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I was a patient of Dr. Christopher Omeltschenko for several years - and I am posting this to warn others about him. After becoming acquainted with "Dr. O" on routine dentist visits, I had found the idea of cosmetic dentistry appealing. He began to sell me on the idea that the mercury fillings in my mouth were potentially toxic. He consistently commented on them at the conclusion of every visit recommending they needed replacement with CEREC restorations. With CEREC being a new technology at the time, he assured me that the restorations could be done within one day and he provided a "lifetime" warranty on each restoration (contingent upon your teeth being cleaned routinely every 6 months). Due to the high cost of CEREC, I slowly began to replace my largest mercury fillings with CEREC restorations. What did I have to lose with a lifetime guarantee? Unfortunately, 2 out of 3 of those CEREC restorations failed within a few years. Dr. O did honor his "lifetime" warranty and he did replace the first CEREC restoration that had broke. After the second CEREC restoration broke, I obtained a 2nd opinion from another dentist that also specialized in CEREC restorations. I learned that CEREC wasn't strong enough for molars -- and he did not recommend CEREC for use in molars. Coincidentally, the teeth where Dr. O had replaced the mercury fillings with CEREC that were failing were both molars. The third tooth (that was not a molar) that Dr. O replaced with CEREC has lasted. However, I believe Dr. O unnecessarily disturbed and replaced the mercury fillings of the two molars with the failed CEREC restorations. Both of these teeth later required root canals with crowns to save. Consequently, I cannot recommend Dr. Christopher Omeltschenko ("Dr. O") and/or Total Dentistry.