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Fred Cheney, D.M.D.

General Dentistry

Fred Cheney, D.M.D.

“I get the most satisfaction, as a dentist, when patients say, with a smile, 'That wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.'”

Education

- University of Southern Maine
- Tufts University, Boston, MA, School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.

Professional Associations

- U.S. Navy Dental Corp


Overall Patient Rating

4.5 out of 5 (154 Reviews)
See detailed Patient Ratings below.

Accepting New Patients

This dentist is accepting new patients at the following dental center(s). Click clinic's name for hours, map, photos and more.

Dental Associates Appleton - College Ave.
4660 W. College Ave
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 730-0345

Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

press-ganey-data-integrity-dentist.jpgOur Patient Rating scores represent an average of all responses from actual Dental Associates patients randomly surveyed by nationally-recognized patient experiences firm Press Ganey. Learn more about our dentist reviews.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.6
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.5
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.6
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Time doctor spent with me
4.5
Caring shown by doctor
4.6
Doctor's exam/treatment thoroughness
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.6

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed unedited in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more

Dental Associates Patient May 28, 2017
Good job.

Dental Associates Patient May 21, 2017
because of my treatment and experience I intend to use him as my regular dentist

Dental Associates Patient April 24, 2017
My appointment was for getting a filling put back in that I only had for about 5 months before it fell out; done by the same dentist.

Dental Associates Patient February 21, 2017
he helped me grt rid of the pain in a couple of days!

Dental Associates Patient February 03, 2017
I love Dr Cheney as my dentist!

Dental Associates Patient December 25, 2016
Doctor was a good guy

Dental Associates Patient December 14, 2016
Dr. Fred Cheney is excellent -

Dental Associates Patient November 13, 2016
1st time to this facility and seeing this dentist

Dental Associates Patient November 11, 2016
thx

Dental Associates Patient November 04, 2016
He was recommended to me by my own son!! And then the receptionist who I asked about him... while my son had his appointment. She told me he would be great for what I needed and with my anxiety and she was so right! LOVE HIM and how he treated me! Even after I had not been to a dentist in 10 years he didn't scold too bad and helped me still!!

Dental Associates Patient October 16, 2016
My dentist of 35 years retired and I am not impressed with his replacement. I have several friends who use your office and I am quite happy I switched.

Dental Associates Patient September 25, 2016
Dr Cheney is my favorite. he is always very nice and is a very good dentist.

Dental Associates Patient August 01, 2016
This has been my best dental experience.

Dental Associates Patient July 06, 2016
Dr. Fred Cheney is excellent.

Dental Associates Patient June 03, 2016
During the procedure Dr. Cheney asked me several times how I was doing which was a good experience

Dental Associates Patient May 28, 2016
excellent

Dental Associates Patient May 16, 2016
Dr. Cheney has restored my faith in dentists. Very professional and also caring.

Dental Associates Patient May 03, 2016
Very detailed explanation by Dr. Cheney.

Dental Associates Patient April 12, 2016
I'm dumb and had no problem understanding everything

Dental Associates Patient April 07, 2016
polite and to the point. Remembers patients

Dental Associates Patient April 02, 2016
Kept me informed. Example: It will take a few minutes before your mouth is numb and we can start before he left the room for a few minutes.

Dental Associates Patient March 18, 2016
Everyone I interacted with was very personable, relatable, and kind.

Dental Associates Patient February 26, 2016
Really like Dr. Cheney

Dental Associates Patient February 20, 2016
Everything was outstanding, he answered all the questions I had and provided some insight about future appointments and even about whether those appointments were necessary.

Dental Associates Patient February 11, 2016
Dr. Cheney is the best dentist I've ever had work on my teeth. Thank-you very much!

Dental Associates Patient February 01, 2016
Dr. Cheney was great! I can relate to him and he spoke in terms I understood.

Dental Associates Patient January 28, 2016
They are very caring.

Dental Associates Patient January 24, 2016
Really liked Dr Cheney. Very professional and personable!!

Dental Associates Patient December 27, 2015
Very helpful

Dental Associates Patient October 26, 2015
Dr. Cheney has always been an excellent dentist. When crown came out about an hour after cleaning they worked me in right away to fix it.

Dental Associates Patient October 08, 2015
I never had a cavity before so I didn't know what to expect but the staff made me feel comfortable and less worried.

Dental Associates Patient September 20, 2015
Dr. Chaney very positive attitude

Dental Associates Patient August 15, 2015
Very positive

Dental Associates Patient August 09, 2015
Very short visit for having a front tooth filled.

Dental Associates Patient July 22, 2015
Dr. Cheney always goes the extra step to insure my comfort. I sincerely appreciate her professionalism. I have 100% confidence in Dr. Cheney and his team.

Dental Associates Patient July 12, 2015
Felt no discomfort. After many years of dental neglect on my part feared the worst!

Dental Associates Patient July 10, 2015
Dr. Cheney is awesome. Shows concern for me and he talks to me so I can understand and make the best decisions for my care.

Dental Associates Patient June 29, 2015
This was the worst appointment I have ever had with a dentist. I came from another dental office and was seeking relief from a bad toothache that my dentist said needed a root canal. (My dental office doesn't do them.) It was an emergency situation after excruciating pain all weekend. After I explained the situation to him, the best that I could, the Doctor shot rapid fire questions at me that I didn't know the answers to and made comments about the bad dentistry I was receiving. He badgered me to the point that I started crying which I have never done at a dentist appointment in my life. All I know was that I was in pain and no one seemed to want to do anything about it. After that, the doctor decided that I needed to have the filing out that was causing the trouble and he would prep the tooth for the root canal. I was relieved that something would be done to help me. Before he started to work on me I told him that I had TMJ. He said that wouldn't bother him. About halfway through the treatment, I asked him for a clamp to hold my mouth open to relieve the pain in my jaw from the TMJ. His reply was that he was almost done. While I am very grateful that he took action to help me, I am disappointed in the unprofessional manner in which I was treated.

Dental Associates Patient June 01, 2015
Wonderful dentist.

Dental Associates Patient May 08, 2015
Good experience.

Dental Associates Patient April 10, 2015
wonderful person!! He has a great team.

Dental Associates Patient March 03, 2015
Dr. Cheney was personable and he explained my options.

Dental Associates Patient March 03, 2015
Dr Cheney is an outstanding practicioner. Excellent DDS. The best I have ever had work on me.

Dental Associates Patient February 24, 2015
I've seen Dr. Cheney several times in the last 2 years. Always very pleased with his work.

Dental Associates Patient January 31, 2015
I advised that I had some sensitivity, gave me some samples and suggestions to help. Love that :) Tried it and it helped.

Dental Associates Patient January 29, 2015
Dr. Cheney is the best.

Dental Associates Patient January 24, 2015
Excellent!

Dental Associates Patient January 19, 2015
Dr. Cheney is very good. Very nice and professional.

Dental Associates Patient December 30, 2014
Does a lot to keep my bridge. Very pleasant and easy to talk to.

Dental Associates Patient December 22, 2014
very happy with the experience and Dr Chaney and his staff

Dental Associates Patient December 16, 2014
Not very personable but I am used to a small dental office.

Dental Associates Patient November 30, 2014
Dr. is US Navy, he must be good!!

Dental Associates Patient November 26, 2014
Excellent service by all!

Dental Associates Patient November 26, 2014
I could not be happier with Dr. Cheney. He is kind, willing to answer questions, and a great dentist! It was my first root canal and I had no pain!

Dental Associates Patient November 22, 2014
All over great experience!

Dental Associates Patient November 12, 2014
Dr. Cheney is a super person.

Dental Associates Patient November 12, 2014
Was very impressed with the great organization and how everyone was so helpful and nice.

Dental Associates Patient November 12, 2014
Dr. Cheney was very knowledgeable - he was very nice and knew his stuff.

Dental Associates Patient November 12, 2014
Made me feel comfortable although I was stressed going in.

Dental Associates Patient November 07, 2014
Good experience, everyone was friendly and nice including Dr. Cheney.

Dental Associates Patient November 07, 2014
Dr. Cheney is a great dentist!!!

Dental Associates Patient November 04, 2014
Very good experience.

Dental Associates Patient October 27, 2014
Fred does a great job.

Dental Associates Patient October 21, 2014
Fred saw that I was apprehensive about getting a crown so we discussed alternatives and he informed me enough to see the benefit of the crown.

Dental Associates Patient October 20, 2014
Dr. Cheney is a very good dentist, never had any problems with him.

Dental Associates Patient October 20, 2014
Every thing went well thirty minutes and done. Wonderful!

Dental Associates Patient October 20, 2014
Very thourgh and friendly.

Dental Associates Patient October 19, 2014
Dr Cheney always a pleasure to see and work with.

Dental Associates Patient October 12, 2014
No problems at all with my dental care. I am very happy with my dentist, hygienist, receptionists & technicians.

Dental Associates Patient September 28, 2014
I think Dr Cheney is an excellent dentist. I have been going to him for years... Sarah does a great job and is so friendly. Carolyn is an excellent assistant she is always very happy and sweet!! Thank you all for the great care you provide :)

Dental Associates Patient September 28, 2014
I really like Dr Cheney

Dental Associates Patient September 25, 2014
I really like Dr. Cheney and so happy I can have the same dentist at all my visits - I have had him for a long time and he is very caring and I can tell he really likes his job.

Dental Associates Patient September 24, 2014
good experience

Dental Associates Patient September 24, 2014
Go beyond the normal with someone who had been abused early in life by a dentist

Dental Associates Patient September 18, 2014
Very friendly.

Dental Associates Patient September 16, 2014
Dr. Cheney is an excellent dentist. I have had an incredible amount of work done and he always makes sure that I don't feel any pain. I trust him and will only see him when I make my appointments. His assistants are very nice also. Very happy with seeing him and will continue to.

Dental Associates Patient September 16, 2014
Sarah who is Dr. Cheney's receptionist is such a nice person. When I call she assists me right away and if I have to leave a message she always calls me back very soon after. Always is able to help me with anything I ask. I notice Dr. Cheney's team is always the same so that tells me they enjoy working for him also. I am the biggest chicken with it comes to seeing a dentist but he honestly always makes me feel comfortable and is kind. I appreciate that so much and speak very highly of him to my family and friends.

Dental Associates Patient September 16, 2014
My first appointment. I was actually very pleased w/the staff and facility.

Dental Associates Patient September 01, 2014
dentist was very thoughtful and explained thoroughly what he was going to have to do because he found something unexpected.

Dental Associates Patient August 22, 2014
Dentist could have spent more time during my visit and explaining treatment options.

Dental Associates Patient July 24, 2014
Dr. Cheney's whole team is a wonderful group of people. They always make me feel like I'm at home.

Dental Associates Patient July 20, 2014
I always have a very good experience at Dental Associates. Dr. Chaney is an excellent dentist and Vicki is an excellent hygenist.

Dental Associates Patient July 20, 2014
very good experience.

Dental Associates Patient July 14, 2014
All individuals capable and friendly. My upset was to not get my molar fixed nor in being able to have an appointment with Dr. Brennan for almost 2 weeks - and I suspect that is only to examine me! I understand he is on a leave, but that surely does not help my condition. When calling back again to see if I could get a sooner appointment (now I have to wait about 1 1/2 weeks) I was then also advised to take antibiotics for infection under my lower teeth. I suspect your quality is excellent but the delays in getting treated are frustrating and painful.

Dental Associates Patient June 12, 2014
Had a dental problem - was able to get it solved within days -

Dental Associates Patient June 12, 2014
Have always had the best care - never any problems.

Dental Associates Patient June 09, 2014
I always have very good visits. Haven't had a bad one yet. Everyone is very nice.

Dental Associates Patient June 09, 2014
Dr. Cheney is a very good Dentist. I enjoy our visits. He knows his work very well.

Dental Associates Patient June 09, 2014
I have recommended DE to my friends.

Dental Associates Patient June 09, 2014
They all do wonderful work, and are very friendly.

Dental Associates Patient May 29, 2014
Had 1 tooth with an issue, at least 6 xrays to get a good picture.

Dental Associates Patient May 14, 2014
This was an emergency visit a cap fell off. I stopped there, and they got me right in.

Dental Associates Patient May 12, 2014
This was the first time I went to dental associates. The staff was very helpful and friendly

Dental Associates Patient May 12, 2014
Couldn't move my mouth after all the goop was in it, to align my back teeth. Dentist was annoyed with me.

Dental Associates Patient May 12, 2014
Above US average.

Dental Associates Patient March 31, 2014
Dr. Cheney is fantastic! Excellent practitioner - very skilled clinician - fun guys to talk to you.

Dental Associates Patient March 17, 2014
Loved Dr. Cheney! He explained things to me in great detail as he showed me my x-rays. He was very personable and made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him to other patients. I have 2 more appointments scheduled with him.

Dental Associates Patient March 07, 2014
Dr. Cheney is awesome!

Dental Associates Patient February 11, 2014
The dentist was prepared for the outcome didn't have to reschedule & come back.

Dental Associates Patient January 31, 2014
Asked about last appointment when I got two bottom teeth raised or leveled, didn't look like anything done.

Dental Associates Patient December 09, 2013
The dentist's service and honesty is the reason I have returned time and time again.

Dental Associates Patient December 05, 2013
Crown came off. 2nd crown that dental ass. installed has come off, older crowns installed by previous dentist have NEVER come off.

Dental Associates Patient December 02, 2013
It was a pleasant visit.

Dental Associates Patient November 22, 2013
Possibly contacted a mouth infection from previous visits - (fungal).

Dental Associates Patient November 19, 2013
I'm so glad I have Dr. Cheney for a dentist, he is always very respectful and has a great team working with him.

Dental Associates Patient September 05, 2013
Dr. Cheney is a great dentist. I have not been to a dentist in 9 years. I was scared. Dr. Cheney & his staff walked me through everything.

Dental Associates Patient August 12, 2013
I feel very comfortable with Dr. Cheney. He is easy-going, but professional.

Dental Associates Patient July 30, 2013
Very effecient - not much time spent in the chair

Dental Associates Patient July 29, 2013
Always very efficient.

Dental Associates Patient July 25, 2013
I would recommend Dr. Cheney TO ANY ONE.

Dental Associates Patient July 23, 2013
Definitely would recommend services to friends & family. my boyfriend set up with Dr. Cheney.

Dental Associates Patient June 20, 2013
Very good all around visit.

Dental Associates Patient June 11, 2013
I trust Dr. Cheney & his team.

Dental Associates Patient March 05, 2013
He put me at ease right away and joked about me not liking dentists. The funny thing is I usually do not like dentists, but I think I will make an exception.

Dental Associates Patient February 25, 2013
i didn't have any treatment on this day .Need to see a specialist periodontic which is scheduled for next Monday

Dental Associates Patient February 18, 2013
dr cheney is an exellent dentist.

Dental Associates Patient February 15, 2013
The dentist's empathy stunk. Kind of made me feel worse about the issues I had.

Dental Associates Patient February 12, 2013
Dr Fred Chaney is an outstanding dentist. Great skills and manner.

Dental Associates Patient February 11, 2013
I felt that Dr. Cheny used good communication skills and expertise that was easy to understand.

Dental Associates Patient December 17, 2012
Great doc.

Dental Associates Patient December 13, 2012
Washed hands for few seconds.