Dr. Ann Ullah sees her role as a dentist as a servant of the community. Instead of staying in her office all day, she frequently sojourns into her city to volunteer in local charity events or to teach youngsters about oral hygiene at local schools. She applies that same emphasis on compassion and education at her practice, Cumming's Family Dentist, building personal relationships with patients and exceeding the required amount of continuing education courses. She treats patients with preventative care—such as checkups and fluoride treatments—disease screenings, root canals, and cosmetic procedures—including teeth-whitening treatments and vampire-teeth removal.
At Lemons Dental, Dr. Terry Lemons and Dr. John Hendricks, who have been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, maintain smiles with cosmetic procedures⎯such as Invisalign, implants, and whitening⎯and preventive care, such as periodontal therapy and dental exams. The doctors treat anxious patients with sedation dentistry and an operatory that overlooks a soothing waterfall flanked by tufts of grass, smooth rocks, and centaurs playing violins.
Imagix Dental & Orthodontics' team of smile shiners leaves gleaming grins in its wake at offices stationed across the Atlanta area. To begin whitening sessions, clinicians paint pearlies with a special light-activated gel, then switch on the Zoom! light to activate stain-lifting action that erases discoloration from coffee drinking, cigar smoking, and oil swigging. Lips and gums are shielded so that only enamel whitens as clients listen to music or relax in chairs. The sessions last about an hour, after which chompers emerge an average of eight shades lighter, and offer a quicker alternative for brightening smiles than outfitting mouths with solar panels.
After graduating from Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, William L Beck DMD began restoring smiles in Gwinnett County in 1985. The Augusta native has remained up-to-date on industry techniques by completing numerous continuing-education classes. Dr. Beck performs each cleaning himself, ousting plaque and tartar with precise techniques. He also fortifies smiles with crowns and bridges, and performs teeth-whitening treatments that curb the effects of drinking wine, smoking, or rinsing with soy sauce.