After graduating UAB Dental School, Dr. Stuart Curry joined the U.S. Air Force, where he honed his oral expertise at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. After three years, however, he yearned to apply his skills at his own practice on familiar ground. So he traveled back to his hometown of Birmingham and opened Stuart Curry Dentistry, where he now tends to teeth with general and cosmetic treatments?including tooth-colored fillings, crowns, whitening, and Invisalign orthodontics.
To help patients have positive associations with the dentist office, Dr. Curry has tried to emulate the calming ambiance of a spa with the center's decor and amenities. Dr. Curry also allays qualms with a host of advanced technological tools: he utilizes digital x-rays, which expose patients to less radiation than traditional x-rays, and he ups the efficiency of procedures with the help of an in-house lab.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez and Dr. Dennis Carr, the namesakes of Drs. Gonzalez & Carr P.C., both served a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery after dental and medical school to master all aspects of oral surgery, including administering anesthesia. Drs. Gonzalez and Carr are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. That’s why, today, they boast enough skill to enact contemporary oral- and facial-surgery techniques. Their services range from wisdom-teeth extraction to jaw surgery to bone grafting. With their team of surgical assistants and laser technicians, Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Carr also use lasers to remove tattoos and age spots or restore skin to a youthful state.
PC Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s Dr. Amanda L. Thompson tends to tooth needs with general and cosmetic dentistry, treating gum problems, whitening teeth, and installing ceramic veneers. While she performs a dental checkup or fills a cavity, patients watch TV or zone out as a relaxation CD pipes gentle music into the treatment room. She even improves the rest of the face with the help of beauty injections such as Juvéderm and Botox, which smooth wrinkles and plump up deep lines next to the mouth.
In an immaculate office with dark hardwood floors and dental massage chairs, a friendly staff welcomes patients and takes digital x-rays as it preps them for Dr. Haleigh Blackwell. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Blackwell views her patients as family and performs her preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with a gentle touch, taking the time to ensure her patients completely understand each procedure and why it is necessary. She keeps herself continually educated and employs the latest technology, such as Biolase Laser and intraoral cameras, which more accurately identifies tiny cracks and cavities caused by wear, sweets, or standing too close to opera singers mid-aria. Whether performing a filling or root canal, she always strives for a pain-free visit and can discuss a variety of methods to relieve any discomfort during visits.
Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics’s founder, Dr. G. Robin Pruitt, Jr., and his colleagues treat every one of their patients like a VIP. Before appointments even begin, coffee, cookies, and computers with Internet access await guests in the reception area. Inside treatment rooms, memory-foam dental chairs mold to patients' bodies, and neck pillows and blankets add extra comfort during checkups, Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and root canals. Each room is also outfitted with a television playing such classics as Tartar: The Story of Plaque Hardened by Life.
The doctors at Southlake Dental Care wield precise digital technology to preserve their patrons' pearly whites. While clients fix their gaze on flat-screen televisions, technicians examine mouths with a suite of digital-imaging devices, including digital radiography x-rays and intraoral cameras that televise dental gems in full color to let doctors diagnose problems and to allow patients to nominate bicuspids for dental Emmys. Meanwhile, a diverse array of dental services, ranging from whitening treatments to orthodontics, keeps smiles in radiant shape. To complement the cutting-edge arsenal, soothing artwork of oceans and abstract scenes lines the office walls amid warm accents of chocolate and pumpkin.