Dr. Gregory Abrams, DMD, and Dr. Ron Cohen, DDS, go to great lengths to help patients maintain their healthy smiles. When not seating implants, filling cavities, or fitting teeth with braces, Dr. Cohen spends his time engaging in hundreds of hours of classes practicing new dentistry innovations. Dr. Abrams journeys from the Friendly Dental offices to underserved areas in a mobile dentistry van, giving patients access to dental care right in their own neighborhoods. Both professionals ensure their patients stay entertained during treatments by seating them in plush chairs, turning on the in-room televisions, and explaining the show’s finer plot points to teeth.
The staff members at Lake Pointe Family Dentistry believe that oral health care should be luxurious, not daunting. So, they've tucked their treatment rooms inside a spa and disguised appointments as indulgent getaways. The office's design seems to have borrowed its aesthetic from a Mediterranean temple, with its columns and flowing drapery in the lobby and crisp white and royal-blue color scheme.
Inside the treatment rooms, clients repose on massaging dental chairs while receiving a warm neck wrap and soothing eye pillows. They might also find their hands swaddled in a paraffin-wax treatment that encourages clients to stop hiding their hands under sock puppets.
It’s an experience completely unlike the ones you might find at a traditional dentist office, but Lake Pointe Family Dentistry’s focus is still on maintaining and beautifying smiles. Dr. Naureen Qazi works with her dental assistants to address tooth decay and a variety of restorative procedures, including crown placements, fillings, and implants. The Invisalign-certified dentist also oversees cosmetic strategies such as veneers and whitening.
Doctors Tom Fisher and Arnold Ma, joined by a hardy squad of hygienists and assistants, keep their clients’ smiles sparkling wide array of cosmetic and general dentistry services. They battle plaque during routine cleanings paired with x-rays, repairing bigger problems with fillings or bridges. They're also keenly aware of how important a smile is to a person’s self-confidence, so they go beyond health-based treatments by performing cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, ClearCorrect, and implant dentistry.
Though Dr. Charles Payet draws upon more than a decade of practicing dentistry, he still attends advanced dental-training courses every year. These courses keep him savvy to the latest developments in dental technology. They also keep his skills sharp—so sharp, in fact, that he has taught budding dentists at UNC School of Dentistry how to repair cavities and survive in the wild with only a roll of floss. At Smiles by Payet, he keeps teeth in mint condition with exams and cleanings and also performs cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, and six-month braces.
Since graduating in 1994 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, general dentist Dr. Chris Bowman has made his home in Charlotte, where his practice, Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, continues to brighten smiles. In addition to regular cleanings and family visits, Dr. Bowman places special emphasis on in cosmetic dentistry and invisible orthodontics, restoring crooked smiles to a straight, immaculate state. His experience has earned him the status of Clinical Instructor and Mentor for Six Month Smiles while providing Invisalign treatment for more than 12 years as well.
Zoom teeth-whitening treatments whiten teeth by up to 8–10 shades in one session, and custom-made whitening trays allow patients to polish their own chompers at home within about two weeks. To ensure the latest in dental techniques and services, Dr. Bowman attends an average of 100 hours of continuing education a year—far surpassing the state-mandated 15 push-ups.
Dr. Herbert Vu of Myers Park Dental Care is trained to perform the full range of dental services, and frequently does. At his practice, patients can make a single stop for everything from cosmetic veneers and surgical extractions to cleanings and fillings, saving time that might've been spent wrangling appointments with numerous different specialists. True to his jack-of-all-trades approach, Dr. Vu also offers orthodontic regimens including Invisalign and FastBraces, and even performs free consultations to determine whether or not patients might be candidates for a little smile straightening. He and his cheery staff treats patients young and old, caring for patients from the first baby tooth to the latest cybernetic e-tooth implant.