Dr. Fred Simonton, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryMaleAge 64

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Fred Simonton, DMD is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist in Gainesville, GA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Washington University / College of Dental Medicine in 1984. He is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Fred Simonton, DMD

Gainesville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1221 Sherwood Park Dr NE Ste C Gainesville, GA 30501
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(770) 531-1075

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Dr. Simonton's conditions and procedures:

  • Anesthesia
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Facial Trauma
  • Impacted Teeth
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Loss

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(770) 531-1075

Dr. Simonton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Dental DPPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Ameritas
Ameritas PPO
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Dental Complete
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America DPPO
DenteMax
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MetLife
MetLife PDP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Financial Group
Dental PPO
Total Dental Administrators PPO
Total Dental Administrators PPO PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Dental
United Healthcare

Dr. Simonton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simonton

3.4

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
58.8235294117647%
(20)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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1 Star
38.23529411764706%
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ZERO STARS The staff portray an attitude of hating their job and life in general. Everything they say seems very scripted and void of any type of care or actual concern for the patient. When I pulled around back to pick up my son after his wisdom teeth were removed I was immediately horrified at what I saw. He was sobbing with tears, barely able to stand due to side effects of the medication, and blood running from his mouth trembling due to being so cold. UNACCEPTABLE As a mom, I was horrified and angry! As a healthcare professional I was dumbfounded and angry as well! They should have taken the extra 10-15 minutes to get the bleeding a bit more under control, brought out napkins to help with the bleeding from his mouth, and had him in a wheelchair to ensure basic patient safety. Basic patient care goes a long way! It's the complete lack of actual patient care that has me so angry! FIND A DOCTOR AND STAFF WHO CARE Patient interaction and follow up do not exist here!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 04, 2021
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just nowNEW Dr. Simonton is such a good doctor. He is very thorough and explains things very precisely and thoughtfully. He listened carefully to me, and I like that he gets to the point and doesn't beat around the bush. He really impressed me and my husband. I have alot of respect for him. I will be coming back to him if and when I ever need him again. Also his staff was so sweet and very business like. Over all a very good visit and nice experience. ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Pritchett – May 05, 2021
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Don’t bother scheduling here! New patient appointment, waited OVER 2 hours IN THE WAITING room, they tell me the dentist didn’t send the X-ray...no it’s in their junk folder. No explanation or idea when we might be seen and after 2 hours, left. Ridiculous. I work in the healthcare industry and the concept that “he’s running behind, we don’t know when” just doesn’t cut it. Save your time and money and find somewhere else where they’ll treat you like a human being.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jul 17, 2020
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URGENT WARNING!!!! ???? Please read everything it could save you or your child!! My daughter got all 4 of her wisdom teeth removed, they poked her trying to give her the injection for anesthesia 4 times, since they couldn’t find her vain. She still has bruises till this day. She woke up during the surgery and felt the pain. Dr. Siminton is a very arrogant man. He said she did perfectly well and to not call again since she did really good! They did not check up on her or call us back. The first 2 days after her surgery, she was doing well. The 3rd day and so on, the nightmare began. She was in severe pain. She vomited everything she ate and drank. She couldn’t retain anything. I called them to inform what was occurring. They told me “to do whatever I had to do” I was on my own. Dr. Siminton also prescribed the wrong medicine. My daughter had a seizure!! I had to call 911 because she stopped breathing! My eldest daughter had to perform CPR on her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 08, 2020
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Absolutely rude staff!!! They lie to your face Dr. Siminton said I looked “perfectly fine.” when I clearly had a dry socket. I had to let him know for them to do something about it. I’m still in pain from my wisdom teeth removal! It’s been 10 days since the surgery, I had all 4 removed. After 2 days prior to the surgery, I was in severe pain. I vomited everything I ate and drank. The pain medicine he prescribed was not the right one! I had to go to the ER because I had a seizure!!! My sister had to perform CPR on me!!! I had to get fluids in me and an IV. I do not recommend this place!!! They do not help you! They just want your money! 0 stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 08, 2020
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I really wish zero stars was an option. This place should be SHUT DOWN! if you read any of these reviews, trust what they say because i can assure you they are true. never have i ever been to a place with the most unprofessional customer service in my life. they have no communication skills with their patients, lie straight to your face and say the most mean and hurtful things. I was told in the end of all the mess that she would give me my refund just so she can "get rid of me." this was said to me on a three-way conference with my insurance provider. so thank god i have a witness. what on gods green earth gives any employee the right to talk to a customer/patient that way? bottom line, take your money elsewhere!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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anonymous – Nov 01, 2019
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Went to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed and the customer service was HORRIBLE. The staff was extremely rude and made me seem like a burden during my surgery! The ladies that work there have no manners and Dr.Simonton seems distant. Made me feel like I did not matter at all. The surgery went well but the staff absolutely ruined my experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
5 people found this helpful
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GAINESVILLE, GA – Jun 29, 2019
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Wow. I can't believe anyone could have anything bad to say about Dr. Simonton. I found him to be very courteous and friendly, but more importantly, his skills are excellent. I had a complex procedure, and he did a great job. My dentists have always commented that whoever did my implant did a great job. No complaints about the staff, either.
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May 17, 2019
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Excellent Surgeon. Very skilled. Repaired my severely damaged jaw with no visible scarring and little post op pain. Staff was friendly and knowletas well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sissy in Demorest , GA – Dec 28, 2018
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How is this doctor still in practice? The staff is horrible! Be ready for psychological visits because he will send you to his buddy $$ before doing surgery, but you will actually need the visits after surgery! I was mentally traumatized by the doc and staff. Doc told me he was the only one in NE Ga who could do the surgery.. LIE! I still owe over $2,000.00 because his staff is not educated on how to file insurance and will expect you to do their job! Horror stories are now arising from others!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Buford, GA – May 24, 2017
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Dr simonton is rude, arrogant and cares little about the patients or their schedule. He will do nothing to accommodate people on a work schedule. On my appointment I wasted a vacation day and he talked to me less than 5 mins. He saw I didn't approve and said "bummer "
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Phillip strickland in Gainesville , GA – Nov 11, 2016
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Dr. Simonton and his staff are second to none.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Connie Spivey in Oakwood, GA – Nov 03, 2016
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Very professional. I felt Dr. Simonton was honest and straightforward. Also they do an excellent job of what to expect and what to expect for the after care. My son had 4 wisdom teeth removed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Angie in Gainesville, GA – Aug 29, 2016
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I brought my daughter here to have her wisdom teeth extracted. She was very nervous, but at the consultation, Dr. Simonton allowed her to voice her concerns. He wrote her a prescription to help her relax to take before we got to the office for the day of her surgery. He also told her he could put her to sleep so she would be most comfortable. She felt relieved after talking to him. The day of the surgery we were only there for less than an hour. Thank you for taking good care of my daughter
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Amy in Jefferson, GA – Apr 16, 2016
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Being a resident of Rabun Co. (58 miles away), I stopped into Dr. Simonton's office for the purpose of setting up an appt. for consultation of a wisdom tooth extraction. The receptionist suggested that they could see me in the p.m. When I saw Dr. Simonton, he suggested that I was willing to wait, and be worked in, he could extract the wisdom tooth the same afternoon. He worked me in quickly. I appreciate Dr. Simonton and his entire staff for their consideration of my time. I recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Arnold B. Comer in Clayton, Ga. – Mar 09, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Fred H. Simonton is a leader in TMJ treatment, providing real results for those suffering from TMJ related pain. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon,...Read more

Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Education

American Association Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
Georgia Dental Association
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Washington University / College of Dental Medicine
Medical School
1979
University of Georgia
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Simonton frequently treats Anesthesia, Bone Grafting, and Conscious Sedation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simonton treats.

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Dr. Simonton's office is located at 1221 Sherwood Park Dr NE Ste C, Gainesville, GA 30501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Gainesville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Gainesville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1221 Sherwood Park Dr NE Ste C Gainesville, GA 30501
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Oconee County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oconee County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1590 Mars Hill Rd Ste 2 Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Gainesville, GA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received