Pittsburgh native Jonathan Kohler doesn't just educate his patients; he helps the community understand dentistry. At the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, he shares his knowledge of restorative dentistry with future dentists. He also regularly visits local grade schools and high schools, where he educates kids on proper brushing technique and explains why we can’t taste the roof of our mouth. In the office, his staff share his friendly, upbeat attitude, guiding patients through cleanings and fillings while answering questions and keeping them comfy.
Dr. Nancy Aharon served as a captain in the US Army before owning a number of dental practices. For more than 20 years, she has been examining her patients’ mouths for signs of disease or decay and then addressing any problems. In addition to offering regular checkups, she helps patients during dental emergencies, such as chipping a cuspid or getting a regrettable dental tattoo.
Ali Manesh and the friendly staff at Accurate Family Dental help patients of all ages keep chompers healthy by emphasizing education and preventive care. During the exam, Dr. Manesh descends into facial caverns, seeking out cavities, gum disease, and molars arguing over the handling of gobstoppers. A dental tech snaps x-rays to expose hidden goings-on along roots and under enamel while creating an important dental record to help track progress and preempt underlying issues. A skilled hygienist bathes teeth in a whirlpool of foam, flossing between each tooth and sloughing enamel to free gum lines from debris and tongues from nightmares of sticking to frozen telephone poles.