From the wall-to-wall cartoon mural to the gum-ball machine to the generous assortment of coloring books, there's no mistaking Beavercreek Pediatric Dentistry is an office for kids. The team of dentists and assistants—many of whom are parents themselves—understand that kids are often anxious or outright frightened when it comes time to see the dentist. They work to reduce this reaction not only with kid-friendly environs, but also by letting their patients know about any unfamiliar sensations they might feel before they feel it.
Although a dental office usually isn't the first place you'd associate with peace and relaxation, Womack Dental's pastel green and blue walls and paintings of vivid flowers and trees aim to impart exactly those feelings. At its helm is Dr. Gordon Womack, a 25-year veteran specializing in procedures that require sedation or general anesthesia, such as extractions or implants. When not practicing, Dr. Womack spreads good vibes outside the office with Give Kids A Smile, a nonprofit that provides free dental care to underprivileged children.
Dr. James Kerchner, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and registered nurse Kelly Dorsten have been providing aesthetic upgrades to clients for more than 20 years. They fight wrinkles and plump up lips with Botox injections and dermal fillers. They use a diode-laser system, which treats all skin and most hair types, to remove body hair peeking out of sandals, bathing suits, and chain mail. They also stock products from Rejuve and Vivité to help clients expand their skincare regimens beyond the office doors. For more intensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kerchner calls upon 30 years of performing oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, install dental implants, and perform surgical jaw reconstruction.
Dr. Gregory P. Gallagher augments his general and cosmetic services with laser procedures. He uses the high-energy beams for operations such as noninvasive gum surgery and high-tech cavity screening, which is far superior to knocking on teeth to check if they’re hollow. Alternatively, Dr. Gallagher can use more traditional methods—such as laminate veneers, crowns, and tooth-whitening—in smile makeovers. A regular regimen of exams, cleanings, and x-rays keeps teeth in working order.:m]]
Sky-blue walls and sunny receptionists greet tooth owners at Absolute Smile's relaxed facility. The full-service smile shop is led by skilled dentist Katherine A. O'Hara, who takes pride in illuminating grins and instilling confidence in each mouth’s team of ivory ambassadors. Stop by for a consultation with one of Absolute Smile's skilled specialists, during which he or she will thoroughly explain the tray whitening procedure and, after investigating your maw, will custom fit trays to your teeth’s layout and favorite Muppet. At the end of your appointment, you'll be bequeathed with the convenient take-home lower and upper whitening trays and four tubes of specially-formulated gel that, when daubed upon flossed and clean chompers for hour-long daily (or twice daily) sessions, will set your grin on course to a treasure chest of gleeful glossiness. Each tube contains five treatments, and though end results vary from patient to patient, your specialist will be able to approximate your shade ascension during the consultation. Call to schedule an appointment.
The exterior of Walter Mauck, DDS's office combines classic and modern architecture, with a base of solid stonework accented by wall-to-wall windows and metallic beams. Inside, Dr. Mauck and his experienced staff combine the solid, basic foundations of quality dental work with state-of-the-art technology, creating a full schematic of oral care that serves patients of all ages.
Dr. Mauck boasts an impressive resumé; he is the former president of the Wabash River Dental Society and a current member of the ADA, ODA, and Dayton Dental Society. Using this experience, he leads his team in family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental work that places patients' trust and comfort above all else. They welcome patients to ask questions to ensure the success of personal hygiene habits and future appearances on Jeopardy. They also perform digital x-rays to reduce patients' exposure to harmful radiation.
Mouthbone specialist Dr. Ravinder Gampa oversees a friendly staff of teeth technician that guides visitors to enamel excellence through routine- and cosmetic-dental services. During the comprehensive oral exam, Dr. Gampa surveys teeth, gums, and soft tissue for signs of oral antagonists, before charting periodontal locations into a connect-the-dots puzzle that forms an elephant tusk. To further acquaint himself with the client's teeth, the dentist may suggest panoramic x-rays to evaluate how the upper and lower teeth are meeting, or bitewing x-rays to reveal potential tooth decay. The four-step Zoom! treatment dedicates 15-minutes to whitening teeth up to eight shades, the opposite reaction that a snowflake experiences when fluttering into a tar pit. After isolating teeth from gums, a dental doyen coats each food destroyer in a light-activated proprietary gel that breaks up stains and discoloration. West Carrollton Dental recommends three treatments for the best results, and clients leave with custom-fit trays to continue the whitening process at home.