A trip to the dentist should be as relaxing as a trip to the spa, according to Dr. Iris Han, owner of Luxe Dental Studio. Inside this oasis of oral wellness, jitters melt faster than Mercury's ration of fresh moon cheese. Movie plots unfold on a screen stationed near an ErgoSoothe chair, whose soft leather gently massages muscles during services such as teeth whitening, digital x-rays, and root-canal therapy. Essential oils emanate soothing scents throughout the studio's treatments, and a hot, clean towel concludes each visit with a burst of refreshment. Dr. Han complements the tranquil atmosphere with a friendly personality and extensive knowledge of smile design, which she's honed at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a series of residencies in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Paul Peterson runs the show at Peterson Center for Dentistry, which was started by his father, Dr. Roger Peterson, more than 30 years ago. As a second-generation dentist, Dr. Peterson understands the importance of family, brightening the smiles on both adults and children. He even carves out some office space for a kids' corner with toys to keep tykes entertained. In addition to routine exams, Dr. Peterson also keep mouths safe when they’re at their most vulnerable, crafting custom-made athletic mouth guards, snore guards, and tiny scarecrows that frighten away overzealous tooth fairies.
Drs. Page Mansourian and Lindsay Costantino work with entire families to ensure teeth shine bright and are in working order. During routine checkups, they examine chompers and clean away plaque. Chipped, discolored, and crooked teeth can also be corrected with veneers, whitening treatments, and stints at reform school.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Dr. Jeffrey J. Stein harnesses more than 20 years of experience to lead his professional team of bicuspid buffers in illuminating smiles with a plethora of health-boosting services. During the dental exam (an $85 value), a tooth technician scours each patient's mouth house in search of oral abnormalities, ghosts of baby teeth, and unwelcome tartar guests before a series of digital x-rays (a $125 value) and digital photos (a $40 value) expose chompers with cavities. The appointment concludes with a thorough polishing (a $93 value), where a dental doyen shines pearly whites until they're bright and plaque-free.