Dr. Gary H. Mikels believes that the most important factor in any trip to the dentist is trust. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, he calms jittery nerves with his tranquil chair-side manner and by fielding any mouth-related queries. A specialist in bonded ceramics, he quickly closes gaps between teeth and repairs chips, leaving teeth even for beautiful smiles and the ability to bite sleeping coworkers without leaving incriminating marks. A suite of advanced technology further streamlines visits; an in-house lab quickly manufactures custom implants, digital x-rays speed up the checkup, and an intraoral camera takes panoramic pictures of mouths for easy diagnoses.
Proud lifelong area resident and accomplished dentist Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips dutifully operates a practice built on strong doctor-patient relationships, high-tech equipment, and continuing her education across several different fields of dentistry. A hardworking team of hygienists and administrators staffs an office equipped with an arsenal of sophisticated equipment, including distilled-water dental units, an ultramodern sterilization apparatus, and digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure and accidental evolution of superpowers by up to 90% over traditional film. The in-house lab swiftly repairs and fashions dental fixtures, and a décor of comfy leather seating in the lobby and violet-colored, sunny treatment rooms ensconces visitors in an aura of welcoming relaxation.
Dr. Alison Freeman and her skilled team of dental dazzlers illuminate enamel and reinforce self-image with Opalescence Boost whitening treatments. Each one-hour shine session brightens blemished bicuspids with Boost gel, a chemically activated serum that creates gleaming grins without ultraviolet lights or lasers. First, a tooth technician prepares your oral interior and then isolates teeth from their gummy footholds. After mixing the whitening gel, a friendly member of Dr. Freeman's staff gently layers on the polishing potion, which activates to help dissolve dental stains and fortify enamel against erosion and caramel apples.
The equipment that Dr. Richard S. Rossman uses in his office represents the most contemporary technology and techniques. Digital x-rays and intraoral cameras snoop for issues where eyes can’t. A diode soft-tissue laser cuts tissues gently and with more precision than a prehistoric hand ax. Heated towels clean mouths after treatment. The modern tools augment Dr. Rossman’s more than 30 years of dental education and practice.
Dr. Nancy H. Starr, who graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in only three years and has been in practice for nearly 30 years, leads a team of experienced technicians at Starr Family Dentistry. Her Invisalign treatments eschew cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the patient’s mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift smiles into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Although their services deal entirely with the mouth, the staff of Smile Designs Inc. initially depend on their ears—they prize the sense of trust that results from truly listening to their patients. Led by Dr. Shabana Chaudhry, they take clients from a preliminary exam through custom cosmetic and medical dental plans, which can include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, implants, and even root-canal therapy. Digital x-rays help identify sources of decay or pain in teeth, and the technicians' devotion to continuing education ensures they stay on top of other high-tech trends, such as installing surround-sound systems in back molars.