Gayla was sipping an organic iced coffee as she strolled down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, contemplating her lifelong problem with stains. Whether spaghetti sauce on white shirts or the remnants of caffeinated drinks on teeth, stains bothered her deeply. Coffee. Stains. Teeth. That's when, walking by the White House—home to a Texan President at the time—she realized: everything's bigger in Texas, so why shouldn't that be true of their stains? She decided then to open an organic teeth-whitening spa in Austin. After her epiphany, Gayla gathered a team of beauty consultants, customer-service representatives, operations officers, and business consultants and opened My Texas Smile. She and her team pool their individual talents to brighten smiles for up to 12 months without using harsh chemicals.
When he took over Capital Area Dentistry in June 2012, Dr. Bhavesh Bhakta brought with him a guiding philosophy that stressed the importance of building patients’ trust. Under his leadership, the once-inconsistent practice was transformed into a friendly, stable environment in which to receive oral health care. Through every dental implant, composite filling, and cleaning, he and the staff comfort and educate patients by explaining each step of the treatment. They even succeed with especially anxious patients, putting them at ease with nitrous oxide or by beatboxing the sounds of the rainforest.
Inside a bright, window-lined office, Dr. Jay J. Jensen maintains and enhances patients’ smiles using the latest technology. Digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras allow the staff quick and painless views of oral health, all while requiring less radiation and portrait-sitting time than earlier devices. Invisalign invisible aligners take the place of bulky braces for teeth-straightening needs, and whitening systems brighten smiles by up to eight shades. For those not interested in the sounds of hooks scraping against teeth against the white canvas of silence, wall-mounted televisions add comforting chatter during cleanings and operations.
Dr. Michael Caparas and his associates at each of the seven Metroplex Dental Care locations perform services using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays that release up to 90% less radiation and intraoral cameras. The doctors recommend a "sensible oral-health regimen," which includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and oral-cancer screenings. They help to repair existing maladies with restorative procedures such as root-canal therapy, and makeover smiles with veneers and whitening treatments. For sound sleep, the doctors fit apnea appliances and snore guards, ensuring that patients will no longer wake family members or lure a herd of migrating kazoos into the bedroom. Whatever the service, the doctors put patients at ease with their soothing chairside manner and variety of sedation options.
Dr. John F. Lann has been helping patients maintain healthy smiles at Stonegate Dentistry since 1995. He and his team of dental hygienists take a comprehensive approach to care with each and every patient, performing in-depth dental exams and using x-rays to reveal any cavities. Though dental health is his primary focus, Dr. Lann also performs cosmetic procedures, including whitening treatments and orthodontics.