Dr. R. Henry Esham doesn't need you to say "ah" to see inside your mouth. Although he'll still want to look inside patients' mouth to see how the tongue always rolls back into place, x-rays help him identify structural problems and devise treatment plans.
Dr. Esham and his team of dental professionals perform the full range of dentistry, from routine checkups to complete mouth-restructuring procedures. Custom veneers gussy up grills by concealing cracked or crooked teeth, and dental implants replace teeth altogether in both form and function.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Six 15-minute treatments. (2 visits)
Brands Used: Smile Labs
Pro Tip: This groupon is for six 15-minute sessions. You will need two visits to complete all six sessions.
Fewer than 400 dentists around the world can currently claim accredited membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, but Dr. Dennis Lichorwic is determined to add one to their ranks. In the process, he's submitted to a multiyear system of peer review that includes written and oral exams and in-depth clinical case studies that are scrutinized by the members of the Academy.
This passion for continual education has helped make his practice the nine-time winner of Emerald Coast Magazine's Best Dental Practice award. Along with his partner Dr. Julia Sprang and their friendly staff of hygienists and dental assistants, Lichowic keeps up with new technologies to treat patients with popular new procedures such as Invisalign teeth-straightening treatments and ultra-quick Zoom! whitening.
Meanwhile, patients say aah in a pair of offices whose waiting areas, despite their stately exteriors, evoke nothing so much as a posh family room. Carafes of coffee sit atop a coffee bar in the waiting room, a flat-screen TV hangs over a fireplace that sucks pre-appointment anxieties from the air, and wooden floors lessen the institutional feel of treatment rooms.
Dr. M. Scott Runnels transforms crooked chompers into impeccable ivories using advanced technology and tailor-fit orthodontia. First, Dr. Runnels will implement an initial exam of your mouth, taking x-rays for his digital scrapbook and a set of impressions to create the aligners, which are virtually invisible, like a turtle's aura. If you decide to go through with the total Invisalign treatment (a typical treatment runs from $5,050–$5,950), you will also receive $1,000 off. During the process, each set of cog covers is worn for two weeks, designed to gradually shift walnut crackers until they reach white-picket-fence status. Unlike incisors, the aligners can be easily removed to eat, drink, brush, and chew floss. Although each patient's case differs, a full Invisalign treatment typically last about 12 months, or the gestation period of a sea lion.
Moroccanoil and Coppola haircare products can be found in the hands of Studio 114's stylists, and in the newly coiffed hair of their clients. Aestheticians also pamper clients with airbrush makeup fit for a night on the town, and imbue skin with UV-free spray tans. The full-service salon tops off revamped looks with teeth-whitening services and hair extensions long enough to double as a hula skirt.
The entrance to Bay Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry has two doors: one is regular size, and the other is roughly half that size, designed especially for kids, the office's main clientele. Both doors open to Bay Pediatric's youth-minded practice, which is complete with play areas in the waiting room and ceiling-mounted TVs in the treatment rooms. Dr. Wells Hammock, who graduated from UAB's Dental School and completed his pediatric dental residency at the Boston University Henry M. Golman School of Dental Medicine, oversees a staff of licensed hygienists and general dentists. Together, their pediatric-dentistry services treat a range of patients, from 6-month-olds to 21-year-olds.