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Mellanie's Story

Patient Testimonials Photo My name is Annamaria. I have been a patient of Dr. Lehninger since 2002 and my husband, Joseph, since 2003. We both are extremely satisfed with the treatment received. Dr. Lehninger is well qualified, accommodating, no matter what the problem might be, trustworthy and she takes pride in everything she does, without mentioning that she is a perfectionist. She has an assistant who works in unison with her in a cheerful but professional atmosphere. It is a pleasure to see how well they work together and respect each other. The whole staff, from the receptionists to the technicians to the doctors, offers the best assistance, patience and professionalism that anybody can wish for.

My mother was one of Dr. Acker's first patients when he opened his office on Capri Isles. She liked Doc because he was able to make her feel so comfortable (no small task considering she hates all doctors – especially dentists!). When mother became ill with cancer, her chemotherapy created some dental problems that Doc handled with great loving care. My family was very happy to know that she was in such good, caring hands. I think that is one of the greatest assets of Dr. Acker's dental practice – he makes every patient feel like family, The office has a very warm, welcoming feeling, and the entire staff are all very warm, friendly, and caring people. – Kathy

You are all wonderful. You not only give the best professional care, but you and your staff are dedicated to good rapport with your patients. Thank you. – Tom and Dell

Patient Testimonials PhotoWhen I moved to Florida, I was sure that I would never find a dentist as good as the one I had back in my home state, but I have and feel like I hit the jackpot when I found you! It is clear that you approach your work with pride and skill in the art of dentistry. As you know, I've had the opportunity to really experience the scope of the expertise in your practice with filings, a root canal, crown, extraction and even dental implants. In each circumstance, the attention to detail and care was evident, and I never experienced any pain whatsoever. Your most efficient and courteous staff have made me feel comfortable and at ease to the point that I actually look forward to coming to the dentist, and believe me, I never thought I would say that!

When friends and neighbors ask me if I know of a good dentist, I reluctantly shake my head and say, “No, I don't know of a good dentist, but I can recommend the best and they are Dr. Lehninger and Dr. Acker!” – Chris

Dr. Acker, There is something I have wanted to say for a long time, and that is what a special day it was for me when you were recommended as a dentist. It is not just your expertise as a dentist, but all the other qualities – your warmth, caring, and dedication to your profession, not forgetting your fairness. These are rare qualities which are not met frequently in everyday life. I just want to thank you. – Catherine and Jim

Dr. Arthur Acker is a dedicated professional whose care and consideration for his patients is commendable. His concern for a patient's welfare is obvious in the amount of time he spends explaining a procedure and the follow-up care. His efficient office staff reflects his dedication to excellence in all aspects of his profession, and I am pleased to say that my experience as his patient has been wonderful. – Lory

Patient Testimonials Photo My wife and I have been going to Dr. Arthur Acker's dental practice since the summer of 2000 and couldn't be more pleased with the excellent service we have received. From routine cleanings to extractions and crown replacements, he always delivers the finest in dental care. We would be happy to recommend his practice to anyone looking for the latest in dental technology coupled with a highly professional and competent staff. – Bruce

Searching for a competent, knowledgeable, and compassionate dentist is like scanning the beach, day after day, hoping to find that large, elusive shark's tooth. I did this for many months. Finding Dr. Acker was like finding that elusive tooth and knowing the search was over. I found the treasure I had searched for so long. When I found Dr. Acker, I had "hit the jackpot." Dr. Acker cares! He cares about his work, and about you, the patient, not only on a professional basis, but also on a personal basis. After he performs a procedure, he wants to be certain you are comfortable and all is well. He takes time from his evenings and weekends to call and check to see if all is OK! He takes that extra step to let you know he cares and that he is there for you. He is a unique, special person and professional. We could use more Dr. Ackers in this world. – Betty

After experiencing many years of dental anxiety, I was forced to face my fears when I had a dental emergency. A friend recommended Dr. Acker and his staff and assured me my fears would be alleviated. She was correct. From my first phone call, the staff was welcoming and helpful. My procedures have been handled by Dr. Acker and his staff professionally, with great sensitivity, and with a goal to assure a pain-free procedure. – Sophia

Patient Testimonials Photo My experience at the Gondola Park Dental Office has been nothing short of exceptional! The professionalism of Dr. Lehninger, Dr. Acker and their staff, beginning at the front desk and continuing through the assistants is unbelievable. They truly care about their patients, always making sure the patient is comfortable and explaining what will be happening next. They are honest and very forthright with their diagnosis, and everything is printed out, including the treatment plan and charges. Believe it or not, I actually look forward to my appointments, they are all just like family. – Lois

I began going to Dr. Lehninger shortly after she joined the dental practice. In the years since, I've been very satisfied with the care I've gotten. The office staff is friendly, always knows you by name – and there's never a wait! I feel I'm getting excellent dental care, and Dr. Lehninger and Lou are so competent and upbeat, they always make me feel comfortable. She really is painless! These days, I almost look forward to going to the dentist. – Vicki

Five stars for Dr. Arthur Acker and his most professional staff in Venice. After a lifetime of moving all over this beautiful country with a geologist for a husband, and having a different dentist all those many times, finally, at this tender age of 80+, I have found the perfect dentist, office staff (Ruby, Cheryl, and all), and discovered that these caring people know how to treat the patient with intelligent answers and information, with kindness, with integrity, and they are all outstanding in each of their places in the office. Just amazing! So I can really say that from coast to coast, east to west, they are the best. Thank you all for your wonderful service. – Betty

Dr. Acker, During my life, I have had people come in and out of it. Some I remember and some I don't. You are one that I shall always remember. I did not think that changing my smile would change a lot – but it definitely has. I love it. You are truly an artist! Your generosity and kind heart are truly appreciated. Thank you. – Gwen

Patient Testimonials Photo Dr. Arthur Acker has been my dentist for the past five years. During that time, I have received excellent dental care. Dr. Acker and his staff are highly qualified, very professional and up to date with the most modern technology available. I have needed two implants. I always knew what to expect before and during the procedures. I couldn't be happier with the treatment I have received, and without hesitation, recommend Dr. Acker. The atmosphere in his office is friendly, warm and comfortable. – Lunetta

Dr. Acker is that rare person who has been gifted with many desirable qualities. Qualities that shine through everyday both professionally and personally. He possesses knowledge and experience, which he readily shares. He cares about people not just on a professional level, but also on a personal level. He takes time from his busy schedule and makes you feel like you are his most important patient, listening to your thoughts and needs. He makes you feel like a friend he would like to get to know better. I can honestly say I have never met anyone like him. I respect him as a doctor and enjoy him as a friend. My life is fuller and my teeth are healthier because of him. – Terry

Coming to Dr. Acker's office is a little like visiting family – you're sure of a warm welcome and genuine concern. All of the staff knows your name and are glad to see you. As well as feeling welcomed, one is aware of a high degree of professionalism, and a dedication to achieving "perfection". – Kerri

Patient Testimonials Photo The experience with Dr. Acker, Dr. Lehninger, and staff has been a memorable one. Having had dental care in the north for many years, one has concerns as to how will my dental care compare. Are they interested in me as a patient or is this just another billing account? How punctual will they be, are they friendly? I need to say "all" of my fears and concerns have been alleviated. The quality, the leading edge technology, the genuine concern for my health is beyond comparison. I could not imagine that I would be so pleased and satisfied. Change is sometimes difficult, particularly as we age. This is a wonderful environment and you must see for yourself, you will not be disappointed. – Bud

Dr. Acker has renewed my faith in the dental industry. His sincere love for his work and his patients, should be an inspiration for all those in the dental profession. He is not only a talented professional, he is a kind, caring human being. He has given me back my smile and along with it my self-esteem. Thank you, Dr. Acker. – Donna

It took only one visit to Dr. Acker's office for my husband and I to experience the relaxed ambience of his office and the pleasant courtesy extended to us by his efficient and loyal staff... not to mention his quiet and gentle approach and state-of-the-art skills. If I had the honor of nominating Dr. Arthur Acker DENTIST OF THE YEAR... (make that: ANY YEAR!)... I would not hesitate! Why? Because dentistry is not Dr. Acker's only asset. His many attributes extend far beyond the dental chair: teacher, lecturer, mentor, and (yes!) even student and researcher. He gives freely of himself to so many people and projects in so many ways that, frankly, I believe that he has cloned himself! At this time in our lives, when doctors' appointments far outnumber social engagements on our calendar, we can say with honesty, "We enjoy going to the dentist!" – Ellie

Patient Testimonials Photo As a patient of Dr. Acker's for over 12 years, I have been treated with the highest level of patient care and service one could receive. Whether it's an implant or cleaning, Dr. Acker and his staff have always provided excellent dental care. – Rex

We feel very fortunate to have been associated with Dr. Acker and his wonderful staff. They are by far the most talented and dedicated group we've encountered. We never really thought we would actually look forward to visit with the dentist, but we have finally found it is possible. From the reception to the finished product, we know of none better! – Betty and Oley

I've been to many dentists in my time, but Dr. Arthur Acker's practice beats all. The staff is team-oriented, and the patient is made to feel at home among those who care. – Karen

I was a stranger and you took me in, treated me with care, advised me, and sent me off feeling better. Such kindness is not to be found everywhere. I thank you all very much. – Les

Patient Testimonials Photo I have been a patient of Dr. Acker since he opened his practice in Venice. Both my husband and I have been most happy with the service provided by his office staff. I am in the process of having dental implants, and to my amazement, it has been a painless procedure. I am looking forward to late fall when the work will be completed. I want to thank them for all their courteous and professional care I have been given. – Lucille

Dr. Acker, I would like to thank you for your professionalism and care you showed me for my recent implant work. You always were ready to put me at ease and made me feel comfortable with each procedure. At no time did I ever question my decision to have you do the implant procedure. My "new teeth," both upper and lower, continue to feel so comfortable. Thank you again for all your attention and concern. I am so appreciative of your thoughtfulness. – Roslyn

I saw many dentists in hopes of correcting my long overdue dental work. After spending countless dollars with several dentists without having my problems resolved, I was referred to Dr. Acker. From the moment I walked through the door, I felt I was in the right place. Dr. Acker is a caring, highly skilled professional. He's pretty entertaining as well! The staff at Dr. Acker's office is wonderful... very kind and accommodating. I love going to the dentist! – Helen

Patient Testimonials Photo For 15 years we have been going to Dr. Acker. We drive from Pt. Charlotte to Venice. Everyone is friendly and professional. We are always greeted with a smile and a hello when we walk in the door. Ruby, the office manager, is always very personable and very efficient. Jeanne is also wonderful. Both make you feel warm and welcome. The whole office is always clean and shiny. Dr. Acker is a dentist we both trust and respect. He is very honest, has a great disposition, and makes us laugh. His fun personality makes going to the dentist worthwhile and not so scary. Cheryl is my lifesaver hygienist, because my teeth are the worst, and she makes them better. Roger likes all the hygienists because they all do a wonderful job. The whole staff is great. Dr. Lehninger also works on my teeth. At first I was afraid to let anyone but Dr. Acker take care of me… but did I change my mind! She is so gentle and makes you feel good. After the procedure, just like Dr. Acker, she called to make sure I was OK. How lucky can a patient be? No other dentists I know would be there for you if you had an emergency at 2:00 in the morning. They are worth the drive and much more than that. – Joy and Roger

Patient Testimonials Photo My family and I moved to the area about six years ago from Orlando. I had the same dentist for over 20 years. As you can imagine, finding a dentist in a new area can be a little scary. However, you and your team made the transition so easy! Therefore, I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a positive dental experience my family and I have had since becoming patients of your office. We are always treated like family, from the time of making our appointments to the time of service. Your staff has always been professional and warm, and we always love to see your latest gadgets! We couldn't imagine receiving dental care anywhere else!

Thank you for all you and your staff do. You always go above and beyond! With most sincere thanks – Stacey and Family

Patient Testimonials PhotoMoving to Venice, Florida in 1996 had so many advantages, though as seniors, finding the best medical professionals was a concern. How fortunate we were to find the absolute best. Dr. Arthur Acker, and later Dr. Nicole Lehninger, are not only first-rate professionals but also very caring (and painless)!

Their outstanding staff was an added plus, as well as the spotless, well-appointed office with the most up-to-date and sophisticated equipment.

Don't hesitate calling them. You'll be so happy you did! – Pat

Amazingly gifted professional of the highest caliber who saved and treated my teeth for 16 years without pain. I am extremely blessed to have found Dr. Acker and his staff. Go Gators!!! – Ginger

Thanks for your wonderful services. The way you work together, respect one another and enjoy your time together makes it so pleasant for your patients. Thanks so much! – Janice

I want to say, "Thank you!" Dr. Lehninger. I can see that sweet, friendly smile that makes me so comfortable and relaxed. We are thankful for your excellent skill, knowledge and determination in getting everything done right and to perfection! Thank you so much for getting me this far and for the patience and care you give us. With Lou by your side (who is absolutely, without doubt, a terrific person with a ton of heart and by far the best assistant ever!) there is no other team we would trust more for handling our needs. You and Lou are the greatest! Dr. Acker, we want to say thanks for your expertise and help. Your office is a wonderful, friendly, and caring place. We are so grateful to have found you. We can't say enough about your entire staff. Ruby is the best! She has pulled miracles I would have never thought possible, and she does it all with a big smile! – Dee

Thank you for your expertise as a dentist. You are the best, and I have seen many on two continents! Many thanks for your special kindness and for your great staff. – Dean

Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. & Jose M. Horak, D.M.D.

  • Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. and Jose M. Horak, D.M.D. - 200 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292 Phone: 941-484-3885

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