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March 26th, 2015

If you've ever taken a minute to read our vision statement, you might know: your smiles and your words of kindness are our greatest rewards.

When long-time patient ES sent a surprise fruit basket, I didn't think I could be any more grateful (I'm a huge fruit fan!). After a letter expressing my thanks, however, this sweet surprise was followed by one of the most rewarding notes the practice has ever received. I was ecstatic that ES granted permission to share it with all of you.

"I really wanted to say thank you for the great care that you and your staff provide. There is, of course, first and foremost, professional knowledge and expertise. But beyond that, at your office, there is an element of caring for helping people feel comfortable during procedures that aren't known for comfort. :-) You know (I hope) that I have appreciated, since our first meeting, the way that you practice and care for patients. I also want to send a shout-out to Kim, who does such a nice job of taking care of us, whether on the phone when we're scheduling (or concerned about a dental problem), or greeting us when we come in.

I experience your practice as the best of both worlds: the most modern equipment and care combined with the "old-fashioned" practice of having a community of patients who you remember are people. I'm not sure I'm articulating this well, but thank you."

ES -- you articulated it beautifully. Thank you for your kind words that remind us why we do what we do!

Brian

Patient Reviews for Associates in Periodontics

April 11th, 2013

The team at Associates in Periodontics take special care to provide each of our patients with the highest quality care in a family friendly environment. Take a look at some reviews and feel free to share your stories with us on Facebook!

“Thank You”

Dr. Kolesar and his associates have shown the most professionalism I have ever encountered at a dentist. What could have been a stressful experience has been turned into a positive experience. Thank you.

“Superior Care”

Over the last decade I have found the care at Associates in Periodontics to be vastly superior to my previous experience with another Periodontist. Not only has my health benefited, but I feel very lucky to be the recipient of such warm, friendly and competent care. It's always good to see the cheerful Dr. Shuman. I trust his advice. Kim and Jackie offer outstanding service and Cyndy as a hygienist goes above and beyond in offering me care and I am most appreciative. Valerie H.

“A true life saver”

Dr. Shuman fabricated a somnomed sleep appliance for my husband. He had moderate sleep apnea and this appliance replaced the CPAP machine, which was less affective, noisey, and just awkward. The somnomed is fantastic! Both of us get a great nights sleep and it controls the apnea beautifully. Thank you so much for your knowledge and expertise of the somnomed appliance.

Patients Are Raving About Associates in Periodontics

February 15th, 2013

Wondering what other patients have to say about their experience at Associates in Periodontics? Take a look at these reviews:

Thanks for personal concern and efficient dental treatments

I feel that my needs as a patient are more than met by your professionals; from the receptionist who is alert to my concerns about time-frame, to the assistant who is enthusiastic and questions, to Dr. Halliday who carefully examines and explains what she sees and what she thinks needs to be done; all give me attention and work to see that my dental care is top-notch.

Need expert advice?

When having problems with your teeth, it is always nice to have a second opinion. You just don't want any second opinion, but one that you can feel confident in helping you and your dentist make the best decision for yourself. Dr. Kolesar was that person for me!

I would recommend

When I was reffered to the office down in burlington by my doctor back in massachusetts I really did not know what to expect and if peole were going to be friendly. But when I mad my appointment over the phone and got there it was very cozy, easy to find and everyone was so friendly. The service was right on time, which I enjoyed very much! I'm really grateful to find a place where the service is great and the people are friendly as well. I would recommend it.

From Associates in Periodontics: Giving Thanks to Our Patients

November 14th, 2012

With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share our thanks to our wonderful patients who took the time to leave some patients reviews for our practice. We work hard to provide the highest quality care for you and your family and wanted to express our gratitude to our friends and neighbors.

5 Stars, Experience at Associates in Periodontics

For about 15 years I have unfortunately had to have a great deal of complex periodontal work done on gums, bone and teeth. The only fortunate part of it is that all of it has been done at AIP where the unusual and outstanding calibre of skill and expertise on the part of doctors and staff is matched by the unusual and consistent kindness, respect and humanity with which their patients are treated, making sometimes difficult experiences more than bearable. My appreciation, gratitude and respect is enormous.
- By Deborah L.,

Remember, if you have questions about your treatment or need to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact us so we can get you in before the holiday season is upon us.

Patients say the best things about Associates in Periodontics

October 26th, 2012

The team at Associates in Periodontics deliver the highest quality care in a personalized environment. We make treatment fun and enjoyable. Just see what our patients have to say!

“My life would be complete disaster ....”

From Z. Thomas
.... were it not for Paul Levi and his outstanding staff and associates. I take pride also that Dr Levi travels to foreign countries to share his genius and insight with gifted budding professionals.

“A Dental office that is relaxing….”

From Sloan
I love the fact that I felt no pain on a treatment that I was dreading. I had beautiful music playing on the headphones, an eyemask and very kind professionals. I never thought I wouldn't mind going to the dentist!

“Teeth and Gum care”

From David G.
I was referred to Associates in Periodontics by my regular dentist,last year. I've made three visits to them to date, and at each visit I was carefully examined, treated, and made to laugh! The visits are actually fun, and I leave with my mouth feeling healthy and clean!

“Top Notch Periodontal Care”

From Heather H
Dr. Shuman is a skilled, compassionate periodontist. He explains your condition, options for treatment and performs the prescribed procedure in a very calming manner. I have complete confidence in Dr. Shuman.

From Associates in Periodontics: Patient Reviews

October 19th, 2012

Associates in Periodontics, serving Burlington and surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients are saying about our team!

“Excellent Quality Care”

I have been a patient since 1981 and I would highly recommend Associates in Peridontics. Although I have seen many changes in the practice over the years, what stays consistent is the genuine quality of personal care. This practice has stayed on the cutting edge with continuous improvement in peridontical practices, while upgrading equipment to stay abreast with advanced technology to provide the best dental care. They provide thorough, informative and proactive service. - Mary P.

“It doesn't get any better !”

I actually look forward to each visit.Everyone is courteous and extremely professional. I learn something new to improve my daily care procedures with each visit. I enjoy my conversations, everyone is a joy to see again. I love the offices,a lovely renovated home with private rooms for dental care. I am a lucky guy to have all this for such an important part of my health.I can only ask that this will continue in perpetuity. - Leonard V.

“Great Experience! Dr. Shuman is fabulous”

Good: The entire staff was very friendly. Dr. Shuman explained the procedure in great detail. I loved the fact that I could watch a movie during the procedure. I was so relaxed I fell asleep. It was an excellent experience and I could not say more. Great office, wonderful people.. Bad: Nothing. - William C.

What patients are saying about Associates in Periodontics

September 19th, 2012

Thank you from each of us to our fantastic patients who take the time to write about their experience at our practice and give us feedback so we can continually provide the best quality care. The team at Associates in Periodontics got some wonderful patient reviews and wanted to share them with you today.

“Exceptional Experience”

I cannot say enough about the treatment and care that I received from Dr. Shuman and the staff at Associates in Periodontics. I had the utmost confidence in Dr. Shuman's ability to get me the desired result, and he did. Every appointment was handled so thoroughly and professionally, that it gave me the impression that I was the only patient in the practice. Dr. Shuman's personal follow up and caring attitude made me feel special. As a nice bonus, my procedure was virtually pain free. I would highly recommend Associates in Periodontics and Dr. Brian Shuman for a great outcome and a very positive periodontic experience. - Gary

“AIP Advantage”

Associates in Periodontics is the most professional, courteous, responsive, and friendly group of practitioners I have had the opportunity to visit. Dr. Halliday is absolutely wonderful and all of the hygienists and assistants are great. Jennifer is highly professional and an absolute delight at the front desk. Many people fear oral treatments but I actually enjoy my visits - even the periodontal surgeries I have had have been easy to take. I highly recommend this group - especially the Barre office where I receive care. - Renee

“Kudos to Dr. Shuman's team”

The personalized attention, caring manner and reassuring atmosphere of Dr. Shuman's office are exceptional. At age 49, I had my first ever oral surgery, two gum grafts - a procedure friends assured me was barbaric, painful and traumatic. To my surprise, it was none of these under the skilled care of Dr. Shuman and his incredible staff. I experienced no pain during the procedure, recovered quickly,and have no lingering effects other than happy, healthy gums. If you need oral surgery, this is your team. - Nancy

Current reviews for Associates in Periodontics

September 12th, 2012

Drs. Shuman, Levi, Kolesar, Halliday and our team love getting patient reviews. And lately, Associates in Periodontics, serving South Burlington and Barre, have been getting some pretty great patient testimonials!

We thought we'd share some with you today!

“they are the best.”

5 Stars, Audrey
They know what needs to be done, explain it thoroughly, and then do it. You can put your trust in them. They call after the procedure to make sure you are feeling well. If you send them an article about a procedure and question it, you will get a call at home from the Periodontist discussing the options.

“Oh No, A Dentist Appointment!”

5 stars, Pauline
Most people laugh when I say that it is always pleasant and I never mind going to an appointment at Associates in Periodontics, but I really don't! I have been a patient for nearly 30 years. The entire staff has a way of making you feel comfortable and at ease. I have the upmost trust and respect for the team from the doctors to the desk folks. Thank you for taking such good care of me for so many years!

“They always willing to spend the needed time…”

5 stars, Rita
I am so glad my dentist referred me to Associates in Periodontics for the work I needed done. The staff and doctors are always willing to answer my questions, explain procedures and choices in detail, and are very understanding. I feel lucky to be able to count on these highly professional individuals to guide me along through the process of caring for my teeth and gums.

Latest reviews for Associates in Periodontics

August 28th, 2012

The team at Associates in Periodontics is proud to receive reviews and feedback from each of our patients and wanted to share a few highlights with you. Please contact us on Facebook, Google+ or call our practice to let us know how we're doing!

“Kudos to Dr. Shuman's team”

The personalized attention, caring manner and reassuring atmosphere of Dr. Shuman's office are exceptional. At age 49, I had my first ever oral surgery, two gum grafts - a procedure friends assured me was barbaric, painful and traumatic. To my surprise, it was none of these under the skilled care of Dr. Shuman and his incredible staff. I experienced no pain during the procedure, recovered quickly,and have no lingering effects other than happy, healthy gums. If you need oral surgery, this is your team. - Nancy R.

“Great Experience! Dr. Shuman is fabulous”

Good: The entire staff was very friendly. Dr. Shuman explained the procedure in great detail. I loved the fact that I could watch a movie during the procedure. I was so relaxed I fell asleep. It was an excellent experience and I could not say more. Great office, wonderful people.. Bad: Nothing. - William C.

“It doesn't get any better !”

I actually look forward to each visit.Everyone is courteous and extremely professional. I learn something new to improve my daily care procedures with each visit. I enjoy my conversations, everyone is a joy to see again. I love the offices,a lovely renovated home with private rooms for dental care. I am a lucky guy to have all this for such an important part of my health.I can only ask that this will continue in perpetuity. - Leonard V.

“Excellent Quality Care”

I have been a patient since 1981 and I would highly recommend Associates in Peridontics. Although I have seen many changes in the practice over the years, what stays consistent is the genuine quality of personal care. This practice has stayed on the cutting edge with continuous improvement in peridontical practices, while upgrading equipment to stay abreast with advanced technology to provide the best dental care. They provide thorough, informative and proactive service. - Mary P.

"How can it possibly get any better!"

June 13th, 2011


Associates in Periodontics, serving Burlington, Barre and surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients are saying about our team!

I love having a chance to exult in the wonderful care I receive from you and your first-class staff.
Valerie H

The most professional, courteous, responsive, and friendly group of practioners I have had the opportunity to visit. I actually enjoy my visits - even the periodontal surgeries
Renee R.

This practice has stayed on the cutting edge and provides genuine quality and personal care.
Mary P

"How can it possibly get any better!" Just a quote from my heart This entire staff is outstanding
Joanne

These reviews were submitted from an online survey, and republished without being altered in any way onto this blog.

"I travel over sixty miles each way for the exceptional service!"

June 6th, 2011

Associates in Periodontics, serving Burlington, Barre and surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients are saying about our team!

Having been in the dental profession for 20+ years, I have never been able to get any other office to meet my high expectations and level of service.
~Victoria J

Nothing means more to me than "passionately committed" to those you serve. That's what makes the real difference and it shows itself in so many ways when I visit your offices.
~Len V

Relax and Trust ! And you can laugh, too !
~Phyllis D

Associates in Periodontics is awesome! What a kind, caring, topnotch practice. I wish every dental experience could be this great!
~Sarah

I travel over sixty miles each way for the Exceptional service
~Dolores M

These reviews were submitted from an online survey, and republished without being altered in any way onto this blog.

"The people at Associates in Periodontics are just plain great!"

May 24th, 2011

Associates in Periodontics, serving Burlington, Barre and surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients are saying about our team!

The people at Associates in Periodontics are just plain great.
~Richard M

Top flight dental office, there is no more competent dental office in Vermont than Associates in Periodontics.
~David G

I am so glad my dentist referred me to Associates in Periodontics for the work I needed done.
~Rita

Every appointment was handled so thoroughly and professionally, that it gave me the impression that I was the only patient in the practice.
~Gary P

These reviews were submitted from an online survey, and republished without being altered in any way onto this blog.

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