An arcade game stands in the corner of this clinic's reception room. While its vivid lights might initially seem out of place next to the stone fireplace and warm, sandy walls, the invitation to play puts the finishing touch on an atmosphere focused first and foremost on a positive patient experience. Here, a skilled staff practices family, cosmetic, and orthodontic dentistry under a mission statement that works to ensure those opening wide are happy, calm, and prone to whistling.
Those in need of a cosmetic mouth-lift may turn to Dr. Randy Young, who specializes in oral makeovers using veneers and porcelain crowns. His associate Dr. Stacy Johnson keeps visits comfortable with what he calls on his website "home town flair," but he's still attached to the advanced dental technology that makes effective, pain-free visits possible. Though he hails from rural Indiana, he now spends his days caring for underserved patients in Haiti, Brazil, Ecuador, and El Salvador.
Dr. Aaron Sauer thinks dental experiences should be easy. That’s why he has taken care to outfit his office with a range of amenities to keep patients comfortable through each of his general and cosmetic procedures. During fillings, cleanings, or exams, patients can watch TV or movies from their chairs. Meanwhile, kids can entertain themselves in the children’s area or by watching TV in the waiting room.
As a mother of six, Dr. Kim Alexander understands that some people—especially children—can dread the dentist. She works to assuage that anxiety in any way she can, channeling her gentle chairside manner into thorough explanations of what’s going to happen during appointments and what treatment she recommends from the results of exams. Throughout fillings, root canals, or extractions, she keeps patients in the know with what to anticipate as far as any discomfort or startling sensations.
Durell Dental's experienced staff specializes in creating sparkling smiles, uniting personalized service with technologically advanced equipment. Each two-hour Zoom! whitening appointment commences with a careful prep of lips and gums, ensuring soft tissues remain protected. Next, the light-activated Zoom! hydrogen-peroxide gel is applied to teeth, setting the stage for the special light to beam down its grin-whitening rays. Patients relax in one of the private rooms, watching one of the in-room TVs or listening to XM radio, as the light and gel work together to gently break up deep stains, discoloration, and Tooth Fairy crime rings, resulting in chompers that can be 6–10 shades whiter.
When it comes to lasers, one size (or wavelength) does not fit all. Recognizing that no single laser could effectively perform every treatment available, licensed aesthetician Lisa Corbit seeks out beams from top manufacturers to find the best tool for each job. The Candela Smoothbeam 1450 (acne), Hoya ConBio C6 (tattoo removal), Candela Vbeam (rosacea and scars), Candela Gentle YAG (hair removal), and other top-notch beams stand ready to address aesthetic concerns or simply sit there looking science-y when Corbit calls upon them.
Led by Dr. Ted Reese, Indianapolis Dentistry provides an extensive array of tooth-friendly services in an environment designed to make clients comfortable. Turn your grin into a thousand-watt mouthlight with an hour-long whitening treatment, which uses a desensitizing agent to promote comfort and leaves chompers up to seven shades whiter and 11 times more likely to be photographed by strangers. Those with pearly whites in need of more health-based care can instead opt for the general mouth maintenance; a digital x-ray, consultation, and oral cancer screening work to look below the surface, while a thorough cleaning sweeps away the residue of homemade mud pies. Both options submit bite bones to the healthy scrutiny of a comprehensive exam, giving lonely teeth a chance to chat about their day.