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.
Walnut Creek Dental Center's Dr. Colin Au recognizes the importance of educating himself as well as each of his patients. That's why he regularly takes continuing education classes, attends dental conferences and seminars, and reads the nutrition panels on cereal boxes. He then transfers his knowledge to patients, equipping them with the skills to prevent common oral diseases. Should a problem arise, Dr. Au and his team stand at the ready to handle most types of mouth-related issues. For those who are afraid of dental visits, Walnut Creek is equipped with Waterlase laser equipment that substitutes for a dental drill during various treatments. Patients can also achieve straighter teeth by working with Reem Stephanos, a dental professional who specializes in orthodontia.
Although Dr. Imran Rizvi graduated dental school in 1997, his dental education has continued every day of his career. He also attends additional training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies every year, picking up always-evolving techniques for composite fillings, teeth-whitening, and dental implant procedures. Like the best mustaches, his training also goes above and beyond the mouth, addressing neuromuscular disorders that include TMJ.
Since graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1989, Dr. Cliff Broschinsky—known as Dr. B to his patients—has been keeping pace with the constantly evolving field of dentistry. At his practice, tooth-colored composite resins replace metal amalgams for cavity repair and Invisalign orthodontics take the place of wire braces or stern ballet instructors to nudge teeth into straighter positions. Patients undergo these modern treatments while surrounded by décor from a bygone era, including Victorian-style couches, brocade curtains, and ornate tables.
Drs. Leong and Owyang are in the business of keeping people's teeth clean, and their smiles show they love their line of work. They want you to smile, too, so they've built an inviting, family-oriented office called Rosewood Dental Care. Here, you'll find all the tools for general and cosmetic dentistry under one roof—everything's here, whether your to-do list says it's time for a routine six-month checkup or a relaxing temporomandibular-joint massage.