt slick and smooth for days, and I wish I could duplicate the results at home.
About the Front Desk: Diane the office manager has a very friendly and pleasant demeanor. She is courteous, professional, and she runs the office in an incredibly efficient manner. The people who are best at their jobs are those who truly enjoy their profession, and I can tell Dianne has a passion for her job. I arrived for my first appointment five minutes late, very frazzled, and nervous. She was very understanding and kind!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Since 04/2014. posted: 2014-06-04 1:04 PM
Patient Review 190:
"After years of being apprehensive about dental work, I have found the perfect dentist office for me. Dr. O'Connor and his team are very sensitive to the patient's comfort in every aspect of dental work. I had a dental implant and would recommend their services to anyone. I am 100% satisfied."
About the Hygienist: Kathy is awesome! She is fun and energenic. She is gentle and makes sure that you are always comfortable.
About the Front Desk: Diane takes care of many aspects of the office and is wonderful. The office environment is very soothing and inviting."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 18 months. posted: 2014-06-03 2:05 PM
Patient Review 189:
"I recently moved to St. Louis and am so happy I found Dr. Connor. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Dentist."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 months. posted: 2014-03-24 8:48 AM
Patient Review 188:
"It had been years since my last visit to a dentist, I was terrified I would be shunned for my failure to maintain a perfect smile.The staff eased my mind and anxiety and made me feel like I had been a regular customer for years. I needed to have a molar removed. The Dr and his team were A+ with their procedures and everything went text book. I needed more work than I was comfortable getting, but they did not pressure me to get the work I did not want... I left with a better smile and my overall health and energy levels improved. I couldn't be happier....I would definitely recommend Dr.O'Connor and his staff. I will most certainly be going back knowing I'm in good hands.....Thanks guys
About the Hygienist: Very professional. awesome work......
About the Front Desk: Very professional, worked with me on my schedule to get the dates and times i needed...."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: only 2 visits. posted: 2014-03-17 5:46 PM
Patient Review 187:
"I've had extensive dental work done with Dr. O'Connor and his team. Dr. O'Connor was extremely thorough every step of the way and provided top notch care for each of my visits. I highly recommend their tight-knit team for both their talent in dentistry as well as the friendly atmosphere they provide.
About the Hygienist: Kathy is always a pleasure to talk to. She's very personable, thorough, and is an integral part of Dr. O'Connor's team.
About Front Desk: Diane O'Connor is a great personality behind the desk and in the operating room. Again, I highly recommend the team for providing such a comfortable experience.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 14 months. posted: 2014-03-04 3:57 PM
Patient Review 186:
"Dr. O'Connor and his entire staff deserve and receive an A+ from my husband and me! Dr. O'Connor is a very knowledgeable and talented dentist, and indeed, an artist. I am so impressed with the two crowns he made for me recently--so perfect that they could fool a dentist! He has done ortho and an implant for my husband, also great. He is very thorough in explaining everything, and in offering various courses of treatment. All of the office equipment and techniques are state of the art. It is comforting to know that you are receiving expert advise from someone who is smart and passionate about preserving the health of your teeth for a lifetime! Diane is a wonderful manager and assistant, keeping the place running like a well-oiled machine. She thinks of questions before I have them! She prepares the claims, and I just need to drop it in the mail. Lastly, but very importantly, I receive amazing cleanings here, which is a high priority when I choose a dentist! Kathy spent at least 40 minutes with me and gave me great advise, and was very gentle. And did I mention that they each have lovely personalities? They are each so friendly and caring!! Come in for a cleaning, and experience all this practice has to offer! Thanks!!
About the Hygienist: Cleaning Time: 40 minutes. Thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, cheerful, efficient. A++
About the Front Desk: Diane is wonderful! She keeps track of appointments for me, and keeps me on track! It is easy to receive a convenient time. My husband has gone in for a 7:00 appt. before work at times. Whenever I have left a message, she is quick to return calls. A+++"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 2014-01-29 10:06 AM
Patient Review 185:
"I am completely satisfied with Dr.O'Connor and the service I received from him and his staff . I would recommend him to anyone I know , I am sure they would be as happy as I am . I Thank God for blessing me with this place for my dental needs , I am truly grateful."
About the Hygienist: "Great, very thorough, very pleasant.
About the Front Desk: Very nice and explained everything I needed to know in detail."
posted: 2013-09-04 6:09 PM
Patient Review 184:
"Dr. O'Connor and his team are very nice. They provide excellent and personalized service of high quality. Very impressed, excellent dental care. America's best dental team. Thank you , I can smile again. Amer"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 year.posted: 2013-07-18 7:29 PM
Patient Review 183:
"I have to say that going to Dr. O'Conner is a pleasure. There was never any concern about the outcome or what was to be expected. The staff was always very clear about every step that was going to be taken and follow up was excellent. My comfort was very important to them. Although I went initially to have caps replaced on my front teeth the ease of working through the process and seeing first hand the professionalism has made me a permanent client. I have already bragged to freinds and will most likely convert my family."
About the Hygienist: Cleaning Time: 35 minutes.
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 months.posted: 2013-06-10 8:35 PM
Patient Review 182:
"★★★★★ I have to say that going to Dr. O'Conner is a pleasure. There was never any concern about the outcome or what was to be expected. The staff was always very clear about every step that was going to be taken and follow up was excellent. My comfort was very important to them. Although I went initially to have caps replaced on my front teeth the ease of working through the process and seeing first hand the professionalism has made me a permanent client. I have already bragged to friends and will most likely convert my family."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 months.posted: 2013-06-10 8:35 PM
Patient Review 181:
"★★★★★ About a year and a half ago I came to Dr. O'Connor to see what could be done about my teeth. They had become diseased and cosmetically unattractive due to years of dental neglect. Smiling for me became embarrassing. Now, thanks to Dr. O'Connor, Diane and Kathy I am able to smile with confidence and I am disease free. I had teeth pulled and they were replaced by implants and upper and lower dentures. The whole process was managed perfectly by the doctor and his staff. It was all very convenient, efficient and virtually pain free. I am now healthier, happier and more confident with due to their excellent service."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: many. posted: 2013-02-24 1:16 PM
Patient Review 180:
"★★★★★ All procedures I have had done by Dr. O'Connor and his staff have been excellently done, with minium discomfort. I've had 2 gold crowns that fit well and feel great, without a repeat visit for any adjustments. Two major fillings, a wisdom tooth pulled, and even the teeth cleaning sessions have all been professionally done in a very pleasant, comfortable and friendly environment. My mouth is so happy!!! Dr. O'Connor, Diane, and Kathy always take the time to explain procedures, before and during the process, and make sure that I am comfortable. I appreciate their concern about my comfort, including providing sunglasses to wear so I'm not looking in the bright overhead lights. Great team!
About the Hygienist: Kathy is always so cheerful and makes me feel like I'm visiting with a friend. She is very professional and does such a great job cleaning my teeth. I actually look forward to the process since I get to visit and I get a free toothbrush and dental floss! About Front Desk: Diane and Kathy are always accommodating in scheduling, always polite and pleasant."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 4 years. posted: 2013-02-20 3:57 PM
Patient Review 179:
"★★★★★ Implant procedure went very well. He consulted well with me to help me understand what would be involved and made sure I was OK with everything before completeing any procedure. Dr O'Connor was very professional yet made me feel very comfortable with the process and all procedures. I would recommend Dr O'Connor for anyone in need of implants... he took something that could be very scary and made it feel like a simple procedure."
posted: 2013-01-28 5:09 PM
Patient Review 178:
"★★★★★ Dr. O'Connor did a phenomenal job when I went there! I especially liked his attention to detail and that he explained everything he was planning to do beforehand. My filling was virtually painless and done very smoothly. All the staff are friendly and welcoming, and do a great job running the office. I would definitely recommend this dentist to anyone looking for a friendly, efficient, and intelligent dentist."
posted: 2012-11-29 9:21 AM
Patient Review 177:
"★★★★★ Dr. O'Connor is a very good dentist. I experienced no pain with the procedure I saw him for. I am pleased with the treatment that I have received from him and will continue to see him in the future. I recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a friendly, reliable dentist."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 2012-10-02 11:05 AM
Patient Review 176:
"★★★★★ Dr O'connor & his staff are top notch & extremely friendly! They have a way of making me feel like a member of their family. They take a genuine interest in my well-being & are extra careful about making sure I am pain free! My wife & son, and I have been going to their office for more than 15 years now & Tom is still very passionate & enthusiastic about his work. I can't say enough good things about Tom, Diane, and Cathy!
About Hygienist: Cathy is very friendly, personable, and gentle!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years. posted: 2012-09-24 10:14 AM
Patient Review 175:
"★★★★★ Dr. O'Connor, Diane and Kathy are a very impressive team. They are very thorough, competent, friendly, gentle and dedicated to what they do. They are quick to ease all your fears and concerns. The consuItation was very informative with an explanation of the full treatment plan and all costs. I had my top teeth pulled, implants inserted and a new denture. I am still in treatment but my experience has been nothing but GREAT! It has been overall a pretty painless experience. I am already getting complements on my new smile. I truly couldn't be happier. They really care about you and make it a very pleasant experience. I highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 5 months. posted: 2012-09-05 11:49 AM
Patient Review 174:
"★★★★★ Dr. O'Connor, Kathy, and Diane are a terrific team. They are the perfect combination of friendly and professional. I needed some restoration work done-crown, fillings replaced, new fillings-plus a teeth cleaning. While going to the dentist is not usually a fun experience, they made it painless and pleasant.
I really appreciate the small staff that ensures a personal experience and thorough care. They make sure there is plenty of time to complete the scheduled procedures with no rush, and they are great communicators. Dr. O'Connor explains every aspect of the procedure and they all make sure you are doing well throughout.
If you need your teeth cleaned or more extensive dental work, I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. O' Connor."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 3 months.
Patient Review 173:
"★★★★★ My four front teeth were all 4 different lengths so Dr. O'Connors did crowns on all four to even them out. I also had some gum work done. The procedure was complete in only 3 visits. The results are beautiful! I couldn't be more happy with how they look. The whole staff was very friendly and very involved every visit I had. I never once had a doubt about the place. Would definitely recommend to others."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 months. posted: 2012-08-14 8:48 AM
Patient Review 172:
"★★★★★ Dr. O'Connor has been our family dentist for 7+ plus years. He and his staff are extremely friendly and makes us feel at ease at all our appointments. He's very knowledgeable in his field and explains any problems or procedures needed in a clear and understandable matter. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a family dentist."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 7+ years. posted: 2012-07-16 4:59 PM
Patient Review 171:
"★★★★★ I am the voice of my mom. She is 86 years old, and she just had implants, and a top denture. Dr. O'Connor treated my mom great, and her teeth are beautiful. We would reccommend Dr. O'Connor to anybody. She has no trouble eating with her new teeth, and she has a great smile. Thanks Dr. O'Connor, you are great!!
Thanks Melanie S. "
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years. posted: 2012-06-20 9:03 AM
Patient Review 170:
"★★★★★ I have always wanted a pretty smile. My sister had me go see her dentist, (Thomas O'Connor). From the first visit I felt completely relaxed with him and his staff. I had all my top teeth pulled and then got a denture. I have to say that it was the best visit I have ever had. Diane (his asst) along with Dr. O'Connor explained everything up front and have been very informative when I had questions. The day of the surgery I was nervous but they put me at ease the minute I got into the chair. I had sedation dentistry done and it went completly smooth without any trouble. I honestly do not remember much from that day due to the sedation, however I knew I was in good hands there. I have to say I have had some bad experiences with dentists in the past however I have now found one I can stay with for any other needs for the rest of my life. I would reccomend anyone looking for a dentist to call Dr. O'Connor first. Dr. O'Connor has the best chair side manners and he really cares about his patients. He makes himself available both during business hours as well as when he is off. His office is clean and soothing. All I can say is now I have a smile I am extremely proud of. It has changed my life and brought back self esteme."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 3 months. posted: 2012-05-22 10:44 AM
Patient Review 169:
"★★★★★ Best dentist I've ever gone to. Dr. O'Connor's treatment plans put everything up front. He makes you aware of the condition of your teeth and provides detailed steps outlining how he can fix it.
I've had 2 sedation dentistry appointments thus far - both went very smoothly and virtually pain free. Dr. O'Connor removed my 4 impacted, sideways wisdom teeth without error and my recovery was very quick."
posted: 2012-03-19 7:04 PM
Patient Review 168:
"★★★★★ I've been going to Dr. O'Connor now since I moved into St. Louis a year ago and these reviews were the sole reason I chose him as my dentist. I am on an extensive plan to get the perfect smile I've always wanted. I've been happy with the cavities I've had fixed. I'm impressed with my back left gold crown. I've experienced little to absolutely no pain in all of my procedures and will be sticking with Dr. O'Connor. They even offer Out-Of-Network Dental insurance."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 8 Months. posted: 2012-01-15 3:40 PM
Patient Review 167:
"★★★★★ When I was told by a local dentist that I would need my front tooth removed due to an infection of a root that had not formed properly in childhood, I was indeed horrified. What made matters worse was that, while the tooth was infected, I was told I would not be scheduled to have it removed until three monthes down the road- with no antibiotic prescribed for the infection. What's more- as the underlying bone healed, the removed tooth would sit loose in an invisaline. Also, it would be best not to eat with the tooth in! Thus, I was horrified not only of the painful procedures ahead, but clearly the aesthetic prospects were grim as well. So, I researched online and found Dr. O'Connor. I knew he was the best choice immediately and I could not have been more right on. My front teeth are now more beautiful than they actually were naturally, the procedure was done the right way through every step, and I felt completely supported by the staff in an extremely sensitive process."
posted: 2012-01-11 9:01 PM
Patient Review 166:
"★★★★★ Amazing! I called them the Monday after new years eve hoping to get my chipped tooth repaired. Not only were they one of the few places open, but they promptly returned my call from Sunday. They squeezed me in as a favor to do the repair, and didn't even charge me for the repair. Before ensuring I was completely satisfied, which I was, he sent me on my way with a "Happy new year!". Best dentist team ever!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Just met. posted: 2012-01-05 8:53 PM
Patient Review 165:
"★★★★★ Dr. O'Connor is very gentle, thorough and competent. His first concern is for patient comfort and he is a very good dentist."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is very thorough and is also concerned with patient comfort. She is very personable and always a pleasure to be around."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 14 years. posted: 2011-12-23 4:42 PM
Patient Review 164:
"★★★★★ These are very nice facilities, always fresh and clean when you walk in. I've had extensive work done as I have been afraid of dentists for the last 30 years...yes it was well over thirty years since I had been to a dentist! I had a bad experience as a child and Dr. O'Connor has had to overcome my fears and has renewed my faith in the existence of kind-hearted dentistry. I'm very happy I found this doctor and I used this site/reviews, so thank you all who reviewed before me! Dr. O'Connor and his staff are very warm and comforting from the first time you visit. They took the time to fully explain everything I was about to go through, which was a lot! I have no reservations in my enthusiastic recommendation of Dr. O'Connor."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 year +. posted: 2011-12-20 1:15 PM
Patient Review 163:
"★★★★★ Just by luck I came across Dr. O'Connor and his wonderful staff. I was one of those people that hate dentist and my teeth are the last things on the list to fix, but when two of my front teeth broke off of my partial plate I had to find someone. After reading his reviews plus the convience of his office only 5 minutes away from home I gave it a shot. Would not look back. I have had Great experiences with Dr. O'Connor and his staff . Kathy and Diane are truly some of the nicest people ever. Dr. O'Connor listen to what I wanted to do and the next day he had my plate back in my mouth. My teeth look great. I can smile again. We now are planning for future procedures. Highly recomend."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 Month. posted: 2011-11-16 1:09 PM
Patient Review 162:
"★★★★★ I have gone to Dr. O'Conner since I was a kid. I am not a Family, friend, or employee of this dentist. He is very friendly and does a good job. The staff is also very friendly. They do charge you for the procedure up front and then you have your insurance reimberse you which can sometimes be inconvienient. But they print out what forms you need to send your insurance for you so you just need to drop it in the mail. I would recommend this dentist."
About the Hygienist: "The Hygienist, Kathy, is wonderful. She is very friendly and puts you at ease. She is very thorough and I leave with a very clean feeling mouth after my appointments. She is great!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 2011-10-10 9:54 AM
Patient Review 161:
"I knew that I wanted Dr. O'Connor to be my dentist when my husband came home raving about him and his staff. My husband has unfortunately had to have several dental procedures done and has had bad experiences in the past leaving him somewhat anxious to visit dentists in general. Although, after just one visit to Dr. O'Connor's office he came home with a new outlook on his dental visits. He had to have a crown placed and was impressed at how easy and comfortable everyone made him feel and after he came home there was even a call from the office checking up on him to make sure he was doing well and that his mouth wasn't hurting him too much. When I went to my first appointment, Dr. O'Connor took me into his office and explained what would happen that day and answered all my questions, I was even given a bottle of water while we chatted. Then came the cleaning, and Kathy, the dental hygienist, could not have been more pleasant to work with. She was gentle and thorough. The only other procedure I have had with them is the process of having a night guard made because of a crack in one of my teeth and again, everything went smoothly and I had the guard within a month. I would definitely recommend him to any one of my friends or family."
About the Hygienist: "She's excellent! Again, as above, I would highly recommend Kathy to everyone looking for a superb hygienist."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 3. posted: 09/23/2011 10:13 AM
Patient Review 160:
"Dr. O'Connor and his entire staff are amazing!!!! Here is my brief story please read to the end. Over the years I had spent thousands of dollars maintaining by teeth, and was never happy with my smile and always in pain. At age of 49 I finally realize that I'm going to loose all of my top teeth, What should I do? I went for a consultation and Dr. Tom came up with a plan and estimated cost. I ponder over what to do for a whole year and checked with other dentist regarding the implant process. I finally decided that I wanted the best dentist, staff and overall painless experience available. I'm hear to say that even though we are in the first stages of the process, I couldn't be happier. I could have spent less, but strongly feel I wouldn't be as pleased with the results or overall process. The entire time I have been a patient I have felt that they truely care about what's best for me. What a change from my past experiences. If you have ever had painful or bad experiences at the dentist, try Dr. O'Connor's practice, you won't ever want to go anywhere else. My smile is something I can really be proud of and I'm looking forward to completing the process. Remember Smiles are 4 Sharing."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1.5 years. posted: 09/15/2011 5:19 PM
Patient Review 159:
"After 27 years with this guy, I can tell you he is sincerely concerned about my dental health. Tom stays up with all the latest in dental care, and if what's needed is maybe outside his expertise like an apicoectomy, or a major molar removal, he'll send you to the best he knows for great results. I went to a different dentist some years back to save money and go with my insurance comnpany's recommendations, and there was simply no comparison. I knew then, that I had the best care in town. And Diane makes everything easy with the forms and scheduling. Great place!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is like a friend, and she treats you with such care. She cleans me 4 times a year because of my plaque build-up and a recent heart vale transplant, and it is always a pleasure to visit. She's wonderful!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27+ years. posted: 08/22/2011 10:03 AM
Patient Review 158:
"I went to see Dr. O'Connor for a second opinion. He did a thorough evaluation, offered suggestions, and didn't charge me for his time!
posted: 08/11/2011 4:48 PM
Patient Review 157:
"I honestly cannot speak highly enough about Dr. O'Connor and his amazing team! I'm a fairly new patient of Dr. O'Connor's and have been to a number of dentists in the past due to having had to move frequently. None of my previous dentists have been nearly as wonderful as Dr. O'Connor. During my initial appointment, Dr. O'Connor explained my current dental condition as well as my future goals and treatment plan. During every visit since then, Dr. O'Connor and his team have been nothing short of spectacular. Diane is amazing, both in her dental work and her attention to every last detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem. She, Kathy, and Dr. O'Connor really pay attention to the small things, like my level of comfort during the visits. They always bring me a blanket (as I get cold easily), offer me magazines if I have to wait (even if just for 5 minutes), offer me beverages, check-in with me during the procedures to see how I'm doing, and also ask about how things are going in my personal life. They are also very accommodating of my busy schedule and they always try to schedule the appointments when they are most convenient for me. Dr. O'Connor and his staff really made me feel at ease, and made me feel like I was family."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is simply wonderful! She made me feel like family during my very first visit to Dr. O'Connor's office. She's continued to be friendly, outgoing, warm, and welcoming. In addition to being so kind, she's also a great dental hygienist! She was gentle and thorough and she also explained in detail everything she was going to do durig the visit and I always felt very informed about my treatment plan."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 months. posted: 08/03/2011 7:49 PM
Patient Review 156:
"Dr. O'Connor performed a complicated bone graft to replace atrophy in my jawbone and 3 implants over a period of about 8 months. Everthing was accomplished with a minimum of discomfort and all look and feel great. He and his staff are always cordial, professional and on-time. His office administration, billing and assistance with insurance claims are top-notch. I very much recommend Dr. O'Connor for all types of dental needs, simple and complicated. "
About the Hygienist: "My last two cleanings have been with Kathy. She is friendly gentle and efficient in her work."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 9 months. posted: 07/27/2011 11:34 AM
Patient Review 155:
"I've had a 'spot' on my tooth filled and thats about it... But of course I would recommend him and his staff because I love seeing them and my whole family has gone there and loved it too. :) I don't think I'm going to go anywhere else!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is the best hygenist ever! She talks to you and learns what you like and don't like. Also, if you don't like the taste of the tooth paste she tries really hard not to make u taste it! She's very nice and doesn't dig the tools into your mouth or hurt you and she's really careful bout it. She's definatly clean and she wears rubber gloves and washes everything afterwards. Like I said before, while she's working on your mouth, she'll tell you stories or just talk about stuff thats happened or her doggy Peanut... Even when she was pregnant she still was at work and did an awesome job :) She's really great!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Forever. posted: 07/21/2011 8:58 AM
Mary and Pauline F.
Patient Review 154:
"Working with Dr. O'Connor and his wonderful staff has been a real pleasure. My husband broke a front bottom tooth that needed to be removed and was left with a large gap. The space was not large enough for a dental implant, so Dr. O'Connor suggested braces could bring the teeth together and lessen the gap. My husband just got his braces off (they were on less than a year!) and sure enough, the gap is gone! He just got his retainer this week to further fine tune what the braces accomplished. We have no doubts that everything will look great when all treatments are finished, and we were well-pleased with the cost. We just love Diane. She is always cheery but professional She calls us to remind us of upcoming appointments and, something we really appreciated, would call us if another appointment opened up that might work better with my husband's crazy work schedule. Plus, when we call back to confirm the appointment, she always sincerely thanks us for confirming. We really appreciate feeling like valued customers. We also appreciate that the dental claim forms are completed for us for ease in submitting to our insurance company. We would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff to anyone looking for a great dentist."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2+ years. posted: 07/21/2011 8:58 AM
Kathy and Tom T.
Patient Review 153:
"My father brought me to Dr. Oconnor 27 years ago and to this day we both return. The friendly staff and the professional work truely makes this a family dentist and I would recommend the loughborough dental group to anyone that is looking for a comfortable dentist experience. Looking forward to another 27 years!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27 years. posted: 07/19/2011 3:02 PM
Patient Review 152:
"Dr. Tom is a first-class dentist. He and his team of professionals provide exceptional care. His procedures are pain-free. The office is bright, cheerful, most of all they keep the patient comfortable. You can even have a nice, warm, snuggly blanket is you need it. Recently, I had a new crown put on. I am very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Dr. Tom and his staff."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 07/19/2011 3:02 PM
Patient Review 151:
"I wish i would have found this dentist sooner. I have been through hell the last couple years. Implants and other problems. Dr. O,Connor asked if i wanted to have a c.t.scan to see if i had any problems,and the price was a third of what i paid.He also can read the c.t. scan. He went over everything with me.He will tell you the good and bad.You can not believe the dentists i have been to .No question to small everything you need to know. Save yourself alot of money and time.Try him. I have lived in this area along time and did not know he was there.The staff great call and ask all kinds of questions."
posted: 05/31/2011 5:31 PM
Patient Review 150:
"My Review of Dr. O'Connor:
I discovered Dr. Tom and his dream team online. They have raving reviews on Dr. Oogle for a reason; they are simply the best at what they do. Dr. Tom's passion for his profession is evident. He displays a rare combination of enthusiasm, awareness, optimism, and ability to communicate the complex simply. The only surprises that I experienced were acts of generosity. The rest of the staff is just as impressive. Diane is very pleasant and on top of everything. They are a very considerate group and I found the atmosphere refreshing. I could easily go on, but the best thing for you to do is to check them out for yourself. You'd quickly find that they are the exemplar for dental care."
About the Hygienist: "About my Hygienist: My Hygienist was Kathy. She was fantastic and very relaxing. I left feeling she genuinely cared about my dental health. You could also tell that had discussed my dental health with Dr. Tom before my visit. How often have you noticed that? Just a few things that you'd pick up on if you visit. I'm sure Erin is great, too."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Two Weeks. posted: 04/19/2011 11:22 PM
Patient Review 149:
"Most of my teeth were very damaged. Dr. O'Connor offered a solution by suggesting crowns as well as other options. He and I discussed pricing and decided on a treatment plan and schedule that worked into my budget. I am thrilled with my smile! I would definely recommend Dr. O'Connor and the staff. Everyone is friendly and helpful and they have always taken the time to find out how the family is, etc."
About the Hygienist: "I love how Kathy cleans my teeth - she is gentle and fast! As a child I had terrible experience with the dentist. Since starting with Dr. O'Commor and Kathy - it has been great and my teeth have been much healthier because I don't skip appointments."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27 years!!!! posted: 03/17/2011 10:22 AM
Patient Review 148:
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and felt I needed a dental check-up prior to beginning chemotherapy. I was referred to Dr. O'Connor by my son-in-law who had multiple extensive procedures with him. I must also note that I had extreme terror of dentists. My first visit with them was a pleasant surprise. The office is relaxing, spotless, and technically superior. The staff was extremely supportative and I felt extremely comfortable and my care was excellent. Later I decided to have implants and went back. I had a very extensive consultation and understood the upcoming procedures very well. The procedures were done and I am extremely pleased with the results. I would strongly reccomend Dr. O'Connor and his staff for either routine or extensive dental procedures."
About the Hygienist: "She is very supportative, professional and thorough. I have never had a better cleaning. She is also very responsive to discomfort. Erin is a sweety who quiently lends her assistance in the procedures and support."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 4 years.
posted: 01/18/2011 9:24 AM
Patient Review 147:
"Dr. Tom has always put me at ease and I know that I am in the best hands when I am at his office. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. My experience has always been above standard."
About the Hygienist: Kathy has always been such a wonderfully positive person. She is very friendly and very good at cleaning my teeth."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 years. posted: 12/08/2010 9:19 AM
Patient Review 146:
"My experiences with Dr. O'Connor have always been positive. Dr. O'Connor is always willing to answer any questions I may have. When I had my fillings replaced, Dr. O'Connor was the most caring and attentive dentist I have seen. I have recommended Dr. O'Connor to several of my friends."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great! She is friendly, outgoing, and very personable. She had cleaned my teeth several times now and she has never hurt me. Dr. O'Connor is great, but Kathy is the reason I return."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 18 months. posted: 12/06/2010 12:20 PM
Patient Review 145:
"When I was new in town, I picked Dr. O'Connor's office from an internet review; I have been pleasantly and completely satisfied. As a physician myself, I appreciate the bedside (chair-side?) manner of Dr. O'Connor and all of his staff. He speaks clearly, explains things well, shows visual aids, and ensures that the patient is a partner in decision making. I was born without adult tooth replacements for my second baby molars, so I saw Dr. O'Connor over the course of more than a year to have these two teeth (one at a time)pulled, implant posts placed and settled, then final tooth implants placed. The procedures were explained well. They worked around my crazy schedule. The whole treatment was painless. Dr. O'Connor called me later in the day (and gave me his home phone number for problems!). This type of work is very expensive, but they offered payment options. I had some other maintenance things done, but I never felt that unnecessary treatments were suggested or pressed. I would recommend this dentist to others without reservation."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great. She has a great attitude, is careful, gentle, and thorough".
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years.
Dr. Heidi S.
Patient Review 144:
"Dr. Tom has been treating me for years and I am 100% satisfied with him and his work! I feel he will only do what needs to be done (which is very important to me). I would highly recommend Dr. Tom to anyone and know that they will receive effective, quality, precise, and caring treatment. His assistant and office staff is the best! Have no worries Dr. Tom will take care of you!"
About the Hygienist: "Dr. Tom has always had the best hygienist's! They are always very friendly and make you feel very comfortable. Highly recommend!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 22+ Years. posted: 10/20/2010 9:08 AM
Patient Review 143:
"Dr. O'Connor is extremely polite, thorough, and trustworthy. He is very knowledgable to the "latest" treatments, techniques and care and can be trusted to do the right thing when the time is right. I have recently had him begin caring for my 10 year old daughter and believe her to be well taken care of for he sits with all of us and talks clearly and honestly about her dental health."
About hte Hygienist: "Cathy is the hygienist we have seen all along, and she too is fantastic, honest, and very friendly. She has guided us well in our dental health and now helps our daughter as well. I believe that all of Dr. O'Connors staff is well chosen but based on my own experience would highly recomend meeting Cathy for at least your first visit."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 17 plus years. posted: 10/19/2010 3:30 PM
Patient Review 142:
"I came to Dr. O'Connor and his team to have my wisdom teeth removed. This experience has highly exceeded all of my previous dental experiences combined. When you walk in to the office it is very warm, inviting, and extremely CLEAN! The team makes you feel like family rather than a patient. Diane was wonderful helping me with all of my pre surgery procedures including being VERY flexible when it came to making my appointment fit into my schedule and preparing all of the papers to submit to my insurance. Dr. O'Connor and Erin were AWESOME! They were very careful to take every precaution so that I didn't feel any pain during the procedure. They explained everything to me in advance so that I knew exactly what would happen. I was helped to my car and provided with a care package to take home with me. Even after I went home, the staff took the time to contact me and make sure I was feeling okay. I am healing perfectly and could not have asked for a better experience. I look forward to many more dental experiences with this team. Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: about 1 year. posted: 10/19/2010 8:43 AM
Patient Review 141:
"After my experience with Dr. O'Connor and his staff, I actually don't mind going to the dentist!!! The staff is very welcoming and go out his/her way to make you feel comfortable. I have had great success with all the crowns I had placed in 2008. Dr. O'Connor has wonderful chair-side manner and took the time to fully explain and discuss all procedures. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and this facility to anyone!!!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is amazing! Very personable, thorough and great at educating you on the proper ways to keep your mouth healthy."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2yrs. posted: 10/13/2010 10:49 AM
Patient Review 140:
"I hadn't been to the dentist in many years and knew that I had some issues. I found Dr. O'Connor on Dr. Oogle and chose him because of the great reviews. I checked his website and found that his office offered many services including sedation dentistry ( I thought I might need it due to anxiety issues). I was impressed with the thorough initial exam and the ability to get the work done in a fairly short period of time.
The staff makes you feel so comfortable and explains everything in detail. They are happy to answer all of your questions. There was no pain and no need for sedation.
I am so happy with the way my teeth look after considerable work by Dr O'Connor (with Erin's Help) and Kathy's thorough but gentle cleaning and advice. Diane made the scheduling and insurance paper work easy.
Remember it is easier and less expensive to regularly care for your teeth than to wait and need a large amount of work like I did. Dr. O'Connor and his staff can help you with both and do it well."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 3months. posted: 09/29/2010 9:03 AM
Patient Review 139:
"I have been with Dr. Tom since I was 7 years old (currently 37). I have been through braces, fillings on every tooth, root canals, wisdom teeth extraction (and a lot of other extractions)and emergency treatments and I wouldn't of changed dentists for anything! I am never in pain during or after a procedure. I often kid around and say I'd rather go to the dentist than any other doctor...and I am not kidding! I really feel like a long time friend more than a patient when I am there.
In 30 years I have only had about 2 or 3 hygienist. Dr. Tom does not have high employee turnover which makes the dental experience even better. The entire staff is awesome! They keep you laughing or at least interested in conversation so you don't realize that you are getting a small operation done!
The office is Clean and Calm! Dr. Tom and his staff are the best in St. Louis."
About the Hygienist: "I have had Kathy as my hygienist for about 9 years now (I think) and she is so awesome. I look forward to seeing her every 6 months for a cleaning. She does such a great job I wish insurance would let me get a cleaning every 3 months!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 30 years. posted: 09/28/2010 2:09 PM
Patient Review 138:
"Dr. O'Connor is an extremely kind, caring doctor who is willing to make time for his patients whenever possible. Unlike others in the area, this team of doctors is fun to be around and does wonderful work. I've had many procedures done by Dr. O'Connor, ranging from getting teeth pulled to a simple check up, and every time I have walked away confident in the work that was done. The office is a wonderful, comfortable environment and the staff tends to each and every need with a kind spirit. There is no question in my mind that this is the place to be."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years. posted: 09/13/2010 1:44 PM
Patient Review 137:
"I've been seeing Dr. O'Connor for routine check-ups for almost two years now and have always had very pleasant experiences. All of the staff members are very friendly, helpful and informative. They keep you as comfortable as possible during your appoinment and I would recommend them to anyone!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years. posted: 09/10/2010 8:21 AM
Patient Review 136:
"I've been going to Dr. Tom since 1989. We started with 12 cavaties and a crown. I have been with him ever since. I have a permanent bridge, several crowns. and OLP. He is a perfectionist, who doesn't want his patient in any kind of pain. I feel like family at this point in time. I have refered many people to Dr. Tom and now my husband is a regular patient. If you are looking for a great dentist, who will be there when you need him and has a wonderful staff, please do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Tom O'Connor. Sincerely, Myra J. Kaercher"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is the best. I love chatting with her and she makes me feel very comfortable. My husband does not like going to the dentist but he loves seeing Kathy and gang. They are all wonderful."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1989. posted: 09/08/2010 8:36 AM
Patient Review 135:
"I went in to Dr. Tom's office and my mouth was a big mess. I came from Mexico City and at the time wasn't fortunate enough to have a great dentist. My English wasn't that great either but Dr. Tom took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. I immediately felt comfortable. I was impressed with how clean the office was and how professional yet warm the staff was. I will never go to another dentist. Dr. Tom and his staff are top of the line."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is always friendly, professional, warm and positive. She is gentle and caring. When I leave the office I feel great about my smile. And that always wasn't the case."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 7 years. posted: 09/07/2010 8:18 PM
Patient Review 134:
"Dr. Tom and his staff have always treated me like family. They are very professional, always on time, flexible, courteous and go far beyond my expectations. The office is beautiful, clean and calm. Dr. Tom is the only dentist I have been to that I can say all my experiences have been pain free. Diane is warm and caring and highly efficient. Kathy is a breath of fresh air. And Dr. Tom is in my mind the best dentist in the world. From someone who is a bit high maintenance and who used to be afraid to go to the dentist, I highly recommend Dr. Tom and his wonderful staff."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is sweet, friendly, gentle, professional and warm. I look forward to seeing her and miss her when I haven't been in. My teeth feel so clean and look beautiful. Love that Kathy!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: many years. posted: 09/07/2010 5:40 PM
Patient Review 133:
"Dr O'Connor has been our family dentist for over 30 yrs. I cant imagine going elsewhere. He is skilled, professional & very personable. He truly cares. He will call you @ home the eve after a special procedure, to make sure all is well. And his staff is just like him! Kathy (hygienist) laughs when I tell her that I look forward to her cleanings because she does such a great job & it feels so good! Erin assists with special procedures & she too does an excellent job. Diane assists with appts, billing & anything else that is needed. The atmosphere in the ofc is 2nd to none. They all make your dental care a very comfortable & positive experience. We couldnt be happier with the results! Thanks Dr O'Connor and staff!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 30 years. posted: 09/02/2010 8:15 PM
Patient Review 132:
"Dr. O'Connor and his entire staff are wonderful! The office is very clean, organized and relaxing. I have had several cleanings and recently went through a tooth extraction and bone graft. I chose the sedation option. Everything was explained throughly beforehand and I felt completely comfortable going into the procedure. Dr. O'Connor and the staff took great care of me! I had minimal discomfort after the procedure and my appointment to get my stitches out was a breeze. I plan to continue my course of treatment and have Dr. O'Connor do my implant and crown. I have recommended him to all my friends and coworkers."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years. posted: 09/01/2010 5:09 PM
Patient Review 131:
"I was very happy with my procedures and felt it was pain free I would recommend Dr. O'Connor Everyone in the office is pleasent and helpful If you follow the instructions given you will find it an easy experiance I had no swelling and very little discomfort Very Pleased."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 yr. posted: 08/30/2010 7:43 AM
Mary Ann R.
Patient Review 130:
"Dr. O'Connor has been my dentist for a very long time and I trust him completely. He is extremely professional, stays current in his practice, cares about his patients and is very sincere. I feel like Dr. O'Connor has my best interest at heart. Also, his office is very clean and modern plus his staff is welcoming and skilled."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great, she knows her patients, does quality work and is nice to talk to."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27 years.
posted: 08/27/2010 3:25 PM
Patient Review 129:
"When I go to the office I feel like im going to visit family. Its nice to be so comfortable, especially at a dental office. I've had a couple crowns done I am very happy with them. I couldnt even tell you where they are in my mouth. I could never even think about going somewhere else. I highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff! ************************** "
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is wonderful! when I see her im greeted with a hug! I can talk to her and tell her things like I do my own sister. I can honestly say when I get my card in the mail, reminding me of my appointment I get a little excited!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20. posted: 08/27/2010 7:10 AM
Patient Review 128:
"I moved to St. Louis 19 years ago and was referred to Dr. O'Connor, 18 years later and he's still my Dentist. I have always had excellent care by the Dr. and his staff. You can expect a follow-up call from Diane after any major procedure and a quick response from the Dr. to any dental issue, even on the weekend. I have had several root canals, crowns and fillings done by the Dr. He makes every effort to make you comfortable and takes the time to answer all your questions. You're not just a patient here, they take a personal interest in you and in ensuring you are given the best care possible each and every time. You'll find the office and the facilities clean and scheduling appointments are easy, they do their best to accommodate your scheduling needs."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is the best hygienist around. Friendly and efficient with an infectious personality, she is gentle but thorough when it comes to cleaning teeth."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 18 years. posted: 08/24/2010 8:07 PM
Patient Review 127:
"i had 4 wisdom teeth pulled. They made sure i was comfortable during the procedure and that i felt no pain. they let me know in advance what all was going to happen and called me the night of the surgury to check up on me and see if I was okay. The office is always clean and the staff is very friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor to others."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years. posted: 08/13/2010 5:02 PM
Patient Review 126:
"The First thing I noticed when walking in Dr. O'Connors office was how neat and clean EVERYTHING was. Everytime I have been to Dr. O'Connors office I am greeted with a friendly smile. I have never had to wait more than 5 min for any appointments. I always feel well informed and confortable with Dr. O'Connors work. Dr. O'Connor and his staff are not only professional but they are great company. During consults with Dr. O'Connor i am always offered a water or gatorade! During oprative appointments I am offered to watch a movie or to listen to my IPod! Dr. O'Connor makes the unfortunate dental "suprises" alot easier to tolerate. No matter what the situation or emergency, weekend, holiday, I have always got an appointment within 24 hours at the most! I would recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone who is looking for a dentis who cares about the concerns and well being of his patients!"
About the Hygienist: "What cant one say about Kathy! Kathy is a great hygienist! My mouth always feels very clean when i leave the office! Kathy is a very easy person to talk and relate to. I love that every time i get my teeth cleaned i dont have to wonder who is going to clean my teeth, I always know it will be Kathy! I also always feel well informed and have all kinds of goodies when I leave the office after a cleaning!!!!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 Years. posted: 08/10/2010 6:30 PM
Patient Review 124:
"After reading many other positive reviews online, I came in to Dr. O'Connor's for my first visit about 2 months ago. I had a full check up and scheduled a day for my wisdom teeth to be taken out. They were great on scheduling, reasonable on cost (outside of my insurance, but it was worth a few extra bucks for the trust factor), and their office is clean and relaxed. The procedure went well and they made sure of that. Highly recommmended."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 months. posted: 08/09/2010 7:51 AM
Patient Review 123:
"Dr. O'Connor is great! I have been going to him since I was five years old and have never had one problem. Missing a tooth can make a teenager very self-conscious. Dr. O'Connor did a fantastic job with the marilyn bridge (which is a fake tooth attached to the two teeth beside it) that he did for me. He spent time making sure it was the right color and looked real. Because of him I feel very happy about my smile. He also just recently removed my wisdom teeth. The procedure went extremely well. I felt no pain. The whole staff here makes me feel at home. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone. He does an amazing job. I couldn't see myself going anywhere else."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is the best hygienist around. She does a great job and has an awesome personality. She is very gentle. I look forward to our talks when I go in to get my teeth cleaned. She always remembers everything I tell her on previous dentist visits. Kathy is the sweetest. You can tell she really cares about her patients."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 08/17/95. posted: 07/19/2010 12:23 PM
Patient Review 122:
"Dr. O'Connor had to graft bone from my chin so implants could be put in place. He then did the implants.
After allowing time for healing, finally got my new permanent teeth--they look great and feel great, and I can even chew gum and eat corn-on-the-cob.
His entire staff is GREAT--I can't say enough about Erin and Diane and the good doctor himself."
About the Hygienist: "Cathy is great--caring, professional, and charming."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 14 months. posted: 07/01/2010 8:42 AM
Patient Review 121:
"I had the Invisalign treatment done at Dr. O' Connor's office. From the initial consultation throughout the whole process he and his staff were extremely helpful, caring and seemed truly interested in my dental care.
They always try to work my appointments around my busy schedule and call me with reminders of my upcoming appointment.
Now I actually look forward to going to the dentist!
I highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his entire staff."
About the Hygienist: "My hygienist for all sessions was Erin, who was very professional, friendly and efficient."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: ~1 year. posted: 06/30/2010 9:24 AM
Patient Review 120:
"Dr. O'Connor and his staff have always provided extremely competant and professional service to my entire family. When we began seeing him, we were taking our oldest daughter to see a pediatric dentist. His friendly demeanor, along with that of the rest of his staff, convinced us to start our younger child with his office rather than going the pediatric dental route."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy does a great job, both in the technical department and in her warm and enthusiastic demeanor."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 06/24/2010 10:01 AM
Patient Review 119:
"Dr. O'Connor has repaired and replaced several fillings and recently put in a crown. I have been very happy with all of his work. All of his staff are friendly, professional and very proficient. They complete all the insurance forms and include all necessary documentation. They are also flexible with setting up payment plans for the more expensive procedures. Overall, I am very satisfied with his service."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great! She is fast, friendly and does a very thorough job without causing me unnecessary pain. I would rather have her than anyone else clean my teeth."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: about 5 years. posted: 06/17/2010 12:22 PM
Patient Review 118:
"I went in for a general cleaning. I have been having some sensitivity issues and I also wanted to have a couple of teeth looked at. By the time I left i had not only recieved a very professional cleaning, but Dr. Tom had also treated the sensitivity problem and it was gone. Going to the dentist for me has always been a pleasant experience and I would recommend going to Dr. O'Connor to all my friends and family."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy, my Hygienist was excellent. She has also been performing my cleanings for years. Her work is very professional and painless."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 30 years. posted: 06/17/2010 12:22 PM
Patient Review 117:
"I have been going to Dr. O'Connor for 25 years. My husband and our 3 son's all go to him as well. I would recommend Dr. O'Connor. Dr. O'Connor and his staff are very friendly and explains in detail procedures being done. You can feel comfortable the work being done would be right."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great. She takes her time, gentle and tells you what she is doing. Your teeth feel clean when you leave the office."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 06/14/2010 8:41 AM
Patient Review 116:
"If I had known that there was a dentist like Dr. O'Connor, I would not have lived in complete fear of going to a dentist for the past 50 years.
Dr. O'Connor and his staff allieviated all of my fears and provided me with a series of visits that I actually didn't mind going to...if that is possible!
The support staff was professional and very caring and Dr. O'Connor's concern for my well being and dental care made me feel completely at ease with everything from the initial consultation through my series of appointments and our working out a plan for my dental care going forward.
I never thought I would say I enjoy visits to a dentist, but believe it or not, I actually DO look forward to seeing Dr. O'Connor and maintaining ALL of my teeth for the rest of my life.
If you want caring, professional and attentive dental care from professionals, look no further than Dr. Tom and his staff." posted: 05/25/2010 9:03 PM
Patient Review 115:
"I have been going to Dr. O'Connor for 23 years and would not even think about going anywhere else. I have some complicated dental issues and have had a lot of dental work done over the years. Dr. O'Connor and his staff have been consistently wonderful. One weekend I was experiencing some serious mouth pain, it was the weekend so I just left a message on the office recorder asking for a return call on Monday. Within a very short time my phone rang and it was Dr. Tom calling me from a seminar in Chicago, he told me what to do, what type of medicine to take and then gave me his personal cell phone number to call if things got worse, that type of care and attention feels so rare these days. If space provided I could relay other stories about this both caring and competent dentist."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is super. When I see her every six months we just seem to pick up right where we left off. The conversation, when there isn't some instrument in my mouth, is always fun and lively and the whole cleaning process is a breeze."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 23 years. posted: 05/05/2010 1:00 PM
Patient Review 114:
"Dr. Tom has been my dentist for more than 20 years, and he's excellent. He always explains the options and gives the reasons for his recommendations. He stays up to date on the latest developments in dentistry. Everyone in the office is friendly and welcoming. Dr. Tom is not in my DMO but I still go to him and pay out of pocket, because I trust him."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is friendly, experienced, and a real pro; she is really great."
posted: 05/01/2010 8:49 PM
Patient Review 113:
"I myself am a medical professional and I found Dr. O'Connor and all of the staff to be professional, kind, caring and dedicated to what they do. I felt very at ease going into my procedure (wisdom teeth removal) after all the effort Dr. O'Connor and Diane (RN) used to inform me of what to expect and all the effort put in to make me comfortable. I did look around when choosing a dentist for this procedure and I would recommend Dr. O'Connor for this procedure. I would recommend this team to anyone. The procedure went very well."
About Hygienist: "Very nice."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 months. posted: 04/30/2010 8:50 AM
Patient Review 112:
"Dr. O'Connor has been my dentist for 21 years and has successfully done all treatments with no pain, low cost and in an extremely pleasing
manner with an office staff that is both knowledgeable and pleasant. The facilities are always clean and the tools and automation are up-to-date and impressive. As to insurance, all papers are provided with the information necessary and ready to be mailed. The procedures provided include: many fillings, crowns and an inplant. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. O'Connor as I am extremely pleased with his professionalism, technical ability, currency of knowledge, and the results he furnishes. He and wife Diane run a tight ship and are both a joy to see and talk to while at the office."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is always a joy--she brightens my day when I get my oral hygene. She is thorough, knowledgeable, efficient and caring. Her chair side manners are great and relaxing.'
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 21 years. posted: 04/29/2010 10:31 AM
Patient Review 111:
"Dr. O'Connor was recommended to me about 15 years ago when my teeth were in bad shape - cavities, chips, and old fillings. With a detailed plan of repair, which was clearly explained to me including costs in advance, all the problems were fixed. His work on my teeth has been amazingly painless.
I have had crowns on most of my teeth, two bridges and an implant. All the procedures were in my opinion a complete success. I couldn't be happier with the way my mouth is now.
Dr. O'Connor's follow-up to his procedures is outstanding and just one example of the care and interest he has for his patients.
Everyone in the office makes a dental visit a lot more pleasant than dentist appointments are usually seen to be. Kathy, Erin and Diane are very friendly and professionals who do an excellent job.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years. posted: 04/28/2010 10:28 PM
Patient Review 110:
"I have had nothing but great experiences with Dr. O'Connor and his staff since I have started going to his office in the last few years. Dr. O'Connor has performed two different soft tissue allografts on me during the last year and they both turned out great. I had a fairly bad receding gum problem on my bottom teeth and after the allografts the change is amazing. My gums look so much better. Dr. O'Connor used conscious sedation to sedate me during the process which turned out really great. I experienced no pain and have very little memory of the process, but did not have to go through the problems and side effects of full sedation.
Dr. O'Connor's staff have been really great during both my allografts as well as all of my checkups and cleanings. They're very friendly and go out of their way to make sure everything turned out just as planned.
I would recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone I know that's looking for a good dentist, especially if you're new to the St. Louis area. Great dentist, great facilities, great area, and great experience!!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years. posted: 04/20/2010 2:45 PM
Patient Review 109:
"I always feel comfortable and welcome at Dr. O'Connor's office. He's been my dentist for the last 30 years and I can't imagine anyone better. He's always very thorough and makes sure that I am at ease. I highly recommend him and his staff."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 30 years. posted: 03/08/2010 2:29 PM
Patient Review 108:
"If you're on this website, as I was once, you must be "needing" a dentist who comes highly recommended. A dentist who would not only make you feel welcome and relaxed but also is sincere in your general well being. I had a very bad dentist 20 yrs ago, a rootcanal was done at that time, and I hurt for weeks! After that I stayed away. I had good teeth, but I knew I would have to go at some point , I just kept putting it off. Then I cracked a molar. So you can just imagne the extreme anxiety I was feeling, I had no choice but to find someone now. Diane brought me in right away. They were very thorough with my history and all my health issues. Dr. O'Connor went thru everything with me himself. He was very concerned with my "bad experience" and made it very clear that his office would make my experience as pleasurabe as they could. I had two procedures to endure, the removal of the cracked tooth along with a tooth on the opposite side needed removed also, which both ended up being implants. And let me tell you, both procedures were painless and anxiety free! In just 3 visits, his office has helped me overcome my anxiety and things could not have turned out any better! Dont look any further, this is the place for you!
About the Hygienist: Diane, Erin and Kathy are all so very nice and caring! They want to make sure you are comfortable and feel cared for. And they will do their very best to ensure that you do. Who likes to go to the dentist? I DO!!! I do now, shall I say. I feel so blessed to have found Dr. O'Connor's office, they have truly been an answer to my prayers. They make me feel like I'm family when I walk in. It just could not be any better!******If you are searching for someone for your dental issues or just for a new friendly place, this is the place for you."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: less than 1 year. posted: 02/17/2010 11:05 AM
Patient Review 107:
"I cannot say enough great things about my dentist and the entire office! My family and I have been patients of Dr. O'Connor for about 15 years now. I could not ask for a better dentist. Unlike many of my friends and family, I actually look foward to my dentist visits. To know everyone in the office on a first name basis makes you feel like you are really being taken care of. I recently got my last wisdom tooth removed, and like the other 2 removals, the procedure was virtually painless. I would and do recommend Dr. O'Connor to everyone I know!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years posted: 02/07/2010 7:12 PM
Patient Review 106:
"Dr. O'Connor, and his staff are very kind professionals that knows how to put your mind at ease regardless of the proceedure performed. Outstanding experience."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 month. posted: 11/14/2009 8:39 AM
Patient Review 105:
"I went to see Dr. O'Connor three weeks ago because my wisdom teeth were causing me a lot of irritation and I wanted them to be removed before I went to school. He say me the day I called, and his staff was able to get me an appointment to have my wisdom teeth removed the next day! I was very scared about having my teeth removed because my friends all told me about their painful experiences with their dentisits. Dr. O'Connor and his wonderful assistant Erin made the experience painless, and I must admit fun. I was not knocked for the procedure (which I was happy about because I have had a bad experience with anesthetics before). I was comfortable the entire time. The following two days at home after the surgery was fine. I was in very little pain, and my cheeks didn't even swell up. I was surprised how painless the recovery was since 3 of the 4 were impacted. I think Dr. O'Connor has proved to me that he deserves the highest rating of all the st. Louis dentists on this site. He also has a very carinG and kind staff who's beautiful smiles inspire to floss daily and make me not dread appointments."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 18 years. posted: 09/07/2009 12:13 PM
Patient Review 104:
"Dr. Tom has saved my smile! Before going to Dr. Tom I had been completely afraid of going to the dentist. I thought for sure that my teeth were in such deplorable shape that there would be no choice but to have them all pulled and get dentures. Imagine my surprise when I heard that everything wrong with my teeth was completely correctable. Over the course of about nine months I have had a surgical implant placed, some teeth filled and many crowned, bone grafting, a few tooth extractions, and a night guard made to protect my new smile. The entire process was made completely comfortable by the caring staff that makes you feel like family right from the very start. Thanks to Dr. Tom's remarkable expertise and expert use of conscious sedation every procedure was almost completely pain free and an astounding success. While I did worry that cost may be an issue I was quickly put at ease by their willingness to help me with financing options and ability to match whatever pace I could afford. I now have the confidence to smile again and it's all thanks to Dr. Tom and his incredible staff."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: about a year. posted: 08/11/2009 6:43 PM
Patient Review 103:
"Very good treatment! Kind, friendly, and they treat you like you are very important to them!
I had my wisdom teeth pulled and could not feel a thing!
Also I barely remember anything that happened that day.
Recovery went fast. Cheeks had very little swelling for a short amount of time. I also barely experienced any pain. When I did, I took some Advil and it went right away!
Within a week and a half later, I had my stitches out, which was completely painless!
The doctor said that I was almost healed and that I looked great!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 year. posted: 08/10/2009 1:18 PM
Patient Review 102:
"Dr. Tom took out all four of my wisdom teeth. Although I worried about the pain of the surgery and healing process, both the day of the surgery and the week after were much less painful than I expected. There was no swelling and the little pain I had was solved with an Advil. I don't remember much of the procedure, but it was painless too. 10 days after, it's like I never had them in the first place."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: years. posted: 07/13/2009 12:00 PM
Patient Review 101:
"I have had pretty healthy teeth, but when i've had issues with my teeth, Dr. O'Connor is consistently careful and reasoned about what approach to take; and very clear in explaining the issues and options. My wife has always had a very nervous response to going to the dentist, but has felt very comfortable going to Dr. o'Connor."
About the Hygienist: "The dental hygienists are all very personable and professional. I always have a pleasant and positive experience at Dr. O'Connor's office."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 10 years. posted: 07/03/2009 6:52 PM
Patient Review 100:
"Let me start with saying I am terrified of dentists. Any kind of "foreign object" in my mouth or the sounds they make drives me crazy!!! Not only am I fearful of the "normal check-up", I've also had numerous terrible experiences with most of my previous dentists. Unfortunately this kept me away from any dentist visit for 8+ years. Obviously I was in desperate need of a check-up...
After checking out many reviews on this site I decided to give Dr. O'Connor and his staff a chance. I was sure to be forthcoming with my fears and prior experiences so they knew exactly what they were getting into! We planned my first few visits to be short and gradual. Dr. O'Connor was very patient and genuinely concerned about my fears. They helped me prepare for each visit by reminding me (the day before) to bring my headphones and take a relaxing walk to clear my mind. Who does that?! During the first cleaning the hygienist was sure to take multiple breaks to ask me how I was doing to calm me down.
After 5 visits I have had multiple procedures completed including having my wisdom teeth extracted. I'm very close to not even needing my headphones anymore! Thanks guys!
Patient, professional and genuinely concerned about your health and comfort. A++++ "
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 1 year. posted: 02/17/2009 8:22 AM
Patient Review 99:
"I was the poster boy for tooth neglect. I had two wisdom teeth in bad need of extraction and I needed multiple crowns. Dr. O'Connor laid out a plan for getting my teeth back in good shape while considering the cost involved in all the work.
Dr. O'Connor's work is painless and problem free. Dr. O'Connor and Diane genuinely care about you and your progress; making sure you are comfortable during and following your dental work. I am very happy with my dental work so far and I am looking forward to having a healthy mouth once again."
About the Hygienist: "Cathy is a great hygienist. She is quite thorough and lets you know where and how you can improve your dental health. Cathy is also a pleasure to be around."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: just over one year.. posted: 01/27/2009 6:04 PM
Patient Review 98:
"I have been seeing Dr. O'Conner for over 17 years. I have been very happy with the services provde. I have been completely satisfied with the treatment success and his ability to provide these services with no pain or anxeity."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 17 years. posted: 01/27/2009 8:30 AM
Patient Review 97:
"Dr. O'Connor has a very convenient office location. All the staff are very welcoming happy people. You can tell that this is much more than a profession, it's about taking care of people. The dental procedures are pain-free and the work is perfect."
About the Hygienist: "Cathy is very gentle and thorough. She is a talkative little doll."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 30 years. posted: 01/20/2009 1:03 PM
Patient Review 96:
"I have been cared for at this office for ten years. Dr Tom is one of the best guys with anesthetic!!! I am very uncomfortable seeing needles, but I never have a problem in his office! He is very gentle and patient getting you numbed. When you follow this with his excellent skills in getting your dental work done, the results just have to be good! His support staff is friendly,helpful, and knowledgable. Everone in this office wants you to have the best dental health and appearance that you can."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: ten years. posted: 01/12/2009 1:02 PM
Patient Review 95:
"I feel safe in Dr. Tom's hands. He is well-trained and is enthusiastic about staying up-to-date on the latest data in the dentistry world. Before any procedure (even routine fillings), he is careful to explain what he will be doing, what complications might be expected, and what the upside will be. Dr. Tom explains all of your options and gives you plenty of time to decide on your course of action, as you can schedule the procedure at any later date. He is straightforward, friendly, and easy to talk to."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is fantastic! Not only does she do a great job of cleaning, she is a truly wonderful listener. She is able to vet out potential issues for Dr. Tom to handle. She is very approachable, with a ready and beautiful smile for all."
posted: 01/07/2009 1:59 PM
Patient Review 94:
"I've been seeing Dr. O'Connor for about 6 or 7 years now, and I have never been disappointed with the dental care or customer service that I have received. I've had a wide variety of procedures done--anything from a basic cleaning to a root canal--and have always left the office pain-free and very pleased with the results. Dr. O'Connor is extremely friendly and always makes you feel at ease and confident in his abilities. Not only is the dental care exceptional, but so is the customer service. Everyone at Dr. O'Connor's office is so incredibly helpful, and are always willing to be flexible with your schedule. Overall, every experience I've had with Dr. O'Connor's office has been a pleasant one, and I highly recommend his dental services."
posted: 01/03/2009 1:52 PM
Patient Review 93:
"I don't remember the first time I went to Dr. Tom, but I do remember that he is highly qualified and extremly competent. I have never been dissappointed with treatment, and have always been informed of possible posttreatment difficulties when noted. I have had two crowns since being a patient and a few fillings replaced. He and his staff are very aware of me as a client, and are always concerned about my dental health and fitness as well as my overall health in general. Dr. Tom always makes me feel at ease and he involves me in treatment strategies by giving me appropriate information. I think that for my healthcare dollar, I get a tremendous amount back for what I have spent. All in all, he keeps me up to date on the status of my teeth and possible procedures in the future. After seeing four or five dentists over the years, I can safely say that Dr. O'Connor is by far the best!"
About the Hygienist: "Cathy is very competent and highly professional in her duties. She keeps the patient informed during hygiene treatments, and seeks to educate the dental client on proper tooth and gum care. Although I was apprehensive, she convinced me to use a sonic toothbrush for daily use. Brushing my teeth is no longer a mundane task , but has now been transformed into a daily adventure. As a hygenist, she has been the most capable with her technical knowledge, technique and friendly attitude. She is SUPER DUPER!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Several years. posted: 01/02/2009 3:16 PM
Patient Review 92:
"I am a 50 year old male who had an absoulte fear of going to the Dentist- Not very good experiences in the past. Needless to say my teeth were not in good shape. I had trIed several Dentist in my area with no luck and finally searched the internet for Dentist reviews that would address my concerns and found Dr. O'Connor. I decided to go see Dr. O'Connor and from the very first visit I knew I had found my team. Everyone made me feel extremely comfortable as they spent the time to really understand my concerns while doing the neccesary work to put a plan (18 months) in place to address the dental work I required and also provide me the smile that I had always wanted.
Dr. O'Connor and his team are outstanding when it came to making sure that I was comfortable during all of the procedures that had to be completed. They take their time and do it right the first time. You are made to feel like you are his only patient. Other Dentists I have seen rush from patient to patient - not with Dr. O'Connor.
For anyone else that is looking for the right team- take it from me - you won't need to go any further once you go for your first visit with Dr. O'Connor and his staff."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 14 Months. posted: 12/31/2008 9:10 AM
Don C. from Ballwin, Missouri
Patient Review 91:
"Excellent dentist! Uses the most modern equipment, staff is super friendly, I wouldn't go anywhere else."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 5 years. posted: 12/29/2008 2:54 PM
Patient Review 90:
"Dr. O'Connor is just an excellent dentist! Since he is an out-of-network dentist it does cost more, but is worth every penny. You can tell from Dr. O'Connor's attitude that he really does care about what he does and that the patient is satisfied. Everytime I hear someone talk about dreading going to the dentist, I recommend Dr. O'Connor because I have never dreaded going there."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is wonderful! She is great at what she does and has a great personality. It feels more like catching up with an old friend when she is cleaning your teeth."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: about 12 years. posted: 12/29/2008 1:43 PM
Patient Review 89:
"Dr. O'Connor's office is located in the neighborhood I grew up. I moved to Jefferson County, but my trip to his office is worth it because Dr. O'Connor is a perfectionist and truly dedicated as a dentist! The office is impecably clean, updated with the latest technology, and his caring personality, reflects through his committed staff. I have received many compliments on the smile Dr. O'Connor has given me - Thank You, Doctor!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Close to 20 Years. posted: 12/29/2008 8:50 AM
Patient Review 88:
"Dr. O'Connor is what I would like to call the perfect dentist. Every visit I make to their office I feel comfortable and confident going into any kind of procedure due to the excellent services provided by Tom and his staff. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone in search of a good, quality and caring dentist. I am glad I found him and his staff because I use to dread going to my old dentist and in return I just didn't go, which is just not an option I have come to find out."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 5 years. posted: 12/28/2008 9:47 AM
Patient Review 87:
"Dr. Tom O'Connor and his staff are like old friends, although I have been a patient for 4 months only. First they carried out a comprehensive exam of my teeth, gum, mouth. Then Dr. O'Connor evaluated my situation and explained his recommendations in a very friendly manner. One of my molar teeth was missing, therefore Dr. O'Connor suggested dental implant. However, before the implant I needed orthodontics. He took care of the orthodontic treatment too.
Dr. O'Connor is not only an excellent dentist, but also a very nice gentlemen. His appointments are exact, no waiting. The procedures are painless. He pays careful attention to the details, and explains everything in advance. There are no surprises.
The cost is probably at fair market value. Dr. O'Connor is an out-of-network dentist, therefore his services are more expensive than those of in-network dentists. However, I consider Dr. O'Connor's work and services as an investment for the long term. Also, I moved to Dr. O'Connor because I had quality problems with my previous dentist. I don't mind paying more for the quality I receive from Dr. O'Connor.
I highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff, if you want quality work at a professional level in a friendly atmosphere."
About the Hygienist: "Dr. O'Connor's hygienist Cathy is not only a pleasant person, but also she is very conscientious. My gum needs special care because I have inherited a propensity for gingivitis. Cathy spent extra time to clean my teeth very thoroughly, made a computerized record of my pockets, and recommended a prescription mouth rinse. A month later I realized that I never had my teeth cleaner before. I highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his hygienist Cathy."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 4 months. posted: 12/22/2008 10:56 AM
Patient Review 86:
"Dr. O'Connor is not only a great dentist he is a very good friend! He is always asking how im doing and how i feel. Finally a dentist that cares about MY opinion! Its always all about me when i visit the office! The second that i walk in the door Diane asks how i am doing and asks if i need any thing, and makes me completely comfortable. I was really used to Elaina and when i realized Dr. O'Connor had a new assistant i was a bit uneasy. Im not one that is EVER up for a change but the moment i met Erin i felt completely comfortable again, she has a awesome personality i felt like i had known her for years like the rest of the staff!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is very nice we have alot in common!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 5 or 6.
posted: 12/20/2008 12:33 AM
Patient Review 85:
"I have been with Dr. O'Connor for over 25 years, before I was married. Now my husband and son also come here. Dr. Tom makes the whole experience very comfortable. I have fillings, crowns, and have had a root canal. I can honestly say that I have never been in pain while in his office. Everyone there makes the whole experience pleasant. I definitely recommend Dr. Tom to anyone who is looking for a new dentist. He is a great guy!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy does a great job cleaning my teeth and assisting Dr. Tom. She is very friendly and makes you feel at home."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: over 25 years. posted: 12/19/2008 7:19 AM
Patient Review 84:
"Dr. Tom has been my dentist for most of my adult life. I was one of his first patients at his Loughborough and January office. I have since moved to Jefferson County but return to Dr, Tom for my normal dental issues, fillings, crowns and checkups. When I have had the need to see a specialist Dr. Tom's referrals are top notch just as he is!
As for the terrific office staff, Diane keeps the office humming along smoothly and she has a great sense of humor. Kathy is very easy going and fun, even when she is cleaning your teeth. I don't know Erin - she is very new; I met her briefly on my last visit. I am sure she will be a great addition to Dr. Tom's staff."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great at her job. She goes the extra mile for her patient's comfort and "at ease" feeling. My time in the chair goes by quickly as we laugh and talk about daily events. I am usually out of the office in less than an hour after cleaning and Dr. Tom's overall check."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25+ years. posted: 12/16/2008 2:50 PM
Patient Review 83:
"Dr. O'Connor is one of the best dentists I have ever visited. I am normally terrified of going to the dentist and, because of my fear, I hadn't visited one in about 5 years. I went to Dr. O'Connor with a few dental issues and loved the fact that he explained EVERYTHING he was going to do. He and his staff are very personable, professional, and make you feel like you are their best patient. My fears were put to rest because he is so gentle and he knows his stuff! If I ever leave the St. Louis area, I will fly back here to see Dr. O'Connor whenever I need a dental visit."
About the Hygienist: "Love them. They have a great rapport with Dr. O'Connor which has made the procedures less stressful for me and they attend to me like I am in a spa!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 mos. posted: 12/11/2008 11:01 AM
Patient Review 82:
"My family and I have been going to Dr. Thomas O'Connor now for more than 25 years and have consistently been extremely satisfied with the care we have received. I started going to him as child and remember how comforting the environment was then even through otherwise anxiety inducing cleanings and fillings. Besides being a fantastic dentist, Dr. Tom is a fascinating individual. He is an avid diver, amateur actor and all-around great guy. For an added bonus, arrive early to view the photographs from his adventures that adorn the walls."
About the Hygienist: "As everyone else has already noted, Kathy is a marvelous hygienist. She is thorough and professional, but also funny, kind and genuinely caring. Although I only see her every six months or so, our conversation picks up right where we left off. Going to Dr. Tom's office is like meeting up with great bunch of friends."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25+ years. posted: 12/01/2008 8:02 AM
Patient Review 81:
"Some of us are reluctant to see a dentist. This isn't so with Dr. Tom O'Connor and his wonderful, friendly staff. Cathy, the dental hygienist thoroughly examinies and cleans each tooth, giving your mouth that 'day at the spa feeling'. No kidding. The experience of going back to a dentist is so much more enjoyable then in the past. Insurance questions could be answered by Diane. Dr. Tom's office is one to be visited, and probably walk out of there SMILING."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: approx. 5-6 years. posted: 11/25/2008 7:46 AM
Patient Review 80:
"Dr. O'Connor is the greatest. He has been in charge of our dental care for a long, long time and we would never think of going elsewhere. Diane, Elaina, and Kathy are so helpful, cheerful and kind. The office is sparkling clean and comfortable. We have had extractions, root canals, crowns,etc - all of which have been almost painless. At one time I would dread the thought of going to the dentist but after meeting Dr. O'Connor - no problem. We have recommended him to several of our friends and even my boss. We would definitely recommend to anyone needing dental care."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is one of the sweetest young women we have ever met and does such a professional, excellent job when she cleans teeth. (She also loves dogs)."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25+ years. posted: 10/23/2008 6:02 PM
Patient Review 79:
"I met Dr. O'Connor almost three years ago when my mother broke off one of her teeth. She had been seeing a different dentist for over 20 years but had concerns about that dentist doing major work because of his advancing age. Change is difficult for her but she knew she needed a new dentist. She chose Dr. O'Connor because his office is located close to where she lives. She was very anxious the first time she went to see him but Dr. O'Conner and his staff were very patient with her. The quality of work they performed was excellent.
When it came time for my next cleaning and check up, I chose to go to Dr. O'Connor as well. I was impressed with how thorough the consultation process was and how patient-oriented his staff is. Over the next year I had one tooth capped and several gold inlays done. I am very pleased with the work that his been done by Dr. O'Connor."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is personable yet professional. She is considerate, patient and thorough. She is an asset to Dr. O'Connor's staff."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years. posted: 10/08/2008 12:59 PM
Patient Review 78:
"Having just moved to Saint Louis bought a lot of anxiety regarding changing dentists, but I am now at home. Dr. O'Connor is highly educated, down to earth, approachable and honestly makes your concerns his first priority. My initial evaluation consisted of an hour with Dr. Tom one on one discussing MY goals and agenda rather than his, examining my current state of dental health, and deciding together on my options for further care.
Since my initial visit I can say that in all my dental work, multiple measures were taken to ensure my comfort and that all procedures were performed with as little discomfort as possible. I have yet to undergo a procedure that was not first explained to me in length to ensure I knew what was anticipated both medically and financially.
Which brings me to his staff, who are efficient, respectful and friendly. I am always greeted by a smile and a person who knows my name. For dental care that is top notch Dr. O'Connor is the dentist you're trying to find. I am lucky to be his patient."
About the Hygienist: "I have had two cleanings now from the O'Connor's office hygienist. To use the cliche "friendly" or "cheerful" would be an understatement. My comfort is questioned and ensured throughout treatment from position of head rest, amount of seat tilt, temperature of the room and sensitivity to the treatment. She is thorough, precise and detailed. Equally concerned with your dental health as well as your satisfaction. The BEST I have had."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: a year. posted: 10/07/2008 3:02 PM
Patient Review 77:
"I met Dr. O'Connor through a mutual friend and have been receiving care from him for over 20 years now. I have been impressed with both his care given and his staff since the very beginning. He is conveniently located to offer service to both south city and south county area patients. Being a professional with a very limited time schedule, his hygenist Kathy has offered me early morning hours to get my cleaning completed and be on my way. I have a history of needing an occasional crown and Dr. O'Connor has successfully implanted over 7 of which I still have today. If you are looking for a dental team that is efficient and service that is gentle when you are stressed and in pain, I would definitely give Dr. O'Connor's office a call today!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great and complements Dr. O'Connor's team and service."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 09/24/2008 3:39 PM
Patient Review 76:
"I needed crowns on my front four teeth as a result of a pedestrian/car accident. Dr. O'Connor's office got me right in, even working through their lunch break to fit me in the schedule. All the procedures I've had, including a root canal, have been pain-free. I was even shown a movie while I was getting my temporary crowns! Everyone at Dr. O'Connor's is extremely caring and helpful. I really can't say enough about my positive experience at Dr. O'Connor's office."
posted: 09/22/2008 8:25 AM
Patient Review 75:
"I have been going to Dr. O'Connor for 20 years and have always had first class work done and an extremely friendly atmosphere. Dr. Tom's judgment and expertise has been spot on from routine checkups to fillings to Dr. Tom recommending to me to have my wisdom teeth removed despite dreading it at the time. Now 7 years later I can't imagine undergoing that surgery now. I couldn't not be happier with my choice of dentist."
About the Hygienist: "Absolutely fantastic, great feeling, painless and enjoyable. The whole office does a phenomenal job."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20+ years. posted: 09/18/2008 8:33 AM
Patient Review 74:
"I began seeing Dr. Tom after my life-long dentist passed away. Having such a great deal of comfort and trust in my previous dentists care made for some big shoes to fill. Dr. Tom and his staff had absolutely no problem at providing the expertise and care I was used to and then some! His attention to detail is exceptional, he stays informed on the latest procedures, and has the skill to provide you with a sparkling smile! I had a front tooth crowned with no pain and it looks great!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy provided me with my first ever pain free cleaning. I never knew it could be so soothing. She keeps you laughing and before you know it... all done!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 Years. posted: 09/09/2008 4:32 PM
Patient Review 73:
"Dr. Tom has always been spectacular. I have been going to him ever since I can remember, and I don't have any recollections whatsoever of a bad experience. Every time I go in to see him, he, along with his entire staff, seems extremely interested in my life, while always doing an excellent job working on my teeth. His combination of excellence in the field of dentistry along with his friendly and selfless character makes him the perfect dentist in my opinion."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 12 years. posted: 09/09/2008 1:15 PM
Patient Review 72:
"After years of not going to the dentist for various reasons, I decided to try Dr. O'Connor and have been very happy. Because of my dental neglect I've had to have a lot of work done including a couple root canals. I've never had any pain and if the anesthetic starts to wear off, he is very good about making sure you're numb before continuing. And if the procedure takes long enough you get to watch a movie!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is great, but she likes to give me trouble about not flossing regularly. The problem is if I do floss regularly I won't have reason to see Kathy so much. Quite a dilemma."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2 years. posted: 08/31/2008 8:07 PM
Patient Review 71:
"I moved to St. Louis little more than 9 years ago and have been a patient of Dr. Tom's for 8 of those years. During this time I've been treated for a few minor cavities and a major case of TMJ. The level of care I've received from Dr. Tom has been top notch on all accounts. He consulted experts in the field of TMJ and thoroughly explained my condition and treatment options. I could not have received better care. I highly recommend Dr. Tom and the entire team."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy has been cleaning my teeth for past 8 years. At all time she has does a delicate yet complete cleaning. In addition, she has an infectious attitude and a great sense of humor that always seems to make me laugh. I don't know how she was able to convince me to start flossing but I attribute my behavioral change to her efforts. Our reward .... less cleaning and more laughing. Hum????"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 8 years. posted: 08/22/2008 2:11 PM
Patient Review 70:
"When I moved to St. Louis over 20 years ago and was looking for a new dentist, I was referred to Dr. O'Connor by a friend and have remained an extremely satisfied patient ever since. I've experienced a couple dental issues over the years aside from routine care and repairs such as cleanings, fillings, and an occasional crown - specifically, TMJ and orthodontics as an adult. Dr. O'Connor was thorough in his diagnoses, including consulting with other experts specific to my care. Dr. O'Connor and his staff remain abreast of the latest techiques and technologies, and regularly update their skill sets through participation in professional associations and courses.
I'm not nearly as compliant or diligent about dental care as I should be. Regardless, Dr. O'Connor and his staff are passionate enough for all of us and are committed to improving the oral health of their patients. This message comes across in both words and actions by Dr. O'Connor and his entire team. They are unfailingly pleasant, listen intently to your concerns (or excuses), and provide expert care in a full range of dental care. Without hesitation, I enthusiastically recommend Dr. O'Connor for your dental care professional."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is a terrific hygienist. She is very gentle, thorough in her explanations and techniques - whether it is taking x-rays, assessing the level of plaque build-up on teeth, cleaning and polishing, or flossing - and never scolds you for failing to floss. However, a word of caution: if you don't floss, Kathy will encourage you to do so with such kindness and consistency that you will find yourself complying!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 08/06/2008 10:03 AM
Patient Review 69:
"Tom is the most professional doctor I have had the opportunity to be involved with. His focused approach on solving dental problems has always been accurate and efficient. The end results have always met or exceeded my expectations. His professional approach is accompanied by a personable and warm sense of humor."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy has serviced as my hygienist for many years. She is always friendly and personable - even at 7 AM. The work she performs is probably part of the reason that I have had minimal dental issues."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Over 25 years. posted: 08/03/2008 6:21 PM
Patient Review 68:
"Dr. O'Connor is simply the best. My family, wife and 12 year old daughter, have been patients of Tom for all our dental issues and his entire office is wonderful. I have never been the ideal dental patient but Tom puts you at ease and gets the job done with minimal discomfort. The entire office atmosphere is soothing, relaxing and comforting. We have total confidence in Tom's professional care. While a trip to the dentist is still not something to look forward to, I now have no apprehension or fear when it is time to go. His office is also very pro-active with preventative care in order to greatly minimize the need for extensive dental care. I along with my family would highly recommend Tom and his staff to anyone!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy, like Dr. O'Connor epitomizes the professionalism of the entire office. Her sincere interest in you, gentle touch and cheerful disposition make for a very relaxing and pleasant experience. While efficiently taking care of the business at hand, she is always stressing the importance of preventive care in order to minimize future problems. My appointments are generally early morning, 7 a.m., but she and the entire staff are as upbeat and bubbly as ever. My mouth always sparkles and feels totally refreshed. Kathy, like Tom and the entire office staff, are simply outstanding and highly recommended to all."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years. posted: 07/30/2008 9:01 AM
Patient Review 67:
"Excellent dentist! He is not in my dental insurance network, but i pay extra so that i can go to him. I would never think of going to another dentist. I have been going to him ever since i had teeth and i have never had any problems and he has never put me through any pain. If he ever retires i am not sure what i will do??"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is the hygienist and she is also excellent. Very easy to talk to and very thorough. She is gentle and my teeth always feel clean when i leave!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 07/16/2008 10:44 AM
Patient Review 66:
"Dr Tom is a great dentist and a great person. I have been using him for the last 24 years and feel like he is a close personal friend. His chair side manners are exceptional and his knowledge of dentistry is second to none. He continues to learn and grow with his profession. He travels the country studying new and improved ways of making peoples smiles better. I know becaue I ran into him in Detroit when he was going to a 3 day seminar on a new technique.
I moved out of the neighborhood 20 years ago but still drive the extra distance because he is the best. Not only a great dentist but a great person. His staff is as wonderful as he is. Not to mention he has the most comfortable dental chairs!!!!
I would recommend him to anyone who needs a dentist. He is an excellent Dr. and is someone that you can trust to do the right thing. I have always been pleased with his judgement and his abilities."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy the hygenist has been working on my teeth for years. She knows me and is always efficient and enjoyable. She also has a great smile. I think that is important in that profession."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 24 years. posted: 07/09/2008 10:26 PM
Patient Review 65:
"Tom has been a friend since high school. He has always been a good man, friendly, generous, kind and caring with a great sense of humor. I've entrusted my family's dental health to Tom and his staff.
When I was a kid I dreaded going to the dentist. I do not fear my dentist today, and neither do my children. The care is great and Tom and his crew do everything to make the experience comfortable and as pain free as possible. We get great care.
Tom and Diane worry about my teeth more than I do. They stress preventive care and taking care of our teeth. They email or send a postcard when someone is due for a cleaning; they follow up after serious dental work.
Tom, Diane, Kathy and Elaina are all wonderful."
About the Hygienist: "I just had my teeth cleaned by Kathy. She worked hard on them, was careful of how I was feeling; I remember thinking this must be mentally and physically demanding. After she explained, advised and answered questions. She made me feel comfortable and I was very happy with the experience. I need to do this semi-annually."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: since high school. posted: 07/09/2008 10:09 AM
Patient Review 64:
"I have been a patient of Dr. Tom's for over 20 years, and even though I have moved out of the area, I still drive the distance because of the professionalism, knowledge and respect that he and his staff have shown me over the years. Dr. Tom is personable, knowledgeable, conscientious about explaining all the treatment options, and I trust him completely with any dental situation.
I have just completed having my teeth crowned by Dr. Tom and his staff, which was an extensive procedure. Prior to beginning this process, I was presented with a clear and thorough explanation of the steps involved in this plan. I felt very comfortable and confident with the procedure and the results were more than I could have imagined.
Thanks to Dr. Tom, Diane, Kathy, and Elaina, I truly have something to smile about these days!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is the best!!!! She is always friendly and put me at ease during my x-rays and cleaning."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 plus years. posted: 06/24/2008 7:44 PM
Patient Review 63:
"Go to Dr. O'Connor. I'm 55 yrs old and can smile for the first time with without hiding my teeth. My husband and I have had both routine and extensive dental care, including root canals and implants. In my case, I have had misaligned teeth my whole life and a TMJ operation. My teeth finally got to the point where I needed more than routine dental treatment. Dr. Tom helped me arrange everything. We had extensive consultations and determined a plan of action including finding a reasonable orthodontist. He coordinated with the orthodontist to ensure I was getting the best care. He even managed to do a root canal on me while I had braces. (My first root canal - I was scared -I still don't know how he made it pain-free.) . After the orthodontic work it was time for the implant and crowns. Everything went wonderfully.
Whenever my husband and I have had extensive treatment, we always get a follow-up call. I even got Dr. O'Connor's private phone number in case of emergency. He really does care about the patient.
Dr. O'Connor's office will work with you on your schedule.
The entire office is concerned about your wellbeing. You don't feel like a patient. You are part of a team dedicated to your dental health."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years.posted: 05/20/2008 7:43 PM
Patient Review 62:
"My whole family goes to Dr. Tom and we love him! He has given us all beautiful smiles and we couldn't be more happy about it. Dr. Tom is a wonderful dentist and he cares a great deal about his patients. I went through an oral surgery and braces with Dr. Tom and have had the best experience with him. I am very happy with the results Dr. Tom has provided and would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a great dentist."
About Hygienist: "Kathy is my hygienist and she is also great. She is very gentle and always talks me through exactly what she is doing. She is very friendly which makes me feel very comfortable. She also cares a lot about her patients and is very good at what she does."
posted: 05/20/2008 12:27 PM
Patient Review 61:
"My family and I have been patients of Dr. Tom for about 26 years. We are very much pleased with the dental care we've received from him and his staff that has included a wide range of maintenance and remedial procedures. He stays current and his patients benefit in advances in dental care and technology. Plus an addition and very pleasant aspect of his practice is the concern and compassion he shows for our comfort. Some examples of his extra effort was joining me at a 6:30 AM conference with another dental specialist for some advanced procedures and staying an 1 1/2 hour past office hours on a Friday for a root canal to get me through the weekend. His staff function in this same spirit of concern for all their patients!!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 26 years.posted: 05/20/2008 12:15 PM
Dave & Sandy A.
Patient Review 60:
"Wow, I don't even know where to start! I have been going to Dr. O'Connor for about 8 years now and I am so happy to tell everyone about this particular dental office! This place is so great, from the minute I walked thru the door everything was spotless and clean, smelled wonderful (not like the typical dental office) and there were warm smiles everywhere. There was even a candle burning at the front desk, just like a spa! Everyone was so willing to make me feel comfortable and at ease! I have had some work done and I have to tell you, it was actually easy, I watched a movie while I had the work done, and even got covered with a blanket when I got a chill. Everything was completely painless and comfortable. Dr. O'Connor made everything so simple by taking his time and explaining the procedure and being overall so patient with everything he did. I would truly reccommend this office to anyone, this is definitely the office to be at, it excells in every way. Dr. O'Connor thank you so much for taking such good care of me, and I actually look forward to seeing you soon for my checkup :)"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy the hygienst is so easy to talk to and so very through when it comes to my cleaning appointments. I have had some questions about taking the best care of my mouth, and no matter what, I feel, I could never ask a dumb question, she takes her time and explains everthing I should be doing to keep my mouth in the best shape possible. She even shows me how to floss and brush the best way, And, the best part is, she is so GENTLE! I definitely look forward to getting my teeth cleaned."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 8 years. posted: 05/12/2008 9:50 PM
Patient Review 59:
"Over the past 25 years, I have had just about every procedure done to my teeth that is possible. Fillings, root canals, crowns, and recently an implant as well as esthetic front teeth crowns. I have sat in his chair for upwards of 3 hours while he has worked his magic and I was treated to a movie!
Dr. O'Connor's dentistry is phenomenal, but more importantly, his chair-side manner and genuine concern for his patients is the best I have experienced in any type of professional relationship. He has gone out of his way to make me absolutely comfortable with the most routine and the most complicated procedures, before and after they take place.
I have a new smile as a result of having esthetic front teeth crowns fitted and could not be happier. Throughout all these years, I have never had any problems with any of the procedures, and have been fortunate to have such a delightful, concerned, and honest dentist."
About the Hygienist: "If there were only more Kathys in this world, we would all be smiling, giggling, and have the best looking teeth every day. Kathy is a wonderful hygienist; an upbeat, funny, and super-positive person who makes the experience of 6-month cleanings a joy to go to. Keep up the great job!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 04/23/2008 2:50 PM
Patient Review 58:
"Dr. O'Connor is the type of dentist who dispels all of those urban legends about the unpleasantries of going to the dentist. He and his staff make it their job to make sure that I am as comfortable as possible during procedures. Dr. O'Connor also takes time to make sure that I understand exactly what he is seeing and doing insiide my mouth I would recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff for all of your dental needs."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: over 20 years. posted: 04/19/2008 10:35 AM
Patient Review 57:
"I can't say enough about Dr. O'Connor and everyone in the office. I had spent the last 25+ years in and out of dentist offices as a result of a broken jaw and always dreaded the next visit. When I moved to St Louis, I found Dr. O'Connor via this website and all the good stuff here is true.
My entire treatment plan, which was to run over some 6 months, was planned to my schedule, never forced or rushed, including an implant went perfectly with zero pain. The office is never over-booked. I am always in the chair within a few minutes of when I walk in the office.
Dr. Tom and wife Diane, who runs the front desk, are a dream team. Warm and genuine, they regularly call me the evening after treatment to check up on me. Although I can't compare the cost to other offices, my impressions are they are normal. Diane has often offered to help with insurance or billing matters and makes sure I understand everything that is happening. I feel like I have known the O'Connors for years and highly recommend them."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 6 months. posted: 04/17/2008 12:07 PM
Patient Review 56:
"Before I became a patient of Dr. O'Connor, I always dreaded a visit to the dentist. Now, I actually look forward to my regular check-ups. Dr. O'Connor and his staff always cheerfully greet me upon my arrival, and they make me feel like they are truly glad to have me as a patient. Dr. O'Connor keeps his practice at a "State of the Art" level utilizing and discussing the latest procedures and equipment. The level of professionalism at which Dr. O'Connor and his staff operate is nothing short of impressive. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff for all of their dental needs."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: over 20 years. posted: 04/11/2008 9:36 AM
Patient Review 55:
"Dr. O'Connor is an amazing dentist! Not only is he knowledgable and skilled in multiple areas of denistry, he truly cares about the well being of each and everyone of his patients. I went through years of treatments for TMJ and Dr. O'Connor has been very instrumental in ensuring I have remained symptom free for the past 9 years. He is the only one I trust to for my denistry care! Furthermore, his office staff is the best! They are friendly, helpful and always make the office visits an enjoyable experience. Visit Dr.O'Connor and his staff....start as a patient and leave as a friend....you won't regret it!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is my hygienist and she is awesome! She is one of the most kind, compassionate and funny people I know. Aside from all that she is wonderful at her job. I never dread getting my teeth cleaned. She is gentle, thorough and helpful when providing tips for healthier teeth. Not to mention she is always on time and efficient. It is such a joy and treat to visit her every 6 months. I feel I have a true friend in my hygienist!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 9 years. posted: 04/10/2008 5:55 PM
Patient Review 54:
"Dr. O'Connor has done extensive work on my teeth, mainly crowns on molers and esthetic/restorative crowns on front teeth. All have been successfully done. He and his staff are very thorough, professional and a joy to work with."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is excellent and very thorough in her treatments."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 5 years. posted: 04/08/2008 12:55 PM
Patient Review 53:
"I drive 1.5 hours for Dr. O'Connor & his staff to manage my dental health and will continue to do so for as long as he continues to practice dentistry. He has diagnosed and treated me and my family with precision, accuracy and concern and I could not ask for a more pleasant, kind and gentle dentist. And the same goes for the rest of his staff. You won't find a more knowledgeable and professional group of individuals and I most highly recommend them to anyone and everyone. They are the very best!!"
About the Hygienist: "I feel the same about Kathy, my Hygienist, as I do Dr. O'Connor and all the staff. She is also thorough, gentle and extremely pleasant and I would not want another Hygienist cleaning my teeth!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 10 years. posted: 04/08/2008 8:42 AM
Patient Review 52:
"I am very satisfied with Dr. O'Connor and the service he provides."
About the Hygienist: "All of the dental hygienists that have worked on my teeth the past 25 years have been great."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 04/07/2008 8:36 AM
Patient Review 51:
"My husband and I are both very satisfied patients of Dr. Tom. Chicken that I am, his competence and painless approach totally changed my dental health perspective and I've lost my dentistry anxiety. A number of years ago, our dental insurance plans changed and I found myself in the hands of other dentists. During those years I yearned for the level of trust and satisfaction that I had with Dr. Tom, and that never happened. We're delighted to be back with him and his wonderful staff. Dr. Tom has a state-of-the-art practice in every way .. from technology to environment, and especially patient relationship. His kindness is as great as his skill, and it is reflected in his staff. You know when that is genuine and when it's just good customer service. With Dr. Tom, it's genuine. Diane's experience and professionalism are an enhancement to his knowledge and skill. Everyone on staff follows their lead and cares about making our experience the best it can be."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is simply the best hygienist anywhere. She is a real asset to Dr. Tom's staff. She's skilled and so personable that, even with the tools at work in my mouth, I feel I'm chatting with a long-time friend."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: At least 25 years. posted: 04/03/2008 7:55 AM
Patient Review 50:
"I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR TOM FOR 20 YEARS. I AM 52 YEARS YOUNG. I DO NOT NOT LIKE GOING TO THE DENTIST. THIS MAN CAN MAKE GETTING AN INJECTION PAINLESS! I HIGHLY REGARD THE ENTIRE OFFICE STAFF FOR PROFESSIONALISM."
About the Hygienist: "KATHY IS A DEAR AND REALLY CUTE TOO!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 YEARS. posted: 03/31/2008 4:16 PM
Patient Review 49:
"Dr. Tom O'Connor s a wonderful dentist and gives great service. He has been my dentist for over 25 years, and has done extensive work (veneers, etc.) during the past three years. My teeth look great. I no longer have to be afraid to smile. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone who is looking for a dentist."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 03/31/2008 10:30 AM
Patient Review 48:
"I have had several dentists over the years, and Dr. O'Connor is by far the best! The office environment is warm and inviting, and the staff is friendly and professional. They seem to go that extra step to place the patients comfort as priority, with state-of-the-art equipment (and even personal music and videos).
I have had both complex procedures and cosmetic work performed, and have been very pleased with the results. Follow up is meticulous and Dr. O'Connor is a true professional. All the best of a neighborhood dentist, without sacrificing expertise or technology. Highly Recommend!!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 03/27/2008 11:03 AM
Patient Review 47:
"My husband and I have been a patients of Dr. Tom's for 25 years, and have always received wonderful care. He is an excellent dentist who always takes the time to explain and answer questions about his findings and recommended treatments to help keep our smiles at their healthiest. He is always very concerned about the patent's comfort, and has followed up with us at home on more extensive procedures to be sure the first evening goes well. He has a professional, helpful and personable support staff who assist patients with insurance forms, scheduling and follow-up. I have recommended Dr. Tom to several of my collegues and know they have been pleased with his care as well."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy, his hygenist, gives gentle and excellent care and always puts the patient at ease during their visit."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25 years. posted: 03/27/2008 7:43 AM
Patient Review 46:
"I have always thought my smile was my best feature, so when aging dentistry began to break down, I felt like I was losing my "window to the world" and needed to do something about it. I checked reviews and interviewed other dentists before choosing to have my extensive crown work done by Dr. Tom O'Connor. It was obvious from our initial interview that he was extremely thorough, evaluating each tooth and describing the existing condition of the tooth, its current gold or porcelain repair, and the prognosis for restoration. In all, Dr. Tom restored more than 20 badly deteriorated teeth, most with ceramic crowns. Since the work was so extensive, it was done by section, with the front teeth first. The compliments came immediately! Whether I smiled more, or the smiles just looked better, I knew I had made the right decision. Not only did my teeth look great; the O'Connors even checked up on my well-being each evening following a procedure - to me this showed they care about their patients. Diane not only made sure the proper insurance information was available, but she even stamped and mailed each statement! In short, while I can't say it was fun, I can say that I am VERY happy with the results, and can't thank Dr. Tom enough!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 12 months. posted: 03/24/2008 3:15 PM
Patient Review 45:
"He is not only a wonderful dentist but a truly caring man. He wants only the best for you without too much pain and trauma.
We have come to know him not only as our dentist but feel he is a good friend. Dr O'connor is very professional in everything he does and so is his staff."
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is a real asset to Dr. O'connor. She is very gentle and thorough with cleaning our teeth and very kind and a real sweetheart."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 28 years. posted: 03/20/2008 8:51 AM
Patient Review 44:
"I have known Dr. O'Connor since he opened his practice over 29 years ago. I was one of his first patients. He has since been my husband's and my three children's dentist. He has fitted two of my children with braces and other devices to straighten their teeth. He is very detailed-driven, friendly, trustworthy and a true professional! He is very protective of his patients and always gives his full attention to every detail about our oral care. He has recommended other specialists for the extraction of wisdom teeth. Those dentists were very good as well. Dr. Tom only recommends the best. He has high standards and employs a caring, wonderful staff! We have been satisfied with Dr. O'Connor for almost 30 years. I would not change dentists for anything!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 29 years. posted: 03/19/2008 12:33 PM
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Patient Review 43:
"Above it asks me to rate the costs of Dr. O'Connor's work which I can't do because I haven't compared with others as I have been very pleased with every aspect of my experiences with Dr. O'Connor. I have dental insurance that would pay a higher percentage of the cost if I selected one of their "preferred dentists" but I don't want to jeopardize the quality and excellence of the work. Dr. O'Connor is a perfectionist and is up-to-date on techniques and takes pride in his work....."
About the Hygienist: "His hygenist is as thorough as Dr. O"Connor and they work as a team. She works quickly, is thorough, gentle, and very pleasant."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 19 years. posted: 03/18/2008 7:48 PM
Patient Review 42:
"I have been going to Dr. Tom for 27 years. My teeth were not in the best shape but he has changed all of that. He has strived to help me keep all of my teeth and that was a job. I am very pleased with my new smile.
He also has taken care of my family and done a great job.
I would recommend him to anyone. I think he can handle any problem you have.
The staff at the office are great!"
About the Hygienist: "Kathy is a very good hygienist. She works on you with the least amount of discomfort."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27 years. posted: 03/06/2008 8:19 AM
Patient Review 41:
"I've been going to Dr. Tom since I was a child, and I could not be more satisfied. I have always had a pleasant and professional experience, and Dr. Tom has a great personality to boot! He has done my braces and repaired a broken tooth, and I am very satisfied with both procedures."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 26 years. posted: 02/29/2008 11:44 AM
Patient Review 40:
"Absolutely outstanding! Caught a mistake missed by other dentists & got me fixed right the first time. No pain & awesome in giving injections. Very acceptable costs & helped me out with a dental insurance billing rejection. Been to many other dentists over the years, this is the tops! Both my wife and I go to see him. We travel from metro-east area over 20 miles to see him. Must be over 100 dentists closer; wouldn't trade him for the world. If you're looking for the answer to your teeth, here he is."
About the Hygienist: "Came away feeling clean & sharp. Very professional, fun to be worked on here. Great dental-chair manners. Very pleasurable to be worked on."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 7 YRS. posted: 02/26/2008 8:34 PM
Patient Review 39:
"I have had Dr. Tom O'Connor as my dentist and orthodontist since I was 3 years old. He has done my braces, cavities, and everything else I have ever needed my whole life. I remember going into his office when I was a child and having a ton of fun even though I was so young and the dentist was always a scary place to go, but I have always loved going to the dentist and that's because of Dr. Tom. The entire office is great and I still enjoy myself every time I have an appointment. After 18 years, and him watching me grow up, it's turned into more of a social event when I go in for an appointment as opposed to just a dental appointment. Kathy the dental hygienist is fantastic and always makes sure I keep flossing and she keeps a very comfortable atmosphere with her patients.
I still get compliments on how great my teeth look because of my braces and I have Dr. Tom to thank for that. He really makes his patients priority and now since I go away to college and I had a recent problem, they made every effort to get me in as soon as possible and take care of me. And that's what really makes Dr. Tom and his office so special. So, Thank you Dr. Tom, Kathy, and Diane! See you in 6 months!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 18 years. posted: 12/21/2007 2:24 PM
Patient Review 38:
"When I first came to Dr. Tom, I feared dentists and absolutely hated going. After visiting him just a couple of times, his policy of as little pain as possible made me at ease. So much so that I took my 3 daughters to him and he did all their orthodontic work. They actually look forward to going to the dentist. His staff has always been very friendly as well. My husband also goes, and Dr. Tom, after all these years, is always interested in how our family is doing far beyond our teeth. He has expanded his practice to include adult dental work and is helping my husband and me keep our teeth healthy for the rest of our lifetime."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 29 years. posted: 12/17/2007 6:37 PM
Patient Review 37:
"THE RESTORATION OF MY MOUTH BY DR. O"CONNOR AND HIS STAFF CANNOT BE EXPLAINED BY WORDS ALONE! THE PICTURES OF BEFORE AND AFTER TELL THE TALE! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! IN ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AND 4 PHASE PROGRAM MY MOUTH WAS TRANSFORMED FROM POOR DENTAL HEALTH TO EXCELLENT. THE PLAN WAS WELL ORCHESTRATED, SCHEDULED, AND FINANCED TO MAKE WHAT ONE WOULD THINK TO BE IMPOSSIBLE INTO A SUCCESS STORY. THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH DR. O'CONNOR AND HIS STAFF IS ALWAYS POSITIVE, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND COMMITTMENT TO THEIR PATIENTS. SOME PEOPLE CALL HIM DR. TOM, I CALL HIM THE MIRACLE WORKER!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: OVER 20 YEARS. posted: 12/16/2007 6:39 PM
Patient Review 36:
"Dr. Tom has been caring for my entire family for more than 25 years. I would never consider going anywhere else. The care that is provided is outstanding. When you walk in the door you feel like you are with extended family. There is something to be said for that level of comfort when you are having dental work done. From little on, my two children loved going to see Dr. Tom and they are now adults themselves with beautiful smiles. I'm in the process of having my smile improved and as the end is nearing I find myself smiling more and more. I thank Tom and his staff for taking such good care of me."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 25+ years. posted: 11/20/2007 10:33 PM
Patient Review 35:
"I originally went to Dr. O'Connor in a desperate situation. A terrible toothache woke me in the middle of the night. I got on the internet and found this website. I read the superb reviews of Dr. O'Connor and emailed him a message. To my surprise he called early the next morning to discuss my dental problem and fit me into his very busy schedule that day.
I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism and care that is shown to patients by Dr. O'Connor and his entire staff. Dr. O'Connor spent a good deal of time learning of my dental history and determining current issues. He then took a lot of time explaining things to me and going over various options. (I have never had a dentist spend this much time talking with me.)
We decided that the best course of action for me was to get two implants. The implant surgery was well-planned and I felt well-prepared as to what would take place. The surgery itself was painless and the staff made me feel at ease and comfortable during the entire procedure. I was back to my regular routine by the end of the day.
I have since been back for regular check-ups and cleanings and am always very satisfied and happy. Going to the dentist is no longer something I dread."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: six months. posted: 10/18/2007 8:45 PM
Patient Review 34:
"Going to Dr. O'Connor is always a pleasant experience. He and his staff show great enthusiasm for their jobs and patients. He only recommends what is truly needed, and clearly explains procedures and treatments. Dr. O'Connor also has a generous installment payment policy which has allowed me to get needed care without going broke. Dr. O'Connor recently replaced 3 worn out silver childhood fillings with gold inlays & fixed 2 cavities with gold inlays. He explained how much more durable gold is compared to a tooth-colored covering because I have a strong bite. The insurance reimbursement policy is timely and smooth. When Dr. O'Connor became a non-prefered provider for Delta Dental, I stayed with him because he and I determine the best course of treatment, and not the insurance company. I received significant reimbursement even as a non-preferred plan patient. I would recommend Dr. O'Connor to anyone."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 22 years. posted: 10/17/2007 1:55 PM
Patient Review 33:
"EXCELLENT******Dr. O'Connor's office has consistently offered nothing but the highest level of care since I became a patient 13 years ago. The staff is very nice and is highly experienced, The overall atmostphere is relaxing and very pleasant. Most of my friends and family go to Dr. O'Connor, and I always hear great feedback from them. I would recommend Dr. O'Connor's office to everyone that I know with full confidence that they would have a great experience, no matter what their situation."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 13+ years. posted: 10/15/2007 1:35 PM
Patient Review 32:
"My Mom was one of Dr O'Connor's first patients and soon after I became a patient also. I was afraid of dental procedures before but with Dr O'Connor I learned to relax and I always know he will keep me comfortable. I had extensive work done on my front teeth (crowns and gum surgery) and I appreciated the follow up call to make sure I was ok. The enitre staff is very friendly --- Kathy is great --- we always have a great chat while I'm there. I am always being educated as to what I can do take better care of my teeth. Diane is always helpful with the insurance claims.
Thanks, to everyone for being such caring and professional staff!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27 years. posted: 10/08/2007 5:08 PM
Patient Review 31:
"There are many fine dentists in this town. What sets this practice apart is a caring, personalized attitude that extends through the entire staff. Dr. O'Connor is remarkably sensitive to each patient's needs; he explains every treatment alternative, including advantages, disadvantages, and cost, and helps each patient choose the best plan according to his own medical and financial situation. I have always felt I was being advised, not sold, on my dental care.
Going to the dentist is never fun, but I am so relaxed in Dr. Tom's care that I once fell asleep in the chair! His superb staff is more than professional--I consider myself in the hands of friends, and I look forward to renewing our acquaintance at every visit."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 26 years. posted: 10/08/2007 10:32 AM
Patient Review 30:
"Customer serice is excelent.Friendly atmisphere where every one knows me by name. Not satisfied until his work is perfect. I would not trust anyone else with my teeth."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 10/07/2007 5:01 PM
Patient Review 29:
"There are not enough words of praise and thanks to Dr. O'Connor and his entire office.
They took excellent care of me. They are the greatest.
What else can I say: I experienced no pain, but lots of gain.
Again, I had no pain and the care was perfect.
They took great care of my wallet, too!
God bless to Dr. Thomas O'Connor, Diane, and Elaina.
Muhammad Ali was wrong, you guys are the greatest of all times, of all times."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: about 20 years. posted: 09/24/2007 11:50 AM
Patient Review 28:
"Dr. Tom is just a great guy. He really loves his work and it shows, super attention to detail and that includes your comfort. 2 crowns 1 implant and i can't tell you how many fillings. He came in on a sunday and fixed my front tooth I knocked out hours before my cousins wedding and said it was no big deal. He is one of the very few people i can recommend without any worry. He doesent try to sell you anything you dont need either. The whole staff is great. SERIOUSLY, your done looking, go see him!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 3 years. posted: 09/12/2007 1:16 PM
Patient Review 27:
"Dr. O'Connor (or as I like to call him -- Dr. Tom) has been my dentist all of my life . I couldn't see myself going anywhere else. He is fast, friendly, and courteous. I especially appreciate that Dr. Tom has personally performed every dental procedure I have ever had. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: all my life. posted: 09/11/2007 9:55 AM
Patient Review 26:
"I have gone to Dr. O'Connor since I was a child and have had some great work done by him. I am in the medical field and know good care when I see it. He listens to you and is very friendly. His staff is also awesome. Kathy the hygenist is awesome and makes visits painless. Overall, Dr. O'Connor gives exceptional care."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 15 years. posted: 08/16/2007 10:20 AM
Patient Review 25:
"Tom is a great Dentist with a magical painless touch. He's truly a "your health first" doctor. The first time I went to Tom's office, he advised a proceedure to save my teeth. At that time I couldn't afford it. He said not to worry, we would work something out. Needless to say it's twenty years later and I'm sitll with him. He's not only my Dentist, he's a good friend."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: Decades. posted: 08/07/2007 9:02 AM
Patient Review 24:
"I have had a variety of procedures performed at Dr. O'connor's office. I have had a root canal, several teeth capped, and other routine procedures. Two weeks ago, Dr. O'Connor did an alloderm graft on 3 teeth to cover tooth surfaces which if not covered, would eventually lead to tooth loss. The entire process from preconsultation through ongoing post operative checkups has been done in a very professional and caring manner. After the procedure, I was given very explicit instructions as to care and given Dr. O'Connor's home phone number in case a problem arose after office hours. I received a call that evening from Dr. O'Connor just to make sure that I was doing well. I appreciate the professionalism of the entire staff and the caring and concern that they all show."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 10 years. posted: 08/02/2007 4:40 PM
Patient Review 23:
"My entire family uses Dr O'Connor. He fully explains the procedure, is completely painless and his treatment is comprehensive. He Staff if friendly and professional. An extra benefit is the professional timing of the appointments. I have never waited more than 10 seconds to be greated at the door nor more than 3 minutes before treatment was begun. I first class experience all the way.
If I have a serious procedure, I actually get a call asking how I'm feeling. This Doctor should teach Dental school in procedure managment."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 28 years. posted: 08/01/2007 9:08 PM
Patient Review 22:
"Wonderful dentist! Cares a lot for his patients and takes extra time to make sure everything is perfect."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 8 years. posted: 07/26/2007 11:05 AM
Patient Review 21:
"In 19 years, I have had 1 or 2 root canals, 2 or 3 crowns, and multiple fillings. He is always sensitive to any possible pain or discomfort, is very comfortable to talk with, and very thorough. After one extensive treatment, Dr. O'Connor game me his home phone number and emphasized that I shouldn't hesitate to call if I had any problems or concerns over the weekend. In addition, he has treated both of my children since their first visits around age 2 (they are now teenagers) - they don't have any anxiety at all about dental appointments, and I think that is due largely to their very positive experiences at Dr. O'Connor's office. I trust his judgement implicitly, and his staff is extremely competent and friendly."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 19 years. posted: 07/21/2007 10:45 PM
Patient Review 20:
"Great Experience - every time!
Very professional and friendly staff.
Dr. O'Connor is the best. I still remember my first appointment.
His office was quiet and makes you feel relaxed right away.
I was pleasantly surprised how personal and professional our relationship has gotten in the first five minutes . He actually cared about me and what I wanted.
He educated me on things that I wanted to know and then some more.
He takes pride in his work and he is very passionate about it.
He and his team are constantly learning and improving.
If you want a great smile - I would reccomend you go see him for advice."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 2. posted: 07/20/2007 2:17 PM
Patient Review 19:
"Dr. Tom is a wonderful dentist and has an excellent bedside manner! His treatment plans are easy to follow and provide incredible results. As a child, I loved going to see him and my experiences there have only gotten better over the years. I am expecting my first child soon and will take him to see Dr. Tom as well. As a teenager, his encouragement helped me to take responsibility over my own dental health. His costs are not only reseaonable, but he provides you with the paperwork necessary to send to your insurance company. I would not go anywhere else!!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20+ years. posted: 07/18/2007 10:49 AM
Patient Review 18:
"The words "dentist" and "relaxed" are rarely associated. However, Dr. O'Connor is an exception. Why? When you walk into his offices, you are greeted personally by friendly front desk staff; the hygenists are thorough, gentle and give very helpful advice on the daily care of your teeth; and the personable Dr. O'Connor is an extremely fine dental practitioner. Over the years, he has done several crowns for me, and there has never been a spot of trouble with any of them. Because of the wonderful dental treatment I receive, I am assured that I will have healthy teeth and gums for the rest of my life. On a scale of 1 to 10, Dr. O'Connor and his staff are at the very top."
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 20 years. posted: 07/17/2007 8:21 AM
Patient Review 17:
"Painless and Pleasant both in his demeanor and his staff's demeanor. The office surroundings are well kept. My family and I have been going to Dr. Tom for 27 years, we have never had a bad experience. For the more stressful appointments I was able to watch a video and zone out the noise. Going to a dental appointment will never be my favorite thing but I don't mind going to Dr. Tom!"
posted: 07/16/2007 12:03 PM
Patient Review 16:
"Dr. Tom and his staff can brighten your smile without any discomfort. I have never experienced any anxiety at any of my visits over the years, and both Dr. Tom and his staff offer any and all safe dentistry techniques, with individualized care on their minds at all times. You do not feel rushed during your appointments and you always feel like you are number one while being cared for. Dr. Tom offers all aspects of family dentistry, which helps deliver a one-stop-shopping professional, caring, and comprehensive evaluation and dental office visit. Thumbs up to Tom's practice! There are many dentists to choose from in the St. Louis area but I have never considered going anywhere else!"
Treatment Length with Dr. O'Connor: 27 Years. posted: 07/02/2007 5:25 PM
Patient Review 15:
"I've been seeing Dr. O'Connor for twenty plus years. I can attribute all the compliments on my smile to his quality workmanship and honest assessment of my dental problems. He makes you look forward to a trip to the dentist, with his sense of humor, painless approach and caring staff. I have no problem recommending him to all of my family and friends. My wife and daughter feel the same way.
posted: 03/30/2007 7:02 PM
Patient Review 14:
"Great Dentist! I have always had a fear of dentists and ever since I found Dr. Tom, the anxiety of going to my appointments is non-existent. He and his office staff are wonderful. I very seldom experience any pain and his chair-side manners are exquisite. He has done wonders for my self-esteem, due to my near "perfect" smile.I couldn't have chosen any better dentist for my family and myself.
posted: 03/16/2007 8:43 AM
Patient Review 13:
"First class everything, painless, kind and caring. Money well spent. I saw Dr. O'Conner on a float trip back in the early eighties. He loves the out-doors. I've been going to his office for about 25 years. Good-choice."
posted: 03/06/2007 7:27 AM
Patient Review 12:
"Dr. O'Connor had done miracles for my teeth. I have been with him for about 15 years. I am 60 years old and I have had several dentists work on my teeth and when I went to Dr. O'Connor my teeth were in bad shape with temporary fixes from the other dentists. Dr. O'Connor restored my teeth for long term . I have had some cosmetic work done on my upper front teeth and boy can I smile for you. Dr, O'Connor and his office staff has shown me how to take care of my teeth with the correct was of brushing and flossing. Dr. O'Connor wants you to take responsibility for your teeth and when you go back for your checkups they tell you what a great job you have done. I cannot thank them enough. Dr. O'Connor and his staff keep upgrading the office with the most comfortable seating and equipment for his patients. He takes pride in his work as the same you would take pride in your work. I thank you again for my great smile."
posted: 02/07/2007 9:40 AM
Patient Review 11:
"Doctor O'Connor is the best. He made my front teeth look better than ever. The helpful staff was accomidating to my busy schedule and made me feel very comfortable in their updated office. I was just back from college when I had my crown put in and they made the surgery affordable to me with their flexible payment schedule. I would reccomend Dr. O'Connor to anyone in need of a great dentist who will work with you to meet all of your needs."
posted: 01/31/2007 1:45 PM
Patient Review 10:
"Crowns for upper and lower front teeth after removing one lower tooth and straightening the remaining teeth. The care that I received was relaxing and pleasant. My overall treatment was excellent and the results were complete and successful."
posted: 01/19/2007 11:04 AM
Patient Review 9:
"Highly recommend. I' ve been going to Dr. O'Connor for 25 years. I was previously a dental asst, and fairly critical when assessing dental care. Dr O'Connor keeps up on the latest advances in dentistry, routinely participates in advanced education. He is expert on implants. He can handle almost any dental issue and also very important, knows when to consult or refer you to a specialist. Office staff also great - very compentent, helpful, friendly.
He recently performed an implant on me, which was very successful. (I was a little apprehensive due to what I've read in the past or heard from friends). He educated me about the process and recommended websites where I could learn more. The implant was complete months ago and is just like a real tooth.
Dr.O'Connor no longer participates in my company's dental health plan and so is now more expensive than if we changed to a dentist in the plan. We thought about it, but decided to stay with him. He is worth the extra money, especially since we occassionally have more than routine dental issues. (his office helps by filling out the dental claim paperwork).
He is professional, highly knowledgeable in his field, friendly, committed to pain-free dentistry."
posted: 11/12/2006 9:15 AM
Patient Review 8:
"I have received dental treatments from Dr. O'Connor for almost 8 years now. I am not a family or personal friend, but continue to drive out to his office, even though I no longer live in the area. His staff treat me like family, remember my personal information and make me feel at home every appointment. Dr. O'Connor makes plans for me and my dental work, and always is understanding when we have to adjust a treatment period due to personal dates or finances. His work is extremely quality and I have never, in 8 years, had to return to him with unsatisfied. He has given me excellent references for dentists' for my children or specialists for myself. I would recommend Dr. O'Connor and his staff to anyone looking for a dentist in town!"posted: 10/11/2006 7:08 PM
Patient Review 7:
"FROM THE MOMENTS YOU WALK INTO THE FRONT DOOR & ARE GREETED BY YOUR FIRST NAME WITH A SMILE & YOUR APPIONTMENT REALLY IS AN APPOINTED TIME FOR YOUR DENTAL CARE, TO THE COMPLETELY PAINLESS PROCEDURE DR. OCONNOR PERFORMS, YOU WILL KNOW YOU ARE BEING CARED FOR BY SOME VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE WHO TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR EXPIERENCE & YOUR DENTAL HEALTH CARE. DR. OCONNOR'S STAFF & OFFICE ARE COMFORTABLE, PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL. THEY HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH & DID I MENTION I ALSO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE NOW, THANKS TO DR. OCONNOR!"
posted: 09/14/2006 7:46 AM
Patient Review 6:
"I can't say enough wonderful things abour Dr. O'Connor and his staff. I have been treated by Dr. Tom for the past 27 years with complete satisfaction. My children have been going to him for the past 10 years and are very comfortable under his care. He and his staff always treat us like family. Walking through the door puts a smile on your face! They consistently gain the knowledge and education that is necessary to provide their patients with the most current treatment available. Always gentle, never any pain. They strive for perfection. I strongly recommend him to anyone. I don't know what I would do without him!"
posted: 07/27/2006 8:33 AM
Patient Review 5:
"Dr. O'Connor is a very knowledgable, personable dentist. He is very concerned about his patients comfort. I look forward to being treated professionally by him and his staff. He is committed to keeping abreast of the advances in dental technology. He is a wonderful dentist."
posted: 06/21/2006 5:46 PM
Patient Review 4:
"Excellent DENTIST!!!!! Very gentle, No pain, Very attentive to your needs, Attractive and Very Clean Dental Office, Great Staff and Follow Up. My family has been with Dr. Tom O'Connor for the past 20 years. We have highly recommended his expertise to friends and co-workers."
posted: 06/21/2006 3:41 PM
Patient Review 3:
"My family and I have been patients of Dr. O'Connor for 15+ years. He and his staff have always been extremely attentive, friendly and compassionate. We have had a variety of dental health problems from orthodontia work to root canals and he has always had the expertise to handle our issues. The office personnel are amazing. They are friendly, personable and professional. Additionally, his office is very technologically advanced. It is obvious that he and his staff are committed to learning and implementing advancements in dentistry. The wonderful thing, is that this is done with complete dedication to the patient, keeping our comfort as a priority. I have recommended Dr. Tom to many friends and family members and they have all been equally impressed."
posted: 06/21/2006 7:46 AM
Patient Review 2:
"Dr. O'Connor did a porcelain inlay on my back molar. It feels great and you can't even tell the tooth has a filling in it. I got to watch a movie the whole time he was doing the work. This is an amazing office!"
posted: 06/16/2006 6:39 PM