Testimonials From Patients


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Do you need advanced dental procedures? Alaska Advanced Dentistry is the best place! Doctor Klump is the dentist’s dentist. With his long experience and advanced training, he and his staff set the standard of excellence. They bring the art and science of dentistry together. They love their work and it shows.I take excellent care of my teeth, so when I was told I must have a tooth extract, I was shocked. I obtained second and third opinions, but there was no saving the tooth.

My choices for tooth replacement were implant or bridge. I opted for the more progressive implant which has significant benefits over the bridge.

I selected Doctor Klump for the implant work. He has done hundreds of implants with raging success. He uses the laser which is highly successful cutting edge technology. He and his staff attend continuing education to keep their advanced skills sharp and finely tuned.

There was virtually no discomfort during and after each step of the three-step implant process. Doctor Klump is a highly skilled surgeon and perfectionist in this area. He is a seasoned and true professional.

I love my new implant. It is easier to care for and stronger than my natural teeth. It has been excellent results and cosmetically identical to my natural teeth.

This has been my year for advanced dental work, one dental implant and one gum graft.

Two periodontists have had the opportunity to view Doctor Klump’s implant work inside my mouth. One said “I’m impressed” and the other said, “That’s textbook.” So Doctor Klump gets great reviews from his peers as well as his patients.

As you walk through the valley of advanced dental procedures, have no fear when you have chosen the best!

Happy trails with your implants, crowns, root canals and more!

Carole Smith
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Schmitz, Thank you for the excellent care I received over the past year. Getting mini implants was the best decision I ever made.The implants were put in on a Thursday and I was eating that night, and off of “OTC” pain meds by Saturday.

Once again a big thank you to Dr. Schmitz, Tracey, Erin & Isa… you make a great team.

Judy T.
Anchorage, AK

Dear Dr. Klump

Over the years your office has provided me with almost all of my dental service needs in Alaska. Although I have generally been pleased so far, I am compelled to send you this note expressing my appreciation and to especially thank you for my two new implants.

At the onset of this implant “project,” I had serious reservations about the price, which I communicated to your office. In your response to my letter, you logically outlined the costs, explained your burdens and justified your qualifications so well that I felt comfortable proceeding with the implants secure in the knowledge that I had obtained a fair price and service from one of the most qualified dentists in Alaska. I appreciated this open communication very much – you reinforced my trust by addressing all of my concerns. This type of relationship is also typical of your office staff, especially Tiara Potter who patiently and professionally responds to all of my (numerous) inquiries, and always with a friendly smile.

Now that the implants are complete, I feel that because of your skill and expertise and the quality of your office team, I have indeed received the best that dentistry offers in Alaska.

Thank you for a great job!

Andrew Toth
January 10, 2011
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Philip Klump and his talented team offer a unique experience to the Alaskan dental patient:

  • Instead of a one-dimensional approach, there is always an ‘A’ team.
  • Instead of the ‘norm,’ there is an innovative, state-of-the-art, and research-based practice.
  • Instead of indifference, there is high sensitivity and laser-sharp engagement in your personal care.
  • Instead of variation and surprise, there are high standards and a well-communicated plan.
  • Instead of feeling alone and scared, you feel like you are the ‘centerpiece’ and relaxed.
  • Instead of fear, tensing up and dread, there is trust, confidence, and calm.

I did my homework in deciding to see Dr. Klump. After the first appointment looked forward to seeing him and his team. I do not make that statement lightly. As a healthcare provider, I know what it takes to be the best. I expected the best, most progressive, and safest experience with every encounter. This practitioner and his team exceeded my expectations from the outset, allowing me to focus on my part of my plan and to fully participate in my results. I was impressed and encouraged by Dr. Klump’s care methods that include nationally networked expertise and resources. This is a most reassuring place to be as a patient — knowing that you have a national team behind your plan, treatments, and care. The sedation process was performed smoothly and expertly. His ability to listen, respond in a friendly and informative manner, to be acutely aware and anticipatory of your needs with every appointment, as well as confidently efficient — sets him apart. Asking for feedback and evaluation of my care was a different experience for me. The follow-up between appointments and online communication is easy to access and understand.

Smiles are part of the care, not only in pictures on the walls but in every team member’s approach. It is sincere and conveys a pride and palpable confidence. That is the gift that they are able to give back to all of us who trust in their care.

Thank you so much, Dr. Klump. Many thanks to all team members. You all made a big difference in the quality of my life. You also lowered my blood pressure from the start and that’s good for the heart!

S. Lyne Sutherlin
August 31, 2010
Anchorage, AK

Before I Went to Alaska Advanced Dentistry, I hardly ever smiled or I’d hide my mouth behind my hand because I was embarrassed….now, I’m a new person! My husband says every time he looks at me I have a big smile….even more important, I feel so much better about myself. I’m more confident and smile all the time. I can’t say thank you enough to Alaska Advanced Dentistry and their staff. What they did for me was a lot more than just dental work.

Kim R.
Anchorage, AK

I just recently started going to the dentist again and because of the careful attentiveness by Dr. Philip Klump and his equally caring staff, I get all of my needs met. I have had 3 visits in the past months and all of them were very pleasant and relaxed experiences for me. Let’s face it no one wants to go to the dentist, but if I have to, and I will go again. I know I will be in good hands at Dr. Philip Klump’s office. I’m not scared anymore.

Rex P.
Anchorage, AK

On the day of my procedure, I ate a light breakfast to accompany the medication I was to take pre-op. after arriving at the dentist’s office about one and ½ hours later, the medication was starting to kick in, so the in processing went fairly quick. The procedure lasted about three hours, after which I was taken back home to recuperate. I slept most of the day, not requiring any painkillers, of having to tend to excessive bleeding from the implant area. (There was some minor bleeding for the first day, and there was more of minor discomfort than pain.) That evening, I was able to eat solid food, maintaining the chewing on the side of the incision. The next day, the pain was still absent, along with an absence of swelling. All-in-all, the experience was good. The amazing thing was, lack of pain and swelling, and to be able to eat solid food that same evening!

Don P.
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Klump and Cara Shirk, R.D.H. is professional and gentle in their care for their patients. Even though it had been years since I have had any dental work or cleanings they both made my appointments a successful and calming experience. Because of their great work, I will be healthier and have more energy. Thank you, Dr. Klump and Cara!

Cathy B.
Eagle River, AK

Thanks so much for the professional and personal care. The reason I ended up losing all my teeth in the first place was fear of the dentist and the associated pain. You and your staff have been and continue to be courteous, helpful, and professional. I can’t say that having my teeth pulled was pleasant, but you made it as pain-free as possible. Thank you!

Jeff J.
Anchorage, AK

Thank you so much for bringing back my self-confidence. Now I can give my precious smiles to everybody, and I can also eat whatever I want before I was really scared to go to the dentist office. I’ve always had my doubts and worried about everything. I am so lucky and blessed for having a nice and friendly dentist, Dr. Philip Klump together with all his staff for making me comfortable at all times. Keep up the good work guys! Once again a million thanks for a well-done job.


Lea M.
Anchorage, AK

I just wanted to take the time to let you know how happy I am with all of you. And to let you know what a wonderful piece of work you and all your crew performed on the implants you did for me. Smiling and eating are such a pleasure now. Thank you! My mouth looks and feels great.


Carmen P.
Anchorage, AK

When I broke my front tooth on Easter Sunday in 2005, I could not afford to have the tooth implanted and I could not find a dentist willing to take Care Credit. I spent the next 3 years going back and forth to the dentist having my partial repaired. In the end, I had to have the tooth bonded to the two adjoining teeth. It was rather unsightly because it looked like I had bread or something stuck in my teeth so I began to cover my mouth when I smiled.

In December of 2007, I saw an advertisement seeking people interested in having their teeth implanted. I called your office straight away and asked if you accepted Care Credit-you did. I was ecstatic! Filling out the paperwork was quick and painless. The finance department assisted me with patience and respect….that is something you don’t find too often these days when you have very little money to get the job done.

When I told you I was praying that my tooth could be fixed before my wedding in June you assured me we had plenty of time. You explained that I would have to come in for several visits for the process, but there was no need to worry. When the bond broke twice you and the staff were wonderful about “squeezing me in.”

When my tooth came back it was too dark. You noticed right away and sent it back all the while assuring me it would be in well before the wedding. I have to admit I was a little worried but when it arrived about a week before my scheduled appointment you told me to come in the next day. I was so excited. When I looked in the mirror at my new tooth I cried. I hadn’t seen my smile in years and I was so glad to have it back. I was so happy in fact that I couldn’t help but hug you and Kathleen. When I told you I was going to place the ad along with my wedding photos with captions that reads: “Thanks to you and your wonderful staff for giving me my smile and my self-confidence back!” in my wedding scrapbook you laughed, but I was serious. I know it’s your job, but you do it with patience, care and understanding and I appreciate that and I can’t wait to show you the pictures.


La Vern R.
Anchorage, AK

Most of us have heard the phrase “I would rather go to the dentist”, or “get a root canal” rather than endure some otherwise painful ordeal. Even though we laugh, we all know that it really isn’t all that funny. I have had some uncomfortable experiences getting dental work done in the past and I often wait until it reaches a crisis level before going back to the dentist. Recently I heard about sedation dentistry, which raised my interest since I was in need of two root canals. I came in for a consultation and found it to be very reassuring. I scheduled the work and had two root canals done at one sitting. The experience for me was significantly peaceful and pleasant. Dr. Klump and his staff were very warm and encouraging. All my questions were answered and I received excellent care. This experience has changed the way I approach getting dental work in the future. Thank you, Dr. Klump, for your professionalism and excellent chair-side manner. Thanks also to Tiara and Tracey for your kind words and encouragement.

Bradley B.
Anchorage, AK

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for my teeth. I was really scared about coming to the dentist, so therefore I haven’t been to the dentist in 10 years. I had so much fear. You all made it a very pleasing experience. I wasn’t too sure about sedation dentistry, but after I was done with it. I figured that if I had to do it again, I would. Dr. Klump and his staff were very reassuring about everything that was going to be done. They also made sure that everything was detailed and in depth. I am so impressed with how the outcome was. I just want to tell Alaska Advanced Dentistry how thankful I was that they fixed my dental problems. I recommend to everyone that if they have dental problems that they should go to Alaska Advanced Dentistry. Thank you.

Shannon W.
Anchorage, AK

To: Philip Klump and Team Advanced Dentistry

Hey hello, Advanced Dentistry. This is Herschel and I know this letter is a little late but I would like to thank you all for the great care. Care that I’m sure will continue into the future. Your team members have to be the BEST that Alaska has to offer. Once again I love the work and the great the service.

Herschel J. Crawford