Real Patient Testimonials

“I highly recommend 5 Star Dental Group as they are truly the most caring, professional and efficient dental office I have ever dealt with. I now realize my dental anxiety was a result of not choosing the correct dental office. I will never go anywhere but to 5 Star Dental Group! Thank you to the entire staff. OH, I also got a welcome bag with amazing goodies. I find myself flossing two to three times a day now and brushing more carefully. They have made me proud of my smile with just one visit. Do not hesitate, contact them today so you can take your mouth to the spa! If you need anything from cleaning, fillings, fractured teeth, worn teeth, stained, darkened teeth, crooked teeth, to veneers, 5 Star is the place for you! They made my visit painless and enjoyable by being so attentive to my needs. They are a class act!  ”

— Gina M Gurtiza

“My husband and I commute 40 miles to this office, and that is the best statement on how good it is. Very friendly and professional staff, have newer equipment, great warm atmosphere plus a lot more. I simply love to go there!”

— Anna Srypko

“Almost weekly someone comments on my beautiful teeth. Best money I ever spent. Thank you for a job well done! ”

— Schuyler

“San Antonio and the 5-hour drive is little much for regular maintenance although your office is my preference! The point I would like to share is all three dentists have commented unsolicited on what a great job was done with my veneers. Same comments of how natural they look. Just saw the third dentist today and his initial comment when first looking at my teeth was "wow, this guy has some great looking teeth" until realizing they were veneers. He was very complimentary of your work, which obviously made me feel great. Now wish I had them all done, So thanks again for all of your artistic work and diligence on my behalf.”

— Rick Kellam

“I'm doing fabulous! I reported to work yesterday after my appointment and the rush adrenaline of preparing for the first class day of spring left no time to think of pain. You and Nora well prepared me for what to expect so it really wasn't that bad. I took Tylenol before bed and slept well. Today I have no pain but a slight soreness at the gum, which Nora said would be expected. So I'm following her instructions with the use of the irrigator and gum massager and no Tylenol so far. EVERYONE is so impressed with your work that it's bringing more attention than I can handle. I will admit I fell asleep with a mirror in my hand. Ha!  THANK YOU! See you next week.”

— R.F.L.

“Everybody should get veneers because it makes you take better care of your teeth.... and you are proud of them!”

— Marcia LF

“Thank you for your kindness and for helping me to overcome my fear! You all are engraved in my heart! ”

— Krystal Armstrong

“Karen is awesome! Mary Jo is always very helpful and friendly :)”

— Crystal Baker

“Dear Vicki,  You are always professional in your work and I just wanted you to know we appreciate what you do. ”

— John M

“New dentist. Was very professional and fixed the problem. Thanks!”

— David Hawk

“The office staff is wonderful. Mary Jo is courteous and I like to say Hi to Vicki. Karen is an excellent hygienist and I enjoy my visits (when I don't have any cavities!) ”

— Mark A

“I feel more relaxed getting my teeth worked on than I do getting a manicure or pedicure. ”

— Diana Pena

“I have always been 100% satisfied with everything and everyone in the office! So lucky to have met Vicki on the golf course with our boys! ”

— Lynn Monroe

“Your office the THE BEST. Now you have warm towels! ”

— Renee N

“No changes, excellent service”

— Gina Espino

“You're so good - that's why I've never gone anywhere else. I trust you! ”

— Barbara A

“The hygienist was amazingly welcoming! I love the staff and probably one of the best dental offices I've been to! I think this is definitely a place for anyone who is scared to go to the dentist. They make you feel at ease.  ‚Äč”

— Angie S

“They are the nicest people I have ever met. Everyone here - I truly meant it. I appreciate you! ”

— Woody B

“Loved Karen! Vicki too. You all are the best of the best!”

— Joan S

“I love my permanents and it's the best money I have ever spent! ”

— Schuyler Simmons

“I drove 1500 miles to see you because you are just that good! Regarding Vicki: You Have Finesse.”

— Scott L

“EVERYONE! Anyone who wants to "enjoy" getting their teeth cleaned MUST HAVE DONE IT HERE! Karen, Mary Jo, Beni, and Dr. Carlson have been care of my teeth for a long time and I fly in from CA twice a year to keep my teeth in excellent condition. This really is the BEST dental clinic in San Antonio.”

— Vickie P

“The BEST dentist I have been to in all my life. Where other dentists failed they exceeded abundantly, and made me feel secure in my smile again in just the FIRST VISIT! I will refer all of my friends, family, and coworkers here!”

— Paul Bradshaw

“The most comfortable cleaning I've ever had!”

— Margaret B

“I so love my dentist, Dr. Carlson, dental hygienist, Vicki and Karen) and staff. Highly recommend this dental office! They make you feel so comfortable.”

— Karen Ty

“It felt so good to return to Dr. Carlson's office after 6 years. It was nice to see familiar faces and I was greeted with a welcome back hug from Vicki!”

— Jane Fr

“I just moved to San Antonio. I picked Dr. Carlson based upon a recommendation from my HOA referral page and from the information provided on his website. I felt at home immediately. Office staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Carlson is very thorough and explains the procedures in step by step fashion. I am well pleased and recommend Dr. Carlson to others.”

— Tom J

“Everything went just as promised and everybody was extremely caring and supportive. As usual, I wasted a lot of worry over nothing. Thanks for making the experience so enjoyable. I love my new smile and cannot wait to get finished. Thank you seems so inadequate. You have exceeded all my expectations”

— RdMc

“I received the most outstanding service from everyone at the office. I absolutely love my smile and Dr. Carlson.”

— Sherry McK

“I love my teeth! They are so pretty & white. I have gotten so many compliments. Even though I had to drive from Fredericksburg, it was definitely worth it. Your staff is also incredible! Everyone is so professional & made me feel so comfortable. I feel like they are my friends!”

— Donna

“One of my lifetime goals was to have my lower teeth straightened. The excitement that I felt when I saw my new teeth was unbelievable. I remember telling my co-workers that I was absolutely thrilled! Now, thanks to Dr. Carlson and his top quality work, I have a smile I can be very proud of.”

— B.M.

“Twenty years ago, I went to a cosmetic dentist to inquire about covering my tetracycline stains. I was told that the stains could be improved, but not totally covered. I have been waiting for years for the techniques to be developed that could totally correct this problem. Dr. Carlson did an excellent job covering the dark gray tetracycline stains and giving me the shape and color of teeth that I wanted. His office staff was amazing; very professional and knowledgeable.”

— Robin

“My mother loves my smile now and she’s always been my biggest critic.”

— Beth T.

“I love my new smile & so does my family. People I haven’t seen in a while think I’ve lost weight or something else different that makes me look younger. They think I am glowing. I think I am too. Thank you for a job well done. I also love the photos. Can’t wait to get my bridal photos taken June 22.Thanks from a grateful patient.”

— Janice

“I’m so happy with my new smile I wish I had done it years ago. If someone offered me $10,000 to go back to the smile I had before, I wouldn’t take it. It’s worth twice what I paid for it.”

— Diana R.

“I am so happy with my new look brought about by Dr. Carlson and his wonderful staff. A woman stopped me in a restaurant and said she just had to tell me what a beautiful smile I have even my son-in-law calls me Good Looking now.”

— Betty S.

“I feel twenty years younger with my new smile. It did more for me than a facelift.”

— Pat H.

“I had been embarrassed by my teeth for several years. When I asked Dr. Carlson if he would do veneers for me, he said, sure, and I’ve been happy ever since. I love showing my before and after pictures to everyone. Dr. Carlson has helped so many people feel better about themselves with his beautiful work and I am one of them”

— Nancy P.

“I was very self-conscious. Now with my new Dr. Carlson smile, I feel like a movie star. I love smiling and have received compliments (as opposed to awkward stares at my teeth that made me feel self-conscious).”

— Michelle B.

“Before visiting Dr. Carlson and his staff, I was very cynical of having dental work. I was also very unhappy with my smile. My teeth were not as white as I would have liked and my bonding was chipped and stained. I used to never smile. Dr. Carlson and his staff eased all of my fears about dental work and improved my smile to the point that I never stop smiling. I constantly receive compliments and my self-confidence is greatly improved.”

— Pam S.

“Thank you so much for my new smile. Your office and staff, especially Beni and Kelli are extremely professional and personable. I appreciated the way you involved me in the process. I get so many compliments, but the biggest on of all, is the one I give to myself when I look in the mirror. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep smiling”

— Lisa G.

“I used to hide my smile, now I smile all the time.”

— Barbara B.

“Thank you for giving me the beautiful smile I’ve always wanted but thought was unobtainable. I used to be self-conscious about my crooked teeth, but with my new veneers I have the confidence of ten people and take every opportunity to smile and show them off! Before now, people frequently told me I had beautiful eyes, but I don’t ever recall being complimented about my smile. Now, people remark about my smile all the time – even people I’ve met for the first time or in passing. What’s more incredible, though, is that I started receiving compliments as soon as you set me up with my temporary veneers. Before taking the plunge, I was very concerned about how the temporary veneers would look and whether people would be able to tell they were not my real teeth. Much to my relief and delight, even the dentist I began dating while I had my temporary veneers couldn’t tell the difference. My smile was the first thing he complimented me about. I can’t thank you enough.”

— Susan N.

“I have so much more confidence. I’ve lost 20 pounds and I can walk up to anyone and talk without feeling self conscious.”

— Traci S.

“Glen [my son] was here in Anchorage for a few days this March. The change in him was dramatic. He has always had a way about him that draws people to him. Having his teeth fixed so beautifully has given him more confidence. It was wonderful to see him smile broadly instead of smiling behind closed lips. I thank you from the bottom of my heart! You can’t know how much it means to me to see him comfortable and relaxed, not to mention so doggone handsome. ”

— Lorna M.

“I had always been self conscious of my teeth and made an effort not to show them. I felt as though I could never fully express the joy that was within me because of my imperfect smile. Initially, I was hesitant to go to a dental visit because of hurtful dental experiences in the past. You have allowed me to smile freely and unconsciously. I enjoy showing off my Windex smile. ”

— Melisa S.