At Fende Orthodontics, Dr. Stacie D. Fenderson's experience has taught her two important lessons about her patients: they don't want to spend much time in braces, and they don't want them to be seen. To that effect, Dr. Fenderson incorporates a variety of techniques to make each patient's treatment as quick, effective, and invisible as possible. Among her methods, she uses digital x-rays to make instant diagnoses, prefers functional appliances over cumbersome equipment such as headgear, and places brackets accurately to ensure a quick treatment time. To keep braces out of sight, the office depends on Damon-brand brackets or Invisalign clear aligners, both of which help treat smiles without the tell-tale "Under Construction" signs of ordinary braces. During visits, the staff keeps guests comfortable with such comforts as iPads loaded with games, a beverage bar, and free WiFi.
Dr. Jasbir Cheema knows his way around general- and cosmetic-dentistry treatments and technology. His skill with Invisalign systems has earned him the status of being the number one and Super Elite Invisalign Provider status from the makers of Invisalign, who awarded him this designation as he's treated more than 3,500 patients with the clear braces and treats at least 500 Invisalign patients every six months. With the i-CAT 3-D cone-imaging system, he can peer into noggins to see his clients' tooth configurations with meticulous clarity. He and his team of managing and associate dentists use these technologies and more to reconstruct, straighten, clean, and whiten teeth in seven offices across California and one on Jupiter.
Heritage Oak Dental's doctors, Shane and Mark Douglas, arm their office with an arsenal of dental technology designed to keep treatments accurate and patients comfortable. Digital imaging uses 3-D technology to map out every tooth crevice, and digital x-rays snap shots of roots while emitting far less radiation than a traditional x-ray machine. Instead of gooey, unpleasant impression gel, Heritage uses digital impressions to create a model of the mouth when new crowns and bridges are needed.
But the patients themselves don't need to worry about all this advanced computer gadgetry; they need only relax. Padded ergonomic chairs in the treatment rooms make that easy, and the bright kid's play area in the lobby keeps moppets entertained with a play kitchen, toys, and a real-time stock-market ticker.
Dr. Nilesh Keshav and his staff have a simple mission: make dental visits as calming as possible. To that end, their office is outfitted with comfort in mind, sporting plush sofas in the reception area and botanical art in treatment rooms. This attention to detail extends to treatments as well, which focus on whatever cosmetic and preventive services are necessary to create beautiful smiles. Once patients are ensconced in cushioned chairs, the courteous staff can tend to their health with comprehensive exams, or restore function with oral inlays, fillings, and veneers. In-office and take-home teeth-whitening solutions brighten smiles by lifting enamel stains and autographs left by famous forks.