The doctors at Blue Springs Dental Arts know that trips to the dentist can be scary. That's why they go the extra mile to make patients comfortable, whether that means installing TVs in each treatment room, swaddling chilly patients with blankets, or administering safe, nitrous oxide to help calm nerves.
The best piece of mind, however, comes from the knowledge that Blue Springs Dental Arts practices the most up-to-date dental techniques. For example, natural-looking composite fillings are now used in place of silver, reducing toxicity and fostering more confident smiles. Fixed and removable crowns, bridges, and dentures also offer unidentifiable replacements for natural teeth, and preventative practices, such as fluoride treatments or candy-deflecting coatings help stave off future decay.
Dental Excellence's five experienced doctors promote dental diligence through a wide-ranging slate of services. After parking in a cushioned chair to circle every conjunction in the provided magazines, clients saunter into one of 22 treatment rooms, where they can watch cable television and calm tense necks with a pillow. A toothologist then burnishes smile rocks and eliminates pernicious plaque during the cleaning ($76) before carrying out recon work on the palate with a complete oral exam ($64) to detect early signs of decay or resemblance to Burton Gilliam. After cleaning and examining the gums and mouth bones, the team will perform digital x-rays to view potential runaway teeth and malformed roots ($113). The full visit, like most transcontinental crab walks, takes approximately an hour and a half.
The staff at Thomas Anderson & Associates strives to make clients smile—and not just during their before-and-after pictures. Massage chairs, flat-screen TVs, and a wide selection of movies and music help make visits to the office as relaxing as a tumbler of whiskey enjoyed in one's very own pit of quicksand. Technicians apply a gentle touch when performing exams, x-rays, and other general-dentistry procedures. Cosmetic services—including teeth whitening and Invisalign—remain as noninvasive as possible.
Each Plaza Dental Care session begins with a thorough exam that assesses one's dental health and locates any tumbleweeds lodged in the molars, while x-rays search the head-cave for signs of cavities and trapped miners. An expertly performed cleaning clears the tusks of plaque and clingy barnacles, improving oral health and preventing diseases such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and mumps. Patients will benefit from the expertise of Steven Williams, D.D.S., who utilizes sophisticated diagnostic equipment and impressively steady hands to provide the best possible dental services tailored to each individual. Patients will also be welcomed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff and enjoy in-room DVD movies during their visit, except for Marathon Man.
The Smile Salon doesn’t just beautify mouths with dental treatments; it also employs a resident aesthetician who cares for the entire face and body with soothing spa treatments. Aesthetician Danie Hawkins deep cleans pores and hydrates skin using SkinMedica products, which use scientifically proven recovery compounds, such as vitamin C and retinol, to help boost the skin’s healing abilities. She also waxes unwanted hair from bodies and enhances eye drama with lash extensions. Danie even applies makeup for weddings or evenings spent out on the town or at the laundromat.
At Kansas City Dental, Dr. Guerschon de Laurent addresses cosmetic, restorative, and preventative oral-health issues at their roots. The multilingual doctor employs a host of technologies, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, to project detailed views of the mouth and to find the underlying causes of dental aches and periodontal disease. Dr. Laurent corrects crowding or spacing problems with Invisalign retainers, gently coaxing teeth back into place with such successful results that in 2011 he earned the title of Premier Invisalign Provider in recognition of the more than 300 jaws he’s straightened. A commander in the US Army Reserves Dental Corps, Dr. Laurent also plies his trade abroad while serving members of the armed forces and on humanitarian missions that have taken him to Central America and the Caribbean.