After spending two decades caring for smiles in Washington state, trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Gary P. Clusserath made his way to California to set up his latest practice, Summerhills Dental Care. Here, the experienced dentist works with Dr. Faryal Ismatt to create a comfortable environment for patients of all ages. Children as young as three can climb into a dental chair as Dr. Clusserath and company peek inside, assessing chompers and discussing signs of dental disease with parents. The versatile staff can also tailor dental services—from veneers to whitening—for seniors. Special attention includes scheduling senior appointments during the quiet morning hours before rambunctious kids and compulsive ice chewers come in.
Christopher Phen, DDS sets smiles straight with a roster of cosmetic dental services. Smiles take on a brighter gleam with tooth whitening treatments and mouths get a root-to-tip makeovers with implants and crowns. Veneers add an attractive façade to crooked or discolored teeth and complete sets of dentures returns full grins to patrons.
At Carmichael Dental, Sacramento native Elizabeth Huynh, DDS, stays up-to-date on new dental techniques through hundreds of hours of continuing education. She uses her training to provide services ranging from dental implants to teeth-straightening Fastbraces that can refine smiles in less than a year. Her earth-toned reception area reflects her passion for patient comfort: it features hardwood floors, sleek black leather chairs, and a purple orchid, all of which create an ambiance relaxing enough to recover from just having taken the SATs under a jet engine. As a mother of two, the caring dentist is also a strong supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Children's Miracle Network.
Digital x-rays and intraoral cameras are two of the tools the team at Sunrise Family Dentistry uses to assess oral health. This advanced diagnostic equipment telegraphs even more advanced treatments, such as titanium dental implants, custom crowns and bridges, and teeth-whitening treatments. But the team's greatest weapon against dental ailments remains tried-and-true prevention, which it emphasizes with generous doses of patient education during each visit.
At his practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Matthew C. Huseboe works not just to correct wayward vertebrae, but also to heal patients’ entire bodies through holistic health strategies. In thorough exams, Dr. Matt surveys the spine for tension or imbalances that may require adjustment, and also prescribes preventative measures to strengthen the body and back.
For Dr. Satbir Kahlon, the only thing more important than ensuring her patients are receiving the most advanced dental treatments is making sure they also have the knowledge needed to secure a healthy future for their smile. Beyond keeping herself up-to-date through advanced courses in aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry, she keeps her website constantly refreshed with educational videos that cover everything from the proper way to brush and floss to tips for delivering bad news to overly sensitive teeth. Cutting-edge technology including digital radiographs assist Dr. Kahlon as she safeguards oral health through preventive exams and enhances grins with veneers and dental implants, and Biolase Waterlase laser technology affords her unrivaled precision as she removes decay and bonds fillings sans drilling.
Through their "Smile Design" treatment plan, doctors Kahbody and Khodai help patients map out a path to the perfect set of teeth. They take into consideration a number of factors—such as personality, facial structure, and mouth condition—before devising a scheme that may incorporate both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. They may cover ragged chompers with porcelain veneers, expunge discoloration with Zoom! whitening treatments, or replace missing teeth or ill-advised Chicklet surrogates with dental implants. In addition to mouth makeovers, the doctors can also perform laser-based dental procedures to treat gum disease or reshape uneven gum tissue to further enhance smiles. And to make squeamish patients more comfortable through any one of these procedures, they offer sedation dentistry. With that, guests remain conscious, but enjoy a sense of relaxation during visits to help them cope with sensitive teeth or fear of needles.