Floss Dental's dentists and surgeons, many of whom are often featured on local TV stations, may specialize in preventative care, but they also beautify mouths with cosmetic- and reconstructive-surgery services, such as veneers, Invisalign, and dental implants. They harness panoramic x-rays to get a complete view of the teeth, and they broadcast these pictures on a TV, which helps them explain which treatments are necessary and to point out which tooth would look best with an inlaid diamond chip.
Floss Dental encourages patients to keep coming back by offering free Invisalign consultations and free Boost whitening once a year to those who maintain their regular cleanings. Flat-screen TVs and satellite radio entertain patients during their procedures, and sedation dentistry keeps them free from anxiety in a dream-like state.
At seven locations in and around Dallas and Austin, the dentists at Dental Republic use the latest technology to maintain and fortify smiles. New patients use secure iPads to quickly and safely check in at appointments for services that range from implants and extractions to invisible braces, veneers, and Zoom! teeth whitening.
The staff members––who stay in touch with the community by participating in health fairs and charitable events––designed each center's reception area with patient comfort in mind. At the Allen location, for example, guests awaiting treatment are invited to sit on cushy leather sofas, watch television, or roller-skate across the shiny striped wooden floorboards.
One morning as Ann Marie was curling her lashes before school, the phone rang. Instead of putting down her eyelash curler, she held it in place as she walked toward the phone, but then tripped over a book and pulled most of her lashes out. Shaken and stirred to action by the incident, she began researching remedies and discovered permanent eyelash extensions. The event inspired her to open Princess Lashes, a beauty boutique where Ann Marie not only augments clients’ lash lines but also certifies other aestheticians in the art of extensions, an art that can be applied during tax season and when trying to make one’s child eligible for the NBA.
Dr. Erica D. McConley's meticulous attention to detail, combined with her innate sense of compassion, garnered her a coveted Dean’s Leadership Award at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Now, at Central Park Dental, she and her staff emphasize patient interaction and feedback, believing that trust and communication set patients at ease. To further build a sense of trust, Dr. McConley outfits her office with up-to-date dental technology designed to keep patients safe while providing accurate diagnoses. Intraoral cameras espy cavities and decay in the mouth’s furthest nooks and crannies. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden goings-on inside bone and teeth while reducing the radiation and nostalgia emitted by traditional x-rays by up to 90%.
Patients muster up at Austin Sixth Street Smiles, presenting their teeth for inspection from Dr. Abena Asare, a former US Army dentist, and Carissa Alvarado, a former US Air Force dental assistant. In addition to preventive exams and cleanings, the dental team measures patients for custom-fitted mouthguards, which can protect athletes' teeth when colliding with another player or fans' teeth when eating stale crackerjacks. Specialty services, such as sedation dentistry and laser dentistry—which does everything from reducing bacteria to whitening teeth—are also available.
Like the juxtaposition of its building's militaristic past as a World War I airplane hangar with the cheery lime-colored walls and babbling fountains of its current renovated state, Urban Laser Spa pairs two seemingly disparate elements. Its staff members not only provide preventative dental care, but they also focus on clients' appearances with medical, spa-quality skin services. Masterminded by partners Dr. Amy Urban and Dr. Raymond Paxton, the spa's common area helps harmonize its two branches of service with a miniature zen garden, local art, and flickering candles. In the dentistry wing, Dr. Urban performs thorough preventative examinations, cleanings, and whitening services in treatment areas flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows and the soothing white noise of tooth-brushing soundtracks. Dr. Paxton's certified aestheticians perform detailed skin analyses before moving onto their treatments, which can include noninvasive laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and line-smoothing injections.