Both Berkeley Dentistry's and Shadelands Dental Care's dental squads are led by Dr. Ricky Singh, DMD, a University of Pennsylvania grad who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Treatment starts with an oral exam and x-rays to search for cracks, chips, and hardened peanut-butter globs, before professional tooth cleaners swoop in to take care of tartar and hard-to-reach plaque. In addition to a thorough mouth scrubbing, patients can choose to up their smile's ability to reflect light with a take-home teeth-whitening kit, which includes impressions and a stain-busting gel that helps teeth shine brighter than a firework shot at a mirror.
Summit Dental Care's experienced team of oral experts administers Invisalign treatments to straighten crooked chompers with the aid of 3-D computer imaging. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye, which is too busy looking for its underwear. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. View some Invisalign FAQs here. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
At Piedmont Dental by Design, Dr. Jill Martenson whitens teeth up to eight shades with stain-eradicating gel and a Zoom! light. In the in-office treatment, pearly-whitening gel brightens the outlook of noir-influenced teeth in three 15-minute sessions under a Zoom! light, breaking up stains and discoloration even after they've exchanged promise rings. As patients' teeth doff tar-stained leather jackets and don new white coats, muscles are massaged as necks rest on a pillow. Provided take-home trays and additional whitening and desensitizing gels can touch up the winning smiles of the skeletons spilling out of your house's closets.
Growing up in Iran, Dr. Mojdeh Hariri-Vijeh would spend hours inspecting her teeth in front of a mirror and often played dentist with her brothers and sisters. When she immigrated to the U.S., her love for incisors and bicuspids followed, prompting her to enroll in the world's first dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. This schooling not only bolstered her dental prowess, but also gave her the opportunity travel yet again—this time to a Navajo reservation in Arizona—where she cared for the oral health of both adults and children.
Now firmly ensconced in her Oakland practice, Dr. Vijeh leads an experienced team of hygienists and specialists in maintaining the natural beauty of teeth. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as intra-oral cameras and advanced grin stimulators, to suss out and treat problems. When performing general, cosmetic, or restorative procedures, the team limits discomfort with nitrous oxide and provides headphones that fill ears with music or the entertaining banter from DVDs.
The team of dentists at Lake Merritt Dental combines their specialties to cover the full gamut of dentistry—from general and preventative care to cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hai Huang leads the team with 23 years of experience and a flair for collaboration, developing custom treatment plans in which she may tap in another dentist to perform a specialized step. Lake Merritt Dental team's advanced training in root canal treatment and prosthodontic placements in dental bridges, crowns, and implants, as well as their focus in oral hygiene, help clients maintain a bright, healthy smile.
The office is outfitted with some of the industry's most advanced equipment, such as ultrasonic scalers and intraoral cameras. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden goings-on among roots and bone while protecting patients from up to 90% of the radiation and kryptonite emitted from traditional x-ray machines. They also show appreciation for the environment with a green business certification and onsite bicycle parking.