At Dental Innovations, three experienced dentists boast more than 60 years of combined general dentistry experience, leading the charge with expert oral care and the latest technology. While experienced technicians blast away cavity-inducing tartar and unsightly plaque buildup, fluoride- and paste-flinging denticle polishers restore chompers to a youthful sparkle reminiscent of the days you hid them under pillows.
After earning his DDS degree from Ohio State University, Toledo native Dr. Chad Belongea planted roots in Maumee at Arrowhead Dental. He practices family dentistry with a compassionate and gentle approach (two qualities exemplified by the time he spent providing emergency medical care in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake). Whether filling a cavity or filling gaps with dental implants, he's committed to providing the best care and keeping patients comfortable.
Patient-friendly technologies used at Arrowhead Dental include metal-free fillings and digital x-rays designed to provide comprehensive views of mouths while reducing exposure to radiation. Sedation options are available for those anxious about procedures or their tendency to break into song whenever there's a hand in their mouths. High-tech equipment for oral-cancer screenings helps the dentist catch troubling issues in their earliest stages.
A Toledo native, Dr. George Namay set up shop in his hometown to practice general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with an artist’s touch and a gentle approach. To ensure the most effective treatment, he uses the latest technology, including CEREC, which allows him to craft ceramic crowns the day of the visit, and Invisalign’s nearly invisible plastic teeth straighteners. His expertise also extends to bridges, implants, and teeth whitening using the speedy Zoom! system, which brightens smiles in less than an hour.
Your appointment will begin with Westgate Dental Arts' guru of the grin, Dr. Shabbir M. Hashim, and his team, giving you a comprehensive dental cleaning.Resident evils tartar and plaque will be removed, and mouth pearls will be polished. An oral cancer screening and a periodontal exam will doubly expose potential plights lying below your enamel eating-enhancers, while a whitening session employs Crest whitestrips to extract the memories of a stained past. Customers may experience temporary sensitivity following the whitening treatment, and results will vary from person to person. After the treatments, every patient will receive toothpaste, floss, and a toothbrush.
Championing the belief that checkups shouldn’t be a chore, the team at Schmakel Smile Design aims to create a calm and relaxed office atmosphere to welcome its patients. The waiting room is outfitted with a TV, cozy fireplace, and plenty of magazines, and the team keeps drinks on hand to offer to guests. That serenity continues throughout appointments, whether they're routine cleanings, teeth-whitening sessions, or corrective procedures.
Dr. Larry Schmakel leads the team in tending to teeth with more than 27 years of experience in addition to a doctorate in dental surgery from Ohio State University. But he doesn’t content himself with that—he partakes in continuing education, both as a student and a mentor. Dr. Schmakel is a member of the Cerec Faculty Club at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, a continuing-education facility. He's also a member of the Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Tooth Fairy’s scout troop.:m]]
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.