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.
Smiles West's dentists and oral specialists tackle all levels of dentistry from general exams to orthodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic whitening. Each of the seven locations uses state-of-the-art equipment?including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays?to provide the most thorough examinations possible. During more intensive procedures, they enhance comfort by administering sedatives or sprinkling teeth with fairy dust.
At Kids Care Dental Group, the dentists make kids comfortable by using a variety of gentle, dental techniques. Toddlers and teenagers of all ages frequent the office, where skilled dentists accomodate their needs in a comforting environment. Screens on the walls and ceiling let little patrons play video games and watch movies to help them relax during their visit.
There's nothing routine about teeth cleanings at Laguna Village Dental. Amir Shad, DDS and his dental staff use a customized mix of medicated gels, prescription mouth rinses, and vibrating Ultrasonic scalers, when necessary, to lift plaque and restore oral health. Performing these regular cleanings, as well as keeping patients informed about at-home care, is the foundation of the staff's preventative care. When cosmetic or restorative treatments are in order, however, Dr. Shad channels more than a decade's worth of experience in perfecting smiles with technologies that range from Lumineers veneers to Invisalign treatments.
Invisalign elite provider Mark Holt corrects aberrant chompers in a vibrant, sports-themed mouthetorium. After traversing the hardwood basketball-like lobby, you'll be given the opportunity to meet the tooth-turning team who will review your dental and medical records and quiz you on Proust trivia. A complete initial exam, including an oral excavation, x-rays (a $177 value), and impressions (a $123 value), uncovers the mystery of which treatment options will best meet your mouth's needs. After discussing your options, you and the doctor can hash out a customized treatment plan, pontificate all financial information, discuss insurance options and payment proposals, and crochet each other's pillows. Groupon-holders also receive $1,200 off the final cost of the full braces or Invisalign treatment if those are determined the best remedies for your orthodontic ailments. The cost of the treatments starts at $4,680.