Gentle Hands Dentistry?s dedication to its name is evident from the moment patients walk in the door. Friendly staff members provide a warm welcome in the reception area, and point visitors in the direction of two cushy, overstuffed leather couches. Though they strive not to keep patients waiting, kids and kids-at-heart can while away any extra minutes with a Nintendo 64 game console. A nearby television also plays helpful videos on topics such as tipping the tooth fairy or the importance of flossing.
When appointments begin, Dr. Avis M. Sadre?who served in the US Air Force caring for military personnel?uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and technology to pinpoint oral health issues. New digital-imaging software allows her to formulate and explain treatment plans in a more convenient, clear, and time-efficient way. To further put guests at ease, Dr. Sadre's team of dental hygienists receives specialized training on how to make each visit more comfortable and enjoyable.
Dr. Mehran R. Lari serves as Lead Mentor at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, working with other dentists who hope to cull knowledge from his expertise and vast internal library of cosmetic-, surgical-, and general-dentistry techniques. Dr. Lari studied dental surgery in Bangalore, India, before migrating to the University of Southern California, where he received his doctorate. Currently, he logs more than 200 credits annually, taking courses about cutting-edge dental techniques such as dental implants and aesthetics. In addition to keeping himself abreast of the latest dental developments, Dr. Lari preaches the importance of patient education. His staff takes care to explain the patient’s options before treatment so that patients can make informed decisions about their dental destinies. To help to pave the information highway, Dr. Lari’s office reveals hidden goings-on with digital x-rays, which have 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 80% less radiation than angry toasters.
When it comes to the sciences, Michael J. Smith, DDS has covered a lot of ground. A part-time zoologist and chemist, the Renaissance man has also spent the better part of three decades helping his patients achieve brighter and healthier smiles. Flanked by a professional team of assistants and hygienists, Dr. Smith offers dental services that range from routine cleanings to whitening treatments and cosmetic contouring. Known for his friendly demeanor, he is particularly adept at easing the anxieties of first-time patients and scrubbing away the disgusting pixie dust that tooth fairies sometimes leave behind in younger mouths.
A dental group owned locally by Arizona licensed dentists, SunWest Dental Centers cares for the oral health of the greater Phoenix area with budget-friendly family dentistry and custom dentures. Skilled dentists perform general services for adults and children such as fillings, crowns, and root canals, along with cosmetic treatments such as whitening. Onsite denture technicians fabricate dentures and flexible Valplast partials that can typically be completed in one or two visits and can also repair, reline, or recapture escaped dentures while patients wait.
When you trust someone with your smile, you want to be sure they know what they're doing. Modern Family Dentistry's Dr. Stacey Layman not only has years of dental experience, she also teaches other dentists how it's done. As a national educator for DenMat, she teaches professionals how to affix broken or damaged teeth with Lumineers, which prevent the sensitivity often caused by veneers. Dr. Layman is also the Seattle Mariners' team dentist, and she regularly offers dental wisdom on ABC 15's Sonoran Living Live and 3TV's Your Life A to Z.
She and her partner, Dr. Elizabeth Wallmann (aka Dr. Liz), along with their team, offer other aesthetic services, such as smile-straightening Invisalign, in addition to cleanings and general dentistry. To help guests feel more serene than a manatee getting a massage, the staff has filled the waiting room with soothing earth tones and plush sofas. They also help clients relax with NuCalm technology, which eschews chemical sedatives for microcurrent stimulation, natural supplements, and other methods that leave clients impairment-free.
As head instructor at Grayhawk Learning Center, PGA Class A Member Jeff Yurkiewicz calls on more than 12 years of teaching experience to help players improve their individual games. Jeff perpetuates the thorough understanding of the sport he received from his mentors, both Golf Magazine Top 100 instructors: Paul Trittler, host of Golf Academy Live on the Golf Channel, and Peter Kostis, whose detailed commentary on CBS Sports telecasts keeps viewers informed as to each blade of grass?s exact length. In addition to his work with Trittler and Kostis, Jeff boasts an impressive playing resum? of his own, making appearances in both the 2003 Phoenix Open and the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol.