Dr. Cheloha's Blog


The blog for Dr. Gary Cheloha is where we periodically post dental information and news about our practice.

Dental Myths Decoded

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Scottsbluff dentists set the record straight about common dental myths: Myth: I want straight teeth, but I’m too old for braces. Fact: New orthodontic technology has made the process of straightening the teeth faster, more comfortable, and more discreet than ever. Plus, there are other alternatives like veneers and crowns that can give you the […]

How Hookah Smoking Affects Your Dental Health

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The Journal of the American Dental Association has released a report that reveals the true dental impact of the damage caused by hookah smoking. As trendy, new hookah bars open their doors in Scottsbluff, dentists want the community to be educated about the risks associated with this social activity. This form of smoking, which is […]

What Does it Mean When Dental Insurance Won’t Pay?

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What does it mean when your dentist has recommended a treatment or procedure that your dental insurance plan won’t pay for? Does it mean that the procedure isn’t really necessary? Does it mean that you should start looking for another dentist in Scottsbluff? Finding yourself caught between your insurance company and your dentist can be […]

Calling Dental Floss Into Question

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The recent media uproar debating the value of flossing has made for some great discussions in dental offices across the country. There are articles and news segments which argue that flossing isn’t really necessary, and dentists in Scottsbluff are using this publicity as a great platform to talk about oral health with their patients. Is […]

Free (or inexpensive) Dental Procedures

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Dental procedures have developed a reputation for being expensive, and dental insurance plans have developed a reputation for limiting the procedures that are covered. Of course, dental care isn’t always expensive, and the level of dental insurance coverage can vary widely. But, did you know that some Scottsbluff dentists offer a number of valuable dental […]


I like this dental office. It’s a comfortable office and the office staff is exceptional. Dr. Gary takes the time to actually listen to the patient. I would refer anyone to his dental office.

- Pat Kirk

aron was nervous at first since he has had some rough goes at dentist offices, but the whole way home he was talking about how nice Dr. Gary was and how it didn’t even hurt.

- Ephraim Gillming

You guys were amazing. I have had some terrible experiences with dentist but you guys took the time to keep me calm and you are now my official dentist!

- Connie McClaine

I was very impressed with the staff at Monument Smiles. Everyone was friendly, courteous, helpful and professional. I am so glad a friend referred me, I will do the same. Thank you!

– Alicia Kuklish

I feel that the services are wonderful at Monument Smiles. Dr. Cheloha and staff are all very up lifting and lovely to be around. I can now say I don’t hate going to the dentist. Dr. Cheloha is an amazing dentist and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

– Chip Smith

My office visits are always a good experience and everyone at the office is so caring and friendly. I appreciate so much how I am treated.

– Morgan Schaffer

Dr. Gary is great! He made me feel at ease with his professionalism and he is highly skilled. The best dentist I have ever been too.

- Robert O’Brien

The office was very neat, clean, and cheery, and all of the people I was associated with were very professional and friendly.

- Deborah Schoenemann

Very clean, friendly and efficient. Couldn’t ask for better.

- Walter Everhart

Very professional and friendly.

- Pam Rehm

Always clean, neat, organized, efficient and FRIENDLY!! I have recommended Monument Smiles to many people. Being one of those people with a longtime fear and dread of the dentist and prior bad experiences I can tell you that Monument Smiles makes visits a pleasure! Thoughtful, good people with outstanding skills and up to date equipment and techniques to make you comfortable.

- Karen Johnson

I have been so happy with the staff and the services that are rendered at Monument Smiles. Such a friendly and professional atmosphere. I would not want to go anywhere else.

Mari Pauley

I love the experience I’ve had with Monument Smiles team. They are incredibly friendly, very informative, and the most reassuring dentistry team I’ve ever been treated by. I had never had a pleasant time with dentists prior, I was actually phobic of them. Monument Smiles however is a very caring and consciences team.

- Branden Johns

I have recommended Dr. Gary to many people; he and staff are competent, professional and friendly.

- Karen Johnson

I would not consider going anywhere else. I have had nothing but the best dental care from Dr. Gary and his staff. I would strongly recommend Monument Smiles to anyone searching for a topnotch dental clinic.

- Mari Pauley

Wonderful, calm and comfortable place. Great people to be around.

- Eddy Weber

Your office is extremely welcoming and friendly. We appreciate how informative you are in explaining your procedures, especially Dr. Gary. You’ve eased so many of our dental anxieties and we are so thankful for that!

– Becky Michael

I honestly found everything about your office to be above my expectations. Dr. Gary put me at ease right away, and his staff was great! I plan to have all future dentistry work done there

- Susan Cottrell

As always, the trip to the dentist was a pleasant one. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful people in a clean environment with up to date equipment and skills. I recommend them without reservation.

- Karen Johnson

Very pleasant atmosphere and people. Very professional, very happy with them!

- Gloria Rein

Awesome job! Highly recommended!

- Joel Kuxhausen

I will always recommend Monument Smiles.

- Jennifer Havengar

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