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"I haved used Aurora since I was a young child. They treat me well, put me at ease and make me feel comfortable. I can't see myself trusting anyone else with my dental health. It really has been a pleasant experience, with excellent results, everytime I go."

 - Amy Lacher


I have a very low tolerance for pain……..call me a “sissy”, however, my fears of going to the dentist have been relieved since I have been going to Aurora Dental for my dental care. Not only has the lack of pain been a positive issue but the time and appearance of care my Dentist has for me is important. Aurora Dental is not, in my opinion, a production factory. I believe the professionals at Aurora Dental Care are a team committed to the good health and appearance of their patients.

-- Bill Allen, Palmer City Manager

 

Dr. Prator has extensive dental education and keeps current with new technology and dental techniques. He always brings my teeth together like a puzzle after he fixes a crown or fills a tooth--they come together perfectly. As for his staff they know how to connect with children. My daughters come home with alot more understanding and enthusiasm for dental hygiene.

--Dina Tennessen, Flight Attendent and mother of 2


With a family of seven, it is important to have a dentist you can trust! The folks at Aurora Dental have been so friendly and helpful to each member of our family, and the dental care is the best I've ever experienced. The staff is always friendly and cheerful when we come into the office. The waiting area is spacious and clean, something I personally appreciate since I have small children. We as a family have spent considerable time in the dentist's chair, and I can wholeheartedly thank Dr. Prator and his staff for being such awesome people. Thanks, guys, and we appreciate you!

 
--Amy Lockwood and family, Home School Mother of 5

 

 

Sheryl Riggs:  What I found so comforting with Dr. Dedeker was that she explored so many treatment options and the outcomes I could expect from each one.  My family and I always felt like the priority for Dr. Dedeker was allowing us to make the choices that suited our immediate needs.  Dr. Dedeker is a truly great and compassionate care giver.

Vicky Westfall: The staff and associates at Aurora are simply the best.  Always professional, always kind.

Bill Culbertson:  My past experience with dentists made me apprehensive about having more work done.  The difference with Aurora was they went to great lengths to explained what was possible, what was possible but difficult, and where all of that and fit my ideas and budget.  It felt like we were partners in the results instead of having the Doctor just tell me what I was getting.  The work Dr. Dedeker did and the hygiene staff is first class.

Barabra Lacher: At my age I have several health issues that were concerns that had to be considered with my dental treatment.  At other dentists I have been to those concerns don’t seem to be a big part of the discussion.  Dr. Dedeker and the hygienist Jamie and Kimberly have all treated me and they insisted on understanding my health history.  Dr. Dedeker made a bridge for me that is the best work I have ever had done by a dentist and I’ve had plenty.

Ben Barnhart: I work on the North Slope so my schedule can be tough.  Aurora worked around my schedule in amazing ways.  Dr. Dedeker did a fantastic job getting my teeth in order so I could be comfortable I would have no emergencies while working remote.  I would recommend them to anyone.

Nikki Bull: My hygienist change to Aurora made my switch from my previous dentist seamless with no hiccups.  Thank you for such an easy transition.  I’m happy to call Aurora “home”.

Brad Ault:  I love coming to Aurora.  This is my favorite dental office! 

Candace Taylor : I came in for what I thought was a simple tooth ache. The Doctor was very thorough getting to the source of the problem which was not easily apparent at all. She made sure I was comfortable and addressed my concern and made sure I received the correct treatment.  Dr. Dedeker is exceptional and who I am sending my family and friends to.

Melissa S. I used to work for a Dental office and I know how difficult it can be for both parties. When it came time for me to make an appointment for a cleaning and exam I called Aurora Dental Care. I was seated quickly and the Hygienist was friendly and did a great job. I will definitely return for my next appointment! 

Rod Berns: Gentle and caring staff.  Dr. Dedker is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient.  Great dental office!

Linda Timothy-Wood:  The best experience I have had in 55 years. The staff was very caring and giving and the doctor really cared with the way I felt and looked. I will continue to recommend Aurora Dental Care to everyone and I will never go anywhere else. Rod Berns: Gentle and caring staff.  Dr. Dedker is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient.  Great dental office!

Cade Rich (8yo) : That's a nice lady dentist. I didn't feel anything.

Chad Rich: Dr. Dedeker is very confident and very professional. She goes above and beyond. You can really tell she cares about you as a patient.

Mrs. Harold McNally:  On October 20, 2014, my husband Harold was in the final stage of congestive heart failure. His heart function was down to 13 percent output. The university of Utah in Salt Lake City was willing to admit him to their LVAD program but only if he had his remaining teeth removed which were all infected.  We got an appointment with Dr. Dedeker to have them extracted. Harold’s surgery at Aurora went well. However a few days later his extractions started bleeding badly. We were able to contact the doctor on a Saturday and tell her what was happening. Within five minutes we had an appointment at the office. On a Saturday morning when they were closed!  She worked on him, stopping the bleeding. As we got back home as he got out of the truck, he started bleeding again. We called and she met again.   The bleeding finally stopped. My husband was on many meds for his heart problems, many of them to prevent clotting. We certainly feel that Dr.Dedeker went far and above what most doctors would have done for us. I would certainly tell anyone who asks what a great and caring person she is.  By the way, my husband came through his LVAD surgery and is doing great.

Mary Moore: Our family really appreciates Aurora Dental.  We have been with Aurora for several years.  The office is always friendly, honest, and respectful and we never have any surprises with the cost of work. Aurora showed how much they cared when they contacted us after we lost a baby six months into the pregnancy.  Our family trusts Aurora and Dr. Dedeker.

Myrtle Lewis-Mosbey:  The staff at Aurora is outstanding and go over and beyond for the patients. I will recommend Aurora Dental to all of my family and friends. 

Carol Mitchel: Our family has been with Aurora Dental for the past 6 years and have had wonderful service.  Their hours fit our schedule with kids’ activities, school, and work.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  We love Aurora Dental!

Rose Banse: “I like it”!  A direct quote from my grandson who just had some extensive work done.  Thank you for kindness and concern and excellent care.  A very Happy grandma!

Shane Stewart:  I have been a patient at Aurora Dental Care since 2008 and have never been disappointed.  Dr. Dedeker was my dentist before she owned the clinic and continues to this day to provide me with excellent care with her and her team.

Sandra Moore: I am so pleased with the professional yet friendly treatment at Aurora Dental.  I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

Keneth Wright:  This has been one of the best dental experiences I have had.  The staff is outstanding.  Best dental care ever!

Melaine Putnam:  Awesome visit!  The staff are very friendly with lots of good advice.

Justin James:   I got my teeth cleaned today and it was a great experience.

Mattew Arledge: Aurora Dental Care is by far the best place to get your teeth cleaned and worked on.  The staff are great and polite and they care about you.  I would recommend them to anyone.

Auxandria Schmidt: Aurora Dental has been great to me since I was a child.  The Hygienists offer a very welcoming and friendly environment and the initial work is done with care.  I always leave the office in a happy mood (even when I need fillings) and find myself looking forward to appointments so I can see the lovely team and leave with healthy teeth.  Ten out of ten!

Mary Blessent: The associates at Aurora Dental are all very pleasant and friendly.  I appreciate the time that was taken to show me the proper way to brush to get the most out of it.  The Doctor was considerate and knowledgeable and I was very comforted in his care.

Mahaley Ganten: Beautiful office, wonderful people, all around good experience!

Mattie Rehecker: Today’s visit at Aurora was amazing.  I began coming here 3 months ago.  At each visit I am treated respectfully and greeted professionally by all staff members.  Aurora has by far exceeded my expectations for dental care,

Terri Trudeau: I am completely satisfied with my dental experience today.  I am a new patient and I despise going to the dentist.  To my surprise, from the front desk, to the Hygienists, to the Doctor (Dedeker),  my experience was painless, fast and professional,  I highly recommend the office.  Thank you and we will see you again.

Shirley Jaques:  I loved the appointment.  Kim is a wonderful hygienist. Dr. Dedeker was nice and it didn’t hurt! 

Tim Holm:  My teeth feel great now.  I had a lot of work done recently and everyone was gentle and super friendly!  Thanks!

 

Daniel Sissel:  Love the fact that I am not judged for my condition of my teeth.  Aurora works with me from where I am at!

Sheryl Riggs:  What I found so comforting with Dr. Dedeker was that she explored so many treatment options and the outcomes I could expect from each one.  My family and I always felt like the priority for Dr. Dedeker was allowing us to make the choices that suited our immediate needs.  Dr. Dedeker is a truly great and compassionate care giver.

Vicky Westfall: The staff and associates at Aurora are simply the best.  Always professional, always kind.

Bill Culbertson:  My past experience with dentists made me apprehensive about having more work done.  The difference with Aurora was they went to great lengths to explained what was possible, what was possible but difficult, and where all of that and fit my ideas and budget.  It felt like we were partners in the results instead of having the Doctor just tell me what I was getting.  The work Dr. Dedeker did and the hygiene staff is first class.

Barabra Lacher: At my age I have several health issues that were concerns that had to be considered with my dental treatment.  At other dentists I have been to those concerns don’t seem to be a big part of the discussion.  Dr. Dedeker and the hygienist Jamie and Kimberly have all treated me and they insisted on understanding my health history.  Dr. Dedeker made a bridge for me that is the best work I have ever had done by a dentist and I’ve had plenty.

Ben Barnhart: I work on the North Slope so my schedule can be tough.  Aurora worked around my schedule in amazing ways.  Dr. Dedeker did a fantastic job getting my teeth in order so I could be comfortable I would have no emergencies while working remote.  I would recommend them to anyone.

Nikki Bull: My hygienist change to Aurora made my switch from my previous dentist seamless with no hiccups.  Thank you for such an easy transition.  I’m happy to call Aurora “home”.

Brad Ault:  I love coming to Aurora.  This is my favorite dental office! 

Candace Taylor : I came in for what I thought was a simple tooth ache. The Doctor was very thorough getting to the source of the problem which was not easily apparent at all. She made sure I was comfortable and addressed my concern and made sure I received the correct treatment.  Dr. Dedeker is exceptional and who I am sending my family and friends to.

Melissa S. I used to work for a Dental office and I know how difficult it can be for both parties. When it came time for me to make an appointment for a cleaning and exam I called Aurora Dental Care. I was seated quickly and the Hygienist was friendly and did a great job. I will definitely return for my next appointment! 

Rod Berns: Gentle and caring staff.  Dr. Dedker is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient.  Great dental office!

Linda Timothy-Wood:  The best experience I have had in 55 years. The staff was very caring and giving and the doctor really cared with the way I felt and looked. I will continue to recommend Aurora Dental Care to everyone and I will never go anywhere else. Rod Berns: Gentle and caring staff.  Dr. Dedker is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient.  Great dental office!

Cade Rich (8yo) : That's a nice lady dentist. I didn't feel anything.

Chad Rich: Dr. Dedeker is very confident and very professional. She goes above and beyond. You can really tell she cares about you as a patient.

Mrs. Harold McNally:  On October 20, 2014, my husband Harold was in the final stage of congestive heart failure. His heart function was down to 13 percent output. The university of Utah in Salt Lake City was willing to admit him to their LVAD program but only if he had his remaining teeth removed which were all infected.  We got an appointment with Dr. Dedeker to have them extracted. Harold’s surgery at Aurora went well. However a few days later his extractions started bleeding badly. We were able to contact the doctor on a Saturday and tell her what was happening. Within five minutes we had an appointment at the office. On a Saturday morning when they were closed!  She worked on him, stopping the bleeding. As we got back home as he got out of the truck, he started bleeding again. We called and she met again.   The bleeding finally stopped. My husband was on many meds for his heart problems, many of them to prevent clotting. We certainly feel that Dr.Dedeker went far and above what most doctors would have done for us. I would certainly tell anyone who asks what a great and caring person she is.  By the way, my husband came through his LVAD surgery and is doing great.

Mary Moore: Our family really appreciates Aurora Dental.  We have been with Aurora for several years.  The office is always friendly, honest, and respectful and we never have any surprises with the cost of work. Aurora showed how much they cared when they contacted us after we lost a baby six months into the pregnancy.  Our family trusts Aurora and Dr. Dedeker.

Myrtle Lewis-Mosbey:  The staff at Aurora is outstanding and go over and beyond for the patients. I will recommend Aurora Dental to all of my family and friends. 

Carol Mitchel: Our family has been with Aurora Dental for the past 6 years and have had wonderful service.  Their hours fit our schedule with kids’ activities, school, and work.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  We love Aurora Dental!

Rose Banse: “I like it”!  A direct quote from my grandson who just had some extensive work done.  Thank you for kindness and concern and excellent care.  A very Happy grandma!

Shane Stewart:  I have been a patient at Aurora Dental Care since 2008 and have never been disappointed.  Dr. Dedeker was my dentist before she owned the clinic and continues to this day to provide me with excellent care with her and her team.

Sandra Moore: I am so pleased with the professional yet friendly treatment at Aurora Dental.  I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

Keneth Wright:  This has been one of the best dental experiences I have had.  The staff is outstanding.  Best dental care ever!

Melaine Putnam:  Awesome visit!  The staff are very friendly with lots of good advice.

 Justin James:   I got my teeth cleaned today and it was a great experience.

Mattew Arledge: Aurora Dental Care is by far the best place to get your teeth cleaned and worked on.  The staff are great and polite and they care about you.  I would recommend them to anyone.

Auxandria Schmidt: Aurora Dental has been great to me since I was a child.  The Hygienists offer a very welcoming and friendly environment and the initial work is done with care.  I always leave the office in a happy mood (even when I need fillings) and find myself looking forward to appointments so I can see the lovely team and leave with healthy teeth.  Ten out of ten!

Mary Blessent: The associates at Aurora Dental are all very pleasant and friendly.  I appreciate the time that was taken to show me the proper way to brush to get the most out of it.  The Doctor was considerate and knowledgeable and I was very comforted in his care.

Mahaley Ganten: Beautiful office, wonderful people, all around good experience!

Mattie Rehecker: Today’s visit at Aurora was amazing.  I began coming here 3 months ago.  At each visit I am treated respectfully and greeted professionally by all staff members.  Aurora has by far exceeded my expectations for dental care,

Terri Trudeau: I am completely satisfied with my dental experience today.  I am a new patient and I despise going to the dentist.  To my surprise, from the front desk, to the Hygienists, to the Doctor (Dedeker),  my experience was painless, fast and professional,  I highly recommend the office.  Thank you and we will see you again.

Shirley Jaques:  I loved the appointment.  Kim is a wonderful hygienist. Dr. Dedeker was nice and it didn’t hurt! 

Tim Holm:  My teeth feel great now.  I had a lot of work done recently and everyone was gentle and super friendly!  Thanks!

Daniel Sissel:  Love the fact that I am not judged for my condition of my teeth.  Aurora works with me from where I am at!